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External Hard drive dead?

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 11, 2010 9:42:41 AM

Hello,
when i plug my external hard drive in, the light will come on, but it does not show up in my computer. ive tried in other computers and even with a different cord. i am currently in iraq so i dont know if it over heated? but is there anything i can do for it without losing all of my data? i have a 500g iomega external hard drive
Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 11, 2010 11:06:47 AM

some more information on what else is wrong. i can find the drive under devices and printers. when i click on it, it says unavailable for some of the information. is my hard drive and all the information lost?
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 11, 2010 1:02:39 PM

OK, here is something you can try:
Press WinKey+R assuming you have Windows 7
Type diskmgmt.msc
Click OK
Right click on the partition for the external drive
Change Drive Letters and Paths (or something like that)
Click Change
Give it a letter
Click OK
Close it all
And if not, you have a death on your hands!
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