External hard drive not working

Hello,
I have recently used my external harddrive for a backup before reformating my computer but now it won't show up in my computer only devices and printers catagory of control panel. it comes up as a disk drive, I've tryed it in 3 other computers (1 exactaly the same modle as mine) and it works perfectly, I've tried a flash drive in all USB ports and they work.
my computer is a 64 bit HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC with windows 7 installed
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  1. "but now it won't show up in my computer only devices and printers catagory of control panel. it comes up as a disk drive"

    I can't understand the problem.... it is a Disc Drive Ext HDD and shows up as a disc drive...... where does the problem lie??

    On another note, you most probably installed windows while the drive was plugged in.....
    Hope fully you didn't format the wrong drive and install windows in the C drive....
    check the disc in another rig and see if there are any contents in it.... just to confirm... let us know.... what do you see in the drive when it is plugged into another PC....
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