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external hard disk not showing in my computer

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    external hard disk not showing in my computer


    my WESTERN DIGITAL hard disk was running smoothly and i can access all datas.....
    but today 1 disconnected it and there after it is not showing on "my computer"...

    bt d indicator light is on and it is rotatng insise......but cant access it ....

    smbdy pls help me soon.......

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    Can you provide a screenshot of disk management please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Can you provide a screenshot of disk management please?
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    Doesn't look promising from where I sit. Did you leave out any possible contributing factors (ie, dropped it)? If not, it appears that the access has been truly lost/damaged because it looks like it has reverted back to a non-initialized state. At this point, I'm afraid to make any specific suggestions because the data could be lost. So, if you need to find a way to recover the data, maybe someone with a Passport can step in and see if they know something specific to suggest. Good luck.
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    so u r saying d hard ware has damaged .....??

    bt it not dropped or doesnt faced any shock....

    its running smoothly b4 sm hrs......
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpsh90 View Post
    so u r saying d hard ware has damaged .....??

    bt it not dropped or doesnt faced any shock....

    its running smoothly b4 sm hrs......
    I can only report what I see in disk management. I cannot tell you how your hard drive became inaccessible.
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