Can't access external hard drive.

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PoppaRyno

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Every time I plug my western digital hard drive into my pc, it shows up in my task tray as hardware found, but will not show up anywhere else. I have lots of stuff on it and need to figure out what to do. Not sure what happened one day it just stopped showing up. Oh actually it shows up in my disk manager but cant seem to do anything with it from there either. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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After you connect it go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager and check to see if there are any notifications under disk drives.
 

PoppaRyno

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I have checked it. It shows up under disk drives now, I researched and used a fix by jonwill. It says its working properly, but still cant access it. Still not showing up in disk management though?

Thanx for any and all help!!!
 
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I'm assuming it's a usb drive and I know some drives don't work properly when connected to usb ports in the front of your pc is yours connected in the front? If it is try using a back port and see if it makes a difference.
 
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