my computer recognizes the drive letter but not the data on external hard drive

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imblueeyes2

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i can't get my puter to read the data on an external hard drive. wants me to format it even though it recognizes the drive letter i gave it when i did format it. don't want to lose the 100+ gigs of data i have on this drive.
 
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Does the external drive work on another machine?

Also, while the drive is still connected, can you go into Device Manager (right-click My Computer, click on 'Manage...', click on 'Device Manager') to check for any yellow exclamation marks or red crosses next to anything in there?
 

imblueeyes2

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gonna take it to work an see if it works on that puter. will have an answer tomorrow.
 
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