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Old 06-07-2009, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Inaccessable external harddrive

I have a western Digital external harddrive, that is currently inaccessable. The Icon for the drive shows a red question mark, and the error message is that the drive is inaccessable.
I believe the problem is that I must take "ownership" of the drive, but I cannot remember how to do so.
Please help.

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Default Re: Inaccessable external harddrive

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

Does the hard drive work on other computers?
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