Problem With USB Device


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i have had my USB device (External Harddrive) for about 6 months working fine but i turn it on about 2 days ago and my operationg system (windows xp) make the hardware connected noise and i look in my computer but the icon hasn't showed up. i clicked refresh. waiting about 10 minutes did refresh again but it still didnt show up.

i opened device manager and it was there but i dont know why it didn't show up in my computer. i tried EVERYTHING in the trouble shooter about 5 times and it still hasn't worked. does anyone have a solution? note, i have tried this in many other computers and i got the same results?

Could my external harddrive be stuffed? any suggestions how to fix it?


Fully Optimized
goto device manager find your external drive,

right click it and uninstall it,

unplug your drive,

reboot pc into windows,

plug drive back in