How come my computer does not recognize my external hard drive?

by on October 14, 2009

Q: My FreeGate external hard drive was plugged into my computer. I ejected it but the icon never left my screen. I tried clicking on it but there was nothing so I figured that it was just disconnected as I had asked it to do. But when I took the cord out it said that I had not disconnected it properly erand that some data could have been lost. Now, my computer doesn’t recognize my hard drive anymore. What can I do to fix this?


One Response to “How come my computer does not recognize my external hard drive?”
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    Seagate has a great flash troubleshooting guide that I strongly suggest you try:

    http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/flash/simplified_troubleshooter_ext_drive/xp_2k_Troubleshooter.html