Problems with an external hard drive WD 320GB

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Kevin - Jan 19, 2011 at 05:44 PM
 brock lesnar - Jan 12, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Hello,
I have had my WD 320gb for 2 years. It had been working perfectly fine until yesterday. My computer does not recognize it anymore. I have tried many solutions but it still would not work. When I plug the hard drive in, it does not show up in "My Computer". I go to "Disk Management", but it doesn't show up there either. The only thing that shows up when I plug it in is the "Safely Remove Hardware" thing. Please help me because I got a lot of important files in my hard drive.

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mijack
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Jan 19, 2011 at 08:24 PM
Hi,kevin

How about try this?

Unplug your drive and shut down your computer;
Restart the computer;
Then wait a few seconds;
Then plug the WD via USB cable into the computer

This clears the hard disk buffer. See if the externa drive will show up in disk management.

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Thanks for your help, but it still would not show up in "Disk Management". The only thing that shows up when I plug the hard drive in is the "Safely Remove Hardware". Also when I plug the hard drive in, my computer would be really slow and freeze.
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Jan 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM
your hard drive recognized under BIOS? if still not recognized, ok, maybe physical problems
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How do you get to BIOS?
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i had the same problem with my wd 320gb harddisk.Some one please help
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