External hard drive is not working

zabi - Mar 13, 2012 at 05:19 AM
 ello - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:46 AM

My WD Passport 500 GB external hard drive was working. One night the electricity went out for 10 minutes where electricity is a problem and the night after that when i tried to use my hard drive, it would not work and i had many things in it. Please suggest.

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Assume you are refering to a USB caddy hard drive. On Windows 7
Reconnect to PC.
Press Start
right clck Computer
press Manage
(computer management screen will appear)
select Disk Management

Is your WD 500gb hard drive showing there !


Personally I'll dismantle the caddy and put the hard drive inside my pc.
If I then get boot problems then its hard drive corruption.
Hopefully Windows will then enable me to run fdisk on that drive