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Computer won't recognise hard drive

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I'm suddenly having issues with my portable hard drive.

I was watching a show I'd downloaded, but went to the kitchen to get a sandwich. I tried to flip it back to the place where I left off and the whole computer locked up.
I had to force quit and start the computer again. The computer would only restart when I detached the hard drive.

I've tried attaching the HD since, and it won't recognise it.
It simply says my short cuts are unavailable and when I open My Computer, only my main drive is recognised.

Edit - the other drive has appeared on my computer since I started typing this, but when I clicked on it to open it up, it just hangs and does nothing.
I had to close My Computer because it crashed and said "Not Responding".

Is there a way to try and detect it, or is it likely fried?

Edited by Lard, 16 April 2009 - 03:05 PM.

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Try it on another computer. If its not seen or has same isue then it's probably a safe bet the drive is toast. Try it in a different connector also. It may be a bad connection
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