After reformatting the laptop (Windows XP), it doesn't recognize the external harddrive anymore.
When I connect it to the laptop, the "safely remove hardware" icon appears in the system tray.
I can see the device in the device manager, but it won't show up in Windows Explorer.
I tried it on a different computer with the same result.
If I go into disc management, it shows the external hard drive as "disk1", but it doesn't show up in the upper half of the window with a drive letter assigned to it.
I was trying to reimport data onto my laptop, but now I can't get to it.