PC doesn't display portable hard drive

  Doug29 22:12 27 Jan 10

I have a WD 500Gb My Book portable Hard drive.
It was working OK. Now when I turn it on, the PC makes the noise when it detects a USB device but the drive doesn't display in My Computer.
I get the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to disconnect it but I cannot access the hard drive.

Hope this makes sense and I would be grateful for any help. I am using XP


  lotvic 23:27 27 Jan 10

Does it show in Disk Management?
In XP look in:
rightclick My Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management

  Doug29 17:16 28 Jan 10

No, it doesn't show in disk management

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