500GB external hard drive no longer recognize

March 25, 2011 at 09:48:43
Specs: Windows XP
I haev a SimpleTech 500 GB external USB hard rive that was working just fine, but is no longer recognized by Window XP on laptop.
Just prior to preoblem, I attempted to install Maxtor 1 TB hard drive and Norton Ghost. Norton Ghost wanted to make the 500 GB drive my backup drive. So I then uninstalled Norton Ghost and Maxtor software.
500 GB drive also is not recognized on other PCs.
Any ideas? Did I fry or erase the 500 GB drive somehow?

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#1
March 25, 2011 at 10:15:06
Why did you leave the external connected when you were messing with the other hardware?

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#2
March 25, 2011 at 10:26:56
Unfortunately I didn't know any better.

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#3
March 25, 2011 at 12:18:26
Check in disk management(right click my computer icon on the desktop>manage>storage>disk management and post the info found there).

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