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May 31, 2012

i work on Dell, Windows 7, 64 bit. i use to work with my HDD perfectly until once my computer booted but my HDD did not show up... when i feel it i can see that it is working but the light isnt even on?i tryed pluging it in to other computers it worked fine but it just does not work on my computer?

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