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Old 01-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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My computer was infected with a couple of Trojan viruses. I was able to rid them from my C drive, where I store my program files, but I keep the majority of my personal files on an external hard drive and I can no longer access it. My computer doesn't seem to recognize it at all - I suspect that the virus has messed with settings that are making it undetectable to Windows. Does anyone have any trouble shooting suggestions or advice, short of bringing it to someone who can get in via another operating system?
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With the drive hooked up, can you go to My Computer and see the drive? If not, go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Disk Management do you see your Drive? Can you post a Screen Shot of Disk Management?
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