Can't access my external hard drive?

I have a Seagate GoFlex external hard drive, when I connect it to my computer it dings like it is about to do something and it is in my devices list but it wont back up and i cant access any of the files on it.

Any ideas?

Update:

There is files on it it was working fine till it was not.

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  • Jordan
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Try restarting your computer with the hard drive plugged in. Make sure you have the driver for it installed if necessary.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    in Disk Management

    make sure the drive is set to Online.

    if it is new and you have not used it yet.

    format it to the NTFS file system.

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  • 7 years ago

    Connect the drive, then reboot your computer.

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