I went to My Computer on my Windows Machine and my hard drive is not showing there. I have a Maxtor 80GB Firewire external hard drive.
So I then went to Disk Management in Computer Management and partitioned the hard drive and mounted it; however, every time I tried formatting it Windows said that it could not format.
I think I have now unpartitioned it and undone everything and now when I plug in my external hard drive it loads up at the bottom of the taskbar where I can select to safely remove hardware, however, it is still not showing in My Computer and it's not even in Computer Management any longer!
How come my hard drive is not recognized? and what can I do to get it to work properly?