Portable HDD not detected; very tricky!

Hi everyone! I use a Toshiba 1 TB portable Hard Drive but since a few days my laptop refuses to detect it. The remove safely icon shows up and the device manager also shows my hard drive but on "my computer" it detects as "F" drive which does not respond when I click on it. Previously it showed "Toshiba" and now it shows "F". And yes it does make the usual sound and the white light is there as usual when I plug it.

I use windows7. I also tried it on another laptop with window8 and vista with same results. However, here comes the tricky part - when I tried it on another laptop with windows XP; boom - it showed up right away! the first time I used my hard drive was on the same laptop but I don't use it anymore and I want to use it on my windows7. Please help! :??:
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  1. try this
    right click on my computer icon on desktop
    mange
    storage
    disk management
    upload an image
  2. profkefah said:
    try this
    right click on my computer icon on desktop
    mange
    storage
    disk management
    upload an image


    Profkefah, I don't seem to understand how will this help!
  3. obey my instruction
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