My external HDD is not working?

December 9, 2010 at 03:20:12
Specs: Windows XP
I plugged the usb cord of my external HDD and the computer detected it but when i open my computer the external drive is not displayed at all!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

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December 9, 2010 at 04:23:54
Was it working before and has now stopped working? You have not said anything about this.

An answer is as good as the question. So when posting your question please provide good quality detail to help those trying to help you.

Having said this:
Is it formatted? If not you need to go into disk management andd format it.
If it is formatted, try a different USB port.

NOTE: Some USB devices need more power than can be provided by the USB port. Is that the case in your situation?

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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