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My computer doesen't recognize the hard drive

I have a simpletech 250Gb HD. I use a Macbook at home and PC at work. The HD does not come up on the mac desktop or the "My Computer" folder of the PC. Both usb cables are connected to ensure there is enough power but I still get nothing. Since the drive doesn't pop up I can't reformat the drive. Any suggestions?

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    In regards to this, I get an error message saying that the device cannot start. what would the next step be?

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You need to partition the drive in the first instance before it will do anything, ( as they are not initially partitioned) you need to go into logical drive management to partition the drive. (right click on my computer, select Manage then when the mangement screen comes up select logical drive manager, you should then be able to see your unpartitioned drive which you should then be able to partition and format)

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