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USB 250 zip drive not displayed

Installed iomega software and connected USB powered 250 zip drive to my computer. It shows up in disk management and am able to assign a letter to the drive but does not show up in my computer. My OS in XP pro. How do I get the drive to display when I open "my computer?"

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