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Connecting external hard disk to my pc

Actually,the system is detecting the hard disk but it is prompting to install the software for the hardware to run.it is not running as if a pen drive is running in the system

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Hello,
when you connect your wd hard disk to your system it says a new hardware found and plz upload a driver for this. an another hand your pen drive will accepted.
if you make the external harddisk partition in a another pc. then it possible that is not show the patation of your external hdd partation. or it possible that is show the drive letter but nothing to open in the drive.
i suggest you to plug the hard disk with system and boot the pc. after booting process nothing shows then you download a proper driver form site. and upload to your system. if nothing then happen you partation it again. it sove your problem.
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