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WD Ex hard drive pluged into USB on lap top with xp comes up found new hardwear installed and ready to use but can not find it in my computer to open it up was working fine PLEASE HELP lost aot of Data

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It might be due to virus or driver problem... if it shows installed and ready to use then try going to
start -> run and then keying in drive name... i mean if u have 3 partitions say C: D: and E: then try keying in F: .....

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