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When I plug my portable hard drive into my computer it flashes

I had my PC completely reformated and not I can't pull any of the files off the Verbatim portable hard drive. All it does is flash. But when I plug it into my laptop, it works fine. Do I need to get the drivers from you so that it will work?
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I speak only a little english. my problem is the next : i can´t see the portable hard drive in my pc ( windows xp ) . i would like to know the answer to this problem. thank you

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