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I cant used my newly bought WD external hard drive. when i plug it to my computer. i used window Xp.

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Could you be more specific? What do you mean "when I plug it into my computer?" Whay did you buy one..was there a problem with your existing one? Did you replace your old one or are you adding this new one to the other. Did you use the software that came with the new WD? Many details that you have ommited.

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