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No external hardrive recognition

I have installed a new external hardrive a seagate 7200.9 160gb in a welland sunbright enclosure. Am running windows XP. After plugging in drive with USB2 connection "found new hardware" comes up, followed by "new hardware is installed and ready to use" but no icon comes up in my computer as if it is not there. After checking device manager it shows up as there and working correctly but still is not accessable through any program or My computer. Have unistalled through device manager and reastalled a number of times, have restarted computer, have changed cables and plugs, still nothing. Computer came with a multi card reader that registers as 4 seperate mass storage devices, have suspicion that there are too many to recognise but don't want to uninstal any unesseccarily as I don't have the drivers to reinstall afterwards if it does'nt work. Any suggestions would be great as it is very frustrating that everything says its working properly but it does not show up and is therefore unusable. Thanks Wayne

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It could be that the drive is not formatted/Initialized as yet! Right click on "My Computer" the click on "Manage". Go to(click on) "Disk Management". If the initialize disk wizard comes up automatically then just follow the wizard cause that means your disk needs to be initialized. On the right pane you should see all the disks and their status. It could be that your disk is un allocated. Look for the disk that is full black(black means unallocated), right click on the disk and click on "Create Partition" Follow the steps of the Create Partition Wizard( It will give you the option to format, DO THAT! If when you right on the disk and all that shows is "Initialize", then do that! and go back and create the partition! Hopefully that should do the trick!

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