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Won't show up a letter for the drive on my computer for this drive. Why?

I forgot to disconnect the drive from my computer when I upgraded to the latest Windows software.

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What OS are you running?

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i dont know if your drive is dead , but try to connected to an Other Pc with different System (windows Xp Or 7 ) and see if it work try to formate it , but if he didn't work that's mean is dead ,

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If this is a NEW drive you will have to set it up first to be used.

Under control panel you will find an icon called "Administrative tools" Under that you will find another option called "computer management", Here you will find another option called, "Disk Management"
This is where you should be able to see the drive. You will need to partition it and format it.. Once you do that it will automatically be assigned a drive letter.
Just right click on it for the partition and format options. Keep the default size options unless you really want them to be different.

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Its seems that the PC is not detecting the drive, Try connecting the drive to any other PC. That will help you find out if the drive is bad, You can try changing the connectin cable too.

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