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My vista installs my external hard drive but i cant see it in the

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Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager and in the Rt side, highlight the TOP icon. Then under Help, click the Computer with magnifying glass i con aand wait. This forces your OS to 'Look' for any new devices.

When it finishes, close the window and see if your new HDD popped up under My Computer

If not, Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Disk Manager... or Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager and see if it is there. You may have to Rt. Click and import it as a foreign drive or Rt click and give it a Driveletter ;-)

If RtClicking My Computer doesn't work, Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager to get there.

Windows doesn't like 'foreign disks' so ANY time this happens, if OS doesn't see it, use disk manager and Import it.

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External drives contain a standard computer hard drive in an enclosure that makes it possible to connect it to in of your computers external data ports (USB, FireWire or eSATA). This makes it easy to add a drive for backup or data storage to any computer with a compatible external data port.', OFFSETY, -50, FONTCOLOR, '#C1C1C1', WIDTH, 225, BORDERWIDTH, 0, JUMPVERT, true, SHADOW, false, FADEIN, 100, FADEOUT, 100, STICKY, 1, DURATION, -300, CLOSEBTN, false, CLICKCLOSE, true, BGCOLOR, '#232323')" onmouseout="UnTip()" href="http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/knowledge_base/industry_terms_glossary/" target="_blank">external hard drives
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