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I cant seem to find my portable external hardrive in "my computer" when i connect to my laptop

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    how does the drive connect to the computer?
    What operating system are you running?
    What kind of drive is it?


  • ROD GANDY May 11, 2010

    NEED MORE DETAILS AND DISCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS



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Right click on my computer and select manage, go to disk management (under storage) and see if the drive appears here. if so it's probably trying to use a letter for drive which is already in use. If youright click on the drive you can change the drive letter to one that is free.

If not appearing as above check your system devices in device manager - it should apear under USB controller as a storage device

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