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I have had to reinstall my operating system and drives but now the Seagate 500 GB external is not recognized. What now?

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Is it usb? installation should recognize usb hard disks.
which OS is it?
foe sata you should get the sata driver and put it in a floppy disk or make a custom installation cd with the driver included.

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Are you using eSATA for the External or USB. If it is eSATA you may need to get the respective drivers for your motherboard for it.

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