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Not recognized as a drive, cant read/write.

Hardware is installed .Says working Okey but, I don't see drive letter. Can't read/write ! Tride all USB ports on P4;Win XP.

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If the drive is not showing in My Computer you will need to assign a drive letter to the drive. The link below will show you how to do this.
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