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I have a que m3 40gb external harddrive. It doesn't show up on the list in my computer. I plug it in and the computer recognizes it and thats it. I am currently using windows xp.
You need to go to the administrative tools/storage and ensure that the drive is partitioned properly for the operating system to see it, once partitioned you will need to format the drive.
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click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
if this fails to fix the problem
hope this helps you
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