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USB HDD not showing in My Computer

Help my usb HDD is not showing in my computer I need to access computer management -> Disk Management. My HDD there is showing but no drive letter I need to assign drive letter when I done that the drive is still not showing in my computer. I still need to access disk management then right click from my USB HDD, from the context menu click on open the drive will open. Everytime I copy a file with filename more than 8 characters it will change it to 8 chracters long. I've assigned my External HDD to Drive G. even I try to type in the address G:\ its still not working. I try in cmd.exe from the dos prompt I typed start g:\ still not working. Some USB Flash Drive is working fine some just like my External HDD I need to access disk management and assign drive letter. Even my customers External HDD is not working too infact all External USB HDD is not working. My using TinyXP Rev9 I want to figure out why this happen I can't say that my External HDD is defective because it is working fine on the other computer. Hope you can help me

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It could be that the USB port on that computer is not delivering enough power.  Will your Drive accept external power?

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