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Firefly external hard drive 60 GB

When I plug in my HD the computer would not show it on the computer.  Now I put it up to my ear and it sounded like it was having trouble booting up.  Now I know how to hook it up to the computer directly but I have not taken it apart so I don't know what cords to use or need

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Re: Firefly external hard drive 60 GB

You may need to initialize the disk, do this by right clicking on my computer, select manage, then look for disk management, there you can right click on the drive, initialize, format, etc.

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