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Not recognised Hello I have just purchased a 320 gb external hard drive, and plugged it in. I have a really old PC (running on XP)and the USB connection is not 2.0. However, was informed at purchase that this is not a problem. Instructions indicated that following connection, go to my computer, and follow the set up. However, no icons are shown in my computer, the hard drive does not seem to be recognised. Any ideas? Alan

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if you have networked drivers, some times windows assigns the new drive a letter that allready exisits as a mapped drive. do you see any active partitions that do not have a drive letter or share a drive letter? if you do you can click change drive letter. select a letter that is not in use.
(this is very common in windows)

you could also try clicking on safely remove hardware and eject it. then plug it back in again and see what happens.

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    or you can install Tweak UI

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Did you go to control panel and ran add new hardware to see if it would find the HD? Try this first.
hope this helps

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There are problem if the usb connection is not 2.0 then you plugged 2.0 usb then computer will be hang and connot open my computer, somtime can open but it long time to open it.. you can try in another computer the latest. you well see the defferent betwen them...

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