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External drive not recognized

I plug in my external hard drive and my comp is not recognizing it what can i do??

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If the drive is new and you do not see it as a drive in my computer in may need to be initilized and/or partitioned.
Click Start, then Right click on My Computer and click Manage, then click Disk Management. See if your external drive shows up in the list. If it does, right click in the box on the left to see your options. if it needs to be initialized choose it in the list. Then right click on the larger box on the right and choose Partition as the option and follow the instructions given.

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