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Not recognized on my computert

I just borrowed a friends simpletech 250gb hard drive. I wanted to copy his music. My dell computer with windows XP made a noice indicating it's recocnized but it does not show up under my computer.

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Re: not recognized on my computert

Try rebooting with the drive plugged in. You can also manually add the drive by right clicking on my computer in the start menu, and selecting 'manage', In the manage window on the Disk drives section, right click on the usb hard drive's partition and assign a drive letter to it. Hope this helps you :)

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