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Installing wd 750gb ext hdd

I have followed the very basic instructions but nothing went as said! The power is connected to the hdd unit and the usb cable too. The circled lights are on. However, my computer does nothing when it is pluged into my computer...n search for new hardware, or anything as usual. I even tried looking in the control pannel for setting up new hardware. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AX570G (not quite 3 yrs. and am operating under Win. XP professional... The quick installation guide says there should be auto setup and menue with software options offered when the installation is complete. HELP!!! I desperately need to backup my entire hdd ASAP.


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Re: Installing wd 750gb ext hdd

In 'My Computer' do you see a new drive appear like E: drive?

If so this is the drive you have attached. If you cannot put files on it - it may need formatting. Right click on E drive and choose format - Click Start. Once completed you should be able to drag and drop file on to this drive.

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