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The WD hard disk 160GB is not recognized after plugging into USB

The WD hard disk 160GB is not recognized after plugging in USB port. Blue light is on and disk seems like running. Please advice

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    Blue light is on, no noise, PC does not recognize

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It is very possible that your BIOS will not support a large hard drive. Without more information on your system it will be hard to diagnose your problem.

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