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Drive does not appear in "My Computer".

When this hard drive is connected as a secondary drive, windows XP says "new hardware detected" and it recognizes the drive as a Fujitsu dirve. The drive does not show up in "my computer". The drive is also recognized in the BIOS. It is hooked up to the IDE 2 port on the motherboard. The drive is physically spinning as well. The only problem seems to be that it cannot be accessed through windows.

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Re: Drive does not appear in "My Computer".

Let's see if Windows is still seeing the drive.

Click Start

Right click on My Computer

Left click on Manage

Left click on Disk Management

Take a look at the listed drives to see if the new one is there. If so the drive may need to be formatted correctly.

Let me know what you find.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.

Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.

If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.

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The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.

If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Ensure that the data cable is working properly.

Try another USB cable if you have one available.

Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.

Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.

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If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.

Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."

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If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.

The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.

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If your computer is asking for drivers when you plug in your drive, one of two things is probably happening:

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