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When i plug my external hdd in it says its successfully connected. but when i go to my computer it isnt apperaing. however, it show that its connected in "Disk Management" ...

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Does it also show that it is partitioned and formatted in Disk Management?
One option is that there is a driver letter conflict. Could be a network drive or a USB stick. Try disconnection all other USB stuff and network driver and plug the disk again.

If that does not help, you might find more info here: http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/external-hard-drive-troubleshooting

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