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Can't get it to work

I have plugged device in to proper usb port and electrical outlet. can't find device being seen by computer. did not come with drivers do I need them if so where can I find them.

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What operating system are you running? Windows Me or older has troubles finding plug and play external hard drives sometimes. If so look up some how to's on google for installing your model of external hard drive on to the operating system you're using. Although if you're using XP or Vista you may have an issue in your Device Manager. In that case you will need further instructions.

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