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Cant find drive in my computer

I was upgrading my computer and i saved all my documents to my hard drive and i deleted all the partitions even the one to the simpletech now when i plug it in it dosent say anything and the drive is not under My Computer but my other drives are listed

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  • disco_smitty Mar 16, 2008

    no i didn't i just installed it on the C: drive

  • disco_smitty Mar 16, 2008

    i installed windows xp and now the drive does not come up but when i go to device manager and open it up it comes up as wdc instead of simpledrive ps

  • disco_smitty Mar 17, 2008

    its a portable external hard drive by simple tech

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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    just installed 'what' on the C drive?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    well..when you delete partitions, did you reformat that drive? the computer needs something to 'see'..

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My windows 2000 doesn´t see the WD Passport. I had going to MY COMPUTER, and I didn´t find the WD, I only saw drives A-disk 3 1/2 C-Local Disk, D-Compact Disk.
How do I to my windows see the Western Digital Passport? [email protected]

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Western digital corporation(wdc) is probably the maker of the disk, and default name for their drive

open my computer, one click(left) on the drive, rename or open properties, and voila, you can rename it to whatever makes your clock wind up.

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