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When the drive turns on, it makes noise and the lights come on, and it is obviously functional. The computer makes noise to indicate a USB device has been plugged in, but the drive will not register, either in autoplay, or in My Computer.

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First make sure your usb cable is fine .Try in different usb ports of computer.
Then press windows key + R key so you can see run type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok then you can see device manager then uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install.
then check.
If still same issue then type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor.
Then locate following keys.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11­CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then select it then you can see in right pane upper filter and lower filter.Delete both upper filter and lower filter.
Then restart computer then check.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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