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I have a (Silver) Model #USB320 portable hard drive. It is recognized by my son's MAC but my PC will not recognise the drive. It just blinks a blue light! It does not show up ANYWHERE on the PC, no sound upon plugging it in, no indication it is there on the System->Hardware, no nothing. How can I get the pc to find this so that I can use it or reformat it? Should I just throw it away and start over?

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SOURCE: portable hard drive won't show on desktop

it could be defective cause you might have taken the stick off while it was loading or if not you can plug it again and try opening it through My computer/ Removable disk:

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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SOURCE: i canĀ“t see the portable hard drive unit in my pc

I don't know too much but I may be able to help. I started by closing all applications and then plugged the USB into the port. A few moments later a window opened and when I right clicked it allowed me to make a shortcut to the desktop. The Verbatim icon is now on the desktop and I can click it and it opens. I have Windows Vista and can also open the "computer" option and the hard drive is there - mine shows as drive "f". I hope this helps. I am a good user of the computer but a novice at installing, un-installing, etc.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: external hard drive doesn't respond

Shut your computer down. Disconnect you external hardrive. Power up your computer again. Power up the Verbatim and then connect to a USB port. You should hear a very quiet 'ping'.

Go to My Computer, and the Verbatim should be showing as one of your drives (probably Drive D). You should be able to open it from there.

Make sure that you have a Desk Top Icon for opening the hardrive, it makes it so much easier. Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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Hello

A few questions that may confirm problem.
Does your computer seem to know that something is plugged in?
Or does it say that it does not recognize the device?

Well, if the computer actually knows that a device has been plugged in, but you just cannot see the device in my computer, here is how you fix that. Just follow these steps:
Control panel
Administrative tools
Computer management
Storage
Disc management

Now you should see your device presented in the schematic below.
Right click on the device and assign a new drive letter.

If your computer states that it does not recognize the device, try plugging it in one of the back USB ports of the computer. Please rate this.

Best regards

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Verbatim portable hard drive not recognized by XP - works in 2000

Try it is different USB port of your PC. It worked for me.
Farhan

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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