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Hitachi external hd 500G is not recognized by windows

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    sean sutton May 27, 2010

    are you running vista? if so, have you updated to service pack 2?

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Are you running Windows 7? If so go to Start,R/Click computer,Click manage,In left pane click Disk management,Look for the new drive near the bottom of the screen.You'll need to format it and give it a drive letter,just left click it it'll move to the top portion of the window,left click in upper window and format.thats it your done,takes about 3 mins tops.
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