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My computer says that my 1TB external hard drive is connected but it will not autoplay or even show up in my computer bar to click to play it.

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  • spc_giffin Aug 29, 2010

    i bought it a few months back ago and its only been used in my asus computer. It worked fine until i tried watchin a movie this morning it read it and then it just shut me out of it. So i unistalled it and reinstalled it and it says its connected and ready to use but wont show up in my computer. Plus im running windows 7. not vista

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It may not be partitioned.

Under windows xp and up, you can StartMenu->Run
diskmgmt.msc to check this and/or partition the drive.

It's also fairly common to see refurb/recert units that have been used on a diff operating system. So, if it was used on a mac, windows probably won't see it and you'll need to repartition/reformat.

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