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Computer does not recognize the external harddrive

When I turn the drive on, the blue power light comes on but computer does not recognize it. The idicator does not pulse with a different color to indicate activity. Thanks.

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  • dhc0 Sep 02, 2008

    Windows recognizes the hard drive as existing when I try to update the driver, but does not recognized it in the control panel as attached hardware. Detaching the hardware makes not difference, not does uninstalling.

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Try installing the drivers on your computer for it from this website

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