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My PC detects the USB Drive but it doesn't appear in the My computer display

Hey, I just got the HM121HI that came with a Installation disk for Windows98 SE. I know that XP doesn't normally need this installation disk and can auto detect the drive anyway. But that's just it, my PC knows the drive is connected and installed but it does not show the drive in the My Computer display. - Can anyone help

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  • asenda Jun 29, 2008

    My PC can't recognize this hard disk, but when I checked in My computer / properties/ device manager, I can see the hard drive in the hard disk list.

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PLEASE GO TO MY COMPUTER RIGHT CLICK ON IT AND GOTO MANAGE IN MANAGE U SEE DISK MANAGEMENT AS SOON AS U CLICK THE DISK MANAGEMENT AND YOUR HARD DRIVE IS CONNACTED UWILL NOTICE A POP UP IF NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE THE HARD DISK AND THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION...AND IF IT WA S USED BEFORE THEN U GO TO DISK MANAGEMENT U WILL FING YOUR DISK LISTED SO U JUST HAVE TO SAY CREATE VOLUME AND FOLOW THE INSTRUCTION...
IF ITS IDE JUST BE SURE FOR THE JUMPERS...

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