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I just pluggeed in a new Iomega 250gb HD and its not registering on "My computer" - I've tried restarting, no good - I have it connected through a USB 2.0 and my operating system is Windows XP....can you help ?

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My guess is that the pc is trying to use a drive letter that is already taken. Make sure the drive is plugged in. Goto Start -> run -> type compmgmt.msc and hit enter. Click on disk management. You should see the drive in the list. Right-click the external drive and click change driver letter. choose a letter that is not already taken. that should do it..

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