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My External HDD is not getting recognized.. m using windows vista and i don't find the drive to be displayed in MY COMPUTER.. Can someone help on this prob..

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Hi..
I encountered this problem quite a lot. For my cases it sometime related to the usb cable. What you can do is

  1. Try to connect to USB port without any USB hub or USB extention cable
  2. Try to use a quality cable.

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

  • prakash_seet Nov 07, 2010

    i tried using diff cables, diff computers/laptops..

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