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Problem with mass storage device

My western digital 500 gb my book essential was working fine before I formatted my hard drive. Now when I plug it in I am not able to get it to show up in My Computer so that I can access it. I have also tried it on another computer and it doesn't want to work on it either. Not sure what I should do with it..


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Windows 2000 / XP maximum hard drive size 137 gigabyte limit

so I need ALOT more information about your configureation before I can even begin to help you

I need to know what type of computer you're dealing with , and what operating system you're using.

the number 1 reason people can't get help on these issues is because they don't post enough information , glad to help out


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