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I plugged in my new verbatim Portable hard drive 160G. USB 2.0 but my computer isn't registering it. I have a pc windows 2000. The blue light is flashing however

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Have you formatted the drive

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Problems with Verbatim portable hard drives vary depending on your model of hard drive, your operating system and your computer hardware. Some problems can include insufficient USB power output, the file system format, and potential overheating due to enclosure materials.

File System b> Verbatim portable hard drives come formatted for use with Mac computers. If you're using it with a Windows or Linux computer, you will need to format it to a file system that your operating system will recognize; Windows computers typically work with NTFS, while modern Linux distributions use ext4. If you have computers with mutliple operating systems, FAT32 is usually considered easier for all operating systems to recognize. Verbatim does not recommend switching a portable drive between PC and Mac computers once you've formatted the drive one way or the other. Adequate Power While most computers supply adequate power with one USB port, older computers can have insufficient power output. If your computer doesn't seem to be powering the drive, use of a Y-shaped USB cable, designed to be plugged into two USB ports, can get more power to run the drive. Additionally, consider trying different USB ports on the same computer; some USB ports get more power than others. Drivers b> Make sure that you have any relevant drivers related to the hard drive that you have purchased. If your drive didn't come with a setup disc, you can check the Verbatim website for product drivers. Overheating b> Of Verbatim's seven portable hard drives, four are enclosed in plastic; of the other three, one is enclosed in aluminum, one in leather, and one in rubber. While all the drives are tested to run well with their enclosure, metal enclosures conduct heat away from the hard drive and help to prevent overheating. Plastic, on the other hand, is an insulator, so plastic enclosures may contribute to heat buildup. Check plastic-enclosed drives for overheating and avoid leaving them plugged in when not in use.

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From the information provided, it appears to be a direct hardware failure. Verbatim appears to not offer much on providing information on such issues, so it would be safe to say is have it replaced.. I am not 100% sure but some external drives come with a 7 year warranty, you could also try to have your data recovered from a local computer service in your area so you do not lose the data. But, in all it would be advised to replace it.

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While the Hard drive is connected to one of the USB ports on your computer.

On your keyboard press and hold the power button and press the letter R.

When the Run box comes up type in devmgmt.msc

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The USB memory key want to use a drive letter already in use. To fix it ,click on start,right click on My Computer then click on Manage. You may need to enter your password or click on Continue in the User Account window. Click on Disk Management and look for an entry that does not have a drive letter. Right click on the drive and then click on Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click on the Change button and select a new drive letter from the dropdown menu.Click OK in both windows to save.
Regards Bill

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you should turn your PC off also and restart it.
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