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My external buffalo hard drive is not being recognised by my laptop

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    renowiccan Mar 20, 2011

    Please clarify:
    A. Operating system
    B. Are you plugging it into the back port
    C. Has the hard disk been formated already

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Right click on My Computer (or Computer is Vista/7) and select Management from the menu. Click to expand Storage and then click on Disk Management underneath it. It may take a couple of seconds for the area on the right to populate.Scroll down in the lower pane and see if you can locate your external hard drive in the list. When you locate it, right click in the left area that says Disk # and see if there is an option to Initalize the disk. Click on Initalize.

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