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The hdd is not recognized by the pc, evrytime i plug in the hdd it ask me to formated

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  • Donald Tucker Mar 25, 2011

    Did you buy a blank hard drive? If so you can enter bios and auto detect the drive and see if it needs to be formatted. Since the drive is blank you don't need to worry about losing any saved information.

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Are you using EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE, which means the hard drive is in a box, and you connect it to computer with USB cable? If so, do the following
1. Try to plug and unplug and plug USB cable at the port on computer. 2. While plugged in, try to shake the plug a little. 3. Try to plug the USB cable to USB port at the back of the PC case, not the port at the front 4. Check the usb cable, buy a new one, or borrow one (its cheap) 5. Still does work? bring it to Customer service, there must be an error on the box itself.

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