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Bought external hard drive WD my passport essential Plugged in the way it shows looks really easy. I have Windows XP 2002 so it is compatiable to the computer. Does not work Cannot find the drive Looked in explore on start menu and was not there. What did I not do

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Right click on my computer.

Choose manage.

Then choose disk mangement.

Then you will probably have to assign it a drive letter.

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