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Steve Soleimani

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Hello,

I just got a WD 500GB External HD and I plugged it into the USB port and Windows XP detected it, and said my new hardware is working properly, but I do not see it in My Computer. Does anyone know how I can get it to display the external drive?

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Steve
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It most likely needs to be formatted.
Look in administrative tools under computer management and then disk management to see if it is there.
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Yes it is there it says its:

Partition
Basic
Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)

it makes the plug and play noise when you plug it in, just like a USB flash drive. But nothing shows up. I don't even know the corresponding letter to the drive.
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