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Solved: Windows Not Seeing My New External Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xmf, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. xmf

    xmf Thread Starter

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    I have a brand new Seagate 160gb drive (that I installed into the proper SATA external case). When I plug in the USB, the Windows "Safely Remove Hardware" icon appears in the tray, however, the drive doesn't appear in "My Computer".

    The only think I can think of is that I removed the Universal Plug and Play service on this install.
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Check disk management, it may need to be partitioned and formatted before windows explorer can see it.

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  3. xmf

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    Thank you very much - that solved it.
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    Please mark this thread :"Solved" by using the solved button just above your first post.

    You are Welcome. :- )

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