Solved I connected a new Toshiba 1TB hard drive via a usb docking device. The HDD was recognised and the message "Your new hardware Tags: Windows XP Hard Drives USB Last response: December 27, 2013 7:19 AM in Windows XP Share secosen December 27, 2013 7:05:09 AM USB hard drive recognised by Win XP but not shown in "My Computer" More about : connected toshiba 1tb hard drive usb docking device hdd recognised message hardware Reply to secosen rgd1101 December 27, 2013 7:13:07 AM disk management Reply to rgd1101 m 0 l mjmacka December 27, 2013 7:14:29 AM Most likely, you need to format your drive or assign it a driver letter. Right click on "My Computer" -> Click "Manage" -> Then click "Disk Management" and either assign it a drive letter or format the drive. Reply to mjmacka m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Calvin7 December 27, 2013 7:19:45 AM How to use the Windows XP Disk Management http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000 Reply to Calvin7 Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources How to format a new toshiba hard drive? Im using a sata/ide usb to my laptop. The hdd shows up in the device manager, but n Forum New Seagate 1tb hard drive not seen in Windows 8 but is in Device Manager and Bios. Forum New 1tb desktop version (now discontinued) cannot get to hard drive except via d Forum Hdd docking station for old and new hard drives, and NAS? Forum "Found New Hardware USB Device" appears when wireless connected Forum SolvedNew Install but USB's will not recognise external hard drives. Forum I have same problem, the old hard drive via usb is not even recognzed when its plugged into new pc, the light is green.. Forum Trying to install windows 7 on new hard drive via usb/ Forum Put a new hard drive in and the monitor dont recognise the connection. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !