I cannot see my external storage device in my computer

Hello,
I just plugged my OLDDDD harddrive to my computer (XP) and i can see it in my computer managemnt stuff but, i cant find it to scan it for viruses or even look into it other than just see its attached and working properly... What in the world do i do now?
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  1. It sounds like it isn't formatted. Does it show up as raw or unallocated in disk management? If so, it needs initialized.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Disk-management-under-Windows-XP-31331.shtml
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