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Hard drive wont show up on computer

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December 21, 2012 3:13:36 AM

i plug my toshiba 1tb external hard drive in everything works but it does not show up on the laptop i also have tried other laptops and the same thing
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December 21, 2012 3:24:14 AM

gumby86 said:
i plug my toshiba 1tb external hard drive in everything works but it does not show up on the laptop i also have tried other laptops and the same thing

is the drive brand new?? if it it then under windows disk tools you have to format it and give it a drive letter.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/disk-manageme...
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December 21, 2012 5:09:12 AM

try using your SATA cable connecting the disk as external hard drive, maybe the problem is caused by the cable.
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December 21, 2012 5:26:42 AM

Clearly people dont read late night.

1. It's an external hard drive, so it would use a USB.
2. He's using a laptop, which means he won't be using a SATA.

You need to install the drivers for the external hard drive.
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