Hard drive wont show up on computer

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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  1. 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-management-windows-7.htm
  2. 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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