My external hard drive is recognized in device manager but not in disk manager

Hello,
Here is the stupid question:
i. In XP I can see my external hard disk in device manager but not in disk manager
ii. In W7 I can see my external hard disk in device manager but in disk manager it is shown as not initialized an not allocated. When I try to initialize it I receive this message " write protect media".
Any idea on how to mend it one way or another?
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