How do i find a usb device on my computer using vista

ive just bought a new hard drive which im using as a mass storage device, when i plug it into my usb the computer recognises it but its not showing up in my computer im using vista, when i plug my memory stick in it works ok anyone got any ideas what to do?
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  1. With external hard drives, Windows often fails to assign a drive letter to it, and no drive letter means it won't appear in the drives window.

    Go here:
    Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

    In the bottom-right panel, find the ribbon which relates to your external hard drive. It will have no drive-letter, no name, and will show as "Raw".

    Right-click that ribbon and choose "Change Drive Letter & Paths".
    Click "Add".
    Choose a drive-letter.
    Click 'OK'
  2. thx phil i was right clicking in the wrong place, i have now formatted the disk with a drive letter and all is good again ty
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