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Can anyone please help me with my external hard drive?

I recently bought a new external hard drive (Seagate) with a NexStar case.

It shows up in "Device Manager" but not in "My Computer" or "Disk Management" which means i can't partition it or anything. I've tried using the installation CD, but that didnt do anythin. I tried a program Discwizard but that kept telling me to reboot over and over.

If you could help me, It'd be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I forgot to mention

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Im trying to run this on my Windows XP Laptop.

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Try partitioning and formatting in DISK MANAGEMENT

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...and format with NTFS (not FAT32).

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Hmm

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Could you please tell me how to format? A few people have pushed me in that direction but i never knew what to do.

Thank you

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more options

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You did state that you couldn't see it in Disk Management.

Try Disk Management one more time and INITIALIZE it:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000588.htm

If that doesn't work, I'd install the hard drive as a secondary drive in my desktop. Then, try initializing it in Disk Management again. If that fails, try SeaTools from Seagate.com.

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External Hardware...

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This is where you need to have RAM..
I would hope you have at least 512 MB's of RAM..
..
When you do your START-UP..do not connect the HDD/
Just start the LAPTOP..let it reach its Desktop/
RUN DSKCLEANUP..and Defragmentor../
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Now Plug the USB in..
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If that doesn't work..I would check my PIN-assignments..
be sure the HDD is useing CABLE-Select[CS]..
which means you need to OPEN the External Enclosure..
and view the rear of the DRIVE for the PIN-assignments..
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You may want to visit the SEAGATE website.....
and read some INFO on your Drive.

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