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My USB drive is powered on but nothing shows up in My Computer
Caution: Partitioning & formatting a drive will erase all data!

Answer- If you are using a new hard drive you may need to partition and format the drive to the recognizable format of the operating system. To partition and format a new hard drive under Windows XP, right click on My Computer > click on Manage > click on Disk Management on the left panel. On the right hand side you should see a list of all drives connected to your computer. Find the new unallocated drive in black color, it should say for example "74.53 GB unallocated". Right click on it > click on New Partition > a new partition wizard window will pop up, click on Next > select Primary Partition and click Next > select partition size in MB or GB and click Next > Assign new drive letter and click Next > format this partition using default values and click Next > click Finish. Windows will now partition and format your new disk so it can be recognized by the operating system (i.e. shows up as usable drive in My Computer). It may take up to 45 minutes to format a 500 GB or larger drive.
 
 
 
 
 
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