can't open wd external hard drive 320 gig on a newly installed Windows 7 SP1

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by suckmyooga, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. suckmyooga

    suckmyooga MDL Junior Member

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    Can somebody help me? The external drive doesn't show up on My Computer. I already installed the driver update from Windows Update but still it doesn't open when you plug it in.
     
  2. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    At the Windows installation where you choose disks did you partion up and format this external drive?
    I did that mistake two weeks ago and it didn't show up at all, thankfully Windows installs in 15 minutes so it was easily fixed.