External hard drive not shown after XP re-install

  Throbber 12:18 16 Dec 2008
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Following disk failure and XP re-install, my external USB hard disk does not appear when I right click My Computer.
It does, however, appear in device manager, which reports that it is working correctly. Obviously, as it has no letter and I cannot see it, I cannot access it. In device manager, when I go to it's properties and look at Volumes, Unallocated space is 476938 MB [the total disk capacity.] Is this where the problem is, and how do I resolve it?

  PO79 12:50 16 Dec 2008

Right click My Computer select Manage\Disk Management from there, if it is shown either format or allocate a drive letter by right clicking on the partition.

  Throbber 14:30 16 Dec 2008

Many thanks, P079. Problem solved. It's easy when you know what to do!

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