formatting hard drive that is not detected

  pardoe 11:51 29 Jan 2014
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how can I format an external hard drive that is not detected when plugged into USB of PC running XP. Other hard drive containing known good data are detected using the same external housing

  BRYNIT 12:27 29 Jan 2014

Have you checked in Disk management to see if it has been assigned a drive letter?

  pardoe 13:10 29 Jan 2014

the drive has not been allocated a drive letter

  Woolwell 13:25 29 Jan 2014

Does Disc management show the drive at all? I had a recent problem, with W7, whereby I had to allocate a drive letter before a drive would be recognised. I still have found out what caused the problem.

  bumpkin 13:40 29 Jan 2014

I had the same thing this morning, drive needs a letter to be recognized.

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