Win 7 RC doesnt recognise external HDD's

Soldato
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Ive tried three different ypes. all the updates have been installed as well

It comes up in device manager but not in my computer
 
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Are they actually formatted and ready?

Start > Type in format > Go to the Create and Format...

Initialise the disk and format it. Or assign a drive letter if they are already.
 
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its not a windows 7 RC problem, i have several drives that work. as above or are they recognised in a different computer?
 
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I have the exact same problem, It must be a Win7 RC problem.

300GB Western digital HHD does show as stated by OP. My 120Gb portable HDD shows up fine though.

I cannot format it as it is my time machine for my mac. any other suggestions??
 
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my seagate 320gb drive works, had no problem and I've had to reformat it as it was set up on fat32, no problems for me.

although thinking about it a few small flash drives have been iffy but I've put that down to emf
 
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right click my computer>mange>storage (iirc). see them there. if they're not prepped and given drive letters you won't see them. you had to do the same in vista and xp iirc.

this isn't a RC problem
 
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