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well my little sister bought a usb 2.0 300g mobile hdd, but if I plug the thing in to the computer, it says that the hardware was found, but it does not put a new station in my computer.

does ne 1 know what is going on?.

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Station? I'm assuming you mean it doesn't show that you have another hard drive connected to your computer. Well, since it's external, it may need drivers, but this is just a guess. Another rare thing could be that if the computer is custom built, the guy that built it didn't install the usb drivers properly.
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n3rd wrote:well my little sister bought a usb 2.0 300g mobile hdd, but if I plug the thing in to the computer, it says that the hardware was found, but it does not put a new station in my computer.

does ne 1 know what is going on?.
No it doesnt need any device driver(atleast in 99% of the cases) make sure your usb controller drivers are up to date and installed and working fine,
Since it identifies the device make sure your motherboard supports usb 2.0 ports

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check out this link for background on usb 2.0 and links to install.
usb.org/developers/usb20/

intel.com/technology/usb/

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