Windows XP does not recognize Portable Toshiba external 500 GB hard drive.

I bought a Toshiba Portable external 500 GB hard and connected to my Windows XP. My windows XP will recognize any unit. I went into my computer > management > drivers to find the drive and rename it. He wasn't there. I have Windows XP SP2, and I said that Windows XP SP3 is not compatible with this device.  I went to control panel > adding hardware > allow Research Assistant for devices not installed and it still did not.

Any suggestions?

In the future, please start your own thread.  It does not appear that your problem has much in common with that of the previous, other than you poster, both have a problem with an external drive.

Open disk management (start > run > diskmgmt.msc > OK)
Your portable player should be shown here (probably as "disk 1" in the lower pane)

If the disk space presents itself as "Not allocated" (as in the figure above), right-click and select "New Partition".  During the operation of the wizard, you assign a drive letter.  I suggest that your format using NTFS.  Once the disk has been partitioned, formatted, and has a drive letter, it should show in my computer.

If the drive is already partitioned and formatted, see if you can assign a drive letter to right-clicked on.

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