Accidentally formatted 3tb my book essentials?

Hi…New member to this forum but I recently formatted my Dell desktop with XP and forgot to unhook my newer 3TB My Book Essentials external hard drive beforehand. I have just purchased a new Dell all In One Desktop and when I hooked up this 3TB Drive it is NOT recognized. I have tried it 4 times. The drive light comes on but its almost as if this drive was also formatted. I have hooked up another drive I had to this new computer and its recognized immediately.

Is it possible that I have formatted the My Book drive when it was left hooked up to the XP computer? If so is there any way I can reinstall the Drives Software so it will function again? Any assistance will be appreciated.



Check if the drive appears on disk management

if so, you can initialize and format if necessary