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hd not detected

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by shenfo, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. shenfo

    shenfo Member

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    i have an externl usb 2.0 hard dirve. its really an enclosure wtih a western digital 40gb on it. i plugged it into my usb port, turned it on and windows xp installed the drivers for it and all that. i went to my computer to look at it but its not there. i found it in the device manager and there are no errors but no matter what i do i cant find it in my computer.
    i have a dell dimension 4600, windows xp pro, 512 ram, 80gb internal, 2.8 ghz.

    any help would be gretaly appreciated
    thanks in advance
     
  2. chthomson

    chthomson Regular member

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    Hi shenfo
    Has the drive been partitioned, formatted and assigned a drive letter. You can checked that via Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management.

    I hope this helps
     
  3. Buik

    Buik Regular member

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    chthomson: I think you are on track.

    shenfo: You do need to format the HD. If it is not drive "C", Windows is not going to prompt you to do this.

    This is from a "RAID" drive experience.

    TC
     
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  4. shenfo

    shenfo Member

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    but how do i format it, if i cant find it anywhere?
     
  5. shenfo

    shenfo Member

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    and where is admin tools and all that?
     
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    chthomson Regular member

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    Hi shenfo

    Try Control Panel - Performance and Maintenance - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management.
     

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