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hard drive recognition
show user profile  jsguae
I purchased a hitachi 1 tb internal hard dirve that I am planning to use as an external storage device.
The device manager>disk drives does recognize it.
My problem is that when I go to my computer>devices with removable storage, it will not recognize the it exists.
I repeated this exercise with another computer and get the same result.
I am 1tb (totally boggled) with my 1tb internal drive.
Any ideas would be appreciated
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3/9/2009 2:23:37 PM (last edit: 3/9/2009 2:23:37 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
My first guess would be to download/find drivers for it.
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3/9/2009 2:53:29 PM (last edit: 3/9/2009 2:53:29 PM)
show user profile  Jimboliah
this might come in handy:

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3/9/2009 3:00:43 PM (last edit: 3/9/2009 3:00:43 PM)
show user profile  jsguae
That is exactly what I am looking for thanks
saved the day.
I am 1Lt now (laughing Toad)

thanks again
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3/9/2009 3:16:53 PM (last edit: 3/9/2009 3:16:53 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
make sure that the disk is initialized and formatted...

you do this under: right click "my computer" select "administrate" and look under the "disk management" tab ..

until you do this it wont show up as a drive.

Drives meant for internal use(SATA/IDE) are rarely initialized, whereas external(usb/Esata) most often are initialized, yet often formatted for FAT32, (for compatibility reasons)

Terribly boring signature.
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3/10/2009 1:30:53 AM (last edit: 3/10/2009 1:31:18 AM)
show user profile  jsguae
I now remember from w98 days that one had to assign drives. I was under the false impression that the new larger hard drives had their own driver which they do. And my thinking lead to believe this was the reason for the hard drive not working. I forgot that one has to fomat and
initialize the drive.
It works now

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3/10/2009 4:49:53 AM (last edit: 3/10/2009 4:49:53 AM)
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