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Old 09-28-2005, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question external hdd does not appear in MY COMPUTER

i just reformatted my system last night to get a clean start all over again. however, after the formatting of my system, ive encountered some problems with my external hard drive. its a western digital 80gb external hd that was working fine before my system was formatted. whenever i plug it into the usb, windows will detect it and say new hardware has been found. my main problem is the hd icon wont appear in 'my computer.'
it appears in my device manager and appears to be working fine. however when i check in disk management it doesn't show. can someone help me?

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Old 09-28-2005, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, did you install USB drivers? USB 2.0 drivers?

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Old 09-28-2005, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was thinking the same thing however Windows recognized the drive...

Im wondering if its trying to use a drive letter that is already taken by a partition/dvd/cdrom or whatever else.
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have had a similar problem, but with an external CRrom and sp2. Finds the drive enclosure and refuses to recognize the drive. I just gave up! I have recently reformatted my hd and will pull it off the shelve and let you know what happens. If I can offer any help I will repost.
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