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Old 01-04-2005, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently, i bought an Western Digital Ext HD 160GB from bestbuy. However I cant see it in "My Computer" while it's connected and detected. Anyone know how to fix that I'll appreciate that. THANKS ! ! !
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is the disk partitioned and formated ?
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is brand new, so i dont know
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok I think you have to do that...

In the start menu execute %SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s and you have a manager for your hdd I think it would work...
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so should i type this---->"%SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s" in "RUN"???

sorry for a dumb question
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Yes sorry I forgot to explain that
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for help
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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an easier way to do that is right click my computer and click managa
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Old 01-04-2005, 06:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Or just put the disc in that came with the HD.
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Old 01-04-2005, 09:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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try the device manager
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