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need help with 2.5 hd


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A friend gave me a 100gb 2.5" hd.
I mounted it in an 2.5" aluminum housing with cables.
This make two of these I have. The other is a 3.25gb and works fine.
This one will not show up in Windows Explorer or My Computer.

It came out of a working laptop (bad screen).

Any ideas on how to get it working.

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Format it.

Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Should present you with an option to initialise the disk, then you can format it. Once its formatted, it then works same as any other drive.
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It isn't listed in Control Panel > Adminstration tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.
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Caddy's probably bad. Try another one.
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I tried a different (40gb 2.5"hd) in the same housing and it works fine.
I think the 100gb 2.5"hd might be defective.

Is there any way to check it?

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Not if the computer can't see it :)
If its no good, throw it away. Just because the laptop you got it from was working save for the screen doesn't mean the drive itself is working.
It probably was knocked heavily somewhere between coming from the laptop into your caddy, and laptops HDDs don't like being banged about.
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