xp wont recognize new external hard drive
Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:52 AM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:04 PM
I know mine doesn't work unless it's at master.
Switch your jumper again.
After that, the disk drive should be recognized. All you'll have to do then is go into Disk Management, and format the drive. It should be seen as unallocated space.
Put it as Primary.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:36 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:38 PM
If you want it to work in that external case, it needs to be set to Master most times.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:49 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:51 PM
Did the enclosure come with an auxiliary power cord?
3.5 inch disks need more power, and cant rely on only USB power, unlike the externals made with 2.5 disks
Also, can you try other USB ports?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:55 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:59 PM
Try going through the manual for the external case one last time before you really consider returning it... You may have missed a detail.
Else than that, I suggest you wait for another tech guy to look into this thread, cause I'm defeated.
Don't give up
Posted 15 January 2006 - 02:01 PM
Try plugging it into your machine, through the internal IDE.
This time around, be sure you put it as slave, on the same IDE cable as the first Harddrive.
Can you do that for me? Tell me what happens, if the drive shows up in windows.
Be sure to have the computer turned off while you're plugging it in, and when you'll remove it!
Posted 15 January 2006 - 02:08 PM
One thing i will add is that when i turn the external drive on and off, i do hear the familiar ding of that associated with a USB item
Posted 15 January 2006 - 02:27 PM
No, if you're not familiar, stay out of the computer
Well, If it does give you the ding, its a good sign...
Here's what I need you to do.
Go into the computer management ( right click My Computer > manage ), and find Disk Management, under the left pane.
you should have Disk 0, as your C: drive
Is there a second disk, Disk 1 ?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 03:41 PM
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