Hi I have just got a 120GB external hard drive. I pluged it into the USB slot. My pc said it detected new hardware but it did not do anything else ! i have pluged it in again but althou the pc beeps, nothing comes up and i cant find the External drive on my comp or my devices. The hard drive works on my daughters lap top so i know its not the hard drive. I am running P4 xp service pack 3 and have 550w power supply. Can any one help ?
Hi Fruit Bat. Thanks for the advice. I ran CLEAN UP and then pluged the hard drive in. It loaded the settings and said it was now ready to use but when i went into my computer, the drive was not there and i cant find it any where.
HI. i removed the drive "safely" and the drive powers straight from the usb port, no external power. Would i be able to turn the pc on with the hard drive pluged in safely seeing that it runs off the power from the usb port ?
Thanks. I have tried the port at the back of the machine and no joy. also, the hard drive cable comes with two usb connectors for low powered pc's. i have tried both connectors in the ports both separatly and together but with no joy.