external drives?

  mulls 16:09 14 Aug 2005

Hi all . i've just bought an external case and harddrive to expand my laptop. It's a toshiba laptop and a ibm/hitachi 250 gb hardrive.

I've screwed it all toghther correctly installed it and and updated the drivers.

I cant see the drive at all.

Under device manager it says not intialized?

Anyone help please?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:14 14 Aug 2005

Are you on XP / 2k?

Right click my computer

choose manage

then diskmanagement

from there you should be able to partition / format it.

  VideoSentry 16:15 14 Aug 2005

What connection is it ? USB? firewire? etc.

  woodchip 16:17 14 Aug 2005

The drive jumper as to be set to master and you have to create a Primary Partition on it before you can use it

  mulls 16:29 14 Aug 2005

its usb 2.0 , the master switch is on the drive itself right? won't have to be set as slave so my hardrive in the laptop is the master?

it's xp home


  mulls 16:31 14 Aug 2005

i have been into disk management and it just isnt there.


  Diodorus Siculus 16:31 14 Aug 2005

Is it visible in the disk manager?

  mulls 16:36 14 Aug 2005

no its not there just my normal hardrive , another external pioneer 109 and a internal laptop drive

i have the case open so i change the master n slave settings?

  mulls 16:37 14 Aug 2005

how does mater setting look?

  peter4076 17:52 14 Aug 2005

Will Bump

Interested for same reason

  woodchip 18:49 14 Aug 2005

Yes your Laptop is set to master but the USB as got to have it's jumper set to master. It goes through the USB PCI path not EIDE path

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