external hdd

  joe95 15:11 14 Jan 2005

I have just installed the above on my PC XP Home although it says it is installed it is not shown in my computer do I need extra software like Acronis before this will operate.

  chub_tor 15:21 14 Jan 2005

New Hard drives need to be partioned and formatted before they show up in My Computer.

  Diemmess 15:28 14 Jan 2005

Mine worked "straight from the box" except that I had to have the computer running before plugging the HD into the USB socket for its first time.

  joe95 16:10 14 Jan 2005

Ihave tried to formatt the drive but after 5 minutes says cannot do.

  Diemmess 17:02 14 Jan 2005

Most external HDs whatever their brand name...... contain within their case a drive made by Maxtor, Western Digital and so on.

Most of these manufacturers have small special programs which when downloaded and copied to a floppy will do all the formatting and even partitioning in a few seconds...............
Should be worth finding out which make your HD's innards are from - and take it from there.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:00 14 Jan 2005

Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

  joe95 13:48 16 Jan 2005

I haveformatted my external HDD but when I try to clone it with Ghost get a message to use this device select the appropriate driver.Select a driver that is the same as the controller the device is attached to.
have no idea what to do

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

How modern book design was influenced by illustrated manuscripts

Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)