external HDD ?

  Ikelos 11:18 20 Aug 2006

Hi, I have taken the drive out of an old PC got myself a caddy to put it in, can some bright spark tell me, do i leave the bridge thingy to master, or take it off... thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:04 20 Aug 2006

Jumper in cadyy must be set as master.

  Ikelos 12:11 20 Aug 2006

thanks, must be something else wrong then, it all worked when i first got it, It will be used on a xp PC, at the moment the drive has a win98 operating systen on it. but when i plug it all in, the laptop does not see it, any ideas..

thank you

  Ikelos 12:12 20 Aug 2006

PS, i just want to use it as storage...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:28 20 Aug 2006

1. what op system on laptop? win98 will need drivers installed.

2. does caddy power up do you see green and red leds?

3. does laptop detect new hardware?

  Ikelos 12:42 20 Aug 2006

hi again...the laptop is XP, the drive is out of a win98 desktop complete with OS, the lights all come on, and when it is switched on i can hear the drive spinning up, the drive itsself is a 60gb seagate..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:45 20 Aug 2006

Right click My computer - Manage -disk management

can you see the drive in disk management?

  Ikelos 12:48 20 Aug 2006

hi, do not know what it means, but , yes there is a fat32 55gb drive there

  Ikelos 13:28 20 Aug 2006

Thanks for the help, could not have sussed it without it, I right clicked on the drive, and it said something about "partition" nothing to lose, to i deleted it, it now shows up as drive J, so thanks again


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