Freecom Hard Drive

  Thereferee21 20:20 23 Feb 2008

I bought the above today and i cant get it to do anything can anyone help.

  skidzy 20:23 23 Feb 2008

Have you formatted it first ?

Is there any software to run first ?

  powerless 20:24 23 Feb 2008

Exactly which one?

What Operating system are you using?

"i cant get it to do anything" - These things usually come preformatted and should be picked up by [at least] XP .

Does it appear in 'My Computer'?

In XP or Vista click start, run and type: diskmgmt.msc and click OK.

Do you see your Hard Drive listed?

  Thereferee21 20:25 23 Feb 2008

How do i do that?

  Thereferee21 20:31 23 Feb 2008

I am using windows XP 500 GB 3.5" It is not showing in my computer. It is not listed either

  100andthirty 22:10 23 Feb 2008

sorry, these are obviouse and basic questions. I assume it's an external USB drive and in turn it has an external power supply.
is the power supply live - there should be a light on it?
is the freecom turned on - switch on the back - a blue light shining on the front?
is the USB cable supplied with the freecom connected directly to the PC - not via a hub?

If all these things are OK, is should show up!

if not go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, disc management and see if it's there - it might need a drive letter assigning and formatting

  rdave13 22:24 23 Feb 2008

Another obvious question. Did you connect everything first before actually turning on the mains and switch on the hdd? Could be a usb thing.
Set up the hdd including connecting to the usb port, then power on the mains and then power up the hdd.

  Thereferee21 09:21 24 Feb 2008

Thanks so far but nothing you have suggested works.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:20 24 Feb 2008

My compter - right click select Manage - Storage - Disk Management can you see the drive there?

right click select initialise / format then it should appear in My computer.

  Thereferee21 15:48 24 Feb 2008

Thanks everyone

  powerless 18:09 24 Feb 2008

What did you do?

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