hard drive

  yorkieman 11:57 05 Aug 2006
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can anyone help i am at my wits end? i have bought a harddrive maxtor80gbt harddrive,
ihave put it in a caddy to use as an extenal drive but it will not show up in my computer. i went intodevice manager and its there i also went into disc managment and it shows it as unalacated i think it needs formatting but when i right click on it there is nowhere to format it
any help please

  billyliv 12:01 05 Aug 2006

Hi, You will need to go to the Maxtor website and download the utility for setting up your hard drive. Cheers, Bill.L.

  yorkieman 12:04 05 Aug 2006

hi thanks been to the maxtor website but cannot find the utiity to download

  yorkieman 12:05 05 Aug 2006

i dont need to partition it just format it

  billyliv 12:09 05 Aug 2006

Hi,The download is Maxblast4 which will set up your drive

  woodchip 12:15 05 Aug 2006

In Disc Management you should be able to set it up give it a drive letter etc, then format it in Windows explorer by right click

  yorkieman 02:41 06 Aug 2006

many thanks all up and running now

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