I recently bought a 1TB Seagate external drive and have connected this to my computer via USB as instructed. Unfortunately the drive is not showing up on my computer, although the drive is apparently working and its green light is on.
Following advice, I've tried to format the drive, although the blue bar seems to indicate that the disk is already formatted, but the process doesn't begin and I receive the following message:
"The operation did not complete the partition or volume is not enabled. To enable the partition or volume, restart the computer."
If I restart my computer with the external drive pugged in, it will not reboot as it seems to be trying to boot from the (empty) external drive.
I've tried changing the assigned letter for the drive, to no effect.
Thanks. The option to "Mark Partition as Active" is faded out and therefore unavailable.
There is no option to Initialise only to Format, when I get the message: "The operation did not complete because the partition or volume is not enabled. To enable the partition or volume, restart the computer."
You say when you try booting with it plugged in it tries booting from empty drive, then try going into bios and make sure that it is set to boot from onboard HDD 1st because if set to boot from CD first it it might think that USB HDD is USB CD
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