New USB hard disk not appearing as a drive

  as400man 19:48 15 Oct 2004

I have just plugged in my new usb hard drive and it powers up and shows as a removable device but it does not appear as drive in XP.
Using System Tools the drive appears and updating the driver results in 'cannot find a better driver' message. So XP is seeing the drive but Explorer cannot see it. Any ideas?

Thanks and regards as always,
Chris Powell

  mosfet 20:35 15 Oct 2004

Have you formated?

  dan 11 21:19 15 Oct 2004

Right click my computer, pick manage, then disk management and see if it is listed on the right hand window.

Right click a section of the drive and you should get either initialise the drive or partition/format the drive.

This should then put the drive in explorer.

  JAN-BOY 23:24 15 Oct 2004

dan11 is quite correct in his instructions.
I had the same trouble with my USB2 external hdd
and did as dan11 has explained and all was fine.

  as400man 09:43 16 Oct 2004

I can now use the drive. Cheers.

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