USB hard drive

  22715240 14:43 14 Dec 2005

I have just tried to install an IDE/ATA hard drive through a USB port on my laptop. Although it shows in the control panel system hardware as being there, it does not show up as a drive on 'My Computer'. I am using XP and have had a previous IDE drive on with no problems.It is a second hand drive so I assume it is formatted. Any ideas, please?

  woodchip 14:46 14 Dec 2005

Right click My computer\Manage\Disc Management give the disc a letter and set the disc up for use

  phono 14:53 14 Dec 2005

Under Computer Management does your drive show up in the Drive Manager? If it does check what its status is, by right clicking on the drive you will get the option to format the drive amongst other options.

  22715240 21:01 14 Dec 2005

That suggestion of yours worked a treat. All back okay. That's something new I've learned today, I'll try and remember that for future use. Thanks a lot!!

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