External Hard Drive Not Recognised

  Young Ranger 12:02 14 Sep 2004

I have purchased an external hard drive case and installed a second hand 40 GB hard drive. Win XP Home reconizes it as a mass storage drive but it dosn't appear in Explorer.

The hard drive has been formatted (I'm told) but I don't know what file system was used. Where do I Start?

  mosfet 12:16 14 Sep 2004

In disk manager,check it is really formated.

  Young Ranger 12:49 14 Sep 2004

Where do I find Disk Manager, is that different to Device Manager?

I have looked in Device manager which tells me that it is working correctly.

  mosfet 13:02 14 Sep 2004

Right clk on my computor...manage...disk manager.

  Young Ranger 14:02 14 Sep 2004

Ah yes!

That says "not Iniallised" and 37.27 GB unallocated. I have now inialised and formatted it.

Thanks very much for your help.

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