help needed eternal hard drive wont work

  [DELETED] 17:38 12 Aug 2003

i have just bought a 80gb hard drive and a smart family vp9054v enclosure. my system Win xp pro doent pick it up i have tried setting the jumpers to both slave and master the drive isnt recognised on eithier any suggestions,

  [DELETED] 18:49 12 Aug 2003

recognised by your BIOS? - am presuming it is IDE and not, as mine is, a SCSI drive.

Is it on a separate cable to your internal HDD?


  [DELETED] 18:51 12 Aug 2003

Have you done an Fdisk and format?


  [DELETED] 19:05 12 Aug 2003

its an external suppossed to be plug and play
when running wizzatd i c=get code 10
although system recognises it by the waty its an ide drive

  [DELETED] 19:07 12 Aug 2003

gone into bios not recognised there

  [DELETED] 21:01 12 Aug 2003

Thought this was a removable drive in a caddy in your case. That's what mine is, although attached to a SCSI Host Adapter.

When plugged in and switched on, have you tried auto detecting in the BIOS? - Presumably, as Megatyte suggested, you have prepared your drive with Fdisk?

Meanwhile will rack this absent brain and put you to the top again.


  [DELETED] 21:14 12 Aug 2003

havent fdisc drive tried auto detect in bios what is fdisc??and format??

  [DELETED] 21:18 12 Aug 2003

you have?

click here

The hard disk will have to be prepared properly, however, I think you would have to do this via your Win XP CD, because, I believe, but may be wrong, Fdisk is essentially a DOS based program.

There must be someone on here who can give better advice than I can. Anyone?


  [DELETED] 21:23 12 Aug 2003

bodi ...thats the one i bought the bloke in the shop said it was plug and play

  [DELETED] 22:22 12 Aug 2003

Now I know nothing at all about your device, but maybe between us we can get it working.

How does it connect to your computer? There is something about a 36 pin cable in the advert, where does this connect to?

Did you get some kind of manual with the enclosure - I'm presuming that you bought the drive separately, or was this a complete unit?


  [DELETED] 22:28 12 Aug 2003

connects to computer via usb cable which has 36pin connector at one end. no manual. have e mailed tec. support in tiwan. hdd bought at same time but separately 80 gb wastern digital
when i go into device manager and run wizzards get error ; cannot start device error10.
have attempeted to auto detect in bios guy in shop said jumpers on new drive Must be set to master which i have done i have also tried other settings

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