New Laptop Hard Drive -Query Please

  aruns 12:45 30 Mar 2005

Hello friends,

I've just purchased a brand new laptop hardrive. I also have a caddy to house the hardrive. Now I am left wondering how to get it to work. On attaching it to my laptops USB port it is recognised as an ext hard drive, but I am unable to access. I am just not a PC person and wonder how to get it going.

Do I have to swap it with my laptop's original hard drive and install windows, drivers, graphics etc to get it to work. Do I have to do any formatting?

Grateful for any asssistance. Any advise much appreciated. Thank You in advance.


  Yoda Knight 13:23 30 Mar 2005

you may have to fdisk / format it 1st.

right click on the drive letter and choose format

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