Setup exteranl hard drive for laptop

  Mickwreay 10:12 23 Sep 2004

I am trying to setup a 80GB hard drive via fire wire connection, fitted in a 3.5" external enclosure. I have initialized the drive but it does not appear in My computer. Can anyone advise?

  y_not 21:25 23 Sep 2004

Is it a new drive?

Has it been formatted?

The usual cause of this problem is that the drive has not been formatted and therefore windows will not recognise it.

  Mickwreay 13:35 24 Sep 2004

Thanks for your help.
The Windows help got me there in the end with your advice as well, it says format drive by right clicking on drive in dick manager. But when I right clicked the format option was not there! I plumped for the partitian option and Bingo I am up and running with another drive to fill!!!!

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