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external hard drive help

By sam_me
Jan 12, 2007
  1. I just connected a new Maxtor external hard drive and I noticed that it doesn't appear in My Computer. I went into disk management and the drive is in there (it say's its online) but it says it's "unallocated". Any help would appreciated and thank you in advance.
     
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Since it's new, it's probably not partitioned and formatted yet. Try to right-click on the drive in Disk Management and select 'create partition', then right-click again and select 'Format'.

    Hope it helps!
     
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