External PAIN IN MY @ss Harddrive

By deeay03
Nov 14, 2007
  1. external issues...

    okay i plug my external hard drive into my computer, the plug and play checks it and adds the new hardware needed for it... the little icon in the corn of the start bar that lets me know that is plugged in... All that works... but i can't find it in computer management, or in my computer... a now i can't even access my 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon... I'm about to roundhouse kick this thing out the door... every time i unplug it and then plug it back it the computer recognizes it, but then nothing happens, it wont load or anything.... what the heck is going on.... if it takes me reformating it I will do that, i have nothing to valuable on it...SO PLEASE HELP

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The external hard drive is being detected by the operating system. Right-click on My Computer, select Manage, Disk Management and carefully look for the external drive in the list. It has to be there... Right-click on the drive and format it
  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Wait, is it a custom built?

    If it is, what hard drive do you use?

    If it is Maxtor, you need to RMA it.
    Maxtor 6L250R0 and 6L250P0 has the problems with the flaw, which it is fixed by the revision at Seagate.
  4. deeay03

    deeay03 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know, I've tried to disk manage... thingy and all that jazz...still no go.. when i plug it in the computer tells me its there and that is uploading the proper software for it... and then it tells me its ready to use... but no go.. I check under Manage, in the my computer, But it don't show there... AHHHHH I'm beyond that...what is RMA?
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Return Merchandise Authorization. You send it back to manufacture and they fix it or send you a new one.
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