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hard drive 3.5 usb2.0 doesn't appear in My comp

By tomrus72
Jan 13, 2007
  1. I have a drive 250Mb 3.5'' maxtor in external enclosure USB 2.0, it switch on, and it comes in the list of safely remove hardware and also in device manager under disk drives but I can't see anything under my computer, what can I do to use the drive???
    Thanx
    Tom
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Click start, run , type diskmgmt.msc, locate your new drive then right click and partition it then right click and format it.
     
  3. tomrus72

    tomrus72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank!!!

    You are a star, wonderful job!
    Tom
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I assuming that that did help you to fix your problem? :)
    When ever you buy a new hard drive or a new external hard drive it must always be partitioned and formatted before it can be used. Bear this in mind and you should never have the same problem again.

    I'm glad you got your problem fixed and I'm glad I was able to help. :)
     
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