Maxtor External HDD suddenly gone?

By ZorK
Apr 5, 2006
  1. I lend my external hdd (maxtor 200gb) to a friend of mine here at the boarding school, and then I got it back, and now when I connect it to my laptop, I cant see it!

    I can see it in "Enhedshåndtering" (danish) / unit handling
    Control Panel / Administration / Computeradministration and then number 4 under systemtools.

    I can see it there, but cant do anything .. cant set a drive name like F:\ or so ..

    An image here:

    Can anyone help ?

    - Daniel
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need to create partitions on the drive in order to format and use it.
  3. ZorK

    ZorK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But i am just using it as storage .. I dont want to format, cause i need all the things on it ..
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