EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE PROBS

  jonski 19:31 30 Aug 03
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Hi, was wondering if anyone has any idea about this...just bought a external hard-drive a maxtor diamond plus 200gb...fitted it into the case...i also bought a usb case and a firewire case...when i plug in the firewire case it comes up with "one of the usb devices is malfunctioning and windows does not recognize it" and when i plug in the usb case it recognizes new hardware and installs, but i cannot find the hard drive in my computer...any ideas..btw system is running win xp..

  powerless 19:37 30 Aug 03

Have you installed the drivers for this drive?

When you install the drive it will not appear in MY computer.

You first have to initialize the drive and then format it; to appear it in my computer...

Start > Run > Type:

diskmgmt.msc

Click ok.

Right click the new drive, choose initialize and then format away.

As the drive is 200GB you would need Windows XP Service Pack 1 for Windows to recognise the full capacity.

  jonski 19:44 30 Aug 03

Thanx alot powerless.....u got it m8....still can`t get the firewire case to be recognized though...any ideas on that.?

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