external hdd

  joe95 15:11 14 Jan 05
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I have just installed the above on my PC XP Home although it says it is installed it is not shown in my computer do I need extra software like Acronis before this will operate.
thanks

  chub_tor 15:21 14 Jan 05

New Hard drives need to be partioned and formatted before they show up in My Computer.

  Diemmess 15:28 14 Jan 05

Mine worked "straight from the box" except that I had to have the computer running before plugging the HD into the USB socket for its first time.

  joe95 16:10 14 Jan 05

Ihave tried to formatt the drive but after 5 minutes says cannot do.

  Diemmess 17:02 14 Jan 05

Most external HDs whatever their brand name...... contain within their case a drive made by Maxtor, Western Digital and so on.

Most of these manufacturers have small special programs which when downloaded and copied to a floppy will do all the formatting and even partitioning in a few seconds...............
Should be worth finding out which make your HD's innards are from - and take it from there.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:00 14 Jan 05

Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

  joe95 13:48 16 Jan 05

I haveformatted my external HDD but when I try to clone it with Ghost get a message to use this device select the appropriate driver.Select a driver that is the same as the controller the device is attached to.
have no idea what to do

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