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250 GB external

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by QBA, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. QBA

    QBA Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2001
    Hi all :)

    I'm runing Windows XP Pro and I'm using an external USB 2 case with a WD 250 GB HD ( WD2500JB ).

    I formated the HD as NTFS and Windows can find it both as an IDE and as a external HD, but once I created partitions on it Windows can find it as a IDE again but not as the a external HD, Windows XP knows there is a USB device connected but it doesn't display the harddrive or it's partitions on my computer, Partition Magic 8 or DiskManagment under Control Panel/Computer Managment.

    I tried this as FAT 32 and then as NTFS and in both I got the same results. Windows can find it as a IDE and as a external with not partitions but once particioned Windows can only find it as a IDE.

    What can I do guys?


  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    sounds like etheir the drivers are not installed properly, which which case you should find updated drivers, or the BIOS cannot handle more than your current capacity. What other drives do you have (internal and external)
  3. Monstrous Mi

    Monstrous Mi

    Jul 20, 2002
    Check to see if you have this registry setting:

  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    No drivers are required for USB mass storage with ME/2K/XP, so the installation may be damaged in some way.

    I'm not clear on the IDE or External you're saying, can you see the logical drives at all on the drive?
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