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External HDD Problems with Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by m_r_jackson90, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. m_r_jackson90

    m_r_jackson90 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    i have upgraded my PS3 with a 120gb HD with No problems but have removed the

    40gb Seagate ST9402115AS drive from it.

    i have placed this drive in an external sata enclosure.

    and when i plug this into my laptop the safely remove hardware icon appears in the right hand corner of the screen.

    In the device manager the drive is recognised as a USB mass storage device but

    i cannot access it in windows explorer etc

    Help Please ?????
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Has the drive been formatted? If not right click My Computer, choose "manage" and then Disk Management and partition and format it there and make sure it has a drive letter there as you can also assign one there.
     
  3. Goldfish92

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    Yup, i agree with Rich-M. The drive probably needs either activating or formating in disc management. This is most likely seen as it has been removed from a games console (i'm not sure what file system the PS3 uses off the top of my head :p)
     
  4. m_r_jackson90

    m_r_jackson90 Thread Starter

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    that did the trick

    thanks
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Great how about marking the thread "solved" at the top of the thread.
     
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