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External SATA HD recognized but not Accessible

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 4daisy, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. 4daisy

    4daisy Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2008
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum! … (and I’ve already got a problem)

    I have a 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1, in an Antec Veris MX-1 that I formatted via the eSATA cable on my brother's computer, a XP Pro-SP2 box. After taking forever for the drive to format, I backed up my files and shut everything down. The next day I could only access the hard drive when I connect it and restart the computer. If I connect it with either the eSATA or USB cable without restarting, nothing happens. Not a problem I thought when I took it home, I'll just need to restart my computer when I need the drive:rolleyes:.

    Unfortunately I can't access it on any computer I've tried, (2 laptops, 3 desktops running on XP home all the way to Vista):(. The drive will be recognized as new hardware, and I can see it in the Device Manager, but not in Disk Management. I even tried removing it from the enclosure and hook it up directly to a computer. This resulted in not even finding the drive in the Device Manager. I took it back to my brother’s computer and it works fine if I connect, then restart. Could this is be a jumper problem, or the fact that I formatted the drive externally? Any help would be appreciated.

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