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Solved: Can't access my external hdd

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  1. xico

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    I'm having trouble getting to my 250 GB seagate external hard drive. XP says it is installed and ready to use, and when I right click on the icon for "safely to remove" it is recognized. But when I go to my computer, it ain't there! Am I looking in the wrong place? I did the Device Manager trouble shooting, and everything is registering working okay. I just can't find a way to access the external hard drive.

    Oh, it works. I had a 120 GB hdd prior to putting in the 250, and it worked well. But I just can't access the 250 . . . which I have on Cable Select.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! :D

    Xico
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    If it's never worked on CS, put it as master.

    Oh, and is it formatted yet?
     
  3. xico

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    I'm sure it has been. I had it on Master, but then I read it should be on CS. :eek:

    But I'd be willing to format it, if I could find it! :D

    Hope you're doing well, Candy! :D
     
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    It sounds as if it is not formatted.
    Go to diskmanagement and format the drive using ntfs
     
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    /\ what he said above :D And you MIGHT have to change it to Master...........some drives are funny, and yes, I'm doing well, I think :D
     
  6. xico

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    Okay! Cool! Thanks! :D
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    So, does it work yet? :D
     
  8. xico

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    Perfectly! Thanks! (y)

    I bought 9 folders with 7 or more DVDs for a course in Emotional Freedom Technique, which is based on tapping 7 to 14 of the acupuncture meridians. I'm allowed to make 100legal copies of the set, so I've been making DVDs like they're going out of style . . . for my kids; but I needed something that would put the whole set on as a back up.

    I'm awed with EFT! It's a form of acupuncture without the needles.

    So, I'm on my way! (y)

    Thanks again! Muchas gracias!
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    You have my address, just mail me a copy too :D :D oh, and mark this thread solved :D


    Did you have to change the jumper settings? Or just format it? Inquiring minds like to know :p
     
  10. xico

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    I've had some crashes! From now on the addresses go into a rollodex! Wanna send me your address again? I'll be glad to send you copies! (y) :D
     
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    I'll pm you my address. You didn't mark the thread solved, and you didn't answer my question :p
     
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    I was so thrilled with the results that I got entangled with putting the DVDs on the hard drive and just about forgetting everything else! :eek: :eek: :D

    But no, I didn't have to change the jumper settings. All I had to do was format it. And I'll mark it solved!

    Thanks a million, Candy and Bigbear! :cool: (y) :D
     
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    Good to know (y)

    I've never used CS on an external drive............
     
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