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Solved: external hard disk for notebook problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by justfei, May 3, 2005.

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  1. justfei

    justfei Thread Starter

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    hi.

    i just recently bought a new external hard disk (storage) and it cant seem to work. there are drivers, and ive installed all of them but still nothing. the problem is that the new hard disk doesnt show up at the 'my computer'. its a usb external 40gb disk for laptops, ive got another one which i had bought years ago and it works still fine.

    i could locate the hard disk at the "devices" area but it says that the driver and everything is installed. so, basically, the device exists, just that i cant see it.. which doesnt make sense. i cant roll back driver or anything cos, well, there wasnt an earlier version of the driver.

    physically, the hard disk looks and well, sounds normal, as if its working. when i plug it in my usb slot, a bubble pops out at the bottom right and says that "this device can perform faster....." as if its being detected already.

    please please please please help.
    it will be very much appreciated!
     
  2. Arcadion

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    A lot of USB hard disks have two USB plugs, you have to plug both of them in at once for it to work.
     
  3. Dabblingpond

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    If you are useing XP O/S go to control panel then Admin Tools then Compu Managment then Disk Managment
    you will find that the new HD is there and needs to be formated -- after this is done it will show up on any PC u install it on :cool:
     
  4. justfei

    justfei Thread Starter

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    hey thanks so much guys it worked : )

    yup you were right about that Dabblingpond, thanks so much to you! really : )

    wuhuhuhs ive got more space now ! :p
     
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