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Old 05-31-03, 10:06 PM
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Installing External Firewire Hard Drive (need help)

I just bought a laptop and an external 120gig HDD with firewire case etc....

I have the HDD installed in the case and have the case pluged into my laptop (running XP Home). My laptop made the sound it makes when I plug a firewire/USB plug into it, but nothing happens. It showes up in Device Manager, under Disk Drives, it's even reporting it as a 120 gig drive. But I don't see it in Windows Explorer. How do I go about getting this drive to work properly. I havn't formatted it yet (cause I havn't been able to figure out how to do it with my Laptop BIOS).
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Old 05-31-03, 11:41 PM
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Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Storage | Disk Management

You will (hopefully) see an unformatted, unpartioned 120GB drive there. Format, partion, and assign drive letter as desired.
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Old 05-31-03, 11:59 PM
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thanks, that was it
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Old 06-06-03, 08:47 PM
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how is it working?


I got a new computer and I don't want do any upgrades(near future) that will cause me to open the box. Adding an external HD sound cool to me. I'm also thinking of adding an external(firewire? USB?) DVD burner.
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