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Anonymous
April 23, 2004 11:01:48 AM

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winxp, external 2.5" harddrive enclosure(bytepro),
windows detects it when i plug it in but "there was a
problem with the installation, your new hardware may not
work properly". suspect (strongly) that i need to
partition/format this drive. how do i if i cant see it in
win.?

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April 23, 2004 12:11:08 PM

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Hi,

Right click My Computer/Manage/Disk management,
double click disk management, on the lower right pane, you should see the new ext HDD which usually shown as removable mass storage device.
Right click on it and select initialize drive, assign a drive letter and then format and partition the drive to your desire.

Peter


----- i-technic wrote: -----

winxp, external 2.5" harddrive enclosure(bytepro),
windows detects it when i plug it in but "there was a
problem with the installation, your new hardware may not
work properly". suspect (strongly) that i need to
partition/format this drive. how do i if i cant see it in
win.?
Anonymous
April 27, 2004 9:22:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I am having the same problem with the same gear, external
2.5" hard drive running on WIN XP pro. The drive shows
shows up in all configurations but is NOT assigned a drive
letter!?!? Therefore it does not show up in Explorer, and
can't drag and drop anything into/out of it. If you get
any information on this please let me know what/why.
Thanx.


>-----Original Message-----
>winxp, external 2.5" harddrive enclosure(bytepro),
>windows detects it when i plug it in but "there was a
>problem with the installation, your new hardware may not
>work properly". suspect (strongly) that i need to
>partition/format this drive. how do i if i cant see it in
>win.?
>.
>
Anonymous
April 28, 2004 2:51:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Right click on My Computer and select Manage. On the following screen,
click on Disk Management..... when it shows up on the right hand side of the
screen, assign it a drive letter.

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"quantum108" <integr8ted@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I am having the same problem with the same gear, external
> 2.5" hard drive running on WIN XP pro. The drive shows
> shows up in all configurations but is NOT assigned a drive
> letter!?!? Therefore it does not show up in Explorer, and
> can't drag and drop anything into/out of it. If you get
> any information on this please let me know what/why.
> Thanx.
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>winxp, external 2.5" harddrive enclosure(bytepro),
>>windows detects it when i plug it in but "there was a
>>problem with the installation, your new hardware may not
>>work properly". suspect (strongly) that i need to
>>partition/format this drive. how do i if i cant see it in
>>win.?
>>.
>>
!