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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 26, 2004 12:43:09 AM

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Hi,

I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda ST3160023A
drive, which I am trying to use as an external USB or
Firewire drive.

For some reason, even if Windows does not show it as
a new drive when you click on ‘My Computer’, it
appears to be working fine:
_ LEDs glow as usual
_ no extra/weird noise
_ you see the little green arrow when you attach it
as both, a USB or Firewire device
_ you go through the normal procedures to detach the
device

I have tried two USB/Firewire encasings to no avail

What should I do to make Windows swallow and show my
Seagate drive?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 26, 2004 6:27:01 AM

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On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 21:43:09 -0500 (EST), Albretch
<lbrtchx@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi,
>
> I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda ST3160023A
>drive, which I am trying to use as an external USB or
>Firewire drive.
>
> For some reason, even if Windows does not show it as
>a new drive when you click on ‘My Computer’, it
>appears to be working fine:
>_ LEDs glow as usual
>_ no extra/weird noise
>_ you see the little green arrow when you attach it
>as both, a USB or Firewire device
>_ you go through the normal procedures to detach the
>device
>
> I have tried two USB/Firewire encasings to no avail
>
> What should I do to make Windows swallow and show my
>Seagate drive?


Did you partition and format it?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
December 26, 2004 12:17:49 PM

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It won't show up there until you've partitioned and formatted it.
Start -> Run diskmgmt.msc
Is it in the lower left panel? If so, RClick and prtition, then format it.
Remeber that under XP, you can't format a prtition to FAT32 if it's bigger
than 32GB . If you're to use that drive under another OS like DOS/Win9x ,
Linux or Mac, you have to the aforementioned under eithr of them.....


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Hi,

I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda ST3160023A
drive, which I am trying to use as an external USB or
Firewire drive.

For some reason, even if Windows does not show it as
a new drive when you click on 'My Computer', it
appears to be working fine:
.._ LEDs glow as usual
.._ no extra/weird noise
.._ you see the little green arrow when you attach it
as both, a USB or Firewire device
.._ you go through the normal procedures to detach the
device

I have tried two USB/Firewire encasings to no avail

What should I do to make Windows swallow and show my
Seagate drive?
December 26, 2004 11:29:53 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 21:43:09 -0500 (EST), Albretch
<lbrtchx@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi,
>
> I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda ST3160023A
>drive, which I am trying to use as an external USB or
>Firewire drive.
>
> For some reason, even if Windows does not show it as
>a new drive when you click on ‘My Computer’, it
>appears to be working fine:
>_ LEDs glow as usual
>_ no extra/weird noise
>_ you see the little green arrow when you attach it
>as both, a USB or Firewire device
>_ you go through the normal procedures to detach the
>device
>
> I have tried two USB/Firewire encasings to no avail
>
> What should I do to make Windows swallow and show my
>Seagate drive?
>
>
You didn't say what version of windows you're using.
Also have you tried over at www.sysopt.com ?
There are loads of experts their willing to give you the benefit of
their training and experience.
I use them when I bump up against a problem I can't solve.
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