External Hard Drive Not Showing Up

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Help? I have an external hard drive enclosure, which I can put a 3 Gb hard
drive into and it works perfectly. I went out and bought a 120 Gb WD Caviar
Se Drive to replace the 3Gb Hard Drive. Windows XP is recognizing it but it
is not assigning it a drive letter. Can anyone help?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Have you formatted the drive yet?

    --
    Walter Clayton
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


    "Matthew" <Matthew @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4C2EAF63-A41B-435F-8624-4F6AB5F0AA95@microsoft.com...
    > Help? I have an external hard drive enclosure, which I can put a 3 Gb hard
    > drive into and it works perfectly. I went out and bought a 120 Gb WD
    > Caviar
    > Se Drive to replace the 3Gb Hard Drive. Windows XP is recognizing it but
    > it
    > is not assigning it a drive letter. Can anyone help?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I got it finally to show up as a drive letter using the disk management menu,
    but it will not format the drive. The error notice is saying "format did not
    complete successfully." The Error that shows up in the event viewer system is
    "The driver detected a controller error on \device\harddisk1\d". I am not
    sure where to go with this.

    "Walter Clayton" wrote:

    > Have you formatted the drive yet?
    >
    > --
    > Walter Clayton
    > Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    >
    >
    > "Matthew" <Matthew @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4C2EAF63-A41B-435F-8624-4F6AB5F0AA95@microsoft.com...
    > > Help? I have an external hard drive enclosure, which I can put a 3 Gb hard
    > > drive into and it works perfectly. I went out and bought a 120 Gb WD
    > > Caviar
    > > Se Drive to replace the 3Gb Hard Drive. Windows XP is recognizing it but
    > > it
    > > is not assigning it a drive letter. Can anyone help?
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    OK. How is this enclosure attached to the system? Via USB/Firewire or
    directly to an internal IDE/SCSI port on the motherboard or a controller on
    the motherboard?

    Do you know that the controller to which the drive is attached supports
    drives that large?

    --
    Walter Clayton
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Matthew" <Matthew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2890C25C-1E22-4B9B-94F4-4799F15BB39F@microsoft.com...
    >I got it finally to show up as a drive letter using the disk management
    >menu,
    > but it will not format the drive. The error notice is saying "format did
    > not
    > complete successfully." The Error that shows up in the event viewer system
    > is
    > "The driver detected a controller error on \device\harddisk1\d". I am not
    > sure where to go with this.
    >
    > "Walter Clayton" wrote:
    >
    >> Have you formatted the drive yet?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Walter Clayton
    >> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Matthew" <Matthew @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4C2EAF63-A41B-435F-8624-4F6AB5F0AA95@microsoft.com...
    >> > Help? I have an external hard drive enclosure, which I can put a 3 Gb
    >> > hard
    >> > drive into and it works perfectly. I went out and bought a 120 Gb WD
    >> > Caviar
    >> > Se Drive to replace the 3Gb Hard Drive. Windows XP is recognizing it
    >> > but
    >> > it
    >> > is not assigning it a drive letter. Can anyone help?
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    The external enclosure is connected through USB 2.0. I don't know if the
    controller can handle the larger discs. I would think that it would being a
    newer product, but it very well could not handle the hard drives considering
    I tried two maxtor drives and they did the same thing.

    "Walter Clayton" wrote:

    > OK. How is this enclosure attached to the system? Via USB/Firewire or
    > directly to an internal IDE/SCSI port on the motherboard or a controller on
    > the motherboard?
    >
    > Do you know that the controller to which the drive is attached supports
    > drives that large?
    >
    > --
    > Walter Clayton
    > Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "Matthew" <Matthew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2890C25C-1E22-4B9B-94F4-4799F15BB39F@microsoft.com...
    > >I got it finally to show up as a drive letter using the disk management
    > >menu,
    > > but it will not format the drive. The error notice is saying "format did
    > > not
    > > complete successfully." The Error that shows up in the event viewer system
    > > is
    > > "The driver detected a controller error on \device\harddisk1\d". I am not
    > > sure where to go with this.
    > >
    > > "Walter Clayton" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Have you formatted the drive yet?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Walter Clayton
    > >> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Matthew" <Matthew @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:4C2EAF63-A41B-435F-8624-4F6AB5F0AA95@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Help? I have an external hard drive enclosure, which I can put a 3 Gb
    > >> > hard
    > >> > drive into and it works perfectly. I went out and bought a 120 Gb WD
    > >> > Caviar
    > >> > Se Drive to replace the 3Gb Hard Drive. Windows XP is recognizing it
    > >> > but
    > >> > it
    > >> > is not assigning it a drive letter. Can anyone help?
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Double check the specs. Different controllers have different break points on
    the size of the device they'll support.

    --
    Walter Clayton
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


    "Matthew" <Matthew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:727C8C36-2643-45CA-8653-B22B4D467122@microsoft.com...
    > The external enclosure is connected through USB 2.0. I don't know if the
    > controller can handle the larger discs. I would think that it would being
    > a
    > newer product, but it very well could not handle the hard drives
    > considering
    > I tried two maxtor drives and they did the same thing.
    >
    > "Walter Clayton" wrote:
    >
    >> OK. How is this enclosure attached to the system? Via USB/Firewire or
    >> directly to an internal IDE/SCSI port on the motherboard or a controller
    >> on
    >> the motherboard?
    >>
    >> Do you know that the controller to which the drive is attached supports
    >> drives that large?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Walter Clayton
    >> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    >> http://www.dts-l.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "Matthew" <Matthew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2890C25C-1E22-4B9B-94F4-4799F15BB39F@microsoft.com...
    >> >I got it finally to show up as a drive letter using the disk management
    >> >menu,
    >> > but it will not format the drive. The error notice is saying "format
    >> > did
    >> > not
    >> > complete successfully." The Error that shows up in the event viewer
    >> > system
    >> > is
    >> > "The driver detected a controller error on \device\harddisk1\d". I am
    >> > not
    >> > sure where to go with this.
    >> >
    >> > "Walter Clayton" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Have you formatted the drive yet?
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Walter Clayton
    >> >> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Matthew" <Matthew @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:4C2EAF63-A41B-435F-8624-4F6AB5F0AA95@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Help? I have an external hard drive enclosure, which I can put a 3
    >> >> > Gb
    >> >> > hard
    >> >> > drive into and it works perfectly. I went out and bought a 120 Gb WD
    >> >> > Caviar
    >> >> > Se Drive to replace the 3Gb Hard Drive. Windows XP is recognizing it
    >> >> > but
    >> >> > it
    >> >> > is not assigning it a drive letter. Can anyone help?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
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