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MY external 2.5" drive won't show up in My Computer.

by AKA_Ben / June 1, 2007 9:50 AM PDT

My problem is that my external HDD shows up in the Safely Remove Hardware area as a Mass Storge device but it won't appear in the My Computer screen. It had previously [worked] but in an attempt to eliminate residual system files (it used to be a C:/ drive in my old laptop) I wrote zero's to the thing. I suppose that was a bad idea seeing as it basically disabled the drive but is there a way to get my machine to recognize it again? It spins up and everything it just won't show up as a letter drive.

System I'm running: Dell XPS M1710 w/Windows XP
HDD in question: 2.5" Toshiba drive inside an external USB enclosure.

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"wrote zero's to the thing."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2007 10:00 AM PDT

In disk management, make a partition there, format it....

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More steps?
by AKA_Ben / June 1, 2007 10:05 AM PDT

Could elaborate more on the steps I need to perform? Is this done inside Windows or before it boots up?

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(NT) Click, Start, Help...type in Disk Management...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2007 10:35 AM PDT
In reply to: More steps?
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Thanks for your help
by AKA_Ben / June 1, 2007 10:55 AM PDT

Sorry for being such a dim wit'

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Not dim.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2007 10:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for your help

I pointed out where you could sort it out and you did.


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