Can't Find New 250GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive On System



Jarrod
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
I just installed a brand new external HD and need to initialize/format it.
Unfortunately I can't see it on the system, except as a "USB Mass Storage
Device". How do I go about formating it when I can't see it in "My
Computer"???

Albatross Singh
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Greetings

See if you can see it in Disk Manager (Right click my computer-> manager->
disk manager)
If it is visible there, you may have to assign a drive letter. If it already
has a drive letter assigned but it is the same drive letter to a CD or a
thumb drive etc, simply reassign the drive letter.

Hope this helps
Albatross Singh

"Jarrod" <Jarrod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EE8E9E77-3D0C-4775-B35F-20359D261A36@microsoft.com...
>I just installed a brand new external HD and need to initialize/format it.
> Unfortunately I can't see it on the system, except as a "USB Mass Storage
> Device". How do I go about formating it when I can't see it in "My
> Computer"???

Jarrod
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Thanks for your reply! I followed your suggestion and was still unable to
see it with the disk management tool. If I select Device Manager> Hard
Drives, it shows up, along with my other internal drives. Any suggestions on
how I can get to it from here?

Jarrod

"Albatross Singh" wrote:

> Greetings
>
> See if you can see it in Disk Manager (Right click my computer-> manager->
> disk manager)
> If it is visible there, you may have to assign a drive letter. If it already
> has a drive letter assigned but it is the same drive letter to a CD or a
> thumb drive etc, simply reassign the drive letter.
>
> Hope this helps
> Albatross Singh
>

Jarrod
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
BUMP

"Jarrod" wrote:

> I just installed a brand new external HD and need to initialize/format it.
> Unfortunately I can't see it on the system, except as a "USB Mass Storage
> Device". How do I go about formating it when I can't see it in "My
> Computer"???

Jarrod
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Bump


Can't Find New 250GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive On System