where oh where has my usb drive gone

Tom Kinch
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
i had a usb external drive
it was a WD Caviar 1200 120 GB drive, set to slave
i had it attached to an e-mchines 5105 portable
running xp home
it was happy, i was not
[maybe i should have been]
i am trying to replace it with a Seagate Barracuda 200 GB
also set to slave

the computer knows it is there
it identifies it as:

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model ST320082 2A USB Device [right model #]
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 0
SCSI Bus Not Available
SCSI Logical Unit Not Available
SCSI Port Not Available
SCSI Target ID Not Available
Sectors/Track 63
Size 128.00 GB (137,436,203,520 bytes)
Total Cylinders 16,709
Total Sectors 268,430,085
Total Tracks 4,260,795
Tracks/Cylinder 255

it also tells me i have detached a device when i turn off the
external usb drive box

i can't figure out how to get it to set up a partition and
format the drive and KNOW it is there


where oh where has my usb drive gone