Question about External Drives
Rt Click My Computer,
Manage, Device Manager and in the Rt side, highlight the TOP icon. Then
under Help, click the Computer with magnifying glass i con aand wait.
This forces your OS to 'Look' for any new devices.
When it finishes, close the window and see if your new HDD popped up under My Computer
If not, Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Disk Manager... or Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager and see if it is there. You may have to Rt. Click and import it as a foreign drive or Rt click and give it a Driveletter ;-)
If RtClicking My Computer doesn't work, Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager to get there.
Windows doesn't like 'foreign disks' so ANY time this happens, if OS doesn't see it, use disk manager and Import it.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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