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I have an iomega 500gb desktop hard drive and i can't see in in my compter.

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  • jrawk559 Jan 25, 2009

    well we formatted it on my friends laptop then we thought it was good to go; actually we then tried to plug and play on mine and still does not recognize the hard drive. thank you i really want this to work heading to deployment soon. i really dont wanna be bored out there on my down time. lol thanks everyone

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    Please explain you can't see it from destktop devices

    or you can't see where it is in the tower


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With Large hard drives and I take it it is new you need service pack 2 for XP and Service pack 3 for Windows 2000 They also need to be Partitioned they can can be partition as one drive and this needs to happen under Administrative Tools then Computer Management Once this has happen they can be formatted This needs to happen for both IDE and SATA

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I recently restored to factory settings on my HP laptop.once restored I then input my Iomega drive into the USB port to access some of my saved files.

Just to be on the safe side, why not plug in your iomega drive into another known working computer and see what happens. If it works fine and is properly recognized then the anomaly lies within the software of your laptop.

U might want to contact HP - but be fore warned that they are terrible for support if your unit is "out of warranty." If that is the case I would simply google the anomaly and in all likelihood you will get links that will help you fix it yourself.

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