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Regarding External Hard drive

I am trying to attach external portable hard disk of 250 GB to my Athlon AMD PC. It shows the Hard disk in my compiter but when i try to copy any file from external disk it shows error related to BIOS upgrade i guess. Kindly let me know if any solution.

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Re: Regarding External Hard drive

If the drive is firewire you may need a driver from the manufacturer, check their website.

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Re: Regarding External Hard drive

Hi, at bootup go into the bios settings and make sure you have enabled the drive, some bios settings need to have any drive over 160Gb enabled. Do an auto detect and see how that works. Regards mistyman

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Before you begin, connect your external hard drive.
To format the drive with NTFS
Log on to your computer as an administrator.
Click on the Vista Orb right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
Under Storage, click Disk Management.
If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard appears, click Next. If the wizard does not appear, skip to step 8.

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On the Select Disks to Initialize page, click Next.
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On the Select Disks to Convert page, click Next.

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