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I have replaced my D slave drive, from a Maxtor 150gb to a Seagate ST3500630A 500gb. It shows up in device manager, but not in explorer. I have Windows XP pro.

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  • jonnumberone Mar 25, 2008

    Thanks very much. I didn't even know you could right-click "my computer". I guess I'll find another use for that! Thanks again

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TRY THIS:

Right click on My Computer Icon on desktop.
Select Manage
Double-click on storage on right side window.
Double-click disk management.

Should see your hard drive listed. Right Click on it and select format. Make sure you select right drive to format as is erases all data.

After formatting close window and see if it is listed in explorer.



Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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    Kyle Mar 26, 2008

    Glad it worked. Thanks!

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