Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive
I'm having the same problem. I've tried 3 different computers and none recognize the drive. XP says that the USB device isn't recognized and it is not accessible from my computer at all. Any ideas?
You might need to initialize the drive.
Right click on “My Computer” or “Computer” on Vista.
On the next screen select “Disk Management”
In the lower middle section you should be able to find your drive.
It will show up as Disk 1 or Disk 2….depending on how many drives you have in your computer.
If you click on the area that says Disk # you should get and option to “initialize drive”.
Also to the right it should show the allocation information for the drive. If it says “unallocated” then the drive needs to be partitioned.
Right click on the white box next to the drive listing.
Select the option “New Partition”
This will bring up the partition wizard and you will need to step through this process.
Select a primary partition.
On the next screen accept the maximum size it will provide.
On the next screen you assign a drive letter.
On the next screen you will do the format and accept the default settings.
The formatting will start and will be busy until it is complete.
You can monitor this from the disk management window.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
I opened mine up and disconnected the plugs, then reconnected them. Plugged it in and it worked. I think in transport they wiggled a little loose.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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