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Hi my toshiba mk3265gsx hard disk is detect as a usb device as external, but not work and has no partition no bad disk and can not be able to work with this, it is just a usb device with no action (this action is in external mode), help me please.... and it not detect in bios.

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With a brand new drive, you have to initiate your drive using the Disk Management tool in Windows.
To do this, go to Start-->Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management. Then select Disk Management from the menu on the left. Once everything is loaded up, you should see your new drive in the list of volumes on your computer. You'll have to right click on it and click Initialize Disk. Once you've initialized it, you'll have to formate the drive and create partitions.
If you need anymore help, let me know.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

  • chopper_41 Jul 17, 2011

    I had the same problem and have followed your steps however for some reason it will not let me intialize the disk could you see a way round this. I had it working before but now I have hit this problem

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