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    External HDD help

    When i plug my hdd into my laptop it makes the laptop makes the noise as if it's recognised it but when i go to my computer it's not there.

    So i went into disc management and it is there, it says it's healthy but it has no letter allocated to the drive and when i right click on it i can;t change the drive letter.

    anyone got any idea as to how i can get this drive working?

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    Is the drive new?

    Original Poster

    bashy2002;7259973

    Is the drive new?



    no ive had it a while but i lost all data on it a few weeks ago but it appeard to be ok after i reformatted it

    In disk managment have you tried to give it a drive letter and format is when you have

    go to disk manager and see if it has been activated in there

    Original Poster

    In disc managemant it says it is healthy but it has no letter allocated to it and if i right click on it the only thing i can do is delete volume, everything else is greyed out

    It also has no file system listed on it

    can you right click on the partition in disk manager?

    Original Poster

    mosskeeto;7260165

    can you right click on the partition in disk manager?



    yeah as i said i can right click in disc management but everything is greyed out apart from, delete partition

    what os are you using?

    Original Poster

    vista

    Give it a drive letter then format

    Original Poster

    bashy2002;7260648

    Give it a drive letter then format



    i can't, it won't let me, i've already said that

    Original Poster

    this is what i get when i right click on it:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4193129813_7737b368a2_o.jpg

    Delete the volume first

    just checked it out and you are creating too many primary partitions, you can only have three max

    Original Poster

    mosskeeto;7263397

    just checked it out and you are creating too many primary partitions, you … just checked it out and you are creating too many primary partitions, you can only have three max



    eh? :?it's an external hard drive, i've used this as well as another one for over a year with no problems

    Try downloading partionmagic its will sort most drives out
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