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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:53 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:43 PM
Was the drive originally formatted...before you began using it?
When you say the drive was not recognized...are you saying that Disk Management did not see the drive at all?
There are reasons why a working drive might not be viewed in My Computer...Disk Management is a better standard to use.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:51 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:55 PM
In order for Windows to see...and use...any drive (hard drive), it must be formatted. Formatting allows Windows to recognize that it has additional storage capability in the form of a drive.
Putting files on a drive that is unformatted tends to result in inability to retrieve those files. It's as if someone put invisible files on a hard drive and asked Windows to read the files. It cannot do such.
That should explain why Windows in both computers...cannot read the files.
The hard drive must be formatted, which can be accomplished by any number of methods. Since you say it cannot be seen in Disk Management...and it cannot be seen in My Computer...because it's not formatted, I would try to use an XP CD to format the drive (NTFS file system) and then use it as you would use any drive.
If I'm wrong in interpreting/understanding anything, now is the time to speak .
Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:56 PM
Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2008 - 02:00 PM.
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