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External HDD not showing up


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#1 Guest_danbrownlow_*

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:06 AM

Hey all,

I'm having some problems with my external hard drives in Windows Server 2008. I can't seem to get explorer to detect my HDD in Explorer, even though in Device manager it's showing up correctly. Anyone know why this is happening and how to solve it?

Thanks,
Dan.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:32 PM

Yes, Go to start settings, control panel, and then open Administrative Tools.

From there open Computer Management and click Disk Management, Right click ON THE EXTERNAL Drive and Choose Format using the NTFS option
and whatever the default cluster size is.

What you're doing is initializing the Disk.

Be Careful not to Format the Wrong disk, or your computer may not Boot.


Cheers




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