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Hd Enclosure Problems


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#1 hotdam

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 02:16 AM

i recently bought a compusa hard drive enclosure for my Western Dgital hard drive that was in a old computer of mine. I followed the instructions for the and everything seemed to go well but the computer is not showing the hardrive on the My Computer screen. although the computer has installed the drivers for the enclosure and it recognized the hard drive but i cant acces the WD Hard drive. need help PLEASE

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 03:24 AM

Right click My Computer and select Manage, then go to Disk Management in the left pane. What do you see?

You might double check the drive's jumper settings, make sure it's set to master or single. I think WD drives also have a setting for master w/ slave present, avoid that setting as well.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:33 AM

Every enclosure that I have seen requires that the hard drive be set as master make sure that CS (cable select ) has not been used.

most of the shelf machines are set as CS when the computer is assembled.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 03:55 PM

I think I figured out the problem, but i cant seem to fina a solultion. By reading another post on here with a similar situation, i realized that both the hardrive in th computer and the WD hardrice are set to the Drive letter C:, making the WD hardrive not being seen on the My Computer screen. but i cant seem to find way how to change it.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:29 PM

Start > control panel > performance and maintenance > Administrative tools > computer management > Disk management

find the usb enclosure drive in the right pane select it

go to action > all tasks > change drive letter and paths

also make sure that the drive is formatted
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