Can't See SATA Drive

January 10, 2011 at 14:09:21
Specs: Windows XP
i have plugged my external dock and hard drive and i cant see it or access it on my laptop, what do i need to do to e able to see and access it.

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January 10, 2011 at 14:26:59
Plug it in and turn it on before you boot up. Sometimes windows won't recognize it if you plug it in after your up and running.

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January 10, 2011 at 15:10:58
If it is new you may need to partition and format it. Look for the drive in Disk Management. If it show up there as unallocated then partition it using all available space and then format it.

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