Not Recognizing External HD

November 24, 2009 at 05:04:59
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Well ive never used one of these websites so lets see if it works....

so i found an extra external hardrive in my basement the other day and would like to try to make it work. I mean its a heck of a lot cheaper then buying one.

anyway its a 200gb Maxtor OneTouch II and im havin problems. when i plug it into my computer, my computer doesnt recognize it. so in other words it doesnt show up in "my computer". but the weird thing is that it gives me the option to safely remove it in the bottom right hand side of the screen.

oh and i tried it on my sisters mac and it worked but on the other two computers it didnt.
little confused... can anyone help???

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November 24, 2009 at 05:41:33
Very likely the partitions on the hdd if for a MAC so they will not be seen in 'my computer' . Go to 'disk management' , is the hdd seen and what does it say about the partitions. 'Start-run-diskmgmt.msc'

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