unable to format hard drive

August 31, 2009 at 16:29:25
Specs: Windows XP, 512mb
this drive started life in a caddy [USB] 250G external drive,after 8 months or so it responding. i opened the caddy to find the board [power adepter] melted,but the drive itself [a bog standard hard drive] was undamaged.ibought a USB adepter,and hooked it up to my pc.it shows in the device manager under Drives but not in drive management or anywhere else.how the hell am i going to reformat this damm drive-anyone

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#1
August 31, 2009 at 17:17:37
1. how the hell do you know it's still good?

2. why the hell don't you open the damn case & connect it directly?


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#2
September 1, 2009 at 13:14:21
A-The device manager informs me that this device is working ok. B-I had it connected to the IDE cable,but no joy ,no show.

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#3
September 1, 2009 at 14:09:35
"he device manager informs me that this device is working ok".

The question is, what device? Is it listed under disk drives or under USB devices?


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