XP doesn't recognize KillDisk-wiped USB HDD

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 cmt(pc92...
February 5, 2010 at 03:32:59
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.992 GHz / 2303 MB
I used kill disk, the kill option to erase all the data on an external hard drive. When i try to access the drive, i see there is hardware plugged in via the "safely remove hardware" icon but the drive doesn't appear.

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#1
February 5, 2010 at 05:12:37
It won't be recognized by Windows until you format it.

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#2
February 5, 2010 at 05:18:24
Ok, thanks for the info. Ill try that!

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#3
February 5, 2010 at 05:32:23
And partition it first. Kill-disk will have wiped out the partition table in the Master Boot Record.

Stuart


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#4
February 16, 2010 at 19:46:34
How do I partition the drive if windows doesn't see it?

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#5
February 16, 2010 at 21:04:27
Where are you looking for it?

It wont show up in Windows Explorer until it is partitioned but it will show in Disk Management where you can partition and format it from there.

Stuart


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#6
February 16, 2010 at 22:25:21
I tried that. Not there. When I boot the PC it tries to boot to that hard drive for some reason

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#7
February 17, 2010 at 04:40:25
Are you sure it is trying to boot from that drive and not just initialising it.

If it is trying to boot from that drive then you need to change the boot order in the BIOS then.

Stuart


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#8
February 17, 2010 at 04:59:46
Not trying to boot from the drive. When i boot the pc, it recognizes the new HD and says something like "if you are using UNIX.......press F10

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#9
February 17, 2010 at 05:03:36
I took the HD out of the external case and installed it in the PC itself

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