Can't find USB connected hard drive vista

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bb - Sep 2, 2009 at 06:54 PM
closeup22 Posts 8924 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 - Sep 3, 2009 at 06:05 AM
Hello,
I've connected a WD IDE hard drive (pulled out of my old computer) via USB to my Vista 64 bit system. First time, new hardware was recognized and drivers installed, but drive does not show up on Device Mgr on anywhere on my system. Ive disconnedted and reconnected, but now have no acknowledgment of new hardware. I'm aware that the jumper needs to be set correctly (not sure which setting). Any help would be appreciated

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closeup22 Posts 8924 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,108
Sep 3, 2009 at 06:05 AM
hi there,

when connected from external by usb

you need to move the jumper to master

then check in disk management

if its in raw format

then you will have to create a new partition or drive

Thanks
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