Hdd not regonised in my comp and disk manager

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chonx - Mar 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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- Mar 19, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Hello,

I have a wd 500gb hdd that was originally a external hdd. I had to do a fresh xp install on computer 1 but forgot to unplug my ext hdd. Ever since then i cannot access it. It is present in device manager but doesn't show in my computer or disk management. In device manager it says it is working properly.

I have now install it into computer 2 with still the same problem.

I don't mind losing the data. I just want to see if i can reassign a drive letter to the hdd.

Thanks in advance.

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Mar 19, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Some times you can scroll down using the slider in the bottom pane of the Disk Management screen. Your missing drive might be listed as disk 4 or 5. You can then right click the box and format the drive.

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