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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by starkers | Discussion: Personal Computing
I have a X-Craft Cooler Master external HDD case and just replaced a 250gig drive with a 500gig IDE Western Digital WD5000AAKB Caviar SE16 in it (formatted and pertitioned into two equal segments), but I have a problem in that neither of my OSes (Vista and XP Pro) recognises it anymore.... same case, USB cable and port, yet it does not show up in Disk Management/My Computer as before.
I tried uninstalling in Device Manager, reinstalling using different USB leads in different ports but still no go... USB Mass Storage is enabled in the BIOS, so I'm wondering if I somehow need to instruct Windows to recognise drives larger than 250gig, which was the largest prior to swapping to the 500gig. Can't think of anything else because that's the only thing that's changed.
CPU.... AMD64 x2 Athlon 6400 Black Edition
Mobo... Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3. (all USB ports USB2
RAM... 4 GB DDR2 800 Corsair.
OS... Dual boot XP Pro SP 3/Vista Ultimate SP1.
Need to get this thing enable/recognised as I need to get backups done, so any help advice would be greatly appreciated.
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