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Old 09-10-2008, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default 3.5" IDE Enclosure not in My Computer

Hey guys.
I found an old 250gb IDE Drive the other day, so I bought a 3.5" IDE enclosure for it. When plugging it all in / turning it on, Windows detects the drivers and says that it's working fine. I can see it in the device manager, however, it is not coming up on My Computer OR the Disk Manager (to create partitions etc).

I know there's a possibility of the IDE drive being dead, but I want to know if there are any other possibilities first.

All help appreciated!
Thanks
Rhys

Just an update...
I put the hard-drive in a spare computer as an internal drive, and it was picked up fine. I then removed its partition, in hopes that when it was put into the enclosure it will come up on the logical manager as unpartitioned space - no luck. I also tried removing the master/slave/cable-select jumper and changing it from master to cable select, with no change.

I will soon try putting in another drive but I am hoping for some possible solutions first.

Thanks
Rhys

Second update...
Put in another hard-drive, and it worked fine. I guess it's just my old hard-drive. Strange that it works fine as an internal drive, though.

-Rhys
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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If you don't have any critical data on it..
Format it.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:13 AM   #3
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I can't.
It didn't appear in the logical disk manager.
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I'd say it's a Drive problem,although did you have the jumpers on the hardrive set to master?
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