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Old 09-16-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default external hard drive problems

so basically i got an internal harddrive and a firewire/usb enclosure. Everything is hooked up right and the device,including the hard drive, is even recognized by my comp. However i am unable to access it. It does not appear under removable storage under computer management, via the control panel. But when i go under disk management it appers and it says not initialezed. More over i need this drive to by Mac/PC compatible so i formatted it on a Mac, simply because of the fact that my pc did not give me the option to format it. Everything worked fine on the mac. I also took it to a friends pc and it also did not work. the enclosure did come with a cd but i don't think nething on there worked and i had it in when i attached the device. HELP!

edit: forgot to mention that this is happening on windows xp with service pack 2
Asus P4PE
Intel Pentium 4 2.53 ghz
Dual channel DDR pc2700 1GB
PCI FireWire Card

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Penguin Gear 3.5" External Enclosure PG-35 series
Maxtor 160 GB Ultra ATA 133

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Old 09-16-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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i initialized the drive under disk management but i am already have it partition for use with a mac......should i repartition it and will the mac be able to read it?
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