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12-31-2005, 09:45 PM
i just installed my first firewire card. having a little bit of problems though. i connected the external hdd through the firewire cable, but how do i access the external hdd? if i open my computer shouldnt the hdd be listed there?
the external hdd is powered and i can see the firewire drivers properly installed in windows hardware, but i guess i just dont know how to acess the external hdd. thanks for your help.
12-31-2005, 09:52 PM
Is the drive partitioned? If it's a new drive, click Start > Run, and type "diskmgmt.msc"
This will open up the Disk Management screen, which will let you format and partition the drive.
12-31-2005, 11:50 PM
check your iEEE is upto date
01-01-2006, 01:03 PM
so i finally got the external hdd to show in disk management. the external hdd isnt new, its my friends and i wanted to transfer from data over on it. since the hdd is unallocated, it asks me to partition the drive. if i do so, would i lose any data? if so, how would i go about not partitioning it so that i can access the data? thanks.
01-01-2006, 01:33 PM
That's odd -- if Disk management isn't showing any partitions, than something is really messed up.
DON'T repartition the drive if there was data on it previously. I'd recommend trying it in your friend's computer again to see if it recognizes the drive.
01-01-2006, 10:25 PM
well the hdd was used for a mac. im guessing that makes a difference? ive tried researching and trying everything i can find on the web, and still no luck.
01-02-2006, 12:46 AM
That makes all the difference -- IIRC, Macs use a file system called HPFS (High Performance File System) which
01-02-2006, 03:16 PM
ic. does that mean there is no way that i can access the data on the external hdd?
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