external harddrive install help

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  1. BiggDoggUNC

    BiggDoggUNC Show me a good loser... and I'll show you a loser.

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    Installing a 2nd external hard drive. 1st one was absolutely no problem, this one will not show up. If I click safely remove hardware, it shows up as a usb mass storage device, but no drive letter. How can I get my computer to assign it a drive letter so I can format it and move my shit over. Any help is appreciated. I'm running XP, it's a 500 gig drive in a SATA to usb 2.0 enclosure. If you need any more info, let me know. I'll be searching the sites for answers, but no luck as of yet.
     
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    right click on my computer > manage > Disk management

    you should see the new drive there, it needs to be formatted before it will show up in My Computer
     
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    BiggDoggUNC Show me a good loser... and I'll show you a loser.

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    that did it, formatting now. thanks for helping me with my preschool computer skills :hs:
     

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