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hard disk problem

i have an external hard drive
its a internal hard drive inside an icy box
having a few problems with the connection
hard drive is maxtor 200gb
hard drive sumtimes appears as laxtnr and other funny names
thts 1 problem
other 1 is when i try accessing it , it says format it, then one day it started to work, and now again it says format it
well different things happen on diferent computers
any help would be appreciated
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What OS are you running, is it USB or Firewire? is the jumper set correctly?
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win xp
its usb
the jumper setting is fine
i mean the hard disk does work fine sometimes
i think its the ide cable it plugs in 1 side more than the other
Rich
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Registered: 30-07-2007

hard disk problem

Seen this a few years ago with a cheap caddy - the hard disk inside was over-heating.
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nah i dont think its overheating
i think its the ide cable
but does anyone think there could be any other problem
maybe a partitioning problem?
holdtight
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Registered: 15-06-2007

hard disk problem

Ive seen it recommended that when you first connect an external drive to a system that you format it straight away

Cant remember where or when or whether it makes a difference
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yh did format it first thing