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Standard User bellscott
(newbie) Sun 09-Dec-12 15:01:24
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WD1600JB internal drive

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Recently I cleared an old WD hard drive of all info; I was going to bin it. Now I want to add it to my son's computer as a slave. But on setting it up - the Device Manager finds it but it does not register on My Computer......when I click on it in Device comes up with the message that it is 'Read only'.

How can I change this so that it can read and write and thus be given a Drive Letter within my computer and thus be able to point programmes and folders in its direction, Operating system:Win XP home

All assistance would be appreciated.
Best regards,

Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 09-Dec-12 15:29:00
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Re: WD1600JB internal drive

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You want to go into Disk Management in Windows XP, intialize the drive and format it as NTFS (quick).

Go to start > run > type "devmgmt.msc" to get you into Disk Management.

From there should be self explanatory.

If still an issue I would check drive connection etc.

Zen 8000 Pro

Edited by Pipexer (Sun 09-Dec-12 15:30:35)

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