I have a Samsung hard drive- the Samsung SP-160 4N, to be exact that I bought a little over a month ago. I got my brother to configure the pin so that it would be recognized as an additional drive on my computer. When I plugged it in and turned on the computer, it did recognize there was new hardware on my computer. So I go to My Computer, and there's no icon for the new hard drive. So I go to the CMOS, and it's there... under Removeable Hard Drive. So I save the information and go through the reboot, and again, I get the new hardware message. So I go back to My Computer.... nothing. I checked the enclosure case (3.5), and it's fine. I haven't put the screws on it yet, but the hard drive is snugly inside the case and not able to move around at all. So I close the case and go back to CMOS. Still... it's recognized as part of my hard drive as removeable hard drive. So I save the information and try to reboot. Numberous times. But there is no icon, so there's no way to click on the new hard drive.
I'm kind of desperate because I'm nearly out of hard drive here. I only have about 1 Gig of hard drive left. I don't think that the lack of hard drive is the problem, but who knows? I'm trying to attach a 160 gig hard drive to my laptop, and I'm wondering if maybe the amount of hard drive I have available is not enough to support this new hard drive.
Any ideas? Please be kind. I am very limited in the computer talk area- it took me a month of playing around with this on and off to get to this point, so I need it dumbed down right good.