External hard drive not recognised. Please help :(
by jamhay - 5/15/05 8:25 AM
I have a 120GB maxtor external harddive hooked up and in use for a while. The drive has already been partitioned and has around 40gb of data stored on it.
My PC went in for a repair and a blanket copy had to be made and reinstalled. The only main difference to the PC was that they installed XP SP2
I'm not sure if this is related to the upgrade but the external hard drive does not apper in "my computer" anymore.
After reading others posts I've checked the device manager and the drive does not appear in their either my C drive show up as being the basic drive.
The only dives that are displayed are...
C - Internal harddrive
E - Internal CD drive
D - Internal DVD drive
G - External DVD drive
The External drive used to be "H" but it doesnt appear now.
The drive did not come with a driver as its plug and play and worked fine when I first installed it this way.
The USB icon appears in my tray when I connect it and states that the device is working properly.
When I click on the USB icon in the tray to stop a device, and then on "mass storage device" in the pop up window, it displays the drive there "eg maxtor 6 USB device, so the pc must recognise it.
can anyone help please, I'm at my wits end...