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This from Microsoft site: 1. I was worried about the USB icon. was using the external drive again for a week or so having maybe another 30gb back on it and now it won't come up in my computers, but as said above But thanks! weblink

We certainly aim to please! I cannot reformat, I cannot change the drive letter, nothing. This has solved a very frustrating problem for me. July 8, 2009 Cheryl Thanks so much. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/

Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Showing Up

Report XPUser- Sep 15, 2009 10:50PM Thanks Johnny!! Helpful +1 Report Grinch Mar 17, 2009 05:11PM John, It's worse than that...it's a SanDisk 2.0 GB and I've gone to the website and tried to download the U3 program...SanDisk is I was slowly working my way through the ‘solutions' I found on the web, but when they started talking reinstalling Windows, I freaked. Can you help?

  • They both work fine on their own when plugged into USB ports.
  • I did get error messages about it not being a 2.0 port but it is and also something about a j drive other plug and play things work in the same
  • The guy at the local PC shop said as long as the light on the disk flashes, there's power, and to just keep trying.
  • Make sure the "Search for the best driver in these locations" button is ticked.
  • When I go to disk management the volumes aren't there either.

We don't want to, so just click Change. In Disk Management, I created a new partition which allowed me to assign a different letter to this drive. Problem is the option to change drive letter is greyed out. External Hard Drive For Windows Xp Sabir July 5, 2007 Jim Found your information on the first search.

If so, click on Yes and skip to step 6. I found my usb device not working, right click then click enable. However… I have an external USB drive that connects and is visible on a win2k machine. If I click on My Computer, it's not there.

pendrive is detected but I can.t open response id please insert disk whenever I plug it any one can help out me Helpful +6 Report burns May 18, 2009 09:09AM Hi Usb Device Not Recognized Windows Xp Fix If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). January 16, 2009 Karlo Balandra My win xp pro does not recognize my maxtor 320Gb HD. Doing that was quite tricky at first as the add/remove programs function didn't allow sp3 to be removed.

Windows Xp Not Detecting Usb Devices

This is the best policy in my opinion. see this here I am NOT interested in reformatting...I have information on that drive I need. Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Showing Up All of a sudden, no drive letter. Windows Xp Not Recognizing External Hard Drive Reformatting failed which was a good thing as all data would have been lost.

I think I solved my problem. have a peek at these guys October 29, 2008 Paul just what I needed…thx! Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - my system by Peter42y2 / October 31, 2007 10:31 PM PDT In reply to: Slave drive dissapeared. all my documents etc on disc are thru drive E.. Windows Xp Pen Drive Not Detected

this will automatically check the errors on the drive and also rectify if any problem had. my laptop has vista and my desktop has xp. Sign up now. http://cgmguide.com/windows-xp/xp-won-t-recognize-new-drive.php March 24, 2008 Rene If you can access your USB drive under DOS but does not show up in Windows Explorer even if you can assign a letter drive in Disk

I can boot and run anything off Hiren's BootCD v14.0 just fine in my Windows XP Pro laptop, but in my desktop it boots but does not find my hard drive.HUH???Biostar Usb Device Not Recognized Windows Xp Drivers Download I didn't even think to check Disk Management. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (ccm.net).

It detected and reinstalled my USB drive and it works fine now.

September 6, 2007 John Michael- Thanks for the tip. It says insert disk in Removable (E:) or Something like that.Please Help. I've had a bad experience with things crashing at bad times, and am tired of it. Windows Xp Not Recognizing Usb Drive Now the light won't even turn on!

When I select my computer > manage > disk management > all that shows is Disc 0 and CD drive... July 8, 2009 Arunava Ghosh I've a external hard disk ..Of late the prob arised that my PC detects the external drive but it doesnt show up in My Computer ..It Report Guillermo› PeteS - Jul 8, 2009 03:27PM PeteS, I am having the same problem! this content Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: XP does not recognize slave drive This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.

May 2, 2008 irish2u This is fine and dandy for those who have the driver either on the software or know where to point it in the right direction, be nice Turned out to be sooooo simple. Report Optoman- Jan 20, 2010 09:37AM Hi Johnny Thanks for your useful post which jogged my memory as to how to solve the problem of the missing external drive/flash drive. September 15, 2008 Marty You have just saved me a lot of time.

Even after disconnecting and reconnecting, and mixing with or without a 2nd USB flash drive. I have connected the external drive to 3 different computers. This solved my problem. I've figured out by trial and error it specifically has to be a conflict between my iPod 30 Gig video and a Seagate removal hard drive.

If the next button is not highlighted, you may need to need to click on Erase to clear any partitions/formats on the drive first. I can't see it in Windows Explorer (double-click on My Computer) but I can access it through a command prompt and through Internet Explorer. March 10, 2008 Marty Newell Hey, Wondering if you could help, if I change my external HD from Not Initialized to Online will I loose all the current data on it?? December 26, 2008 kev Thanks for the information; It was helpfull.

Thnaks June 15, 2008 irish2u Well glad it work for all of you ;-( , Happy Fathers day to the Dedicated dads, and for all who r dead Beats ,STEP UP Anti virus scanners come up with nothing (but can read any attached removable drives pre-windows boot but not after windows is booted). I am glad you were able to go home early! CNET Reviews Best Products CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Networking Phones Printers Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Forums News Apple Computers

April 26, 2008 anonymous I hav a external western digital 250gb drive which is set plug and play, turned on windows xp / my computer NO drive, But in divice manager How did the drive go from having a letter to having no letter. iv recently had service pack 3 installed,do you think this could be related with this problem? What this means is, if you have a network with numerous connected or mapped drives-say drives E, F, G, H-Windows XP will ignore them when another device (like USB flash drives)

i really solved the problem, that is, using internet explorer… November 3, 2007 Pat Perfect quick solution to an annoying problem.