external hd problem

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Fred Dagg, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Fred Dagg

    Fred Dagg Guest

    Hello All
    running windows xp
    The external hard drive i have used to work perfectly. Had a crash,
    reinstalled XP home
    and now the maxtor 120gb HD refuses to turn up in windows explorer
    It shows up in device manager and in the system tray theres a wee "safely
    remove hardware" icon and its listed inside there.

    Inside "Disk Management" it shows up but is listed as "disk1" (under my c
    drive) but has no logical drive name.
    I try and give it a name ("change drive letter and paths") and format it etc
    and reboot and it refuses to show up in Windows explorer...
    can anyone suggest what i might try?

    cheers
    John
     
    Fred Dagg, Apr 20, 2006
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  2. Fred Dagg

    thingy Guest

    Fred Dagg wrote:
    > Hello All
    > running windows xp
    > The external hard drive i have used to work perfectly. Had a crash,
    > reinstalled XP home
    > and now the maxtor 120gb HD refuses to turn up in windows explorer
    > It shows up in device manager and in the system tray theres a wee "safely
    > remove hardware" icon and its listed inside there.
    >
    > Inside "Disk Management" it shows up but is listed as "disk1" (under my c
    > drive) but has no logical drive name.
    > I try and give it a name ("change drive letter and paths") and format it etc
    > and reboot and it refuses to show up in Windows explorer...
    > can anyone suggest what i might try?
    >
    > cheers
    > John
    >
    >


    Different machine?

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Apr 21, 2006
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  3. Fred Dagg

    Fred Dagg Guest

    "thingy" <> wrote in message
    news:44482eaf$...
    > Fred Dagg wrote:
    >> Hello All
    >> running windows xp
    >> The external hard drive i have used to work perfectly. Had a crash,
    >> reinstalled XP home
    >> and now the maxtor 120gb HD refuses to turn up in windows explorer
    >> It shows up in device manager and in the system tray theres a wee "safely
    >> remove hardware" icon and its listed inside there.
    >>
    >> Inside "Disk Management" it shows up but is listed as "disk1" (under my c
    >> drive) but has no logical drive name.
    >> I try and give it a name ("change drive letter and paths") and format it
    >> etc
    >> and reboot and it refuses to show up in Windows explorer...
    >> can anyone suggest what i might try?
    >>
    >> cheers
    >> John
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Different machine?
    >


    as in "get a new one?" ;)
     
    Fred Dagg, Apr 21, 2006
    #3
  4. Fred Dagg

    thingy Guest

    Fred Dagg wrote:
    > "thingy" <> wrote in message
    > news:44482eaf$...
    >
    >>Fred Dagg wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hello All
    >>>running windows xp
    >>>The external hard drive i have used to work perfectly. Had a crash,
    >>>reinstalled XP home
    >>>and now the maxtor 120gb HD refuses to turn up in windows explorer
    >>>It shows up in device manager and in the system tray theres a wee "safely
    >>>remove hardware" icon and its listed inside there.
    >>>
    >>>Inside "Disk Management" it shows up but is listed as "disk1" (under my c
    >>>drive) but has no logical drive name.
    >>>I try and give it a name ("change drive letter and paths") and format it
    >>>etc
    >>>and reboot and it refuses to show up in Windows explorer...
    >>>can anyone suggest what i might try?
    >>>
    >>>cheers
    >>>John
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>Different machine?
    >>

    >
    >
    > as in "get a new one?" ;)
    >
    >


    As in plug it into someone elses machine see if it is OK....also
    wondering if it is a "security feature" somewhere in XP....

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Apr 21, 2006
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