Re: external hard drive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Colon Terminus, May 6, 2008.

  1. "McWideGlide" <> wrote in message
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    >I have a Dell xps gen 5 desk top. Several years old.(3)? . I bought a
    >Seagate external hard drive 160gb 2mb cache usb. I bought norton ghost to
    >do a system back up. I did this about 1.5 years ago. Today when turned on
    >my system shows it in the "safe to disconnect" icon on the task bar. the
    >computer does not recognize it as the "F" drive or anything else. I thought
    >it might be defective so I plugged it into my sons computer. (he did). It
    >was recognized and all files present. I took his Seagate ( same model) and
    >connected it to my desk top. All was recognized just fine. I must be
    >missing something. What , besides my head , is messed up?
    > Jeff
    >



    Is it possible that something else has laid claim to drive letter F?
    Is the external drive visible in Disk Management?
    If it is visible in Disk Management, can you assign it a drive letter other
    than F?



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