Havenlad's real problem is that the computer did not work with the USB hub.
I have a simliar issue. My Dell 4700 will recognize a USB flash drive and
other components (USB Keyborad, mouse, web cam, printer) but will not
recognize a hub or a multi flash card reader/writer. The reader is P&P but
shows a yellow ? under Other Devices in the Device manager. It does not show
up in Explorer as a drive. On installation I get asked if I want to find a
driver. No driver is needed. I can't find an answer to this problem.
The reader is new and USB 2.0 and i have one 2.0 Intel 2.0 controller shown
in USB. There is a 128MB SD card in the reader (also new). Thanks for any
"Bruce Chambers" wrote:
> havenlad wrote:
> > Hello
> > My XP Pro installs my VAIO ext USB HDD with no problems. It all shows up in
> > both USB and Hard drives sections of Device Manager. All the drivers are
> > there as per usual. The problem is "My Computer" and "Explorer" is not
> > picking it up at all. It all works fine on other computers, seems like a
> > software error but can't put my finger on it. Anybody got any ideas? Thanks.
> The new hard drive cannot appear in Windows Explorer or My
> Computer, nor can disk management assign it a drive letter, until it has
> been partitioned and formatted. Right-click My Computer > Manage > Disk
> Management. Create and format partition(s) on the external hard drive
> as desired.
> Bruce Chambers
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