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Old 01-05-2008, 04:12 PM
havenlad
 
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My Computer and Explorer not picking up USB Drive
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.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:42 PM
Bruce Chambers
 
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Re: My Computer and Explorer not picking up USB Drive
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.


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Old 01-05-2008, 04:51 PM
havenlad
 
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Re: My Computer and Explorer not picking up USB Drive
Thanks Bruce

The drive is formatted. Working fine on other computers as described. Also
it doesn't show up in Disk Management.

"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
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot
>

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Old 01-05-2008, 05:01 PM
havenlad
 
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Re: My Computer and Explorer not picking up USB Drive
I have now sorted it. I had it going through a 4 way USB port. I unplugged
the port and plugged into the dock direct and it worked immediately. Thanks
for ideas though.

"havenlad" wrote:

> Thanks Bruce
>
> The drive is formatted. Working fine on other computers as described. Also
> it doesn't show up in Disk Management.
>
> "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
> >
> > Help us help you:
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >
> > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
> >
> > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
> >
> > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> > killed a great many philosophers.
> > ~ Denis Diderot
> >

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Old 01-05-2008, 08:00 PM
Ron
 
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Re: My Computer and Explorer not picking up USB Drive
Bruce,
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
ideas.
Ron

"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
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot
>

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