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Need to switch ext

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by meirionwyllt, Jul 26, 2006.

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    Hello, I am trying to use my new SATA HDD inside a USB case and have it as an external drive to my laptop. I have initialised the drive in Computer Management and formatted/given it a letter. However, on subsequent bootups, it will not start when my Windows XP SP2 starts up, and for it to appear in Computer Management/My Computer/Device Manager I have to switch off the power then switch it back on.

    When I go to my BIOS setup and look under Hard Drives, my internal drive and also my other external HDD (PATA, exclosed in another USB case), but it will not recognise my new drive. I believe this to be something to do with it.

    I have the latest version of my chipset and I have since flashed my BIOS with the latest version off the Acer website (my laptop's brand). It's annoying, because I can get my new ext drive to work, but I can't get it to initialise when Windows boots.

    I have tried to look for a newer BIOS version (Phoenix) that the one off the Acer website, because I don't trust that they bother checking for newer BIOS/Drivers, but to no avail, unless I want to pay £30 to esupport.com for a new BIOS, which I don't.

    Can anyone suggest what/where the problem might be?

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    In This Post There Was A Mistake In The Title, And It Was Re-submitted Shortly After With The Correct Title. Please Post Your Replies On The Other One. Thanks!!
     
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