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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bob_mac, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. bob_mac

    bob_mac Thread Starter

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    I have an Iomega 120GB fire wire/usb external hdd using O/S xp home + xp proffessional. It was working fine, i have 2 computers and have been able to use it on both working fine. Usually it just does plug-n-play when i plug it in with usb and brings up the folder for the drive, but today i was sorting some files on it and then i switched it off. A while later i plugged it into my computer and it brought up its usual message "Plugging hi-speed usb device into non-hi-speed usb hub click this message to fix", but this time the hard drive did not show up in my computer and locked up my computer until i took it out of the usb port. So i went to device manager and plugged it in again it now comes up as a usb device instead of a hard drive which it usually comes up as. I tried reinstalling the driver off the disk that came with it but this had no effect . Please help, thanks

    Bob Mac
     
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    Do you safely remove hardware prior to shutting it down?
     
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    Try going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and see what it says there for the drive.

    If 2 computers have trouble with it then its a problem with the drive itself not Windows, so reinstalling the drivers will do no good at all.
     
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