Urgent Help Needed!!!!!!!!!

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

bob_mac

Thread Starter
Joined
Jul 26, 2004
Messages
7
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
 

~Candy~

Retired Administrator
Joined
Jan 27, 2001
Messages
103,706
Do you safely remove hardware prior to shutting it down?
 

Triple6

Rob
Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
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.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Top