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Windows didn't detect the USB hard disk ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abudahim, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. abudahim

    abudahim Thread Starter

    Jul 2, 2005
    on my machine, yes windows xp can detect the Toshiba USB hard disk .

    but on my brother dell machine, windows xp couldnt detect it . though its green led is on.

    its file system is FAT.

    anyone knows why ?
  2. Lotus4669


    Jan 6, 2006
    Just gonna take a shot in the dark here. On the system where it isn't working, do you have any mapped network drivers? If so, that is probably the issue. Click start, right click My Computer, select Manage. Scroll down and click Disk Management. Do you see your USB drive in there? If you do, then it is probably sharing a drive letter with another mapped drive. Right click your drive and choose Change Drive Letter. When the next screen comes up, click modify and select a new letter not in use. Hope this helps some.
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