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Windows won't recognize external drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jporter313, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. jporter313

    jporter313 Thread Starter

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    I have an external HD, it works fine for me at home, but won't show up in windows on either of the computers I tried it on at work. The drive is an Acom Data, the computer at home is Windows XP Pro SP2, computers at work are Win XP Pro SP2 and Win 2K. I am hooking the drive up through a firewire 400 connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    Perhaps the computers at work need a specific firewire driver to work with your device.
    Do you know if the firewire connections on the computers at work - work?
     
  3. RedHelix

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    In some offices I've done IT at, we disabled firewire and USB devices in device manager and locked up the settings page via Windows Shared Computer. Ask your admin.
     
  4. jporter313

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    Yeah, we use several firewire drives at work and this one is actually borrowed from work. It was fine until I took it home and used it for a while, then just stopped working on the work computers.

    The weird thing is I got it to work on one of the work computers yesterday. It was all hooked up and I moved it and all of a sudden it showed up, but then I disconnected it to bring it home and tried it again today, no luck. I would think this was due to a faulty cable, but it works fine every time at home.

    I'm stumped.
     
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