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XP doesn't recognize USB connected hard drive in My Computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vicevans, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. vicevans

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    Hard drive shows up in Device Manager as working properly, but not recognized in My Computer
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What about Disk management (Right-click Computer , Manage, Disk management)?
     
  3. vicevans

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    The hard is not recognized there either.
     
  4. MaverickUK

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    Is the drive new? Is the enclosure definately working?
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Does anything happen when you plug it in? Is there a "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the tray?

    What make/model of case and drive?
     
  6. vicevans

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    100GB Fujitsu drive is in an Apricorn enclosure that was cloned from a laptop drive. The "Safely Remove Hardward" icon is in the tray and the drive/USB connection is recognized.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Are you sure there is nothing in Disk Management? Be sure to scroll down in the window to see if anything is hiding among your CD drives.
     
  8. vicevans

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    Drive is new and has already worked when I cloned the my laptop drive. I had to use another drive to clone my laptop because this drive (Fujitsu) wouldn't insert correctly. I need to clean this drive before I return it.
     
  9. vicevans

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    I'm positive.
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Is the drive listed under drives and also under the USB section of Device manager as a "Mass Storage Device"? Is everything working properly in DM? What are its properties?
     
  11. vicevans

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    Yes and indication is that everything is working properly. I'm not sure what you mean by properties.
     
  12. Elvandil

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    Try opening up the "Safely Remove Hardware" window. What information do you see there? Click the box about showing the individual components.
     
  13. vicevans

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    It shows USB Mass Storage Device and indented underneath, the name of drive - FUJIVSW OHV2302AJ " " " USB Device at Location 0
     
  14. Elvandil

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    Try removing the drive and USB devices from Device Manager and then reboot so that they are redetected.
     
  15. vicevans

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    I've tried this, but the drive (when it is turned on) impedes the startup process; I surmise it has something to do with it being a clone with XP on it.
     
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