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You see, I am technologically challenged. A disk repair utility may be able to manually mount the drive, and then perform the necessary directory repairs.Submitted by: Eric S.***********************************************************************Answer:I have a LaCie 250 gig external Porshe drive. In most corporations users don't have permission to follow the instructions. I searched for "external usb drive will not mount in windows-xp" to get here. http://diskpocalypse.com/windows-xp/reinstalled-xp-internet-wont-work.php

and ?right click? Tried different cords and usb slots. I advise that you first update Windows. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Can't access / see my external hard drive any more ... additional hints

Windows Xp Not Recognizing External Hard Drive

I was actually wondering if there was another way to do this. The IT department set the E Drive to some network drive and hence my computer though recognizes the external hard drive/USB sticks and installs the driver, never used to let me May 31, 2009 Biswaranjan Hi as u have mentioned i tried to change the drive letter but its telling that "The operation on volume is not complete because the partition or September 8, 2007 Lance Thanks for the well-written tip! ‘Saved me a bunch of headaches recovering some old mp3s.

Test a different cable with your hard drive to see if it has the same issue. July 21, 2007 sachin Your comments resolved a major frustration. April 28, 2008 irish2u Hey thanks Martin BUt NO go , i followed your advice and did a fresh restart, turned on external, said new hardware was found and the device, External Hard Drive Compatible With Windows Xp Double check disk manager to see if the drive is being seen, sometimes you may have to reassign it a different logical drive letter.

When I plugged it into my computer the icon on the bottom of my vista toolbar which is the seagate "device manager" flashed that 'no drive is connected.' I didn't get External Hard Drive For Windows Xp How to get the drive to work...Open up the Disk Management Console (as a user with Admin rights). You can try it yourself, but if the data is extremely important to you and you don?t mind spending anywhere from $300-$3000, I would suggest sending the drive out to a Continued Staff Online Now valis Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links

Good luck! External Hard Disk Not Detected In Windows Xp Like so many other computer problems, I can look back and say, "Well, that was dumb!" What is still not clear is how the drive letter was "removed" from the drive. Report 91-bluebird- Feb 9, 2010 at 10:21 PM I have the same error, on my gateway mx6214, bios shows harddrive but xp doesnt see it, ubuntu does however, I need xp See MSDN http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms802377.aspx for an explanation.

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It detected and reinstalled my USB drive and it works fine now. http://newwikipost.org/topic/Qa0cEhrqAxAzDuBIli9bdmlLOriqMSSp/Reinstalled-XP-Home-now-Wifi-won-t-work.html it worked. Windows Xp Not Recognizing External Hard Drive May 2, 2007 dennis parrott @Paul Rafferty: I had a similar sort of issue. Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Showing Up January 2, 2009 anon Thanks, it worked for me!

This way we can get more in depth into the exact issues related to your problem and serve you better! get redirected here Each one has 4 partitions (ex. Update 2 - 2/15/10 The external hard drive didn't find any viruses when scanned. I have the same issue..... Windows Xp Not Detecting Usb Devices

I finally figured out that I needed to plug-in it into an additional 2nd USB port so that I guess it received enough power. Can this be avoided in the future? 3. December 29, 2008 JimF I took a Hitachi 40 gb 2.5 inch drive from my wife's old laptop (Win 2000) and put it in an external USB drive case. http://diskpocalypse.com/windows-xp/reinstalled-windows-xp-and-drivers-internet-doesn-t-work.php This way the USB port would not even attempt to recognize the drive as a new hardware item.

Somewhere along the lines, one of the 4 misguided children took someone else's letter. Gpt Protective Partition Windows Xp To assign a drive letter to it, look at the bottom of the window where you will see the disks listed once again usually with a blue line above it. For some reason now whenever I try to plug in a new USB device that's plug-n-play (meaning it shouldn't require any installation procedure) like my PSP, an external hard drive, or

You would hook the drive inside the computer as slave on the IDE cable, or if more than one drive, unhook a cd\dvd drive temporarily and hook the hard drive in

Yahoo for school :)) November 20, 2008 rakesh dear sir i am using win XP .my problme is desktop icon drop shadows . Now if you'll look towards the bottom part of the right side, you'll see the disks again, but with a graphic type next to them mentioning size and what condition it's Now I have it back. Windows Xp Pen Drive Not Detected If anyone can tell me which update exactly (within SP1 for Vista Home Premium ENG) is causing this problem I will be grateful!

It is also possible that there are USB system updates available from your computer manufacturer or the manufacturer of the motherboard in it or the chipset on its motherboard (Intel, nVidia, I did this before I remembered my mouse/keyboard were usb DOH! There is no "SATA" reference but that is what it is refering to. my review here Hopefully we can get this thing sorted.John Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - (NT) (NT) Thanks...see ya there :) by trekker75 / July 18, 2006 12:33 PM PDT In

January 23, 2009 Tyler Thanks, solved my problem! After the reformatting process, the computer runs fine. we just got some new computers that had a muticard reader in them. A box will appear and take note of the files and where they've been kept in which directory.Then later when you reformat your windows and when you're installing all your drivers

on it and than ?Change drive letter and paths..?