How to get an External Hard Drive to show up in WinXP SP2 again?
December 18, 2005 3:26 PM Subscribe
How can I get an External Hard Drive to show up in WinXP SP2 again?
posted by mdbell79 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I have a 60GB Western Digital hard drive in an ADS tech USB enclosure. It worked up to a few days ago, when it abruptly stopped showing up in My Computer. The drive was assigned disk letter I:, which is still skipped by all my other devices (iPod, Canon printer, etc.). The drive shows up in Device Manager as a 60GB Usb Device under Drives, but does not show up in the Disk Management utility.
So... why isn't this showing up in My Computer? The drive is formatted and is less than 20% full, I'd imagine. It's mostly used for data backups and disk images of files I'd need if I had to reinstall Windows.