External hard drive has split personality
February 28, 2007 8:18 PM Subscribe
Why does the drive letter for my external hard drive keep changing?
posted by Joleta to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a Seagate external hard drive hooked up to my Dell Dimension 8400 PC running Windows XP Media Center SP2. Occasionally, the drive letter for the Seagate will change for no apparent reason. I'm using Memeo
backup, and since Memeo is currently looking for an E: drive and the Seagate has decided to be the J: drive, nothing is getting backed up. Previously I've sighed and created a new backup plan on the current drive letter, but this is getting old and isn't solving the problem. Does anyone have an idea why my hard drive has a split personality? Is it something with the drive, or with my computer? I've had the drive for 15 months and the computer for about two and a half years. I started using Memeo about a year ago.