I HAD TO REINSTALL XP ON MY COMPUTER EARLIER THIS WEEK AND INITIALLY THE COMPUTER SHOWED MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE/MEDIA PLAYER AND THEN IT VANISHED FROM MY COMPUTER FOLDER. AFTER MOVING IT FROM ONE USB PORT TO DIFFERENT ONES, STILL DIDNT SHOW. IF I SWITCHED THE EX HARD DRIVE ON AND OFF IT COULD SHOW, BUT IF I ACCESSED A FOLDER ON IT IT SUDDENLY VANISHED AGAIN. TRIED TO UPDATE DRIVERS BUT WHEN ITS NOT SHOWING ON COMPUTER DONT KNOW IF IM DOING THE RIGHT THING OR NOT.I'D APPRECIATE SOME HELP PLEASE.
ref external haerddrive doesnt show at all on computer, ive tried rebooting computer and switching ex hd on before i reboot to no effect, i left the ex hd switched off all day and ive just switched it on and its showing and am now running chkdsk right now at 2% will revert and meanwhile thank you all for the help