External hard drive help

  Bike-it 21:15 28 Jan 2007

I have a Western digital My book external hard drive which was ok until yesterday, whenever you connected it to the computer and switched it on it opened a back up folder and an icon appeared on the systemtray but this no longer happenes, the drive is recoginised in my computer as drive f. any help please.

  terryf 01:32 29 Jan 2007

What happens if you right click on my computer>properties>hardware>device manager, do you see the ext drive listed under disk drives? is there a yellow sign against your ext one? I have an ext usb drive and when I switch it on I get the winxp question, 'what do I want to do with the content of the drive' but I don't get any icon in the system tray, never have had with any usb ext drives

  Smiler 13:02 29 Jan 2007

Did you install some software when you first used this drive if so it seems to a problem with the settings of this software.

  Bike-it 19:07 29 Jan 2007

Terryf yes the ext drive is listed there but no yellow sign against it.

Smiler whenever i first connected the drive to the computer it automatically loaded software WD backup and some google bits, desktop and picasa.

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