Unable to find external drive

  ukhomerj2003 12:18 28 Feb 2010
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I have an external hard storing music videos etc. I am unable to find this in My Computer. When i turn the drive on, the lights come on and the PC gives a beep to ecognise it is connected, however i can not see it in My Computer,
I have tried plugging into different USB ports, and same errors
Any ideas please?

  howard64 12:39 28 Feb 2010

when I plug in my external it depends in what order I do it. If the power is on to it and I plug it in often it is not seen. If I plug the usb in and then turn the power on it is found. Try connecting it differently and see which works best.

  ukhomerj2003 12:46 28 Feb 2010

Nope doesnt work.

Tried power off, usb connected then power on.
Tried power on, usb disconnected then connecte, didnt work.
Both times computer beeps in recognition of either power on, or usb plugged in.

  EARLR 13:05 28 Feb 2010

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  ukhomerj2003 13:13 28 Feb 2010

Win XP

  canarieslover 13:16 28 Feb 2010

Try cleaning system with Ccleaner, including cleaning registry. It sorted mine out when it couldn't see hard drive. click here

  ukhomerj2003 13:35 28 Feb 2010

Nope still cant find it

  MAT ALAN 13:44 28 Feb 2010

click here

might help...

  ukhomerj2003 13:56 28 Feb 2010

No it doesnt show in the menu

Now i am geting desperate.

  howard64 16:17 28 Feb 2010

in the past when this happened to me I got the motherboard cd and reinstalled the drivers as if it were new.

  ICF 16:23 28 Feb 2010

Right click my computer
click on manage and then select storage
click on disk management
find your drive in the loer list right click and give it a letter if it does not have one.

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