When ever I plug in my usb hard drive into my Windows 7 based laptop they are not shown in "My Computer", but are in "Disk Management", where I can assign a drive letter, but a different one each time the drive is plugged in.
Searching Google, it would suggest a driver needs updating, but replacing the driver for the usb hard drive does not fix it. Would updating the Motherboard driver solve this? and where would I go for the latest. I have already had a look on HP's web site without success.
I used Acronis TI on my previous PC with XP O/S no problem.
I had a similar problem with that PC and USB drives. If all else fails try this.
The solution was to shut down unplug every thing even the mains plug and leave overnight so all capacitors etc discharge. Plug every thing back in boot up and in my case all was well.
Not doing to well with this one. Used USB Device View and killed off all the necessary drivers restarted and installed each USB device one by one. It urns out the culprit is my Buffalo USB hard Drive HD-PV500U2 and Windows 7 don't get along to well Every thing works fine with Vista though.