Conflict with a Ext Hard drive and Sandisk Cruzer

  Wee Ago 10:20 11 Mar 2010

I have a Sandisk Cruzer memory stick plugged into my laptop as usual and no problems. I removed it and plugged in my Freecom Tough Drive and all is OK. Then, I plug my Cruzer back in and laptop can't see the Cruzer. So, I remove Freecom but laptop still can't see Cruzer. I remove both and reboot and laptop sees the Freecom but not the Cruzer. I try another USB stick in my laptop and it sees it OK. So, I try my Cruzer in another PC and it sees the Cruzer with no problems. I plug the Freecom into another PC, no problems there either. I'm baffled - any ideas?

  scotty 13:36 11 Mar 2010

Could be a conflict with two devices trying to use the same drive letters.

Open Explorer, right click on "My Computer" and select Manage then Storage then Disc management. This will show the discs available on the computer. If you right click on a drive you will see an option to change drive letter.Make sure you use a different drive letter for each device.

Note than some discs may have more than one partition, each of which needs a drive letter.

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