External Drives keep 'going missing'

  kinger 20:49 03 Oct 2004
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I have several external hard drives.

Two LaCie 350GB units
One Iomega Peerless
A Maxtor 160GB Maxtor

The problem is, every so often Windows XP Home seems to forget that they are attached.

All I do is go to device manager, click on 'disable' and follow that with 'enable'.

Then they seem to be recognised.

It's a nuisance having to go to each drive and do this procedure, it happens every few days.

Does anyone know what could be causing it?

Many thanks in advance.

K!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:20 03 Oct 2004

IF USB2 on via chipset, your going to have to live it

  kinger 21:29 03 Oct 2004

I am using one USB2 drive while the others are on FireWire 400 on an SIS mother board.

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