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External Drive Connects But Can't Click


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#1 billtcm

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

Hey everyone, I have a fantom drive on windows xp. The drive is firewire, and I have two wires, one for the external drive and one for my digital camcorder which I frequently use. Anyhow a week ago I plugged my camera in and as usual when I do this the external drive disappears, only problem is this time when I unplugged the camera the drive didn't come back.

So my problem now is when I plug the external drive in it is detected and windows starts to autoplay it but when I try to click on it or cancel the autoplay it simply disappears and says that the drive isn't available.

If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Thanks.

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#2 rigacci

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:58 AM

Try going into Disk Management and see if it is there, without a drive letter.

Right click My Computer, Left Click Manage.

Open Disk Management and see if the drive is listed. If it is, it may not have a drive letter. You should be able to right click it and assign it a drive letter.

I hope this helps.

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#3 hamluis

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

I can't think of any reason an external drive might disappear when something is added to the system...unless it's a port/motherboard problem.

But that's just an uneducated SWAG :thumbsup:.

Louis

#4 John Witmer

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:18 PM

I have a similar problem with my external Hard Drive. The Manager says it recognizes the HD as E but when I try to read it, nothing happens.
This problem began after I ran a registry fixer called RegCure.
Can anyone give me some diagnostic suggestions?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:14 PM

To john witmer:

Please...start your own post/thread. This will make it much easier for everyone to understand and follow.

It appears that your issues are not similar to those of the original poster.

Thanks.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 05 September 2008 - 06:14 PM.





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