A couple of months ago I purchased a new external drive.
When connected to my husbands computer, it was immediately recognized.
After backing up his files and folders, I hooked it up to my computer using an unused front USB port.
My computer did not recognize the external drive.
After about an hour of working with it, and it still not being recognized, I decicded to do something that
I figured would not work. I did try finding it in disk management and it wasn't listed.
I disconnected it from the front USB port, pulled out the case, unhooked the printer cable from a back USB port,
plugged in the external drive, and BINGO success.
My suggestion, if you haven't tried a different USB port, do so.
A very simple solution that might work for you.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 January 2010 - 09:12 AM.