After connecting a USB cable with a hard drive attached to it to my desktop computer I looked in Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Storage and was surprised that the hard drive failed to appear. I then connected it to my notebook computer. It appeared as a hard drive storage device and I was able to access it. Why didn't my Windows 7 desktop computer recognize it?
I again plugged the USB cable into a USB port on my desktop computer and rebooted. A blue light on the USB adapter went on. I looked in Devices/Printers and found it. I right clicked on it's icon and then I clicked on Properties. It said the driver was working. Isn't that nice.
How can it be that on my notebook running Vista it shows up as a disk storage device, on my Windows 7 desktop it appears under Printers and Devices?