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#1 esdog

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:32 AM

Just recently i noticed that my external drive does not register on my system when i turn on my computer or reboot. If i turn the drive off and on it then appears. Any ideas why this is suddenly happening.
Some mornings I wake up grumpy, on others I let her sleep in.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:40 AM

Try plugging it in to one of your other USB ports.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 03:42 AM

Plugged it in to a different usb port as suggested. Voila! everything fixed, i really must remember to try the simple things first.
Thanks for your help.
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:28 AM

You're welcome, but that doesn't fix the problem on the USB port which you originally used.

Open your device manager and look at the USB section.
Do you see any yellow or red warning icons?

If you do, try updating the drivers. When it gives you the choice of where to get the driver make sure the Windows Update button is selected.




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