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External Drive Using Usb Hookup

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#1 sThunderhead


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Posted 10 July 2007 - 04:52 PM

Have a Seagate External Drive hooked up to a Gateway. Computer recognizes drive but will not assign a drive letter so I can access my files. Drive has worked previously.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:18 AM

Go to Start...Run...and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Can you see the drive there? If so, try assigning it a different drive letter (the drive letter that it has may be being used by another device).
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:06 PM

Try uninstalling the external USB drive via the Device Manager.

| Start >> Run >> devmgmt.msc |

Locate the device in Universal Serial Bus Controllers branch, right-click the drive and choose Uninstall. Then run a Scan for hardware changes and use the Found New Hardware wizard to reinstall the drivers and the device - it should be plug and play (PnP).

That should bring it back online with the next available Driver Letter.

If that doesn't work, use the Disk Management console to try and manually change the drive letter as advised in the previous post.
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