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Old 09-08-2005, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new Mextor external drive. I installed it on my laptop and my desktop. When installed, XP isaw the drive on both machines, it showed it as Drive "F". I transfered data back and forth to and from the drive, it worked flawless.

After I shut down both machines and came back the next day tp perform a backup, I plugged the USB in, windows recognized it, but when I went to my computer you could not find the drive, this happened on both machines. I rebooted and the same thing happened.

Please help.......
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you connecting it to USB before you boot up, or after your already in Windows?
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I have tried it both ways.
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Does it show up in your device manager?
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No it dosen't
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