But in my case i was already using the drive as an external usb hdd.... And it worked fine...I tried connecting it to an older computer I have and that's when the problem stared.
Now connecting it externally or with the drive adapter (inside the pc) won't work. I see the drive in Device Manager with the label "Disc Drive". But It doesn't appear in My Computer nor Disk Management. I can;t acces it via the command prompt either. When I try to populate, i get the error message:
"Volume information for this disk cannot be found. THis may happen if the disk is a 1394 or a USB device on a Windows 2000 machine."
This error msg doesn't help much.
I put the hdd back in the external case..I also tried putting it in a new case..didn't work...I'm now trying to solve the problem but I really need help...I have a million important files on the HDD whick I don't have a backup of.
I'm usin XP SP2 with all current drivers. Usb 2.0 support, and I don't have any other devices connected in my other usb ports.. And this all seems strange because it was working fine.
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the new beast...
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton running at 2.16 Ghz.
GeForce MX 4000 (mainly takes the load off the main system)
Creative Labs Audigy 24-bit sound.
Some Case from tigerdirect
512 MB Ultra DDR RAM.
80GB Seagate HDD
LiteOn CD-RW / DVD ROM drive.
currently looking at a litescribe drive at staples, due to its ability to label the CD shortly after being burned.