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Anonymous
August 24, 2004 1:51:11 AM

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Hi i recently put together an external USB2.0 external hd. Its one of those
enclosure kits that can house a standard HD. I have a maxtor 250GB drive.
Everything works great until i power off the drive and turn it back on at a
later point. Then in order for the drive to re-appear i have to go into
computer manager and re-activate the disk in order to get windows explorer
to see the drive again. Is there any way i can avoid this extra step
everytime? I've even tried 'safely' removing the usb device and no luck. I
have a USB camera with a memory stick that never seems to have this problem
and always comes up as drive F each time, so i would imagine it should be
something possible to accomplish.

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

--minnoce944
August 24, 2004 10:17:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Have you checked the Computer Management applet in Control Panel, under
Storage? The disk should appear in theri and be assigned a letter for the
drive; it is down the 'tree' under disc mangaemnet...
"msnews.microsoft.com" <minnoce944@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eSSI8UYiEHA.636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi i recently put together an external USB2.0 external hd. Its one of
those
> enclosure kits that can house a standard HD. I have a maxtor 250GB drive.
> Everything works great until i power off the drive and turn it back on at
a
> later point. Then in order for the drive to re-appear i have to go into
> computer manager and re-activate the disk in order to get windows explorer
> to see the drive again. Is there any way i can avoid this extra step
> everytime? I've even tried 'safely' removing the usb device and no luck. I
> have a USB camera with a memory stick that never seems to have this
problem
> and always comes up as drive F each time, so i would imagine it should be
> something possible to accomplish.
>
> Thanks in advance for the assistance.
>
> --minnoce944
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 11:05:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Yeah its there in the disk management until i power it off.
When i power it back on it gets listed as disk 1 and i have to re-activate
it in order for it to appear again with a drive letter.

--minnoce944



"Sandman" <peterf41@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Have you checked the Computer Management applet in Control Panel, under
> Storage? The disk should appear in theri and be assigned a letter for the
> drive; it is down the 'tree' under disc mangaemnet...
> "msnews.microsoft.com" <minnoce944@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eSSI8UYiEHA.636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Hi i recently put together an external USB2.0 external hd. Its one of
> those
> > enclosure kits that can house a standard HD. I have a maxtor 250GB
drive.
> > Everything works great until i power off the drive and turn it back on
at
> a
> > later point. Then in order for the drive to re-appear i have to go into
> > computer manager and re-activate the disk in order to get windows
explorer
> > to see the drive again. Is there any way i can avoid this extra step
> > everytime? I've even tried 'safely' removing the usb device and no luck.
I
> > have a USB camera with a memory stick that never seems to have this
> problem
> > and always comes up as drive F each time, so i would imagine it should
be
> > something possible to accomplish.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for the assistance.
> >
> > --minnoce944
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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