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Install new d drive on windows xp

Last response: in Windows XP
October 20, 2010 1:13:54 PM

I ordered the D drive, after mine disappeared. How do you install?

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October 20, 2010 3:23:21 PM

you just plug it in, however if the D drive disappears, is no longer recognized, it's not usually the drive.
The problem is widely recognized as being caused by loading microsoft automatic update, and has occurred in thousands of computers, it's a bug in XP.
Two ways to fix it, one is to remove filters. The other way is to do a repair install of windows XP, see THIS forum, fourth post from the top, for the directions.
removing the filters, which works very often, but not 100% of the time:

left click start in the lower left hand of the screen
left click run
type regedit
left click OK
Now the registry editor will come up
double left click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
double left click on SYSTEM
double left click on CurrentControlSet
double left click on Control
double left click on Class
double left click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
look on the right side of the window for upper filters
right click on upper filters
left click delete
windows will then ask you to confirm deletion
click yes
look on the right side of the window for lower filters
if you do not see lower filters, you may be out of luck on this one.
right click on lower filters
left click on delete
windows will then ask to confirm deletion
click yes
Close all the windows that are open
restart the computer