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Hard drive letter disappears after not using drive

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December 4, 2009 10:33:11 PM

I have an external firewire hardrive and after I do not access it for say maybe a day or so the drive letter disappears and I can't access that drive. It does not show in my computer or disk management.
The firewire device has the latest driver and says it is working properly.

If I remove the firewire cable and the power then plug it back in it still does not show up.

If I reboot it will show up again and can be used.

Annoying.

My machine is running windows Vista.

Thanks,

Mike
December 5, 2009 2:04:24 PM

go into yr device driver manager and check for Power Saving feature - turn it off.

also, check if yr computer is configured to go to sleep or put the hdd to sleep after ???hrs.
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