The computer is older, an Asus CUSL2-c running Win2K. I use it mainly for internet surfing/ downloading etc.
The older hard drive was close to being maxed out, being only 100Gb. I installed a new Pata 320 Gb hard drive,
it works great. But the old hard drive, now located as a secondary IDE slave 'behind' the DVD-rom, isn't recognized
in Windows Explorer-- sort of! It isn't shown under the hard drives section, but it is shown under "My Network
Places"! My USB flash drives only show up here also. I can access all the files here, but would like to have the
computer recognize the hard drive/ flash drives normally. Everything seems normal in Computer Management.
Well, the Win2k and all of my programs are all paid for. It would probably cost close to $10k to change to a newer OS and newer programs. I use it on all three of my computers and it has worked well until this odd issue.
I thought about it and decided 5k is probably a closer figure. New Photoshop, Premiere, AfterEffects Pro etc etc adds up.
Good video editing back in the days of analog video cost a few pennies.
Anyways, I've had four computers so far with Win2k and haven't had much fuss with them. My Dad's computer with Vista, by comparison, was a lot of headache. So I'm still wondering why these hardware items are an issue with Windows. All of these items have been recognized by Windows previously, using the same motherboard! I must be missing a checkbox or something......