drive not accessible

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when i try to access an external drive i get the error msg drive:\ not
accessible incorrect function. i have turned off windows firewall and
antivrus software rebooted and still cannot access it.
can anyone help please
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    lance wrote:
    > when i try to access an external drive i get the error msg drive:\ not
    > accessible incorrect function. i have turned off windows firewall and
    > antivrus software rebooted and still cannot access it.
    > can anyone help please

    Turn back on your firewall..
    Turn back on your antivirus..

    The firewall COULD have prevented the access if it wasn't the Windows
    Firewall and the "external drive" you speak of is a Network drive, not a
    classic external drive like a USB/Firewire drive.

    Considering you probably meant USB/Firewire drive - has the drive been
    formatted in a way to allow access to it from a Windows system? What kind
    of drive is it?

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    >=- Shenan -=<
    >=- MS MVP -=<
    --
    The information above is intended to assist you; however, it is
    suggested you research for yourself before you take any advice - you
    are the one ultimately responsible for your actions/problems/solutions.
    Whenever possible, the advice will include the method/places used in
    compiling the answer. Also, questions may have been asked to clarify
    your situation OR to give you an idea of where to look - do not dismiss
    them lightly.
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    hi thanks for the reply. the drive is a firewire and also any usb ie ipod
    they have all worked in the past ! and the ipod has been formatted for
    windows. the other drive is an internal sony memory stick

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > lance wrote:
    > > when i try to access an external drive i get the error msg drive:\ not
    > > accessible incorrect function. i have turned off windows firewall and
    > > antivrus software rebooted and still cannot access it.
    > > can anyone help please
    >
    > Turn back on your firewall..
    > Turn back on your antivirus..
    >
    > The firewall COULD have prevented the access if it wasn't the Windows
    > Firewall and the "external drive" you speak of is a Network drive, not a
    > classic external drive like a USB/Firewire drive.
    >
    > Considering you probably meant USB/Firewire drive - has the drive been
    > formatted in a way to allow access to it from a Windows system? What kind
    > of drive is it?
    >
    > --
    > >=- Shenan -=<
    > >=- MS MVP -=<
    > --
    > The information above is intended to assist you; however, it is
    > suggested you research for yourself before you take any advice - you
    > are the one ultimately responsible for your actions/problems/solutions.
    > Whenever possible, the advice will include the method/places used in
    > compiling the answer. Also, questions may have been asked to clarify
    > your situation OR to give you an idea of where to look - do not dismiss
    > them lightly.
    >
    >
    >
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