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XP SP2 not recognizing external USB HD

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by tfrost200, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. tfrost200

    tfrost200 Member

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    Sometimes XP will recognize an external USB HD and other times it will not. Can someone tell me how to have XP identify an external drive?

    Thank you for your help.
     
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    It should be plug and play. What happens when it's not recognized
     
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    There is no drive other than C: indicated in "My Computer".
     
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    do you get the usual "ding" sound when you plug it in or several "dings"?
    I know its not the best way to explain it but several "dings" such as "ding,ding,ding" means the device has malfunctioned.
     
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    Two dings or more like dink donk (sorry i know it sounds silly but it makes two noises after plugging in the usb drive. Thank you for your help.
     
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    Can you post an audio recording of the sound?
     

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