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Old 05-09-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
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i have a 120gb segate external hard drive that runs on usb. my son hook it up and worked fine untill he instaled a dvd r. the hard drive does not show up on "my computer". i have shut down and restarted to bring back but doesnt show up. are there some drivers i need for the hard drive and what else can i do to get this thing to work again?
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
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Go to device manager and check the USB drivers. If any have an exclamation mark uninstall it and reboot. You can also just uninstall all of them and XP {I assume you have XP} will reinstall them on the boot.
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i have a 120gb segate external hard drive that runs on usb. my son hook it up and worked fine untill he instaled a dvd r. the hard drive does not show up on "my computer". i have shut down and restarted to bring back but doesnt show up. are there some drivers i need for the hard drive and what else can i do to get this thing to work again?
if its a maxtor external harddrive then it comes with a cd, as do many/most external harddrives, pop in the cd given with the external harddrive and just follow the autoplay wizard. If not a lot of times just unplug the usb cable and plug it back in and a lot of times it will detect it that way.
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