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Old 01-15-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Arial Black]identifies hard drive as cd rom

i have a 2nd removeable 120 G hard drive that was working fine for over 2 years. now all of a sudden it is identifed as a cd rom and i can't access it.

am using 2002 xp pro SP2
on a pent III 650/512

the incorrect drive connotation shows up in windows explorer but not in system properties.

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Old 01-15-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Arial Black]identifies hard drive as cd rom

Try resitting it (disconnect it and try reconnecting it again). It could just be having one of its moments.
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Default Re: .[FONT=Arial Black]identifies hard drive as cd rom[/FONT]

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i have a 2nd removeable 120 G hard drive
This is an External drive?

try Plugging it into a different USB port If it is USB...
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the hard drive is not usb. it is in a hdd case that can be pulled out of the computer for storage. i tried checking connections and resetting it the drawer, still no change.
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the hard drive is not usb. it is in a hdd case that can be pulled out of the computer for storage. i tried checking connections and resetting it the drawer, still no change.
Is the Drive showing Up is the POST test?

the first screen that comes on when you power up your PC.
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