I have an external backup drive which I turn on occasionally. Sometimes XP recognises it and sometimes it doesn't. When windows doesn't see the drive I switch it off, wait a few minutes and turn it on again, then usually it works. Sometimes I have to do this 3 or 4 times.
Can anyone tell me why XP doesn't recognise it every time? Is there anything I can do to tell Windows to see the drive?
5:26 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
Is it USB or Firewire? It doesn't appear under "My Computer" when you switch it on? Are all cables properly secured?
Try clicking Start> Control Panel> Administration Tools> Event Viewer> System
Look for Yellow or Red warning messages for clues.