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Windows 2000 is not detecting external USB HDD

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  I have a P IV PC with WIndows 2000 OS. I connected an external Hard disk which is formatted in Fat32 and contains 10 Gb data.
But I could not see this hard disk when i try to access through 'my computer' icon. But through disk management i can see it without any drive letters assigned. My pc is already with another internal 60 GB HDD. Is it because of that it is not detecting my external 40 GB?..  Pls comment
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by:Moncapitaan
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Did you have any drivers with the ext USB Drive?
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by:pvraj
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No. I dont have
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by:Moncapitaan
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Are you logged into win2000 as administrator?
Did the external drive come as an external drive or did you fit the drive into an external housing?
What is the drive listed as in device manager?

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by:LucF
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> But through disk management i can see it without any drive letters assigned.
easy, right click and choose "assign drive letter"

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by:pvraj
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I m logged in as administrator. The Hard disk is an external usb device. In the device manager it is listed with out assigning any drive letter. I tried assigning letter, but could not. I dont know wht went wrong?.
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not in device manager, but in disk manager.

Right click "my computer" => choose "manage" => choose "disk manager" your drive should show up here also, now rightclick on it and choose "assign drive letter"

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by:pvraj
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"now rightclick on it and choose "assign drive letter"". I could not assign drive letter here.. it is giving me an error message.
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by:LucF
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What error message?
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by:pvraj
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error message.. "Could not assign drive letter.. please restart your computer"... and everytime it is asking me to restart my computer..
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by:LucF
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Was this a dynamic or a basic disk?
What does it look like in device manager: just a partition, a formatted partition, healty, unhealty, offline?
Did you check that the letter you tried to assign isn't in use by another device?
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