I purchased an external HDD, 40GB Western Digital essentially which was a laptop drive, in a case and plugged to the back of my laptop using a USB cable.
My laptop doesn't have USB 2.0, so it was still using the slower 1.2 or watver it is. It had been working fine till last week when I installed SP2 on the XP Pro I am using on the machine.
Since then, whenever I plug the drive, the light turns on the drive, Windows tells me that a USB 2.0 device found but will run slow because it isnt a USB 2.0 port (as before), then tells me that it found a new hard ware ( Disk Drive ) and say my newly installed hardware is ready for use.
All this was as before, but when I open My Computer, I cant see the external drive there.
In Device Manager, under Disk Drives, I can see the Generic USB Disk USB Device right beside my internal HDD, and when i double click that, it says the device is functioning properly, but when I go to the Volume tab and click Populate, it says Disk Type : Unknown, Status: Unreadable, Partition Style:Not Applicable.
Under the Disk Management, I cant see this drive at all..its just my CD Drive and the internal HDD.
Can anyone help and tell me how I can bring the drive back?
The USB Port is working fine since I can connect my digital camera and d/l pics from that no worries.
Thanks a ton.