Solved

Cannot see external drive

Posted on 2008-10-11
3
244 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
If I plug a USB external drive into my server 200 computer I can see the drive, with an assigned letter, in Disk Management but cannot see it in My Computer.  Cannot access it via a DOS prompt either.

Tried 2 external drives.
0
Comment
Question by:classnet
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:leegclystvale
ID: 22693730
I had a similar problem on a laptop....... turned out it was a software issue and a rebuild sorted it out.......after the motherboard was replaced!!!
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:veedar
ID: 22693973
You might try updating or deleting and reinstalling your USB drivers.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
classnet earned 0 total points
ID: 22884800
Turned out the drive was assigned a letter of an existing drive.  Went to disk management and gave it a new drive letter.
0

Featured Post

Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question