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Simpletech hard drive not being read. It worked awhile ago, but recently i've tried to plug it in and autoplay doesnt come up anymore, so when i got to the computer screen to read the hard drive it reads that it has no storage and it's inaccessible even when i try to scan it with my anti virus it just freezes the screen.

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  • r_d_trivedi Dec 26, 2008

    I've similar issue -- red light is on but not recognized by any computers. Please help.



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Windows likes to mess with drive letters. Try this:

  1. Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.

    Note If you do not see Performance and Maintenance, go to step 3. Performance and Maintenance appears in Control Panel only if you use Category view. If you use Classic view, Performance and Maintenance does not appear.
  3. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then click Disk Management in the left pane.
  4. Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or the volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, and then either accept the default drive letter or click the drive letter that you want to use.
  7. Click OK.
I'm pretty sure this will fix the problem. If not try us again at Fixya.com

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