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A sales manager reports that his laptop computer running Windows XP displays an error every time he starts the laptop if his external Zip drive is disconnected. He uses the Zip drive only when his laptop is not connected to a docking station. How should you resolve this issue?

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Sounds like he needs to uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the thing. BTW, tell him this is 2009 and has he ever heard of USB "Flash" drives?

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Windows cannot see external HDD


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Install a My Book External Hard Drive

Installing a My Book external hard drive will add additional hard drive storage to your computer. The My Book external hard drive is easy to install and can be moved between computers so that you always have your information at your fingertips.
If you are thinking about an external hard drive, the My Book is a great choice because of how easy it is to install and transport, if necessary.

Meet the requirements for using the My Book external hard drive on your computer.
It is adaptable with Windows Vista, XP and 2000. For a Mac, it is adaptable with Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.
Take the external hard drive out of the box and inspect it.
It should be in good condition with no flaws in the exterior.
Plug the AC adapter into an outlet. Connect the other end into the external drive.

Plug in the USB connection to the My Book external hard drive on the back in the USB port.
Plug in the other end of the USB connection to the open USB port on your laptop or desktop.
The computer will recognize the My Book hard drive right away.

Access the hard drive by clicking the "Start" button at the bottom of your screen.
When the window opens, click on "My Computer."
Under "Devices With Removal Storage" you will see the external hard drive.
Double-click the icon to open a window to display any contents stored on this hard drive.


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Access an Inaccessible Drive

You can gain access to a working hard drive that is inaccessible when the system starts and assign it a drive letter under the Windows Explorer interface.
Or, you can import foreign disks into Windows or create a partition and format them.
You can scan a drive for bad sectors or lost clusters and repair the system files to allow access to a corrupted drive.
In short, you can utilize the drives as they were intended to be used by completing some operating-system configuration steps that are occasionally required for some drive installations.

Click "Start" (the Windows Orb) and "Computer" to access the Windows Explorer screen. Right-click on the inaccessible drive and choose "Properties" from the context menu.
Click the "Tools" tab and click "Check Now" under the Error-Checking section.
Select both check boxes to allow the system to automatically fix file-system errors and to scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Allow the system to run the scan the next time the system is booted.
Restart the computer to complete the scan and check for access after the scan completes.
Click "Start" (Windows Orb) and "Computer" to access the Windows Explorer screen.
Right-click on the inaccessible drive and choose "Properties" from the context menu.
Click the "Security" tab and click "Edit" to change permissions for the drive.
Click "Users" from the Group or User Names section.
Check the "Allow" box for full control and check for access after the settings are saved.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility.
Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system.
Right-click in the left column of the inaccessible drive and click "Import Foreign Disk" to allow the system to convert the disk signature to a local disk.
Check for access after the settings are saved.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility.
Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system.
Right-click in the right column of the inaccessible disk and choose "Change Drive Letters and Path."
If no letter exists, click "Add" and assign a drive letter from the list of available letters.
If a drive letter is listed, click "Change" and select a new letter to eliminate any conflicts with other devices in the system.
Check for access after these settings are in place, which may require a restart of the system.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility. Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system. Right-click in the right column of the inaccessible disk and choose "New Simple Volume" to create a partition and format it for use.
Click "Next" when the New Simple Volume Wizard appears.
Click "Next" to accept the maximum size for the drive.
Click "Next" to accept the suggested drive letter assignment.
Click "Next" to format the volume with the suggested defaults or change them if desired.
Click "Finish" to format the drive and make it accessible to the operating system.
Restore a Drive That Is Not Accessible
Microsoft Windows operating systems support a large number of file system formats including FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
Hard drives are typically formatted with either FAT32 or NTFS, both of which can be used for years without issues.
Damage can occur to the file system through a sudden power outage, malicious software or lack of maintenance, rendering the drive unreadable or inaccessible.
Run the Chkdsk utility in Windows to resolve file system corruption and restore access to the hard drive.

Select the "Start" or "Globe" button and then click "Programs." Click "Accessories" and then right-click the command line icon in the menu that appears.
Click "Run as Administrator" in the drop down menu that appears.
The command prompt will display.
Enter "chkdsk C: /F" substituting the "C:" with the letter assigned to the drive that cannot be accessed, and then tap the "Enter" key.
Enter "Y" and tap the "Enter" key if a message appears that states "Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)."
Let the disk scan run and fix the drive, or if the scan does not start, reboot and let the scan run and repair the drive.

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Enable Drive Letter View

Click the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the start menu.
Click "Folder Options" and navigate to the "View" tab.
Scroll down and place a mark next to "Show drive letters," then click "OK."

Configuring Drive Manager

Click the "Start" button to launch the start menu.
Right-click "Computer" and choose "Manage" from the menu.
Click "Storage" in the menu on the right side to extend the section.
Click "Disk Management" under the "Storage" header.
This will show you a list of drives and removable storage on your computer.
It will also report the status of the drives, such as "Healthy."
If the removable storage does not have a drive letter or has a drive letter in conflict with another drive, you can assign it a new letter.
Right-click the icon of your removable storage drive and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."
Click the "Change" button, then choose a drive letter from the drop-down menu.
Select a letter that is near to the end of the alphabet to prevent drive overlap issues.
Click "OK" to allow the changes to take place.
You should now see the removable storage listed with your other drives on the "My Computer" screen.

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ScanDisk is a Windows utility which detects and corrects errors. Windows XP introduced a significant change to ScanDisk. The utility was integrated into the operating system. You should run ScanDisk whenever you notice a hard drive is not performing well and also on a regular basis to fix errors as soon as they happen.
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  1. 1 Open "My Computer" in Windows XP.
  2. 2 Find the icon for the hard drive you want to run ScanDisk on. You can run ScanDisk on the system's primary hard drive and also on any secondary hard drives or external hard drives. Right-click on the icon for the hard drive and select "Properties."
  3. 3 Choose the "Tools" tab from the hard drive properties window. The ScanDisk utility can be activated from the Error-checking box at the top of the Tools tab. To begin, click the "Check Now" button.
  4. 4 Note the two check boxes displayed. You will want to choose the "Automatically Fix File System Errors" box. This will perform a basic fast scan of the drive, which will take only a few minutes.
  5. 5 Put a check in the "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors" box for a more thorough scan. With this checked, Windows XP will take 10 hours or longer to run ScanDisk depending on the size of your hard drive. Run this if you have noticed a problem with the hard drive's performance. For regular checks, run the basic check most of the time and the longer check only occasionally.
  6. 6 Hit the "Start" button to start ScanDisk.
  7. 7 Wait for Windows XP to finish running ScanDisk and view the report. ScanDisk will tell you what errors it found and fixed. Click the "Close" button when are finished viewing the report.

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Open "My Computer" in Windows XP.

Find the icon for the hard drive you want to run ScanDisk on. You can run ScanDisk on the system's primary hard drive and also on any secondary hard drives or external hard drives. Right-click on the icon for the hard drive and select "Properties."

Choose the "Tools" tab from the hard drive properties window. The ScanDisk utility can be activated from the Error-checking box at the top of the Tools tab. To begin, click the "Check Now" button.

Note the two check boxes displayed. You will want to choose the "Automatically Fix File System Errors" box. This will perform a basic fast scan of the drive, which will take only a few minutes.

Put a check in the "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors" box for a more thorough scan. With this checked, Windows XP will take 10 hours or longer to run ScanDisk depending on the size of your hard drive. Run this if you have noticed a problem with the hard drive's performance. For regular checks, run the basic check most of the time and the longer check only occasionally.

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Second thing is please remove/uninstall any storage device information from device manager
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