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Iomega USB 2 Desktop Hard drive not recognised by xp sp2

I cant get the above product to show on my computer so that I can use it. When I plug in the usb cable I get a message to say that there are no drivers available for the drive - code 28. I have tried to update the usb drivers but that has not worked. The desktop drive does not show in disk management so reassigning a drive letter will not work. Device manager lists the drive under other devices but it has a yellow warning sign next to again relating to the drivers. I have tried to follow the Iomega advice but that has not worked either. The drive works on a lap top that is running the same xp professional sp2 version as the main computer. Please help as this is driving me mad.



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Re: Iomega USB 2 Desktop Hard drive not recognised by xp...

Hi buddies:

I just asking for if i can uninstall the sp2 to resolve this proplem 

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Make sure you are pluging in the extrernal drive in the USB 2.0 because other USB will have problem recognising it.

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Re: Iomega USB 2 Desktop Hard drive not recognised by xp...

Did you set any jumppers to slave? Is it pluged in the right spot?

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