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Windoes xp no longer sees the drive. It does show

Windows xp no longer sees the drive. It does show up in the device manager

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What drive you talking about win not seeing

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My computer no longer "sees"


hello
at end of this instruction set, see link to review more questions/answers,as your issue with CD/DVD ROM will vary .


This document applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows XP, Me, and 98. Use this document to make Windows and the CD writing software recognize the CD or DVD writer drive. Start at Step 1; do not skip to other sections until Step 1 has been completed. Step 1: Does Windows detect the CD or DVD drive? Use Device Manager to determine if Windows is recognizing the drive:
  1. In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer . In Windows 98 and Me, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. In Windows XP, select Properties , click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button. In Windows 98 and Me, select Properties , and click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives (or similar) category.
  4. Do the following depending on what is listed in the DVD/CD-ROM drives category:
    • If the CD or DVD drive name is missing , the drive is not being detected by Windows. Close Device Manager and skip to the section CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows .
    • If a drive name is shown but is disabled (icon is marked with a red X, c00877300.gif ), the drive has been disabled. Right-click the drive name and select Enable . You may have to restart the computer to complete the enabling process. The drive should work correctly once it has been enabled. NOTE: If the drive cannot be enabled, a required service or driver that the drive needs is not functioning or has been disabled. Click the plus sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and troubleshoot any problems found according to any error codes in Device Manager. Resetting the BIOS may also resolve this problem.
    • If a drive name is shown but contains an alert icon (an icon marked with an alert symbol, c00877301.gif ), then use the section Using Device Manager error codes to troubleshoot the problem. You may also use the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive to reset the drive configuration.
    • If the CD or DVD drive is listed as normal but your disc burning software does not recognize the drive, Device Manager shows no special icons c00877302.gif . Windows is detecting the drive but the writing software does not. Leave Device Manager open and continue with the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive .


here is a link that will give you several other questions and answers to CD/DVD ROM issues.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=11843&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=443069

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I installed a Maxtor 4R080L0 as a slave drive. My Windows Explorer (XP) cannot "see" the drive. - It is recognized by the BIOS. - It is properly listed in the Device Manager and 'running properly' - Win...


You will need to go into the control panel, administrator, and then disk drive manager. once there you will need to initialize the new drive and then format the drive before the system will see it. Format using the NTFS file system only if you are using XP, After the format is completed reboot the system and your new slave drive should show up just fine and you will be able to log into it or use explorer to view it.

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My hitachi hard drive dosent show up in my computer


The reason it's not showing up in XP is because microsoft made updates to drive handling in Windows 7.

The disk is in essence too "advanced for XP"

Your best solution is to copy the data off the drive onto the windows 7 machine, then format the drive using windows XP. Once formatted, copy your files back onto the drive from the windows 7 computer and both will be able to share the drive.

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Feb 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Since installing windows xp on my laptop I can no longer use the cd rom drive, its works i can hear it, but I cant see the drive in my computer or device manager, i installed windows from the cd...


is it a removeable bay drive?check primary and secondary ide controllers,dma settings,update drivers,in the view settings.on the device manager page click show hidden devices,,check advanced system info,look at problem devices,it may be on the same irq as some other device,and they are conflicting,

Sep 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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When connected by USB cable removable hard disk does not appear in Windos Explorer. However, on other peoples PCs, the disk is visible.


your computer is probably naming it F: or something, but your PC already has a device issued to that letter.

Right-click on 'My Computer', it will open a 'Computer Management' window. On the left side, under 'Storage'.. click on 'Disk Management'. It will show some devices like your c: drive and d: drive.. does it recognize your removable hard drive?... if it does then right-click on it and choose 'Change Drive Letter'. CLick on the 'Change' button and change the drive letter to Q or X or something ...then apply it close the windows... then open Windows Explorer and see if you see your removable hard drive now.

good luck.

Sep 15, 2009 | Electronics - Others

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Drive No Longer Appears as an Available/Accessible Drive


goto disk management - right click and choose assign/change drive letter

Mar 18, 2009 | Electronics - Others

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I reformatted my C: drive and ever since Windows will not recognize my Seagate External Free Agent hard drive. It shows up under ?My Computer? as Removable Disk (I: )? It used to be listed as Seagate...


Try connecting it to another computer. If you can see your data then back it up etc.
After you have recovered your data connect it to your computer, from Disk Manager, remove the partition, recreate it again and then format the drive, hopefully your external drive will be operational again.
There is a possibility that the hard disk has died and you will have lost your data. If you are desparate, hard drive data recovery companies charge an arm and a leg to recover data from dead drives.

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Can't see Seagate external hard drive on Vista devices with remov


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If the drive is not showing up in My Computer but is showing in Device Manager then you most likely need to assign a drive let you the drive. The links below will help you do this.

How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7

How to change your drive letter in Windows XP


Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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Sound device problem


you have doesn't gave me the description about your sound card. any way at please install your sound driver and direct-x 8.0 or supportable above then restart.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Iomega portable hard drive


Please check in device manager that storage mass device is not showing yellow mark if it is please first remove any storage device showing yellow mark in usb devices in device manager >

You wil find device manager in windows 2000/xp in control panel >administrative tools>computer management ..then click on device manager

Second thing is please remove/uninstall any storage device information from device manager
Restart the pc and then go to device manager and see there should be no entry of storage device in usb root devices .After this fix your usb device and it will work definately

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