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Simple Tech 160GB thinks its a DVD drive...

I have tons of data on this drive - and use it all the time. I plugged it into my home XP PC(had never used it on there) and it tried to install drivers but said it was unsuccessful. I plugged it into my laptop XP, (I've used it on here lots before) and all the simple drive does is click. I go to My Computer and it says I have a DVD drive plugged in. Always before it recognized the simpledrive. So - if I try to format it (which I'm not sure how to do exactly...) will I lose all of the data that is stored on it? How else can I retrieve the data that is on there - it worked just fine the other day!!!

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  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    when i plug in the 160GB SimpleTech i get nothing, it worked fine for daysi it is two weeks old, i have tones of doc's on this drive

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    I have quite the same problem. My SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB USB external HD, doesn't work anymore on Windows XP SP2, but it works fine in a Windows 2000 PC.. the same cable, the same disk.

    I don't know yet the solution..

  • rim77 Nov 27, 2008

    I just bought a SimpleDrive 500 GB & it thinks it's a dvd drive. Help!

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My friend if you try to format the drive u will loose all the data on that drive. I can help you format the drive but you will loose data.

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