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Every time I log on I get an error message relating to my sumvision 2.5 sata to usb 2.0 external hard drive. The message is E:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. If still can not be located the information might have been moved to a difternt location. I have tried to find the drivers on on line and can not. Thanks Michelle

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Http://www.solvusoft.com/en/update/drivers/usb/sumvision/egem-2-5-sata-to-usb-aluminium-enclosure-grey/sub-models/
That's the driver - BUT--- unfortunately this sounds to me like a registry error where you will need someone with a fair amount of computer experience to edit registry correctly...what is happening is that your drive is not recognized as its like a person on a plane sitting in the wrong seat...there's a role call... and then ERROR! and the computer spits it!

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An external hdd is not the same as a network or memory in a computer,it can only be accessed by a human,not automatically when you log in,if you have files or drivers on it,you need to put them on the computer.

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Hi,
Reboot repeatedly tapping F8 - select last known good configuration.
If no help try System Restore back to a point before this happened. You can do this from Safe Mode
repeatedly tap F8 as you boot - select Safe Mode.
How to Do a System Restore in Vista

If still no help do a Startup Repair - if no Recovery Options or Vista disks then you can borrow one as they are not copy protected.

This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or with a Vista Disk

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Most cases, what causes this is an anti virus software. Try to uninstall the anti virus and reboot see what happens.

Hope this helps.

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