Question about BYTECC Computers & Internet
I just recieved a Bytecc 2.5 Hotdrive in the mail. And when I went to plug it in, my computer can't find it. This drive has some important data on it, so I can't reformat it. I'm running Windows XP and have tried both the USB 2.0 and Firewire cables. The company I recieved the drive from is Mac based. What do I need to do to get my computer to recognize it? Thank you.
A drive that is formatted in the PC format that your machine can recognize and read. It will not work with Mac stuff.
Posted on Sep 12, 2017
Almost always, when a USB drive doesn't assign a drive letter in MY Computer the issue is a Mapped network drive using the drive letter the USB drive is attempting to use.
With the drive connected, open DISK MANAGEMENT find the USB Drive, right click it and assign it an available drive letter.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
The drive USB interface may be damaged; an external case is available form various vendors for about $20. The drive should pop out and into the new case. If still not recognized, then the ID track on the drive may be compromized - that can happen if the USB is unplugged while it is still writing to the drive. There is drive recovery software out there, like EASEUS that works quite well (they have a demo that you can try free) to see if that would work.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
You can either format the drive using the PC or install MacDisk on your PC witch will allow you to view any Mac formatted drive on the PC.
Click the link to download macdisk220.127.116.11 or reformat the drive to NTFS which the mac and PC will be able to share if the need arises in the future.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
Ok, this might just fix your problem. The thing is, if you have more than one drive attatched to your computer, the drive letters of the drives may overlap, causing some drives not to show in My computer.
Just follow these steps and you might be able to fix the problem.
Now you should be able to see your drive in the schematic shown below.
Right click on the drive and choose to change drive letter or paths. If there is no drive letter assigned to your external, assign one, if there already is a drive letter assigned to the drive, change it.
Hope this can help you.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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