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usb drive not recognized by explorer

I have the same problem, my 80gb Western Digital USB drive is recognized by Disk Management but not "My Computer". I have Windows XP. Do you know where the "systems properties" equivalent is in Window XP?

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Re:usb drive not recognized by explorer

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I note the same symptom if I plug mine into the USB 1.1 port rather than USB 2.0. Go figure.

If you press Start, Help and Support, it has where that item is.


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My Dell PC only has USB 1.1. The Western Digital USB 80bg drive I'm trying to install is USB 2.0 but is "backwards" compatible. When I first installed out of the box everything worked, drive letter was assigned (I didn't put any data on it). Then I unpluged it without EJECTING HARDWARE (as I should have). Then when I plugged it back in, the plug and play recognized it, added it in device manager but "My Computer" now didNOT recognize it.

Since then I've uninstalled all usb hubs/drivers etc in SAFE MODE, restarted Windows XP, plug and play recongnizes all my devices again, but now gives me a message when I attached my USB Drive - "HI SPEED USB Device added to non-hi speed usb" and "Problem with install device may have problems" and now the USB Drive doesNOT show up under Disk Drives in Device Manager and under USB Controllers, there is a yellow exclamation point. I have SP1 and all updates to WindowXP. Enough info?

Thanks for any help!

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What they say works vs. what really does.

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You can take my word that this rarely works.

I have found no cure for this behaviour besides installing an USB 2.0 PCI card. At least such is cheap now.


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