Vista Does not recognize external drive in explorer RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I connect an external hard drive, and I have tried several of different brands, Vista recognizes it, installs it as a drive, tells me it is ready to use, but the drive never shows up in My Computer or in Windows Explorer, so it cannot be accessed to use files on it, even though the drive shows up as "working properly" in Device Manager."
    Friday, May 21, 2010 5:12 PM


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    Sunday, May 23, 2010 9:51 AM