external hdd keeps asking for a disk to be inserted

July 20, 2012 at 08:03:41
Specs: Windows XP
external hdd keeps asking for a disk to be inserted

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#1
July 20, 2012 at 09:03:55
Seems your computer thinks it is an optical drive and not a hard drive.

Try it on another system. Does it work there?

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#2
July 21, 2012 at 07:48:42
works in my laptop but not on PC

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#3
July 21, 2012 at 08:43:33
That was a good test. I guess the only thing left is to try either the hardware or software on the problem system. Try a restore point maybe.

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#4
July 22, 2012 at 03:42:38
I have done a driver reinstall, pluged in driver befor starting PC, tryed formating to, it wont let me.

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