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Problem with computer recognizing external drive

Postby ruderacer on Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:41 pm

From time to time, my external drive is not recognized by the computer. Just a few minutes ago, I had to uninstall and reinstall the external drive. This has already happened several times, and I was wondering if the drive is going bad or if the USB universal bus controller is going bad? I have two other devices connected via USB (printer and digital video converter and so far no major issues with the two. But, I had several pop-up windows while printing saying that it would print faster if connected to USB 2.0. I have an Asus P4G8X Delulxe motherboard and all USB ports are 2.0. Any ideas of what might be going on? Is there a diagnostic utility to check for problems? TIA
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Quick Fix

Postby shaun on Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:11 am

Just go into device manager, and delete out all your USB controllers/hubs and reboot.

Sometimes Windows needs to be smacked around a bit. Resetting the driver usually does the trick.
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