Internal Drive 250GB/and I added a 300GB Segate Internal Drive. It all works fine.
When My 250 GB Drive crashed, and Dell Replaced it, (By the way it took 25 Calls to their service desk).
When the tech replaced the drive, and started windows...he forgot to disconnect my 120 GB Western digital External Drive. When the partition showed up in the start up...he deleted the Partition of the external drive.
Long story short, they sent my WD Drive to a data recovery company, and i got 12 dvd's of data back and the WD External drive back. I tried to connect it to the dell to use again as a backup. XP does not recognize it as a new device. I checked the device manager and it recognized the drive, and says it is working properly. However on My computer, it is not recognized, as it was when i first tried to access it.
I went through the trouble shooting process and also tried to use the control pannel to connect new hardware. No success. Can't get it to be recognized. but the Device Manager recognized it when connected. It is connected by usb 2.0, that is it.
Can you help me either get it re-partitioned, or connected so it will function. I think it is still good. The tech guy just deleted that partition when he was in the process of partitioning the newly installed drive.
I think this should be a simple process...but I am confused...would appreciate any help or ideas..