I have a Western Digital dual combo media center 250 gig external hard drive that has been working great for the past 3 years or so.
Around Wednesday of last week, when I came home from work and tried to play a song from iTunes, it told me that it couldn't find the file (all my music is on my external HD, I thought it would be safer in case I had to reformat XP. go figure).
I opened up My Computer and the drive letter isn't there anymore. I've tried rolling the system restore point to earlier this month and re-installing the drivers that came with my external HD, and still no dice. I tired running a program called Tweak UI to see if the drive letter was uninitialized, but still no luck.
I noticed that before I went to bed the little yellow Automatic Update icon was in the system tray before that problems started. I'm thinking that it must of installed service pack 3 or something and that update threw everything for a loop.
I'm outta ideas here. Any help would be greatly appreciated as much of my work and music is on it. Thanks.