I've recently got a new barebones Novatech system. Its a Foxconn motherboard with an Intel i5 processor running win7 prof with sp1. I have a Memorex traveldrive external usb 2.5 hard drive which I have had for a few years now. It workes fine on all my other PCs but it usually doesn't get installed when I leave it plugged into my new PC on start up. I also have a Buffalo external 2.5 usb hard drive which is also left plugged in and that works fine. The memorex traveldrive works fine if I unplug it and plug it back in but just won't reliably install if I leave it plugged in. I have swapped usb slots and that seems to make no difference. Interestinly a couple of times it HAS appeared on start up! Once it has been recognised it works with no problems at all until I shut down and re-start.
Is there anything obvious I can check or do I just need to keep re-plugging it after I start my PC up?
Thanks for any help you can give.
Edited by davidc51, 20 November 2011 - 08:28 AM.