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Removable USB hard drive no longer has Volume


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Mountainlion

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I have been using USB 1.1 40 GIG hard drive for backup. All used on windows XP with SP2
Computer #1 drive k working fine for month's.
Moved to computer #2 to do some backups, error message after normal install after all drivers were loaded PLP. No error meassages in system properties and listed in proper area's (2)
In disk management do dive ltter found because of no volume. Both systems are NTFS, unner drive properties everything looks normal, drivers loader and working ect.
USB drive is powered up normally and now will not generate a drive letter on Comp #1 and no volume
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Anyone having any further information or help please respond
Thanks, Mark
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Did you have a software disk that came with the drive? If so, run it on the second machine. If you don't, go to the drive/enclosure makers site and check for any software or FAQs.
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Thanks for the response
All of the drivers load and both computers are XP SP2.
There are no newer drivers available and with everything loading ok even a drive letter in Disk Manager.
But says no Volume but it was NTFS so I know the files are there.
No drive letter in My Comp.
Could it be something in the USB box even thou it loads ok?
I would think my last option is to hook the drive to an IDE cable direct and try it that way.
I am unfamiliar with a conversion so if anyone has some information on that it would same me some research

Mark
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