Cannot access USB HD after upgrading from Win2000 to WinXP Pro

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Hi I need help.

Just 2 days ago a virus corrupts the OS of my computer running Win2000.I upgraded and installed winXP Pro. After the installation,I cannot access the USB hard disk. I was able to access the USB hard disk  before the upgrade. I called the manufacturer of the hard disk but they do not offer a driver for WinXP Pro.What should I do? I need to access my USB  HD..

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Cannot access USB HD after upgrading from Win2000 to WinXP Pro

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Dear Monlit

  • You do not see your USB HD because it has lost its drive letter. To overcome this problem, right click on 'My Computer' and then click on 'Manage'. Its open a new window, select 'Storage' and then 'Disk Management'. This will shows you all the drives available and their associated drive letter. You will see your drive there but with no drive letter.
  • Right click on the drive and select 'Change Drive letter and paths' this allows you to give the drive a new letter so you can see it in 'My Computer'. During this process it will warn you about corrupt data, do you want to continue? Select 'Yes' and continue your work.

Hope this helps

Kelin

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Cannot access USB HD after upgrading from Win2000 to WinXP Pro

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The reason you are not seeing your USB HD is because you lost your drive letter. But don't worry at all because I'm providing you with the most possible way to regain it. Just do what I say-

Right Click on 'My Computer' > Manage > Storage > Disk Management

This shows a list which contains all the drives with or without drive letters.

Now you will find your USB HD without any drive letter.

Now right click on the drive > Change drive letters & Paths > Shows Your drive in 'My Computer'

N.B. : If you see any warning message, just ignore it.

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Cannot access USB HD after upgrading from Win2000 to WinXP Pro

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Hi,

you should install the usb drivers in your system.for that you can search the drivers in internet.installing drivers is the only solution for it.

Thanks,

Anilkumar.

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