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\015 Hard drive: Samsung HD080HJ/P \015\012\015\012Caddy: USB 2.0 device\015\012O.S: Windows XP SP2\015\012\015\012I have an external SATA hard drive caddy that is behaving strangely. It was working fine then inexplicably stopped after backing up some material from a laptop PC. It is in receipt of power and is still listed in the following:\015\012\015\012''Safely remove hardware'' as a USB mass storage device\015\012''Device manager / disc drives'' as working properly\015\012\015\012However, it is not listed as a disc drive in ''My Computer'' under ''disc drives with removable storage'', or anywhere else in the system. The main internal SATA drive is partitioned into 4 sections (C,D,E,F), and there is an additional seperate internal IDE drive (G) as well as the usual floppy (A) and DVD-ROM (H) and DVD-RW (I).\015\012\015\012Data keys pop up as (J), but no joy for the EXT caddy. Can anyone offer a suggestion.\015\012\015\012Best\015\012\015\012My product was not listed in your categories so was listed under:\015\012"Computer Hadrware/PC Desktops/Acer"\015

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Yes, what it seems to me is that you have alot of devices connected and windows by default trie to give the same device the same letter every time you connect it. Well if something else takes its place and you try and connect it, it tried to give it that letter but cant and kind of sits in limbo in the device manager.
\015\012Try the following.
\015\012Right click " My Computer" and select " MANAGE"
\015\012Then when that opens, select the " Disk management" on the left side of the sectioned window.
\015\012On the right it should populate your drives including the one that you said isnt showing.
\015\012See what letter it is assigned. You can change the drive letter by selecting the drive on the right side, right click and change drive letter to somehting that you know isnt being used like " Z " .
\015\012Confirme, or O.K. it and then if all goes well, it should auto detect and it should show under my computer.
\015\012This often happens with windows when there is alot of similar devices connected. Windows can only handle up to 32 devices being connected at one time and soem times it holds onto a drive letter for another device and cant give it out to another. often devices such as External hard drives will also try to reclaim the same drive letter and will fight over it. Windows bassically just ignores it since it already gave out the letter to another device and you have to specify it another one.
\015\012Let me know if this works or if you need more help.
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