External Drives keep 'going missing'

  kinger 20:49 03 Oct 04

I have several external hard drives.

Two LaCie 350GB units
One Iomega Peerless
A Maxtor 160GB Maxtor

The problem is, every so often Windows XP Home seems to forget that they are attached.

All I do is go to device manager, click on 'disable' and follow that with 'enable'.

Then they seem to be recognised.

It's a nuisance having to go to each drive and do this procedure, it happens every few days.

Does anyone know what could be causing it?

Many thanks in advance.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:20 03 Oct 04

IF USB2 on via chipset, your going to have to live it

  kinger 21:29 03 Oct 04

I am using one USB2 drive while the others are on FireWire 400 on an SIS mother board.

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