08-12-2008 02:23 AM
I recently had my DVD ram drive replaced under warranty. When the new unit arrived in the mail, I slid it into the ultrabay, only to find that it did not work. Windows kept on attempting to locate driver software for the drive, even though the new drive was identical to the old one. I called tech support only to be told that the best solution was to reinstall windows from the hidden partition. After a couple of attempts at less drastic solutions, I finally did this, as the original install was starting to become slow and buggy. Once the new install was completed, and all updates were installed, the new DVD drive worked fine, however, windows will no longer recognize the volume on the removable hard drive. Has anyone experienced a similar problem in the past? Before the reinstalling the OS, I backed up all my data to this drive. I am able to locate the disk using the Disk management tool, however, this tool shows no volumes on the disk.
T60p - 8744-J2U
2 ghz dual core
Windows Vista Business.
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08-12-2008 11:46 AM
08-18-2008 12:16 PM
Windows Vista Buiseness is the **bleep**s. After I upgraded to Vista Ultimate 64bit all of my problems went away. I was using Vista Busieness 32 Bit. It is a bit of an out lay of money, I realize, but to me it was worth every penny,baht,dracma,rial,dinar ect.ect.
08-20-2008 07:00 AM
If you go into disk management:
Right click on "my computer" select "manage". Then choose "disk management".
Can you see the volume? If so, it may be colliding with another drive letter which won't let it map. Right click on the disk if possible and mapt it to a different drive letter that isn't being used.
08-20-2008 10:01 AM