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#25756 31-Aug-2008 17:21
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I have Windows Server 2003 installed on my desktop. I have a simple tech portable hard drive and for some reason, Windows doesnt display the hard drive when its plugged in. I have tried just about everything i can think of. Can anyone help me

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  #161063 31-Aug-2008 17:41
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Start -> run 'Diskmgmt.msc'

Right click on the partition and choose 'Change drive letters and paths'

Add a drive letter


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  #161068 31-Aug-2008 17:58
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This is only a temporary measure though - once you remove the external drive you are back to square one.


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#161165 1-Sep-2008 09:19
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I went to disk management before but didnt try that. Thank you for all of your help

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  #161180 1-Sep-2008 09:41
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sbiddle: This is only a temporary measure though - once you remove the external drive you are back to square one.

it should assign the same drive letter the next time you plug it in.  i've had several drives/sticks do this and once I manually assign a letter it retains it for next time.

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