External USB 2.0 HDD Drive not stable



Avs
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
Hello,

I have an external HDD USB 2.0 drive. It is recognized by the OS (XP SP2),
but it "flickers" in-and-out. While I watch it in Explorer, every minute or
so it dissapears yet to come back in a second! It seems almost like the
system is re-scanning for drives connected, updating them periodically. Is
there such a thing? If so, how do I turn it off?

Thnak you very much!

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
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"Avs" wrote:

| Hello,
|
| I have an external HDD USB 2.0 drive. It is recognized by the OS (XP SP2),
| but it "flickers" in-and-out. While I watch it in Explorer, every minute or
| so it dissapears yet to come back in a second! It seems almost like the
| system is re-scanning for drives connected, updating them periodically. Is
| there such a thing? If so, how do I turn it off?
|
| Thnak you very much!

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
It could be that the interface between the drive and the computer may be
intermittent. It could be the electronics in the external case or the USB
cable/connectors. First try a different cable. Then try the drive connected
to another computer. You have to use the process of elimination to find the
actual cause of the problem.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

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You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Avs" <Avs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FF77F8C4-B6FD-4C0C-9505-E5CC2E6F9A0D@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have an external HDD USB 2.0 drive. It is recognized by the OS (XP
> SP2),
> but it "flickers" in-and-out. While I watch it in Explorer, every minute
> or
> so it dissapears yet to come back in a second! It seems almost like the
> system is re-scanning for drives connected, updating them periodically.
> Is
> there such a thing? If so, how do I turn it off?
>
> Thnak you very much!
>


External USB 2.0 HDD Drive not stable