XP can't detect 2 out 5 external disks. Help!

spearhead - Sep 16, 2009 at 07:11 PM
 spearhead - Sep 16, 2009 at 07:37 PM

I use several external Maxtor disks, these are

2x My book WD 1 tr each.
1 Maxtor Onetouch IEEE 1394 SBP2 250 gig.
1 Maxtor Onetouch II USB & 1394 300gig
1 My Passport 320 Gig.

I have never had any problems with running the disks. I could even run all of them at the same time with no problem. Recently I had to format my pc and after that. XP does not detect My passport and Maxtor Onetouch II.
When turning on the maxtor II, xp states "found USB Device" then I need to find the drivers to install.
Which of cours it does not find. Ends with " A problem accoured..etc. My passport reacts the same way.

Any solutions anyone.

Thank you.

1 response

I have by the way tried a lot of different solutions found on the internet, but with no luck.
Everthing from changing usb/firewire cables, checking power supply cable, changed USB hubs and switching these around with no luck.