Hi, I just bought an external harddrive (160G, 8M, 3.5", Maxtor) and a matching case (Polaris 3.5" HDD enclosure, IDE to USB2.0), I’m running Windows XP home edition on a new ASUS laptop.
The guy in 3C said putting the thing together (i.e. hard-drive into the box) is really easy, and it was, everything very self-explanatory, all plugs only fit one way, etc., no possibility for errors (I think).
Then I plug it in and the system immediately detects it, installs it and tells me it’s ready to use. Now I would have expected the new drive to show up in Windows Explorer, but it didn’t. I proceeded to follow the original installation instructions, i.e. insert disc, click “Install” etc… However, there is no button “Install” and when I select “USB” (the installation CD brings up a kind of window with several icons that can be selected (1394, MP3, PCI card, Serial ATA, USB, UserGuide) and a number of command buttons below (Execute, Copy, Unpack, Explore, Scan, Info, Options, Exit).
Hitting the button “Execute” when “USBDrivers” (shows up when clicking an “USB” as listed above) is selected it starts a driver installation, which initially made me happy, but only until it was stopped with the message “Driver only for Windows 98” …
Well, that’s it so far … Doing a hardware scan shows that the system still detects the drive and says it’s working fine, but it still doesn’t show up, am I simply looking in the wrong place??
Thanks a lot, as always expert support is highly appreciated. I want to do a backup of our data before the movers come and pack up our stuff next week …
P.S.: what completely pisses me off is that the only BackUp software included is a 30-day trial version, full version can be purchased! Nice … :fume: