I've been using my 80 gig Maxtor external hardrive for a couple of months. My computer has XP, The plug and play kicked in immediately and connecting through the usb was easy. However, yesterday when I turned on my computer and tried to get into my E drive (that's the external hard drive) I'm told that "E:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect." According to my device manager the usb is working and it acknowleges the External Hard Drive is there. I've tried powering down, disconnecting, reconnecting and restarting. No change. And, when I do boot up my computer windows takes a long time time start up. Has anybody experience this and is there a simple solution? Perhaps a step I've missed? All suggestions and / or comments are greatly appreciated.
Yes, when I disconnect and reconnect windows does acknowledge the drive. Until I'm able to resolve this I'm just disconnecting the External hard drive and the computer boots up just fine. However, when I do connect the external hard drive, window's responds but I'm still not able to access the drive.