USB HDD not appearing on Windows XP/LinuxLocked
I know this question has been asked many times in many places but I still couldn’t figure out what to do with this issue.
I bought an USB 2.5″ HDD enclosure to use with a HDD of my previous laptop. For some reason it doesn’t recognised correctly by my desktop which is a dual boot system with XP and Ubuntu.
HDD has two partitions. One NTFS and one FAT32. Sometimes XP identifies it as a USB Mass Storage Device and shows it in My Computer as a RAW device. Same with Linux, it tries to mount the device but fails after a minute or two.
I have seen many people advice to change the drive letter of the device. To do that, this should appear in Disk Management. I’ve seen only once in last few months that this appears in there!
I have tried it on my laptop and on a different desktop, it works fine. So I assume this has something to do with my desktop. It is a Shuttle XPC SK41G with VIA KM266/8235 chipset.
Any ideas please? It would be great if I can sort this out without reformatting this HDD.
Many thanks in advance.