I want to plugin my 250GB external harddrive (formatted to FAT32 previously) and at first the system says "new drive found, searching for drivers" and he even finds "appropriate" drivers for it, namely
Disk Drive [4-23-1999], C:\WINDOWS\INF\DISKDRV.INFThen I click next and nothing happens (except the driver windows closes). No new drive shows up in the explorer but when I look in the device manager he lists a new storage device that is connected.
After that I tried to reinstall the drivers to see if anything went wrong during the install and then he suggested me another driver labeled
USB Disk [10-28-2007], C:\WINDOWS\INF\USBNTMAP.INFwhich I believe is the right one (even though he didn't offer me that one when initially trying to install the driver).
However when trying to install it he asks for the Win98 CD to search for a file called "usbmphlp.pdr" (and probably some other files) which is nowhere to be found on the CD.
A quick Google search gave me the suspicion that those required files might be on a Windows ME CD, could that be true?
Anyway, can anyone suggest me what I can do to make the external hard disk / new driver working correctly? Thanks in advance
edit: So after checking on a Windows ME disk I actually found that required file (in the folder Win9x). But I'm unsure whether I should simply use those files or find some other way to make the drive work? I don't want to mess anything up with my USB configuration now...
edit2: Ok I tried it anyway, seems like all the required files were there. But after a restart the drive is still not accessible!
It now shows up in the device manager as "USB drive" instead of "Disk Drive" but with a yellow exclamation mark indicating that the device is not working properly (that wasn't the case with the previous driver).
A reinstallation of the same driver didn't change anything so I'm pretty much out of options here. Maybe someone has an idea what I could do?
Edited by Zapeth, 07 January 2013 - 09:30 AM.