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usb hard drive not being assigned

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help' started by cyberwasp, May 22, 2015.

  1. cyberwasp

    cyberwasp Established Techie7 Member

    I have 2 Maxtor ext 100gb usb drives. Have been using them for years to backup certain files along with my network drive. Usually all I do is plug it in and windows 8.1 would pop open explorer showing it's contents.

    Now I have to open disk management and assign it a letter before it shows up each time I use it. However if I put in a usb stick drive it sees it fine. I also followed a suggestion to remove the usb controller drivers and reboot to no avail. Any suggestions welcomed. TIA