I have two external hard-drives on my XP workstation. After starting the machine last week, neither of the drives showed up in the system.
I discovered by clicking on <Safely Remove Hardware> that the system thinks that they are drives with removable storage. I did the following:
1) plugged them into other machines in the office (WinXP, 2000 Server, XP MCE). All saw them the same way.
2) removed the drives and put them in a machine as additional storage. Same thing.
I need to at least recover the data...anyone have an idea of what might be going on?