I am running Vista 32bit and ATIH 2010 on a desktop.
I had a 160GB sata internal main hard drive that was getting low on space.
I have a 1TB hard drive in the usb port for backing up my main drive.
I installed a new 1TB sata internal hard drive to be my new main drive.
I formatted it and it works fine.
I then cloned my original drive on to the new drive.
I did not use my ATIH CD, I did the clone from Vista.
(I did forget to unplug the usb drive while I was cloning)
The clone of the hard drive worked perfectly.
When it finished the procedure and shut down, I just turned the system back on and it booted up on my new larger drive. (I did not realize that I should have unplugged my old drive before I turned on the system)
My old drive did not show up in Windows Explorer which I thought was normal and I will format it later anyway.
The real problem is that the USB backup drive does not show up in Windows Explorer either.
I plugged in a usb thumb drive but it doesn’t show up either.
They both are partially recognized by Windows because I get an audio sound when plugged in and they both appear in Disk Management as removable drives.
I updated their drivers, uninstalled and re-installed their drivers but they will not appear in Windows Explorer so that I can use them.
I did plug both drive into my laptop and they came up as they should so there is nothing wrong with the drives but something happened to my usb ports on my desktop computer during the cloning process. (although my usb printer is working fine)
Does anybody have any ideas?
Thank you all for your help!