This is a bit odd.
I had an old WD 40GB IDE HDD connected to my PC running XP Pro SP2 via an IDE/SATA to USB bridge, just plugged into a USB 2.0 port. It was working fine until I plugged in an even older Maxtor 40GB ATA HDD instead. Both devices worked fine until I re-formatted the Maxtor one using Partition Commander. Now, neither drive is showing up in My Computer. In device manager, it says that my IDE/SATA to USB bridge is actually a USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge and is working properly. I've tried uninstalling the driver and then just plugging the bridge in again. It then recognizes it as a ATA/ATAPI bridge again and says that my hardware is ready to use, but still no drive is showing. Shouldn't it show up as an IDE/SATA bridge? That's what it says on the bridge itself. Is it because I plugged in an ATA drive instead of an IDE or SATA? I don't really understand the difference, I'm afraid.
This has me a little puzzled. Any ideas?
Many thanks in advance.