Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 12 2004,18:38
I think it's strange too. I've also got one of those 80GB notebook drives in a slim case that I connect via USB. I've got 4 partitions on that drive and both DSL and XP see them fine.
Somehow, either the driver or the "memory drive" itself is not fully emulating a real hard drive, and XP doesn't pick it up.
I do remember about 20 years ago (geez..it's a long time ago when I think about in that way....) when I was running DOS on the first Compaq (you know...the trans-portable suitcase) that you had to "activate" the disk. This isn't the same as marking which partition to boot from. The rest is fuzzy.....
I did read in a post that on the MS forums, there are loads of posts about USB drive incompatabilities. (and of course, MS has been having to direct their energies to other problems of late....)
Using DSL on: IBM T42, IBM 560x, Dell Dimension CPx