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Vista Not Recognizing Drive Until Power Off Pc Then Back On


I have an iomega 1tb usb drive connect to my vista (x64) ultimate pc. I have to manually power off and then back on for the pc to recognize it. This occurs even after rebooting. It works with xp fine. Any thoughts?

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Code:

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