Host=Win 7 HomePremium
Guest=Win 7 HomePremium
VM Workstation=8.0.3 build-703057
OK, I use my VM for development, and I have a USB drive which I use to real-time mirror changes. The computer has 4 USB ports, 3x2.0 and 1x3.0.
The usb drive has been plugged into one of the 2.0 ports for some time, all working ok.
A week or two ago I got a message that it could not be connected to its ideal location, but I clicked ok and Windows said the driver failed and should be replaced. It works fine from the Host. I tried a few things, then copied a backup vm from a few weeks ago, restored all my code and all was well.
Yesterday it has happened again, although this time when I moved it to another usb 2.0 it worked, but no longer auto connects when VM starts.
The only thing I can think of is I did backups yesterday and had some other usb drives connected, at one stage to the Host, and later to the Guest.
Any clues as to what I can do, where to start looking?