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[SOLVED] USB not detcted.. pendrives external hdd etc

Q: [SOLVED] USB not detcted.. pendrives external hdd etc

Okay for some weird reason my PC are not detecting any USB storage devices plugged in... i found this in device manager (attached pic) ..

however nothing i can do.. tried update online nothing helps... so i dont know what to do... what is wrong with this actually?

and second problem.. i have creative Audigy Value card installed...i usually set it to 5.1 speakers... but the application that has been installed by Win update... i.e. Creative Audio Control Panel.. always crash on startup.. i dont even had the chance to adjust it or do anything with it... i download from the official web also the same... *sigh*

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A: [SOLVED] USB not detcted.. pendrives external hdd etc

okay what is weird... i can use the USB while in safe mode... and at the moment.. when i go to manage... the usb is listed healthy... but when i want to assign letters it says "The system cannot find the file specified"

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Hi all! Not something that hinders my daily life but why Windows7 forgets about the name of the renamed pendrives and external drives? I give them names so that I can know their content without opening them such as
"Films" or "Pix" or "Softwares". They were fine like this during a year or more and now from one day to the other everything lost its name and became E:, F: etc. Notably, these peripherals are connected the same way: the same cable to the same USB port. I re-renamed them again yesterday but they went back to E:, F: once again. That is so stupid.

A:Windows7 forgets the name of external drivers/ pendrives

Hello akofalvi,

This normally happens when other drives/applications starts to reserve specific drive letters/path. For instance Daemon Tools (Which mounts installation images) could reserve drive letters G-H, and thus causing your other ones to change letters and therefor loose any name given.

You should try to set them to something way back in the dictionary, like Z-X:

Go to Start > Search.
Type "diskmgmt.msc" > Hit Enter.
Rightclick your drives > Change drive letters/path.

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Most weird problem!After updating my Graphics crad with the latest drivers,my machine gives One Long,Three Short Beeps while booting,which according to my Mobo manual indicates No VGA Detected,and then freezes completely.
Now,the strange part is that when I press the Power Button for some time,the machine recovers from its freezed state and boots normally.

Also,this does NOT occur everytime I switch on my PC.It is random and erratic

Is it a problem with the corrupt driver or my PCI-E slot or my card itself??

To note:When my PC boots finally in an OS(Vista.XP),I can do everything including playng games for long hours without any crashes or freeze ups.
My mobo has got two other PCI-E slots of the same config as the one the graphics card is currently fitted into.

I'm at my wits end.Please help.

A:No VGA detcted!Please help!

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my uncles samsung laptop wasnt booting.it was giving error message as no operating system found.so i went to bios options there i found that there is no primary device found (no hard disk found).only secondary drive cd drive was only deteced.[ls help wat should i do. it as working fine itemsis it the problem not proper handling from airport staff.as he came yesterday from china on a flight.pls help

A:hard disk not detcted

If you can try re-seating the Hard drive...that means taking it out and then putting it back in.

If it still doesn't recognize it in bios then the HD could be faulty

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YA , i tryed to download some dirty stuff.I clicked on some spammers link through google chat.Now when I click on my INTERNET EXPLORER icon i get the following message...
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Libray

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Recently my PC has become really slow. Spyware-doctor finds infection everytime its run, even when you run it consecutively it gives threat detection the very next time.
HJT logs are here:

Are you able to figure something wrong from this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:08:00 PM, on 12/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\anuja\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\C... Read more

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How many of you use pendrives? (USB flash memories?)
I'm looking forward to buy one cause I really need it due to my work, I've been using an SD card with a pocket SD card reader but it doens't work anymore.

So, any suggestions regarding brands?
I hear kingston and sandisk are good ones, I don;'t want to buy a ****** pendriver cause they say they go blank if it;s too hot or go erase all your data after a while.

Ok, your turn now! thanks people!


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pendrives malfunction for xp

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Experiencing the same problem than


looks like the issue is in the pendrive itself. I have two PNY pendrives, one 8GB and another 16GB. I can use YUMI or any other app to add a distro to the pendrive, format them, etc, but when booting the BIOS does not recognize them.

Tried in an old X31 laptop and in a new HP ProBook laptop with same (bad) result.

I though it was because of the big size but many people use 16GB pendrives for these purposes...

(BTW, tried also formating them and the distros were way smaller than 4gb...)

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I've got the security essentials 2010 infection and probably some other stuff too, as show in the title. I've tried the mbam fix before, and it seemed okay for a day or two, but then didn't stay fixed...maybe because my firewall wasn't enabled. I can only run in safe mode and get to the internet via a proxy, even though I have done the correction in internet tools, lan settings (do NOT use a proxy).when I download files from my computer it changes the name to some long random list of letters and numbers and the files never work. I have to work from someone else's computer. I"ve followed the instructions at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ as much as I can.The firewall is now enabled. I disabled the CD emulation (and have rebooted since).I downloaded and ran DDS have attached those files. I get an Adobe error when I try to execute the GMER application. Someplace else it told me to download the rkill, whic I cannot. But I have that on my desktop already and can run it if I'm logged in as user one. I downloaded it from a library computer. I cannot run mbam, which I downloaded today from the library computer, and it will not execute. Someplace else it suggested I run combo-fix, which just acts like its going to run, and then doesnt. same as mbam. I can run Hijack this, and that's attached as well, just in case. The system restore has been disabled (not my choice).I see in someone els... Read more

A:security essentials 2010, TrojanSPM/LX, worm.win32.netsky detcted

Hi briggWelcome to Bleeping Computer.I'm maranatha and I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please do the following.Download ComboFix from Here Before saving it rename it to Mobofix.com then download it to your Desktop.Please run rkillNow run Mobofix.comIt's best to disable realtime protection applications as they sometimes interfere with the tool. Check this link for any applicable programs you may have.Close all open programs and windowsDouble click Mobofcix.exe and follow the prompts.Vista users right click Mobofcix.exe and select Run As Administrator.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post the Combofix logNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stallIf you are prompted to install the Recovery Console, Please do so.Thanksmaranatha

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Thank you for adding me to the site. I'm looking to import a quality pendrive and charging cables from Taiwan. What sort of pendrive should I be looking at ( memory etc) and with regards to cables are there any different products. I find most of my cables don't last long. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated as this is a new venture for me. Thank you.

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unable to connect pendrives to the laptop

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Hi all,
        I have a pendrive which having FAT32 file system previously.now what i did i open the pendrive in hex editor.i found that root directory contain entries about

myfiles.and it having high order cluster byte set to some value . now i traverse the file system  with corresponing cluster no. by conveting it in  offset value .i found the data of my file at the corresponding offset. 
             Now what i do i format the pendrive . due to formatting the pendrive the high cluster byte of corresponding file in root directory set to 0,so i am unable to traverse  data. of file.
             is their any solution so that i can found my data...............H.S.Navarkar

A:how to recover data from formatted pendrives


If you want to recover the data from formatted drive, you need
 special software and competencies. When you delete or even format a disk, the files aren?t really deleted, they are marked to be overwritten.

Since there?s no such software from Microsoft, you need search it yourself. Also please note third party may cause unexpected issue.

There?s a similar thread may helpful to you:

Thank you for your understanding.
Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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recently i had set an password for detecting the usb flash drives later on my usb ports are not working in my pc please suggest an usb port drivers to my pc  hp pavilion g6

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I use two notebooks. One running Win8.1 PRO (64bits), the other Win7 Home Premium (32bits).
I also have an external HD, and three pen-drives I use with both notebooks, as needed.
Some programs I use (a password manager, bkups, between many others) save data on these drives, and I need that the drive letters attributed to them DO NOT CHANGE no matter the notebooks they are connected to.
My problem is that the letters given to these drives keep changing when they are used on the notebooks and the programs can't find the paths to store or retrieve data from.
How can I make the drive letters to remain the same no matter the notebook they are being used with?
To choose the drive letters I use the Control Panel "Administrative Tools<>Computer Management<>Disk Management"

Any help will be welcome.

Cheers, and a Happy Holiday Season.


A:How to avoid pendrives letters changing?

I don't know if this will help but for years I have set my CD/DVD drives to Y: and Z: so that adding drives doesn't muddle it all up. How about setting the letter as Z: and seeing if that helps?

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Hi All,

I have an issue with my machine: I can't copy any files on pendrives or SD cards, unless I'll run Windows in Safe mode, everything works OK (all the pendrives or SD cards are working fine).

Tried to fix dll's, scanned for Virus even managed to format one pendrive (thought it was broken at first) but still couldn't copy any files.

The error I am getting: You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder.

I don't even have to mention that I am administrator?

Any ideas?

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Greetings !
I apparently have some sort of shortcut virus on my pendrives. I used one on a public computer and when I reconnected that pendrive to my home laptop, all I coul see were shortcuts of the .ink kind. And when I double clicked on one it would open the cmd window and give me an error that microsoft.vbs couldn't be found. Later I connected another pendrive (one without the virus) and everything got converted ionto shortcuts again. I unchewcked the "hide essential windows files option" in folder options, so I am able to see my files on the pendrive along with the shortcuts. Both avg and malwarebytes have failed to solve this problem.my harddrives seem unaffected. Any help will be appreciated thanks !

A:some sort of shortcut virus on my pendrives?

reformat the pendrives.
my computer>rightclick on offending pen drive>format>fat32 quick format.
will erase EVERYTHING from the drives.
I suggest you do an advanced malware scan with something like ESET online scanner though, just to be sure you don't have nasties carried across.

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My usb 3.0 slots are not recognizing usb 2.0 mass storage stuff and neither any usb cables..It also does not recognizes webcam or keyboard adapter..What shall i do?
I have updated chipset,usb and bios drivers but no help..

A:USB 3.0 ports do not recognize 2.0 stuff like pendrives,iphone charger

This is what I do when I suffer these types of problem, which is often by the way, and I have not found a correct way of fixing so it is temporarily at best.

I go to Device Manager, then to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and I start uninstalling the Generic USB Hubs and then the other hubs, hoping not to nuke my mouse, if I don't then I go to the Action Tab and click on Scan for Hardware changes and it will rearrange the usb drivers and IRQs in hopes that they do not clash with each other. If it does nuke the mouse then I manually restart the PC and hope that it will solve the issue once I am back at the desktop.

There is no damage done to the PC, at least I have not seen any real damage but until I find a better way, this is what I have to deal with.

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icon fr the external drive (G) is lost while for other more external drives is ok...it happened after i installed a software n created a virtual ddrive on my computer and then unstalled it...help

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My desktop is not reading a brand new external hd I bought....."SimpleDriveExternalStorage160Gb7200RPM" IT says its in RAW format.It does recognize its there though. But I plug it into my Sony Vaio laptop and it reads all the data on it without a problem. Its got 60 gigs of music. I had the same problem with another external hd (lacie) I had, but I used norton partition magic to reformat it. I was able to get it to work on the desktop pc using fat 32. So what im doing is copying all the data from the simpledrive via usb (1.1) using the laptop to the formatted fat 32 lacie drive. Its taking forever. Is there a quicker way? And why is my desktop unable to read two brand new plug n play external hds without me having to format them?

Sorry if I posted in the wrong place.


A:Solved: External HD to External HD

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Not sure which forum this belongs on,so will try here.Can someone recommend a decent External HardDrive.Mainly to use for photo storage.Windows 7 and USB 2.0 I believe.Western Digital or Seagate? Only one they have locally that I saw is a WD 1TB MyBookEssentials.OnlineRatings are all over the place.

A:Solved: External HD

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I have a Maxtor OneTouch 500G hard drive that has a ;ot of information on it but is not full.
It suddenly will not let me access it. It says that I have to format it before I can use it. When I go to computer and right click and select properties, it shows there is 0 used space and 0 empty space.

When I do a test on it from the Maxtor Manager, it says that it is working properly. I have not formatted it yet.

Does anyone know if there is a way to ssave the data that is on it?

A:Solved: External HD

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I`m trying to take some data from a 1TB Toshiba 2.5 external HDD to another 500GB Toshiba 2.5 external HDD through a 2.0 USB hub.
If i connect the 2 drives at the one time to the usb hub 1 of them stops working but if i disconnect 1 and connect a 32GB thumb drive i can transfer to the thumb drive with no problem.
Why wont the 2 Toshiba HDD`s work together?

A:Solved: External HDD and usb 2.0 hub

is the HUB powered , i suspect the USB is not providing enough power to provide the device

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i just bought a hd and a enclosure. i set it all up and xp recognized it. it shows as connectd in device manager but not in my computer. i cant use it yet. what do i do? please help soon! i dont know if i need to format the drive. Please help as asoon as possible

A:Solved: Help with new external hd please

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I'm thinking of fresh installing xp on my laptop and was thinking of buying a external HD. Are they good for backing up files? do you need to install any software
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: External USB HD

yes they're good and if you have xp you don't need software
98 you need driver

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I bought this hard-drive because the salesperson assured me it works with both a PC and a Mac:

There're quite a lot of them that do. Unfortunately, you can't use it on both a mac and pc at the same time. If you want to add files from a PC, you need to first format it. And when you got your PC-files on it, and you want to add files from your Mac, you need to re-format it. So there's no way it takes files from both PCs and Macs at the same time. Ugh!

Does anyone have a solution? I'm very close to just buying 2 external hard-drives.


A:Solved: An external HD for both Mac and PC

It's all about the file system. Mac uses HFS and will read, but not write NTFS.
Your PC is probably using NTFS, and can't read HFS.
Both can read and write FAT32, which may help. but is limited to 4GB file sizes.
A second drive is a perfectly good solution.

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My computer suddenly can not recognize my external hard drive. I've tried through all the USB ports. One of two memory sticks is still recognized, but that's only one. So the USB is still working. Just not recognizing.

I have WindowsXP on the computer.

A:Solved: USB / external HD

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Hi All
My USB 500GB Fujitsu MHZ2500BT G2 external hard drive is recognized by the computer. It installed and shows it is working properly but I can not see it in computer or in disk. It is listed in device manager USB section. No exclamation. If I restart the computer it is there listed in computer. Can not see it after computer wakes from sleep state.
I have removed it from device manager and reinstalled device. Nothing I have tried works except a reboot. I have been using this HD for 2 years on this system with no issues at all untill now. Have tried all suggestion I could find from the tech site and still nothing works. Because I could not find a solution, I purchased another HDD - Seagate 1tb goflex and still same thing.
Please help. Thank you

Computer Specs
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 139746 MB, Free - 56046 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6309 MB; G: Total - 953868 MB, Free - 951816 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WY040, , .9VCDDF1.CN4864377Q2708.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: USB External HDD

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I am considering buying a 300g external hdd for my pc, and would like to clear a few things before I do.

1: Can I run it as a master with My O/S on it and my current 80g IDE drive as slave?

2: It is a usb, connection, how reliable are they to use?

Cheers Guys


A:Solved: External HDD

1. No
2. Not as reliable as a regular internal IDE connection, there is a greater risk of data corruption with USB and Firewire external drives, especially if the plug is loose or the socket gets damaged.

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I have the HD from my old XP Computer.I now have a new Win7.What do I have to purchase to view my old HD on the new computer?I do not want to transfer any files.

A:Solved: External HD

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I want to get an external hard drive/dvd burner combo if there is such a thing. To make this question as simple as possible...I need a hard drive that my camera can be plugged into with the firewire. I also need the hard drive that is able to plug in to the USB2 slot on my computer, because
my new Dell doesn't seem to tolerate a firewire card which I installed and then took out and returned to the store. It froze my computer and I tried everything to stabilize it but had no luck. It did work long enough to download 10 min. or so of video and I burned that onto a cd. Thats when I found out I had a dvd-rom not a dvd burner......long story I know. Sorry. I just want to figure out the most economical way now to save my movies and burn them to dvd also using either another external dvd burner or maybe there is a hard drive/dvd burner combo?? Or should I just get two separate externals?
Again: I need the hard drive/burner to plug into my computer with usb2.
Then the firewire from the camera would go into the hard drive/burner to download the movies.

A:Solved: External Hard drive OR External Hard drive/dvd-rw combo?

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Since my laptop has space for only one HDD/SSD (If we neglect the idea of replacing ODD with HDD) I though of buying an SSD to use it for OS/apps and external HDD (something like WD MyBook or My Passport) with USB 3.0 to use it for storage. It this a good idea?

A:Solved: Combining SSD with external HDD

Sure. You do need to understand that external drives have limitations;
1 They are not made for continuous duty. They are made to switch ON and make a backup, etc then OFF. This does not apply if the enclosure has its own cooling fan [which almost none do]
2 They are not as reliable as an internal drive. This is due to shock damage of moving the drive AND the extra interface of the enclosure.

In any case, data you do not have at least two copies of [on separate media] is data you do not care about. Make sure you have multiple backups of important work files.

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Not Sure if this is the right place for this but here goes, i'm trying to do something that might be impossible. a friend of mine had an old External Sony USB CD-RW,which he decided to change to an internal, when we did this he gave me the casing from the external, no comes my question. i am trying to use that casing for an external HDD. Windows Xp Sp1 finds it but when it installs it says the drive is unable to start. on a side not the external drive does have its on power. is there a way to make this work? or am i going to just have to buy an enclosure.

Thanks In Advance for any help,


A:Solved: External Drive Help

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I recently bought a 160 GB Seagate USB External Hard Drive on eBay. It came in the a box for a 2.5" SATA Case. However, the hard drive had already been installed in the case, as when I plug it in, the green LED lights up.

In the manual that came with it, it says that to install it on XP, you don't need to do anything, and the drivers will install themselves. However, that has not been the case.

The first time I plugged it in, a bubble popped up and said, "The USB device was not recognized." In Device Manager, it comes up as "Unknown Device".

So, I uninstall it, and then go to the Add New Hardware wizard, and it finds it, says it's installed correctly, but is still labeled as "Unknown Device". It also does not show up in My Computer or Disk Management.

Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] How can I get my External USB-HDD working?

The comment in the manual that says "on XP, you don't need to do anything" to install it is right, that's usual for XP, so it sounds like you're encountering another issue.

Have you ever installed another external drive, similar to this one, on your computer? If so, it may have messed up somewhere along the line (plugging lots of removable drives into XP machines can sometimes lead to this sort of freak out). Try logging into your machine as another user with local admin rights (create one if required - in fact, this may be a better idea, as the new profile won't have had any USB devices attached to it) and see if that makes any different (just for test purposes) and if that works, use Disk Manager to redefine the drive letter to something like X, or Z (something you've never used before) and try again. Failing that, try connecting to another machine and see if you get the same results - if you do, try a different USB cable.

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Hello! I am having a hardware problem. My computer got dangerously close to overload, so my computer-savy friend gave me an external drive to copy my files to. I copied all of my files to the external HD, and all is well with my computer. Well, the HD he loaned me was just that, a loan. I have since purchased my own external HD, but I can't copy from the loaner to my new drive. I can get my computer to recognize both drives individually, but when I try to plug both of them in at the same time, the computer doesn't recognize either of them. I tried chaging the drive names and letters, but that didn't help. Is there a secret to this? Please tell me that I don't have to copy everything back onto my computer and then back off to my new hard drive!

Thanks for any help!

A:Solved: Copying from one external HD to another

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Hey guys

I bought a Toshiba external Multi drive to use in my laptop (since the original internal drive stopped working).

The Toshiba multi drive is plug and play, but when I connect it, the laptop doesn't recognize it!.

When I go to My Computer, the drive doesn't show up at all. But when I go to Device Manager, the drive appears, but with a yellow triangular sign, with an exclamation point in the middle (sorry, I don't know how to explain any better).

Please help... I have no ideas and I'm starting to freak out

A:Solved: External drive help...please!

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ok so i use an external HD for all my music, it is a seagate 120 gig. Today i filled it all the way up as i finished ripping my cd collection into mp3 format. As i was adding the new folders into iTunes my op sys (Win Xp Pro) froze up. After i re-started the drive stopped reading all together and just gives me an "I/O drive error" message when i try and access it. I have tried hooking it up to my mac and taking it out of the case and hooking it up as a slave on my pc neither way worked....please any ideas will help as this is like three months worth of cd ripping and music purchases on the line.

A:Solved: external HD I/O errors

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Well used my restore cd to redo my window98, I hit #1 instead of #2 so I had to redo everything. Now my problem is my burner gives me this message "No supported CD-R/CD-RW drive. And also this message "There are currently no supported CD Recorders available. Please ensure that CD Recorder is powered and that all cables are properly connected". I can play audio cd's and install some software for games, but when it comes to burning a cd it will not work. I have a Emachine Eone 433 64.0MB RAM Pentium 2; win98. PHILIPS 4X4X6 External CD-RW Drive, Model #PCRW464K37. It worked fine before I screwed it up.

Please someone help me I am going crazy.

a.k.a. Leo

A:[SOLVED] Philips CD-R External need help??

Quick question for you:

Did you have the cdrw hooked up through USB whn you reformatted the hard drive? If so th is is more than likely the problem as the Recovery Cd's are written especially for what came on the computer at the time it was manufactured. Unplug the cdrw and reformat the hard drive again using the recovery cd's. Also unplug any printers, scanners, digital cameras or any other peripherial device that did not come withj the computer. In other words - only have the keyboard, mouse and monotir hooked up when trying to do this. Hope this helps.

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Which is the best HDD 500GB
which is good....?

A:Solved: Best external 500gb HDD??

maxtor and seagate are usually reliable makes. my personal favourite being maxtor

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I have an 80 gig maxtor personal storage 3100 external hdd. had it for about 3 years now. my computer can't read it now. it's making a repetitous clicking sound. did the motor die? what can I do to fix this, if it's fixable.

A:Solved: external hdd failure

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USB is picked up on the system (XP Pro) but when I go to my computer no external drive shows up...I think I have to format it...how do I solve this problem?

Thank you

A:Solved: External USB HD issue...

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Storage - Disk Management (from memory...)
Select the unformatted drive and format it.

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I plugged my external portable drive ( 160 GB ) to back up my computer. The computer finds the hwd and states it is ready
for use. But when I go into my computer to show the different drives, it is not there. Puzzled and need some help.
OS XP Home SP 3.



A:Solved: External Drive

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First off here is my set up:

Win7 (Windows 7 Ultimate) has wireless going in and is bridged to have wired coming out.
The wired connection coming out of Win7 is going into a Linksys router with 8 port switch. The WIN7 cable is going to the 1st port and their is a cable going from port 2 to the back of another computer. Nothing is plugged into the Uplink/Internet port on the switch. The switch is set to and my wireless router down stairs is (the wireless router is only set to give out 10 IPs.

Everything is working fine. all computers have internet access.

The problem I am having is they both have the same external IP address. for example. Win7 is and and the other computer is and You see they have different private IP addresses, but they both have the same external ip addresses. This causes a big pain to be able to use one keyboard and one mouse on both computers.

Does anyone know how to change that so I can use Synergy? Or does anyone know of a program that will do the same a synergy but work in my condition? I have been working on this for weeks!. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Any questions please ask away

A:Solved: 2 Computers have the same external ip

I just figured it out and I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner! I was able to even get rid of the switch and just have the network cable go right from computer to computer. on the WIN7 computer I just downloaded and installed Win2Vnc and then on the other computer I just had to install a VNC server. Then to connect I just had to use private IP addresses not the external ones. works great and now I can get rid of the other computers mouse and keyboard off my desk.

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My external hard drive (Seagate Free agent Pro 750gb) is not showing up on my computer, and it's not showing connection even in the disk management. I've checked the cords (USB and Power) several times, and they are connected correctly. I was able to get the drive to connect one time, but it showed my external as empty (I've used all but 350gb). I then disconnected it and powered it down. Now every time I turn the hard drive on it flashes repeatedly until I unplug the drive b/c it won't let me power it down. It's disk sounds like it's spinning normally with no bumps or scratches. I haven't dropped it, it's been sitting on my desk almost the entire time that I've had it. I've blown out the bottom in case there was any dust.

Does anyone know what's going on with this thing? I'm kinda lost with what to do or check next.

A:Solved: EXTERNAL HD Problems

Have you tried it out on another computer to check to see if it works? If it does, I be suspicious of the usb connection itself. If it doesn't work on another sytem, and you have data your looking at another problem. The larger Externals have known issues with OSs. Let us know what's happening and what you determine. Jazz

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I m having Compaq Dx 6120 MT Desktop in our Office.user has External WD HDD.it was working fine b4 last feaw days sudenly HDD wont recognise. Wen i saw device manager, under usb controler there was Storage device and it was showing Yellow question mart on it. and also seen that Error code 10 for that hardware.
System configuration is -Windows xp SP2 althogh updated with SP-3.but no success.
Updated drivers (chipset Drivers) still same problem.
connected onother 160 External HDD it was also not recognised. it says problem occured while installing device..... somthing lik that.
Note- the same hard disk of that user is detected to other machine.
Please guys Help

A:Solved: External HDD not Detecting

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We have ISA Server 2000 and we now need are ISA Server to get the internet from the external proxy is there any way to do this.


A:Solved: ISA 2K and External Proxy

Found out how to do it.

Just so its here you go to;

Network Configuration --> Routing

Add a new rule for a route

In the Actions set the Primary route as the external proxy.

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