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Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

Q: Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

I'm not sure if I should have put this in "Hardware" or not so...
I am, by far, a professional at this so hang in there with me if I confuse you. A few months ago my children broke the screen on my laptop and for a few weeks I was trying to use the External Monitor so it would show up on a monitor my sister gave me. Well I finally got that up and working however, now when I connect my external hard drive to the laptop, it will not show up on the desktop monitor. (The external hard drive is Western Digital).

This external monitor is a new thing for me, actually I knew you could do it but didn't try it as an option until my nephew - who is much younger than me - thought of it lol. Anyway, I have pictures and such on my external hard drive that were put onto the external by the very laptop I am using. I'm not totally sure of the montior I am using, all I can tell you at the moment is it's a Dell. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135 S266; the laptop has Vista Home Basic (32 bit) and I believe the desktop monitor is running with Vista too but I'm not sure if that's important since it is only serving as a "view." Anyway, I would love some help with why the drive may not be working with this set up.

Thanks,
Kerri

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A: Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

This may seem like a silly question, have you tried the HD on another PC to see if the issue is with that?
Also, are you saying it's not showing up in 'My Computer', or are you not getting the option to open files?

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

A:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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Hi there,

I won't get too deeply into the harrowing saga of how two external hard drives of mine died within days of each other. Rather, I'll just say that I would like to do a virus scan on several external hard drives (including/especially the one I just got to replace the others). In other words, I want to find out if there was a virus or something in the material that I'm putting on the hard drives that makes them die. Could this be possible? If so, how can I conduct a virus scan specifically on the external drives?

Thanks!
Sonya

A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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Looking to buy an external hard drive for backup. This will be used only to backup data periodically. This is certainly a good price ($140):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1474205

I've never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with that brand?
 

A:Opinions on BeyondMicro External Hard Drive?-or recommendations on External Case?

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So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to allow me, after some time, synchronize/clone the externals again without deleting all on the backup drive and recopying? (main to backup) and make them clones again? ..Adding and deleting or replacing any nonidentical files.. Like where i can press a button on some software and it do the work for me.
Sorry if this is confusing

A:Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the help files would differ.

I use FreeFileSync from sourceforge.net.

Others are Syncback, Folder Clone, Karen's Replicator, FBackup, Second Copy, and Synchromagic.

You should be able to configure them to do one or the other of the following:

1: If you delete or modify a file on the "original", it will also be deleted or modified on the backup.

2: If you delete a file on the "original", it will be retained on the backup. If you modify a file, both the modified and unmodified file will be retained on the backup.

It's up to you which choice you prefer. I use the first method, which is often called "mirroring"--one drive is an exact match of the other.

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Hi,
I would like to know that If i got an external monitor with usb ports on it and then connect my Macbook Pro 2015 to it via an HDMI cable, can i connect an external hard-drive onto the external display to transfer files to my macbook?
 

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I've got a new external hard drive.
I have many other external hard drives for which I want to backup the files of.

What's the best way of copying files from one drive to another?

1. Should I connect both on USB3 and copy one from another?

or

2. Copy to computer and then copy to new hard drive?

I've got a feeling that the second option might be the best one?

Thanks.
 

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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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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop running Windows 10. I have just purchased a Dell U2515H monitor which I am waiting for delivery for as we speak. I believe the monitor has quiet a few inputs however I am not 100% sure which lead to get to connect them both and which port I use on the Dell Laptop. Looking on the left hand side of my laptop there is a port with a lightning sign next to it, is that called Thunderbolt? and is that my monitor/display port? and what lead do I need? it looks like some sort of micro socket!

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Hey guys!

My Zune 80gb stopped working a while back. It wouldn't charge. So I thought I would take out the hard drive and use it as an external 80gb hard drive. So I bought an 1.8" ZIF encolsure for it and installed the hard drive into it.

All appears good with the installation. When I plug the hard drive into the PC the light on the hard drive enclosure comes on and stays on & the disk starts spinning. Then Windows Vista does the whole "Install new Hardware" thing and calls it a "Disk Drive" and a "USB Mass Storage Device" and says hardware is installed and ready for use.

But the problem is I can't seem to access the drive. I can't find it anywhere. It doesn't show up as a drive I can use or anything. I tried a third party partitioning prgram to try and find the disk so I could reformat it but it wouldn't it couldn't find it either. I even plugged the drive into my Mac thinking that Disk Utility might be able to recognize it and let me wipe it, but the Mac doesn't recognize it as anything.

Back in Vista, Using Device Manager, Vista notices the drive under the "Disk Drives" option as a "Disk Drive" and that it is elecronically signed by Microsoft (since it has the Zune firmware on it) but I can't do anything with it ... And this is the only place where I can see that the drive even exists. I can't reformat it or anything.

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A:Putting a Zune 80gb Hard Drive in an External Hard Drive Enclosure, help please!

anyone?
 

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Hello,
I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?
 

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.
 

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I see it can be done from an installed to an external, but can it be done in reverse, taking the external cased hard drive and cloning it to an internal? The old hard drive is from an xp laptop, and I can aquire another xp laptop if I can clone this way. Perhaps if I set the enclosure hard drive as master? All ideas are greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

A:Clone a laptop hard drive from an external case to an internal hard drive

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I am trying to get a Dell 17" LCD (non-widescreen) to work as an external monitor with my lenovo X300 laptop (widescreen). I thought this was plug and play but apparently not.

The monitor works on previous widescreen laptops so I know its not on that end. I have had this montitor working on this laptop before but have since installed a new HDD and reinstalled all OS & SW from the system recovery disks.

I am not pro at this but I have checked everything I can think of from video drivers, display adapters, different resolutions. no luck on any thing.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Laptop + External Monitor: can't be this hard

Does it even pretend to try to work when you press Fn/Fx (whatever key combination IBM uses)?

Look in the Advanced properties of the video drivers. I know the Dells we use sometimes require a kick start in the drivers.
 

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I need an external hard drive for taking regular backups of all of my data.
When i searched the internet I got two options:
1. Porable HDD [high cost, slower speed but don't need external power]
2. Desktop HDD [low cost, higher speed but need external power]

I want to know that...
1. Which hard disk's live longer? Porable or Desktop.
2. I heared that pulling off USB cable of Portable HDD may cause data lose because it also supplies power to hdd.
What will happpen if Power goes off from Desktop HDD? Will my data/Hard disk remain protected?
3. Level of safety of data on moving or shaking on both Desktop and Portable HDD.
4. Can we install os and boot from portable and desktop external hdd?
 

A:Need Advice : External Desktop Hard drive vs Portable Hard drive?

Unless you really need to go portable with a Laptop .. I'd not use a USB powered External.
You cannot boot from a USB External .. But there's another option if you're capable of physically changing HDDs ..

Get a good external Enclosure (with a fan for cooling) .. Install a good HDD ... with a 5 year warranty
and make the HDD in the enclosure a bootable backup .. where you could swap HDDs if/when needed ..
 

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I recently formatted my c drive and now i am reinstalling all the software. I keep all the setups of software in my external hard drive. For installing the software I coy the setup folder of the required software on my laptop, then install it.

Is straightaway installing the software by accessing the external hard drive okay? Does it make any difference in the installation time or any reduction in life of hard disk performance.

Or should I always install through my laptop hard drive?

I am running windows 8.1 pro

A:installation software from external hard drive or internal hard drive

Your method is as good as any. If it works, keep doing it.

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Is it possible to connect a yoga 920 to an external 30" montior which has displayport input at 2560x1600 resolution?

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Gday

I have emailed Paragon and am awaiting there reply, but you guys seem to know a lot more and try and solve the problem

Up to this point I have used either Acronis or Paragon for my backups, I prefer Paragon over Acronis, mainly because the restore by Paragon is far quicker.

I have both bootable CD's, but in this instance I would like to concentrate on Paragon.

I downloaded Paragon's Advanced Recovery CD. 2009 Build 6730. Put it in my rom and booted ....... looked at a black screen for 10 minutes. Removed it and rebooted, it got stuck at the loading of Vista, then I got another black screen no hard drive movement.

Rebooted again, this time with the regular Paragon bootable CD. It booted into the recovery console.

Now this is where things go from bad to worse. I tried finding my OS, after a lengthy period I received an error disk 2 i/o fault!!! ....... no operating system found.

Now disk 2 is my external hard drive where my backups are kept.

So I rebooted with the CD in, went into the recovery console and clicked on "safe restore", after playing the waiting game I get a message disk 2 i/o fault!!!.

Took out the Paragon CD, put in the Vista one, tried a repair, but there was no OS to repair .

So I installed Vista, and because I didn't want to have to reinstall all of my programs again (yer lazy I know, but that's what backup's are for).

Checked with the fresh install, that my two external hard drives, had there drivers and were present. They were ... Read more

A:Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite & USB External Hard Drive

Anyone?

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hi there..

my name is Anis...i just bought external hard drive 500gb...but after I formatted it..it's just about 400++ gb can be used..i would like to know..how to use the extra/reserve space for my ext hard disk?by any means, i want to fully use my 500gb space for the external...please help me...thank you...
 

A:How to fully use the extra hard disk space for external hard drive?

It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

You will not have 500GB due to the conversion between binary and decimal for reporting sizes.
 

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

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Formatting USB external hard disk
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Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

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Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
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The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
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A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941810 MB, Free - 886932 MB; D: Total - 11955 MB, Free - 1469 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I took the hard drive out of the machine listed above and put a new one in. Then I put the one that I took out (which works good) in an external hard drive enclosure. I don't know much about making an external hdd work after assembly. Anyway, I plugged it in and found it in disk managment and deleted the OS and all on it.
Now it is a Tb of unallocated space.

Can anyone tell me how from where I am at to create a working external hard drive?
 

A:External Hard Drive

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I am using XP 3, and I want to buy a 1T Ultra Passport HD. The box says it supports Windows 7,8, 10 and Vista but it doesn't mention XP. Because Passport supports USB 2/3. I have USB 2.0, wouldn't this work with XP regardless?
Many thanks,
CPKISH
 

A:External Hard Drive

I'm not sure what you mean when you say your computer is using XP 3, so I'm going to assume that it's using Windows XP SP3 32-bit.
Is that correct?

If your computer is a factory-brand desktop or laptop, can you advise us what brand name and model name and model number it is?
If your computer is a self-built desktop, can you advise us what brand name and model number its motherboard is?

Can you advise us the model name and model number of that Passport external USB hard drive?

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Hi,

I have a hard-drive that I placed inside an enclosure and when I plug it to my usb it doesn't find it.

When I plug it to my other computer that is running same OS (windows 7) it works fine, it finds it. Please advice why it is not working on my other pc. What I need to do for my PC to find the item?

Thank you,

A:External Hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tarzsk


Hi,

I have a hard-drive that I placed inside an enclosure and when I plug it to my usb it doesn't find it.

When I plug it to my other computer that is running same OS (windows 7) it works fine, it finds it. Please advice why it is not working on my other pc. What I need to do for my PC to find the item?

Thank you,


Maybe it had been unactivated by a setting you made...check first that All your others usb ports are working and check in your power plan if you did set as "unactivated" (default setting for AC powered):

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I have an external hard drive with all of my photos on it. For some reason, my computer can not locate it and it was working fine 12 hours ago. I tried restoring my computer, unplugging the hard drive and plugging it back in, restarting the computer, it still can't find the hard drive. I've been into device management and no success there either.
 

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My CPU has a 4 gig hard drive and I have been thinking about buying and external hard drive for more storage space. My question is can I run applications from this external hard drive??
 

A:External Hard Drive

You should be able to run apps from it, BUT it really depends ...It depends of how the external hdd will be connected to the computer ( USB 1, USB 2, Firewire etc..) , speed of the cpu and how many devices are connected to the USB ports ( on the motherboard ). Even if you don't have a USB2 or Fireware and the cpu is a P3 550 should be able to run apps , just a whole lot slower if you catch my dift
HTH
 

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For some unknown reason, one of the card readers Drive "F" on my computer seems to have switched itself off. Sometimes it works and others it will not. It has happened before and I contacted Dell who were able to give me instructions as how to sort it out. I have contacted them again but they are now asking for a large payment to provide support, much more than purchasing a brand new extrnal USB plug in card reader.

Can anyhone help please??

RonBin79

A:External Hard Drive

Title says hard drive but your talking about a card reader in your post. Is the device in question 1. internal or external 2. does it function properly.

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If your Hard Drive fails, are you able to use an external hard drive to replace it?

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Hi,

I have searched the net but can't seem to find a way to solve my issue.

Recently, my WD external hard drive became corrupted and whenever I plugged it in, it would ask me to format it. As I had a lot of important files on the hard drive, I used EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard and recovered my data to another hard drive.

I plugged the external back into my laptop and formatted it. I then tried to format the hdd with Fat32Formatter so that it is compatible with my PS3, however after a long long process, an error occurred and the format did not complete.

Now everytime I plug the hdd into my laptop, it won't open up. After about 1 minute, the hdd is recognized by my laptop and appears in my computer, however the green bar at the top of the screen reaches towards the end but does not quite finish and stays at the same position for hours with no progress.

The lights on the hdd light up and I can hear it working but it just does not load up. I have tried using a different cable with no luck. I have also completed a System Restore, which also hasn't worked.

In addition, when I plug in the hdd, I am unable to do much else on my pc. It's like it affects my pc as well and causes other programs to stop responding. My internet browser also becomes disabled and won't respond. Surprisingly, when I unplug the hdd, my browser responds and my pc springs back to life!

I am running Windows 7 Professional on an Asus i5 laptop.
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A:Help with WD External Hard Drive

It's probably broken. How old is it? It may still be under warranty.

You can run the WD diagnostics, the full test and the zero fill afterwards to check the drive: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=120&lang=en

Also it appears you do not have a proper backup in place, you should always have two copies of any important data to avoid data loss from the very common drive failures.
 

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Hi, I bought a brand new Seagate external hard drive about 6 months ago. I have just now gotten it out of the box and I can not figure out whats going on with it. I can not get it to be recognized by either my PC or my MAC. I have plugged it in and I can hear it running so I know its got power. I have check it on multiple USB ports that I know are working and still nothing. I did notice that the backlighting for the hard drive is not working.

Can someone please help me with this!?
 

A:External hard drive help!??

It can only be a few things;
1 Failed drive
2 Failed enclosure
3 Bad usb cable.

Try another cable to eliminate that possibility. With the drive only 6 months old, I would just RMA the drive under the warranty. If you want to troubleshoot the drive further, you can attempt to open the case and remove the drive. Connect the drive directly to a working system via sata. This will tell you if the drive has failed or the enclosure has failed.

Note opening the enclosure will VOID your warranty.
 

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Recently like an hour ago. I decided to download something. That apparently had a trojan in it. It was sent to my external hard drive. Now my computer wont read my external Im positive that my external still works but Vista reads it as an unknown device. Is there anyway to access the harddrive without booting vista? even if its a cmd prompt I know where the folder is on the harddrive if i can just delete it im pretty sure it might work. Im trying to avoid formatting because it has 320 gigs on it filled out of 500 gigs. Please any and all info would be helpful even if you can find a fix for the unknown device problem.

Thank you
ShadowBomber
 

A:External Hard Drive Help

Did you try using the drive on another computer?
 

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Happy New Year to everybody.
I have just ran out of room on my 250GB hard drive in my PC & have just purchased a 500GB external hard drive.
I have plugged it in & set it up & when looking on the MY COMPUTER section, The icon for it is listed on the right hand side of my internal hard drive. I basically want to know how to begin saving files directly to the 500 GB (As i used to do with the 250GB) without removing anything from the 250GB. I have a lot of irreplacable music on my media player & i'm worried i might do something wrong & lose it all. so any help would be gratefully recieved.
Many Thanks in advance

A:External Hard Drive

So you want to move the music to the other drive but not have to readd anything to your media player/playlists?

Is that what you mean?

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My PC wont see it so i can save stuff to it. Vista says that it is installed and ready to use and it shows as working in the device manager. But i cant see it anywhere. Please help

A:External hard drive

Did you open MyComputer (or whatever it's called) and look at all the drives? My external showed up there, and I made a shortcut to the desktop. No problems so far.

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Greeting every one.

When I usually plug in my external hard drive, Windows detects that there is a new hardware that has been connected and install its driver successfully. However, when I open my computer, I don't see that my external hard drive is there. No icon, nothing at all shows that I can open while it's working.

I tried to connect the external hard drive to windows XP, Vista, and 7 but it's the same. I couldn't see my external hard drive.

Please Help

Karrar

A:Cannot see my external hard drive

Hello Karrar, Is there data on the drive?

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was wondering.i want to purchase a external harddrive that hooks up to your USB port.can i load windows xp on it.
and have two operating systems on my computer .windows 98se which i have on my computer now and xp on the new external harddive hope you undersatnd what i mean Thanks
 

A:external hard drive

I think you'll quickly come to grief trying to run the O/S from the USB hard drive. Some new systems do have USB boot capability, but I suspect that even with USB 2.0 you'll find the performance a bit sluggish.
 

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I have a 2TB Samsung external hard drive that i put inside my computer, it worked fine until i put it inside another computer, on that computer it said hard drive unformatted, so i but it back in my computer, it said the same, so i formatted -

Here is the problem after formatting the complete size of the hard drive shows 900+- GB of free space, that was +- the total free space i had left when it showed 2TB.

extra info: had to format my computer after removing external hard drive, computer was unable to boot. it is not the main hard drive i use to boot my computer so i formatted computer plugged in the external hard drive that's when it said hard drive unformatted so i formatted. is there a way to get external hard drive size back to original, search every where for Samsung External hard drive Drivers.
 

A:external hard drive

It doesn't work on 2 computers. it's broken.
 

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Hi,
my pc is stupidly full, so i finally bought an external hard drive. It's a Western Digital 500GB mybook. It's supposed to be 'plug and play'.

So, I have a usb extension cable to save me spinning my tower round all the time. I plugged it into that and it recognised it straight away, came up with the option to install the software etc.
THEN, I stupidly thought wait! That might slow it down so i may as well unplug it and plug straight into the usb2 port. I didnt just unplug it, i ejected it first. When I plugged it directly into the usb2 port, it said 'USB device not recognised' i clicked on it and it said, try reconnecting the device, if it still doesnt work, replace the device. I didnt this several times to no avail.

But it did work 2 seconds earlier! This was infuriating! I thought maybe by ejecting it i'd turned the ports off or something, but i just couldnt get it to recognise. Can anyone help me? have i broken the eexternal hard drive perminently?
 

A:external hard drive help

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When I connect my Seagate Harddrive to my laptop running vista, and then right click on the icon, the first option asks whether I want to "Install or run program".
It's the default option, so whenever I double click, it tries to install...
Any help regarding changing default options or something that'd help me, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Ed

A:External Hard Drive

@ProfMoneyBags

Do you use any Good antiviurs ?? as its a common problem cased by Virus... please get your self a good up to date Antivirus such as for example, NOD32 / Kaspersky :-)

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I have a Packard Bell MM923D upstairs for the kids but there i only 1 Gb of space on the hard drive. it has a pentium 1 processor 64 mb of ram just installed into it.
They want to install the sims game but i don't know what kind of external hard drive to look for. I know it is not a usb because there is no port for usb. I don't want to get the wrong thing and then get eaten by the kids!!!!!!! if you can help that would be great
 

A:What External Hard drive do I need?

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A few weird things seem to be happening with my external hard drive all the time. One thing that happens pretty often is windows will give me an error that says something like "This directory is corrupt or unreadable." This is easily fixed with a disk check. I also get a message sometimes randomly such along the lines of "You cannot use this drive until it is formatted." One recent one is that I load some files to it, come back in a day or two and that entire directory is gone. This is really annoying. I leave my hard drive on and plugged in, which I don't think is causing the problem, as I am usually accessing it. I have a SimpleTech SimpleDrive 500GB external hard drive and I have Windows Vista x32 Home Basic SP1. It really annoys me because, I can't put any important information on the drive that I am afraid to lose. Any suggestions on how to fix this or what the problem is?

A:External Hard Drive

hello

This is posted on there drivers & software page located here

"An issue has been discovered with older versions of StorageSync software. SimpleTech strongly encourages you to upgrade to the latest version of the software, version 1.42, and do a new backup. You can download this version at the link below."

I would go to that page and see if it apply's to you....good luck

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Hi i was looking at this External Hard Drive > http://computers.pricegrabber.co.uk/hard-drives/m/34859774/details/st=product_tab/ But i am not sure about the eSATA, if my motherboard supports it (my Board) > http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/motherboards/asus/k8ned/index.htm and would i need one of these cables to wire it up > http://www.lindy.co.uk/esata-cable-2m/33481.html
I want an external Hard Drive that will be on 24/7 and can transfer files fast,, would like at least 500GB if any one has any other alternatives
Thanks for you time DOJ
 

A:External Hard Drive ?

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Migrating from desktop to laptop. Need to keep access to my hard disk from the laptop. Is there any way to make the hard disk from the desktop available/portable to the laptop?
 

A:External Hard Drive

Try this link: http://www.cablesdirect.com/eh132e.htm Perhaps it will fit your needs.
 

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my computer stopped recognizing my external hard drive. does any one have an answerto this problem

A:external hard drive

try another usb port also try the drive on another computer to see if its a drive problem.

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