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Solved: USB Ext Storage not recognized

Q: Solved: USB Ext Storage not recognized

After using an intermittent USB extension cord with a flash drive, when I connect any external storage device driectly to a USB port I get "USB Device not recognized" "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned." In Device Manager under USB it shows an unknown device. External hard drive does not show up in disk drives in device manager. I tried uninstalling all USB items in Dev Mgr, they reinstall but still get same message for flash and ext hard drive. Other devices work fine in the same USB ports. I tried System Restore. No luck. HELP!! Thanks!

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A: Solved: USB Ext Storage not recognized

Hi jaylin

Try this:

Plug the FLASH or EXT drive. You should hear the "turun" sound when an USB device is plugged in.
Right click My Computer and select MANAGE.
Got to the Storage section and click the DISK MANAGEMENT section. Wait on the right side to populate.
Check if your EXT drive or your flash drive is listed there.
IF so, check if it has a DRIVE LETTER assigned to it (Should be something like D:, E: or such)
IF it does not has a DRIVE LETTER assigned, right click it and select CHANGE DRIVE LETTERS AND PATHS.
If it has any drive letter assigned to it, change it to a letter form the end of the alphabet, say Y: X: or Z:
This is to ensure that you are assigning a letter that is available on the system.
After that, Say OK to everything and close the Computer Management window. Your FLASH or EXT drive should appear now on the MY COMPUTER window with it's new drive assinged.

Hope it helps !

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Until this problem started this week, I've not had problems accessing data from my USB thumb drive through the 4 USB ports on the front of my computer.

Now, when I plug a device in, I hear the indicator that i've plugged something new in I can see the devide in the Devices and Printers window but it isn't fully recognized... says troubleshooting is needed, though when i run the trouble shooter, nothing happens. This has happened with 3 different thumb drives and a usb cd burner.

When I go to access drives on the computer, I am unable to see the usb thumb drive.

To date, i have uninstalled the usb drivers and restarted and that didn't work.

If I try to restart with ANY usb drive in the front 4 ports, I get a blue error screen saying there is an unknown boot device, so I end up having to restore to my last restore point.

Any help would be much appreciated!!! THANK YOU in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-5300B APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7374 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7480D, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (402 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1850
Antivirus: PC Matic Super Shield, Enabled and Updated

A:USB Storage Not Recognized

What's the model number(M/N) and product number(P/N) and serial number(S/N) of that HP?

Did that problem occur before or after you installed PC Matic?


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I have a network USB storage link by cirago with 2 hard drives and a printer plugged into it. My computer cannot find these items through the network. I have a wireless system and a Belkin wireless router that the storage link is plugged into. Any suggestions?

A:Storage link not recognized

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I have WD 1 TB drive that was working fine. I noticed it had 3 partitions on it so I removed 2 of them with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Aomei competed the operations and now my box will not recognize the drive. I tried it on my desktop and it also will not recognize the drive.
When I connect the drive, on either machine, it makes that "beep/bump" sound that lets me know something has been inserted but that is it.

Any ideas.

I went into device manager and told it to scan for hardware changes, that did nothing.
I tried to update drivers but that never completed. The progress bar just kept looking and did not find anything.

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Yeah, sorry about the title, I tried to make it as informative as possible.

I'm asking for help. I've searched around the net for ages to try to find answers to this issue, but I can't find anything that matches my problem exactly.

My computer has issues with usb storage drivers I think. All usb stick thingys don't work. And they do work on every other computer I've tested them on... which is probably around six or so. Whenever I plug them in, it comes up with that very unhelpful message that says that "USB not recognised", and when I check the device manager, it comes up with Unknown Device.

Also, when I plug in an MP3 player, they are only read half of the time. The other half, they do the same rubbish that occurrs with my USB things...

My printer and keyboard both work fine, so I know it isn't a problem with my hardware. Well, maybe it could be a problem with my PSU, but it is a 550W, and I'm sure that my components aren't draining that much power.

Finally, my 7-in-1 card reader isn't recognised by vista most of the time. When it is finally recognised and the drives show up in My Computer, but when I put an SD card in or something, nothing happens.

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate, which was upgraded from a buggy version of Home Basic Lite edition. And, if I can't get this fixed, I'll format my computer, but I don't really want to resort to that.

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Yesterday my external hard drive, flash drives, iPod, and memory card reader, which are all USB mass storage devices were working fine. However, today none of them show up in explorer, and when they're viewed in device manager all of them have an error message that says, "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)". I have already used system restore to go back to yesterday and it didn't solve the problem. Also, my flash drive is made by Sandisk and has a second partition that mounts as a CD drive, and this works properly. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? This is very bad for me because I can no longer back up my computer until it recognizes my external hard drive.

Thanks for the help!

Edit: I am using 64-bit Windows 7

A:USB Storage Drives Not Recognized, Code 39

I updated to the latest chipset drivers and the latest BIOS for my motherboard, but USB storage devices still won't mount. I'm at a loss. Perhaps something is wrong with my motherboard?

Here is a picture of what device manager looks like now. As you can see, the USB drives no longer have yellow error triangles next to them under the "Disk Drives" dropdown, but under "storage volumes" there is an equal number of generic volumes with yellow triangles as there are USB storage devices plugged in.

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A few weeks ago I noticed that my iPhone suddenly stopped charging when I plugged it into the usb ports of my computer. I shrugged it off initially and just charged it using other means, but soon afterwards I realized that no external drives work at all. I've already scratched out the possibility that my usb ports are damaged, because usb devices ranging from my mouse to my tablet still work perfectly.

I have a feeling it's some kind of registry error, but I haven't been able to find the registry key for removable storage (if there is one).

I can't use a system restore, because an (unauthorized) windows update seems to have erased any system restore points I had for previous years. When windows eventually started updating again without authorization, I reset the computer since I clearly remember turning off automatic updates after the first update (and it was supposed to off before that too), and I was suspicious since my antivirus software was out of date.

Is it possible that this reset damaged my registry, or could it be some other problem? Would a windows repair work, or should I just give the windows updates a go?

Once again, please don't advise me to check if my usb ports are damaged, or say that my removable storage is faulty. The usb ports work with all other devices, and I've already tested each removable storage device.

A:Any kind of removable storage is not recognized

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Hi all, well this is a long shot now to post a question about my prety old mp3 player(Rio Chiba 128). The thing is that I have a good amount of good music I would like to copy off of it. Anyways I have Vista Home Premium 32bit and when I plug in the mp3 player, it recognizes it as being a Rio Chiba device but can not find any available drivers for it. I already tried the following:-changed the cable-directed the "New Device" wizard to look for drivers in C:\Windows\INF , C:\Windows\winsxs-copied different copies of "usbstor.inf" & "usbstor.PNF" into C:\Windows\INF and different locations but none of those have worked-I have even tried deleting INFCACHE.1 and nothing. -went to: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/r....asp?prodID=109 which is Rio's support page for this device but they claim it doesnt need a driver as the OS should read it as a mass storage device.The mp3 player still works fine and plays music as it should it just doesnt want to be recognized in either vista or xp. any help or suggestions is really appreciate it as Im very little away from giving up on it. Thanks all!

A:Rio Chiba 128 Mass Storage Device not being recognized?

With it plugged in go to the Control Panel>Administrative Tool>Computer Management. Double-click on Storage. Double-click on disk Management.
On the top, click on Action and select Refresh

If it doesn't show, go to your Device Manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation points by the USB Root Hub Controllers

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I have an Aaxatech P2, one of these:

AAXA P2 Pico Projector - LCoS Based Hand-held Pocket Projector - LED Micro Projector

When I connect it to thru the VGA cable, it works fine, but then when I plug it via USB, all it does is recognize it as a mass storage device. Does anyone know if I can get video through the USB on this thing? thanks.

A:Aaxatech 2 projector recognized as storage device only

Well, apparently the USB port is designed for file transfers only.

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Hello all....Help ...I can't seem to access my USB flash drive on my computer (XP professional operating system) once I insert it into the usb port...my computer acknowledges that there is a mass media device however when I go to My computer to access it there is no Letter associated with it..all my network drives and device drives are listed but no letter associated with my USB flash drive...How do I assign a letter to it so I can access it?



A:USB flash drive mass storage not recognized

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I have a 1TB external storage drive that uses its own power supply and connects to my laptop via USB 2.0 cable. For months I've had absolutely no problem out of the device, until the computer randomly decided to forget the device was plugged in. Now I'm lucky to get the device to be recognized by the computer at all, and when it is recognized, if I try to move anything to/from the device, the connection is immediately severed from the computer.

I use this device for my backup as well as holding on to things I would rather not get rid of. All my drivers are up to date, I've done all the Power Management checking and unchecking that I've read from other threads found via Google search, and still it won't work correctly for me. Any advice?

A:Self-Powered External Storage not recognized/randomly disconnecting

Providing you have done all the power options to attack the problem from the OS end of things, then you must consider that the drive itself is the problem. This seems likely since the drive has worked fine in the past.

The first suspect would be the USB cable, the connector on either end, or the port on either end.

The second suspect would be the hard drives power supply. These do go bad. If it is not supplying proper power then the drive will fail to be recognized correctly.

Try the drive on another computer. If it exhibits the same behavior there then you can narrow it down to one of the two issues above.

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Woke up this morning to find my HP stuck in a boot up mode with a message about it being unable to find any storage devices...tried safe mode (F8) but no luck...would not boot into safe mode...can not get into BIOS...F2, F10, F11 all not working...only thing that had a glimmer of hope was inserting the HP recovery disc (1 of 3) I made then restarting...seemed to work a bit as the screen changed and it said "loading windows files" but then nothing...subsequent reboots with same disc went unrecognized...even tried booting using Hiren's Boot CD but it seems like the machine is not recognizing ANY bootable drive...HDD or CD/DVD.


A:Unable to boot into any mode...storage devices not recognized

Most likely a power supply failure, that's a non-servicable part except by the manufacturer, so it's one you replace. [can hold a charge and possibly KILL you if opened up]

Any PC repair shop near you can verify that the PSU is croaked in a minute, with a PSU tester which you can buy for $20ish.

Rosewill RTK-PST Digital LCD Power Supply Tester - Newegg.com

PC is acting like it doesn't have the juice to run the parts, just so much more likely PSU dead, eliminate that before moving on, hopefully it didn't damage anything else.

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Hi there,
Could someone please tell me why is the HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 drive on a Dell Latitude D500 being recognized by the system as a usb mass storage device?...and how to fix that in case it is not normal?
Thanks in advance,

A:Dvd room drive being recognized as a usb mass storage device

Disconnect the drive and tell us what the computer then reports. Your HLDS optical drive is among the most basic of all drives installed by Dell, but it has an extremely high failure rate.

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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I have 3 x Western Digital 2 TB My Passports that I purchased to use with "Storage Spaces".
 "Storage Spaces" does not recognize these drives but Windows 8 recognizes them under Computer.
 The drives have an SES driver.
 Has anyone figured out how to get them to be recognized by "Storage Spaces?

A:WD My Passport 2TB not Recognized by "Storage Spaces"

Have a look at kb2836121 - An update for Storage Spaces in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 is available.

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I recently added two sticks of new RAM to my computer, but when I turned it on again I got the two-beep "RAM Not Detected" signal. I removed the new RAM, but I still got the two-beep signal after turning it on. I've removed the old RAM, sprayed the area with duster, put the old RAM back and still have the same problem.

What to do? Thanks.

A:Solved: New RAM not recognized - removed it now the old RAM isn't recognized

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7 Month old HP Win7 6gb x64 machine. Keyboard and mouse drivers unaffected.USB Mass storage device properties messagewith driver check on:"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device."with driver check off:Tells me drivers are corrupt or missing.Search show diver where it should be: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbstor.sys (also usbfilter.sys).Used the HP Recovery Manager to restore factory setting for USBStor.sys, it indicates it is successful but no changeon reboot, still cannot use flash drives, SD cards, external HDs. Units work find on my laptop.Called HP 4 times, after extensive troubleshooting each time, following their instructions, go to hp.com/go/instant, get screen saying request has been received. Each time tech tells me he cannot find my request.After a while, read 2 hours, told they need to talk to supervisor, will call me back, KISS OF DEATH, never hear from them.So can I fix this or am I going to have to pay for repairing a seven month old HP?Or am I going to have to buy yet another pc?

A:USB Mass Storage Device will not recognize external storage devices

Nobody has a clue, huh?
I guess I am the only one ever to have this happen!
Ok, thanks, goodbye.

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I currently have the Intel ICH9M E/M Sata AHCI Controller, driver version dated 4 June 2009. Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade to Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and if so, what's the latest version I can safely upgrade to, and do I need to make any BIOS changes?
As usual any help is really appreciated.

A:Can I upgrade from Intel Matrix Storage to Rapid Storage?

I have an Intel ICH9R controller and am using the same driver version. Was not able to find a newer one. I think the newer drivers aren't compatible anymore.
(Windows 7 has been installed few weeks ago.)

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Windows 7.
With Google I couldn't find answer, how to handle USB removable media inside camera.
With camera there is no "Safely remove hardware and eject media" option.
When Photo camera is connected, a new camera device is installed and GUI window is opened with option to browse or copy photos. But there is no removable storage devise eject button on notification area. The USB removable Storage devise is also present on File Manager Computer left panel but again, there is no mouse right button eject option as normally with removable storage devices. I have checked in on several computers. How to understand. I don't believe that it's camera specific but Camera is Canon S95.
Any ideas?

A:How to handle and difference of USB storage and in Camera USB storage

Can you set the camera to "Disk Mode"? If so, it will treat the camera as a flash drive.

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Has anyone tried the new Storage Spaces feature in Windows 8? Your experience with it?

More specifically:

1. If this system is used on a shared network with other operating systems such as XP and Windows 7, can the storage pool drives be set up as shared, and become visible and usable from the XP and Win 7 machines?

2. If you have a Network Backup drive, like WD My Book Live, will it see and back up the Storage Spaces configured drive just like any other drive on the network?

A:Storage Spaces (Storage Pool) Experience?

I've only set this up on a Windows Server 2012 configuration therefore I cannot provide the exact steps on how to set one up in a client environment. That being said, a storage space/pool is essentially a virtual disk that resides on one or multiple physical disks allowing you to accumulate free space. For example if I have multiple servers with free space on their data drives I can then create a storage pool to accumulate this. To allocate this storage pool/space to a user or machine you will need to decide what you wish to do with it. Below are a couple of examples of how:

Share via Windows Folder Sharing (UNC Path)Use iSCSI to use the current ethernet infastructure allowing you to assign the storage pool/space a drive letter to the client machineIn a server environment you may wish to use it for DFS (Distributed File System) to maintain redundancy

Personally I use my storage pool as an iSCSI drive for which i have partitioned.

You can only use the free space of a non Windows install drive. To my knowledge you cannot overcome this with partitioning.

In relation to your second question, you will only able to use the share as a safepoint backup if it is shared via Windows Folder Sharing. For example: \\computername\share

Also you will need to make sure that the NAS is on the same workgroup as the Windows 8 machine hosting the storage pool otherwise it will not be able to find the share. Hopefully this is what you asking however pleas... Read more

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I have a new 32 GB Mini SD Card. I want to move/copy a 4.6 GB File from Windows7 onto this card, but I get the message....... 'The file 'blah'blah' is too large for destination system'

Can any one help, please?

A:Solved: Storage

format the card to ntfs

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I'm trying to find a way to set up my media (music, pictures, movies) - on one storage device (mp3 player on steroids or external drive) to store and play and hook up to a tv. An ipod classic seems the closest but not enough memory. I can't believe that no manuf. has developed this.


A:Solved: storage

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I'm trying to install Wireless Lan API but it comes up with the message "Not enough storage is available to process this command"

A:Solved: Not enough storage is available

Please provide:
Windows version; 32 or 64 bit; service pack.
Your computer profile notes XP. This is the W7 forum.

brand, model # model # of the computer or motherboard
ram #GB, speed; #sticks
video card brand, model # model #
HDD capacity; C: capacity: C: GB used: C: GB free

Which Wireless LAN API?
Please provide brand, model & model #.


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Where does Firefox store its temp files?

A:Solved: Storage on Firefox

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Hi All
I've a Toshiba Z30 laptop with a SSD drive. I want to expand my storage by inserting another SD card. Looking around I see wildly different prices for the same storage capacity (one example was 100%)

Most seem to be angled at the camera market which I gather has higher requirements than a laptop.

Advice appreciated.

A:Solved: SSD card for storage

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hi folks, just looking for some suggestions, or possibly ideas of what everyone else does for storage.

I have 2 systems, both running out of space

also could use a third system.

So I said to myself, "Self, there must be a better solution to this" -- I would say kill two birds with one stone but that would be cruel, so Id like to be able to share storage in the most, simply and cost effective way.

the three systems that would be networked together would be macs -

is it better to get a 3rd mac with storage of its own and share files through Ethernet? thus eliminating a "central storage,

or get a Central storage like Drobo, and if so, can that feed say three machines?

there was also something called NAS? cant recall? Network Array Storage? is that what is stands for? Anyone have experience with that?

also not thrilled about spending money on storage right now cause I think it will all become obsolete in a few years when solid state takes over
- no more spinning disks
- no more cooling fans or liquid cooling necessary.

have a two drives externally, mirrored together (currently being rebuilt cause 1/2 the raid failed)

two other machines have two drives each -- I was thinking that each machine really only needs one drive, then all the extra drives could be packed together into Drobo for instance -- or the like -- that way, you don't have to remember, this file was on that machine etc. and several could work on one project at the same time like a mini... Read more

A:Solved: storage solutions

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I have many old photos that i'm scaning and putting in a folder on desk top. Will this folder take up a lot of space where it will slow me down? Also aol has this x drive that can can install and store them into. Does anybody know anything abouth this x drive? Aol has a lot of weird programs and wondering if this is one of them.
thank you

A:Solved: picture storage

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On my home LAN iget the following error message from Win Xp when I try to access a drive on another pc on my LAN; "Not enough server storage to process this command" The system finds the remote drive OK but will not let me on it. If I RtClk and go to properties it shows the drive as completely full when in fact it is only one third full. I get the same message no matter where I come from (There are 5 computers on my home LAN) I get the same problem. I have set every sharing permission as open as I can even enabled quotas and set unlimited. Same message. Microsoft does not recognize the message. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Not enough server storage ...

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I am advising a friend about backing up photos. She is willing to buy memory cards as she needs them so that she can keep all photos on the cards and on the computer. I suggested she just make back ups of photos on dvds, additional hard drives, or flash drives. This made me wonder--what storage option is more reliable with regard to longevity? I know hard drives fail after time, but do dvds last indefinitely? What about memory cards?
Thanks so much!

A:Solved: storage longevity

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I have never tried On-line storage for my backups, but I would like to try it. Is this method of storage easy to use, and reliable? It suits me to do only full back-ups with Acronis. These are each around 120MB. Does anyone have any advice? Allan.

A:Solved: On-line Storage

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I know this error normally is cured by changing a registry entry or removing newly added virus protection. But not in my case. What's more, I'm only getting the error when trying to map a particular drive on a particular XP computer. I can access the c:\ drive on the computer but not e:\. And the problem isn't on the computer trying to map the drive because I get the same error from any computer trying to access that drive. I've run chkdsk on the drive and turned off indexing but no luck.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: not enough server storage

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my usb sticks have all stopped working recently ive tried them in different usb ports and all have the same error. im guessing this is more to do with windows and not my sticks because i have several of them and they all cant have broken at the same time.

anyway the message i get when i try to access the memory stick is

"the disk in drive "drive letter" is not formatted do you want to format it now?"

i clicked yes one time but it said windows couldnt complete the format for some reason.

anyone know whats going on?


A:[SOLVED] usb storage devices

Try one of the non-working usb sticks in another computer to confirm it works fine first. Make sure that other computer you'll try it to has an up-to-date antivirus, in case this could be malware related.

Go in the device manager : start => run => devmgmt.msc. Any warning message there about your usb devices ? Unplug all the usb devices you could have attached (use a ps/2 keyboard and mouse), right-click => uninstall all the usb controllers in the device manager. Restart windows and they'll get redetected.

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.

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I was wondering if there is a realtively straightforward way to format a second hard disk drive that currently has windows XP on it.

I have a new hard disk installed and running XP at the moment and would like to use the older disk drive purely for storage.

Thanks for your help in advance!


A:Solved: Using an old hard disk for storage

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I am using a Dell 8300 Desktop and running Win 7 Home Premium. I am curious about all the external storage devives and which would serve my purpose. I am sometimes paranoid about a system or hard drive failure. I know that there is a recovery parititon and I have created the back up software on CD. However, I would be comfortable with a complete bootable storage resource. I would like to avoid installing a second internal hard drive.

Any suggestions? My current hard drive is a 1tb SATA with about 50gb used other than the recovery partition. With an image copy, must the external device be as large as the drive it is imaging (ie. internal 1tb external 120 gb)? Is the usb powered device preferable to a drive with its AC adapter?

A:Solved: External Storage Choices?

You can never have enough backups. I use a Flash drive for all my Data/Pic files and also for programs I would need for quick re-install in case of complete loss of both my internal and external drives. I have a WD 640G HD as my internal and use a 160G Seagate HD as my external drive. I use Acronis software which you can get for free if you have a WD, or Seagate HD. I make a Clone of the drive so if my internal goes, all I have to do is replace it with my External and back in business. I also use a Dell D610 for a third back up of all my files and programs. This is all it is used for.

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hello, i got my hardrive a few weeks ago, i am always backing up using the provided software but now i want to store all my files on it not back them up. how would i do this, would i just open it up in my computer? the thing is though there are many places with in the drive. all my folders are names ext... so is that how i would do it? or is there a simpler and easier way?

A:Solved: 2tb my book essential storage help

Since you have backed them on there, they are already there. If you want to store things on it, then yeah, save them onto the drive. But as you say you may have to organize the folders and things on there. I'm pretty sure that'd be the simplest and easiest way.

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A friend of mine asked me to fix her Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop. "What's wrong with it?" I asked. "It's broken," she said.

So I boot it up into XP Media Center SP2 without any problems and plug in the 2GB Kingston DataTraveler that has all my Windows System utils. I'm met with an error.

USB Device Not Recognized
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message.Click to expand...

Well, that's not a very helpful. I click the message, and a window pops up showing the USB Root Hub item, where it says that the fourth USB slot is an "Unknown Device." Curiously, there are a total of 8 listed USB slots when there are only four physical female ports on the laptop. I open up the Device Manager, uninstall all drivers under the USB Controller section, and restart XP.

When it loads back up, it has the same problem. Now, I start testing the different ports and experience some curious results. No matter which port I plug in the pen drive first, the same message pops up. However, if I quickly take it out and plug it in somewhere else, Windows occasionally "finds" the DataTraveler 2.0, but still says that there was an error installing the device and won't let me access it via My Computer. One more interesting thing: Device Manager occasionally identifies the existence of a "Generic volume" named ... Read more

A:Solved: Unrecognized USB Storage Devices

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Hello, I'm looking into setting up a online data storage service, and I was wondering what type of server, or system, or the like, of what I should look into, I will look into a more qualified person in this field, but I do want to know what type of "thing" I should be looking at, if anyone knows, that'd be a huge help, thanks ^^

A:Solved: Online Data Storage

Here's a review of some services and general information.


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I'd like to store my music files online and delete them from my computer.
How safe is it to this?
What sites are reputable?
Do the files stay online 'forever'?

A:Solved: Online file storage

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Hi Everyone! I just wanted to post this solution to a problem I've noticed a lot of Lenovo users (particularly with the lower end, lower storage space computers, are having.) I bought my IdeaPad 110s the other day on sale at best buy for 150 bucks! I know it wasn't going to be the fastest or greatest laptop ever but I certainly wasn't expecting the annoying issue I had of not even being able to update windows because there wasn't enough storage... and yet I hadn't even installed any other additional software.  In almost every single other post I have seen the simple use of disk cleanup (which, doesn't seem to take into account the fact that I needed about half my hard disk space reclaimed.) Sorry for the predlude, here's the real solution: 1: Get a USB drive (Preferably 3.0 and 32gb or more)2: Plug it into a USB 3.0 port (the USB port with blue on it)... trust me, on these low-end computers it makes a huge difference.3: Make sure its formatted fat32 4: In the search box on the bottom of your screen, type in Create a Recovery Drive, click it and follow the instructions. Make sure you check the box that says include system files! (This will take a while. So don't think your PC is freezing.)5: On some systems, at the end of this process, it will give you the option of clearing the system files off the pc. In my case, it did not. Here, I further wondered why I had 1 GB of free space left.... Well, its located in a folder... Read more

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How is this even possible?!!

I'm running a 128GB Samsung 830 SSD - After formatting you are left with 119, and then with my apps on (other files on separate hdd's) I was left with around 40GB's.. however when I started uninstalling the rubbish that Microsoft give you I noticed that my left over space was going down.. And so it was true. I uninstalled other programs to test out the theory and it's slowly killing my ssd.. I am now down to 19GB's left.

Is this an OS fault?

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Some of you might remember me from here. I followed the steps and it solved my problem, though I backed up the INFCACHE.1 file just in case (By renaming it to INFCACHE1.bak.bak.bak). I thought my problem was solved, but when I plugged in my other drives (about 300gigs-1.5TB), they exhibited the same symptoms, but weren't listed in My Computer. I noticed when I plugged in my 1gb flash drive, it was listed in My Computer sixteen times faster than my 16 gig. I don't exactly have the patience to wait eight days to begin using my largest hard drive again, so is there any way to read the INFCACHE.1 file and manually remove the corruption or copy the proper data over from the corrupted one to the new one?

A:[SOLVED] USB storage device problem, again..


This problem still hasn't been solved. No further information.

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I have a question about usb storage devices, mainly the pencil type. I have various sizes of mass storage devices. Now, does the cold affect them. I know there is nothing in them that is moving, I would like to know this cause I have all my pictures from 2000 of my grandson and family on the computer. In case of a fire, I would have them in storage. Now the question, I would like to store them in my garage (detached from house) not heated. I live in Pa. and it gets cold here. Is it safe to keep the storage device outside in the garage? I kknow its nothing drastic but would like to know anyway. Thanks.

A:Solved: cold storage device?

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Hello to all @ TSG

I am still getting used to Windows 7 Pro and so am not used to many things. I wanted to add my own templates I'd created ages ago to the correct folder, like I used to do with Windows XP.

I first put ticks in to Show hidden files and folders and even the Hide Protecting System but I still cannot see APP DATA. I believe this is where the MS templates are stored?
I understand it's in Windows 7> C:\Users\user name\App Data\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates)

I am the administrator and as far as I can tell, have all rights to things but I just cannot see this AppData part when I scroll down.

I did try with both Programs and Programs 86x but it wouldn't let me. ISurely there must be a way? I don't want to start re-creating all my templates!

I look forward to hearing from anyone.

Many thanks

A:Solved: Templates storage area

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I have a removable storage drive showing under My Computer that just will not remove. It doesn't show up under Disc Management or any Partition Manager that I have at my disposal. If I double-click on it..."Please insert a disc into drive E:"

I do not have any attached storage devices.

A:Solved: Removing storage device

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Hello, I just recently purchased a 1GB flash drive and well,my computer doesn't want to assign it a drive letter and it will never appear in "My Computer"! I search Microsoft and Google and found results but...none of the methods work! I tried to update as much as possible but no flash drive icon! I tried going to disk management and manually assigning the storage device a drive letter, but the icon still didn't appear! I tried going to run and typing the drive letter to explore it but windows can't find it! I tried out the USB flash drive at school and at my friends house and it worked, but not my computer! I tried uninstalling the storage device and all the USB hubs but it still refused to work! The light goes on and everything, I even booted my Dell partition to test the drive by writing a file to it and it worked, but windows just doesn't want it!
Actually, I bought a 512 MB flash drive from Lexar and tried it out on my computer at first, I had the same problem so I returned it bought a different one(I thought the more expensive it is, the more reliable it is), which is this one and I realized that the one I returned was working just fine! I searched many forums and some people had similar problems like I did but there solutions didn't work for me.

Please help me, I'm a developer and I need this flash drive to work, so please...help me!

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A:Solved: USB Storage Device Problems

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