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Remove newfolder.exe from external drive of android device

Q: Remove newfolder.exe from external drive of android device

I have newfolder.exe virus in external drive of my android phone. It doesn't allow me to delete any data on it. Whatever I delete, reappears again.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on my Windows 7 machine. As soon I connect my phone to USB mass storage it detects and delete it. But then again appears if I disconnect from PC.
I am able to open task manager,registry editor etc. (I read generally this virus doesn't allow to open these things.) I am not able to see any autorun.inf file on that external drive. I tried to format the drive two-three times. On PC it shows like drive is empty, but as soon as I connect it my phone all data reappears. That microsd card is 7 GB and 5GB is occupied. Tried to scan the android using avg and avast scanner available from Google Play Store.
Any thing else I need to do. Not able to figure out how to solve this issue.

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Preferred Solution: Remove newfolder.exe from external drive of android device

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Please help me to remove newfolder.exe virus in my mobile and pc

A:How to remove newfolder.exe virus

Hello and welcome to TSF

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Been buggering around with this for a while now.

I have an 2 internal hdd, and an external hdd, which is pretty much always on, and it appears in the 'safely remove hardware' in the systray.

I also have a portable HDD, for bringing files to and from work, which appears there also.

I want to be able to remove the portable safely, without accidentally removing the external hdd as i keep forgetting which drive is which!

I've dinkered around with making either/or drive 'Optimized for quick removal or Optimized for performance' in the hopes that they wouldn't appear - ideally I only want the portable listed (I can always disconnect the external when the machine is off).

Anyone any ideas?

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I would like to watch videos on my Windows laptop and have the audio play from my Android phone. Is this possible?

The reason I want to do this is my audio jack on my laptop seems to be broken. I'm often in the library or others places where headphones are essential.

A:How to Stream Audio on Android Device while keeping Video on Windows Device

That would be very difficult.
Lets first find out if your if your Audio jack is broken.
Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager are there any yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
What is the make and model# of your laptop? Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers and type in your make and model# or service tag # and download the Chipset and Audio driver for your computer.

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well i just got a brand new WD Elements basic storage 1tb external hard drive. my plan was to create a back up image of my laptops hard drive and instead created a clone. my computer no longer recognizes the drive as an external hd but as replicated computer and recovery drives. i just want to wipe the drive but i cant locate it. i did find it on disk management but i cant delete all the parts and it would not let me format it. i can format the cloned drives just not the the external drive as a whole. some help would be amazing

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Just bought an acer aspire one netbook. (xp home)
And bought an asus sdrw-08d1s-u optical drive to go along with it.

now when i plug in the 2 usb connections to the netbook i get the message

"USB device not recognized.
One of the usb devices ... has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it"

If i attach this to my desktop, it is recognized just fine.

Why is this happening?
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated


A:USB device not recognized - external DVD drive

Is it a larger drive? Like desktop size? USB 2.0 won't be able to generate that kind of power. You may need to add the AC adapter. maybe even if it is laptop sized. Also I know you probably already did this, but make sure the drive is switched on, if it has a power switch.
Finally, some usb ports just don't play well with some devices. try a different port. if it still doesn't work, try plugging something else, like a usb mouse, into the same port, to check the port. I know it's rare but I have seen brand new stuff have issues.
My assumption is that the drive needs more power.

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Had this Western Digital external 1TB drive for about a year and one day last week it stopped showing up in 'My Computer'. After a bit of mucking about with it, I read online that if all else fails, I should remove the drive from the casing and connect it directly to my PC using an additional SATA connection (1 of 2 spare on the MOBO) Fair enough, went and bought a new SATA cable and attached it using the additional power connection on main disk drive (so both are connected to the main power on the same cabling).

Went in to the 'Snap-In' Tool in 'Manage' in 'My Computer' and checked the storage. The disk drive is showing as 'Not Initialised' and gives me the option to Initialise. When I try and initialise, it gives me the I/O Device Error message. Now I'm lost and have no idea what to do next.

For your info - I have tried replacing the drive back in it's casing and get a different message suggesting the 'drive cannot locate the sector'. So I have put it back in the PC at present via the SATA cabling and still have this I/O device error, regardless which od the two spare slots in the MOBO I use to connect.

I am using Vista, 2GB RAM in Dual 1GB slots (Packard Bell) and 2 x 2.33 processors. I am not too bothered where the drive ends up, but I would just like to get it working again to retrieve the data. Additionally, the external drive in question shows activity on start up (it spins for about five seconds... Read more

A:WD EXternal 1TB Drive I/O Device Error - Help!!


Any clues folks?

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Hi there
I have connected my USB external hard drive to my machine and i get an error message that the device is malfunctioning. I have installed SP2. And run Virus programs but to no avail! The Hard drive does work on other Machines so its deffinately not the hard drive. The External drive has also been set to slave. Please help!

A:USB external hard drive comes up as unknown device

Howdy markhimself.. Try setting the External to master.. When you open your device manager are there any yellow question marks besides the Hard drive?

Also right click ym computer..Click manage..Then disk management..Does the HD show in there/

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Hey can someone help me out with an external hard drive issue?.. when i plug in the external hard drive I can't seem to copy out files or copy files to the drive, when I copy something it's come up with the error "device not ready". So I ran DISKPART in CMD selected the volume of that drive once selected I used the CLEAN command and returned an error "DiskPart has encountered an error. The device is not ready. See the Systems Event Log for more information".. Can't format and I can't run a CHKDSK /f on the drive, when I try to format the drive it comes up as a RAW drive. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:External hard drive - Device not ready

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can anyone please help me? I divided 1TB WB Element to 4 part but they're not showing up on 'my computer' but i can safely remove the hardware, still the partition doesn't show up as usual just 'eject elements 1042'. can it get repair without losing the files?

please help me. much appreciated

A:i/o device error external hard drive please help me anyone

I dont want to cause panic.. but.. I/o errors are normally always related to knackered hardware.. I.e your hard drive.

theres a few things you can try first.

The standard Microsoft protocol is to first check that windows is fully up to date incase youre missing a key upated system file.
Next you could try uninstalling your usb drivers in device manager and reboot. (youll loose control of any usb device plugged in before the reboot).
It might not seem the most logical thing to try but it was suggested to me once and it did the trick for my issue.

Failing that Microsoft q and a also suggests shrinking the partitions if possible using disc manager.

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Hi, i have an external hard drive and it was running great. I then turned off my computer, took it out the usb so i could move the case. Put it back in the slot. turned on comp and got the following message..

"USB device not recognised.
One of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it."

I'm certain i didnt damage the hard drive and I've tried different usb sockets. all of them in fact. and they work with other things.

I am using windows vista ultimate.

Please help

A:USB device not recognised. External Hard Drive

Bump.... Please help i need those files back

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I Installed a Dynex USB external floppy drive. When I try to open a floppy, I get this error message - "A:\ is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
I ran chkdsk from cmd prompt and got this message: "Cannot open volume for direct access."
I've checked through the forums and not found this particular problem. My system info is below.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 400040 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0JC474
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled

A:I/O device error with USB external floppy drive

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Hello so this is the issue.

I have win vista x64,sp2.
Toshiba satellite
and a Seagate freeagent goflex 1tb external HD.

I had been using the external for a while. noticed some information wasnt really working properly. I thought I would do a chkdsk.

However, I used Tuneup utilities to perform the thorough chkdsk of my external HD, i figured it would find and fix any bad clusters. WRONG. after 20hrs of waiting. I restarted the PC, and now i cant access any information. The external shows up in "computer" I can open certain folders but after a few mins I cant access anything and i get the I/O device error...

ive tried running chkdsk /r just from the PC in a CMD window. It shows a list of 30-50 files that are "unreadable" and sticks on a certain file at around 6% complete every time.

Ive tried all of seagates suggestions and other then that everyone else just says to run chkdsk on other forums. I really do not want to loose this information at all costs...

any information would be fantastic.

thanks for your help in advance.

A:I/O device error with external hard drive

The Freeagent's power supply has probably failed

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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me if there is such a device that allows you to connect a laptop hard drive up to a desktop or another laptop to retrieve data? The laptop hard drive in question is partitioned into C: and D: and the client has data on D: drive that he would like to save if possible (laptop won't boot up to recover the data). I have tried reimaging the laptop twice (C: drive only) but it's failed both times. Reimaging is not an option now so I'd like to try and recover the data another way. No matter how many times I tell these people to back up their data to the server, it never seems to sink in...

Hoping someone can help?

A:Laptop Hard Drive External Device?

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I have an external Western Digital 250G HD. It ran fine for a about 10 minutes, then I started getting an error message when trying to copy files onto the HD:

Cannot copy <filename>: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

I've set it to be optomized for performance and to enable write caching on the disk.

When I close the message and try to get back into the HD, none of the files that are on there show up.

How can I fix this?!

A:External Hard Drive I/O Device Error

It's a process of eliminating one source at a time.

The following assumes you have experienced no prior problems using your USB ports.

The first thing I would do is remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to a desktop computer where I would run CHKDSK /R. If that is negative, I would download the drive manufacturer's testing utility and check it for fitness. (Some second-rate companies offer no such testing utility.)

If all of that is negative, you have either a bad enclosure or some problem with your USB port.

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Hi,I have an HP Pavilion 15-p211ne.Because of its very slow HDD speed (5400 rpm), I want to use an SSD drive as boot and OS device.What's your suggestion ? 1) Could I replace the Optical drive with SSD drive? If 'yes', It will work at full speed and could be bootable for OS ? 2) If SSD instead of Optical drive is not recommended ,What's the best solution ? Could I use External SSD drive as boot and OS device? 3) There is any specific HP Support or solution for these kinds of problems ? Of course, my laptop warranty expired in 4/7/2016 Sincerely,

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Just a quick post about my fix to this issue. After getting my PC rebuilt by a colleague I got this issue. I noticed that he had mapped storage volumes to G & H which are usually used when I plugin USB devices. So my fix was:

1) deactivate these storage volumes
2) shut down (overnight as it happens).

I did also have a quick poke at the hard drives but didn't change the configuration.

I appreciate this error is generic but thought I'd post as it may help someone else with this VAGUE PIE-IN-THE-SKY ERROR MESSAGE.

Am Newbie so please be kind.

A:USB external hard drive comes up as unknown device

I'm not sure what you mean by Deactivate a storage volume?
All you needed to do was go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Disk Management window, Right click the drive and choose Change Drive Letter or Paths, choose a different drive letter that is not being usd.

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My WD Elements external hard drive was working great until one day it failed to be recognized in explorer. I've tried it on multiple PC's and it does the exact same thing. It shows up in device manager as properly working and also even shows up in devices and Printers and BIOS and Windows will allow me to eject it. I've tried using Recuva to recover my data but the disk still doesn't show up. I can't use CHKDSK because it doesn't have a drive letter. Is there anything I can do? and more importantly, is there any way I can recover my important data from this drive?

A:External hard drive not recognized on anything other than device mgr

Have you gone into the Disk Management tool to see if simply right clicking on the volume to change drive letter would initialze the drive again? The drive may be being seen as offline in the block on the left side of the item there you right click on to select the online option.

That would be a fast option included in Windows. Recuva wouldn't work without an active volume to begin with. When any Windows option won't work you then need an alternative option for data recovery such as a live Linux distro or other live from disk type. Note the 2009 thread for using a flash drive to make up a live data recovery disk. Using the "Other OS" For a USB Rescue Device?

The first thing however would be trying to see if you can get the drive initialized if it is showing up in the DM there. Often with removable drives and devices like flash drives or memory and memory cards SD cards on cell phones, digital cameras, etc. you need to keep a specific drive letter assigned to the drive or device to be instantly recognised each time you go to replug it in.

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I have a LaCie external hard drive which works fine on other pc's running Windows 7 Ultimate, but on this one it is an "unknown device". I have tried it in different ports but with the same result. I've checked with Windows Compatability and the exact model is listed there as being compatible. I've been to the manufacturer's website but there are no drivers available.
I have the same problem with any USB device I plug into any port. I have tried a complete Windows re-install from a different CD but it made no difference.
The only USB devices that work are the keyboard and mouse.
I have given the LaCie HD as an example because I am hoping that if I can get a specific device to work, I may be able to solve the problem with others.
I've done the upper and lower filter removal thing in Regedit, and have uninstalled and reinstalled the USB drivers numerous times but nothing works. I've also updated the BIOS.
Any ideas please?

A:External hard drive found as unknown device

NOT a pro ! but i think after what u have done the only thing faulty would be your ports <<<<

I had the same problem with my pc and after a hell lot of time waste i came to know that my ports are out ......

Am not sure whats the case with yours ........

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Hi All,

My problem is a bit of a strange one although I'm hoping someone can help. I have a 4gb Compact Flash Card housed in a Datel Media Dock (that connects to a Nintendo DS Lite). When I connect this dock to my PC via USB cable (to download movies, mp3's etc) the pc will 'ding' to recognise I have connected it, it will also show in device manager, it even shows in the 'safely remove hardware' icon in the task bar but it cant be seen in Win Explorer. It cannot be seen in Disk Management either. I know that the CF card is good because taken out of the Media Dock it is seen by my media card reader and I can load/unload fine. I know that the cable is good, the card is good, and the Media Dock works fine in my Nintendo DS. This exact same problem happens with my laptop using all the same gear. Its as if the PC can see it but doesnt want me to do anything with it. the manufacturer of the doc (Datel) have been no help. I'm desperate for ideas, anybody got one?

Many Thanks

Joel D Warburton

A:External Storage Device Not Assigned Drive Letter

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hi my friend asked me to have a look at a there external hard drive after she split coke on it, and it stop working, the power is still getting to it the hard drive is still spining but the driver appears to be missing.

there is no vissable water marks (no sign of damage within the casing) (also there is no arking, burn marks)

there is power to the board and driver (light on the front and the driver spinning)

mine and there laptop both recognise that there is something there (as a 'unknown device') but it doesn't recognise it as a storage device.

when it did work it installed drivers from the windows drivers. i manually tryed choosing these drivers without success. it came back error code 10.

so i am unsure what the problem to be except the driver is missing,

much abilaged if anyone can help

just to in form i am running on vista

A:Toshiba external hard drive unknown device

I think it likely that the usb interface in your external enclosure may be damaged.
The drive may still be undamaged, and transferring it to a new enclosure may be your best best.
Such enclosures are relatively cheap and easily available.
I would not suggest continuing to use the existing enclosure.
Depending on the damage done to the usb interface, that damaged device could cause damage to the usb port of your computer.
Hope this helps.

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I have a Hitachi external usb Hard drive model H2160U This drive will recognize on xp. I have used it once on a vista machine and have files on the drive from said vista machine. However, now when i plug it in to either a vista machine or windows 7 machine it comes up as unknow device and not supported drivers. I dont have the drivers for the HDD any more. I have tried to find them online but can not. Is there anything that I can do to make this drive work?? I have tried to delete the USB unknown device in device manager and reconnect but still get the same error. Any tips would be helpful. Thanks

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First I want to say that the drive works without problems at the correct speed. The problems come upon disconnect. I also want to to stress that USB 2.0 discs are working flawlessly.

If I use safe eject and the look in the device manager I get an error 47 saying that it has been shut down but not disconnected, it also says I can rectify it by disconnecting and reconnecting but this does not work. If I do so the drive will not be recognized.

The enclosure has a power switch. After a safe eject I have tried both pulling the USB cable while power is still on and also going the other way by first shutting the power down. In both cases the error 47 shows in device manager. When this happens the CPU load goes up to about 20% and stays that way when it before was around 0 at idle.

If I reboot the drive reconnects and I have no problem with it unless I try to safely eject it again.

Sometimes I get a BSOD when shutting down the computer(I want to stress that it so far only happens during shutdown).

I downloaded a small program that could read the crashdump and it blames the Etron host controller.
Does anybody have any experience with this?

A:External USB 3.0 drive causing trouble in device manager.

I had a similar problem awhile back what I did to resolve it was went to my laptops manufacture website and downloaded
the latest driver for the usb that solved the problem .

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my computer thinks my external cd drive is and unnown device because a message appears in the lower right hand corner and it says "unnown device". Replies would be great. Thanks

A:computer thinks my external Cd drive is an unnown device

Ideally it should be detected by the operating system, but you might need to install a device driver. What kind of external drive is it, and what does it connect to (USB, SATA, or Printer Port)?

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Hi All,

I have an external USB floppy drive that I bought from Amazon (I am not sure what make it is but appears as a Sony external drive in Device Manager).

I have a Macbook Pro, running Windows 7 Ultimate in bootcamp (native). I have no warning icons next to the device in Device Manager and it appears in My Computer as drive A. When I go to open up a floppy disk I get the message: The request could not be completed because of an I/O device error.

After some research I noticed people saying it was either the floppy drive cable or the drive itself that could be faulty. However, using the device (and the same floppy disk) on my home built PC running Windows 2003 Server, SP2 it works flawlessly.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? I was hoping to use this device to create start up disks for old PC's that I rebuild. Using on my home built PC isn't really a viable option as sometimes I need to take the drive with me.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can give me and if you need any further information I will do my best to supply it.

A:Device Error - USB External Floppy Drive, Windows 7

In addition, I have also read that AVG could be the cause, however since removing AVG and restarting I am still getting the same issue.

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Hi, sorry if this has been posted before, but I searched so many threads and none of them seem to apply to my exact situation (they all have the usb showing somewhere).

My usb/external hard drive, isn't showing up anywhere. Not in my computer, disk management, device manager or by doing cmb > DISKPART> LIST DISK. The laptop does make a sound when i plug in the drive however but the autoplay doesnt come up, nor can I find it anywhere. I've also tried switching everything off, tried different ports, checked youtube videos, followed lots of different instructions from so many threads, but nothing is seeming to work.

The problem began when I ran a system restore this morning, I then noticed the usb problem and cancelled the restore (to set it back to before the restore was done) but this didn't work. The problem is also the same with the dvd drive. On device manager both the dvd drive 'link' and a usb 'link' both have yellow exclamation marks next to them. Please can someone help me, I would be so unbelievably appreciative and grateful. I have been searching for hours, trying loads of different things but I just can't figure this out. Thanks so much!!

A:USB/External hard drive not showing anywhere (my com, device man, disk man, etc)

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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I'm having various issues with my laptop. I can't transfer any files to my portable drive. When I try to cut a file on my document folder and go to the portable drive to transfer it, and do right click most of the time nothing happens I get the message not responding but when I'm able to start transferring the file it stops after a while and I get the message "the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. I don't know if the problem is with my laptop or the portable drive. I ran windows defender scans on both systems and didn't find any virus, I also ran the command chkdsk on both of them but I haven't found anything wrong... Thanks in advance for your help.


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I am in search of information on how to do this. All of the self help websites that I have researched have not given me an positive results. I have a 500 GB hard drive that I removed from my ps4 to install a 2 terabyte one. The new hard drive came with instructions on how to install everything for the ps4 and metal case for the hold hard drive. I am now trying to turn it into an external storage device for college and have absolutely know idea what I am doing or where to start. If there is anyone who has the time to help someone in my situation with the proper knowledge I would greatly appreciate the help. Thank you for your time.

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A:Not able to remove external drive. Not sure what system is doing.

You need to explain the problem you are having in detail please.

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I use an external drive to play video files on my PS4 with Media Player, I don't utilize it as a backup. When I'm done I close Media Player, should I do anything else before removing the external drive from the PS4 or is it safe?

Thanks for your help.


A:Remove safely external drive on PS4

If the external drive is plugged into the PS4 and not connected directly to the PC, then all you have to do to remove it is power down the PS4 remove the drive and power it back up again if you want it on. As far as I know the PS4 doesn't have a safely remove option but you might consider googling it to see if anything comes up. I don't have a PS4 but your google search would be something like this "safely remove external hard drive from PS4" maybe there's something in its options or menu section.

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When I choose to "Safely disconnect" my external hd it tells me a program is still using it. Since I only have a couple of apps open at the time and neither of them should be using it, how to find out what's using the drive?


A:Can't Safely Remove External Drive

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did anyone have any idea how to remove this useless shortcut from device and drive in windows 8.1? fyi, i have uninstall that program, but somehow that icon still remain. tq.

A:Windows 8.1 - how to remove shorcut from device and drive?

Virtual disk maybe? You may want to run msconfig and look at you startup items. Maybe have a look in task manager too.

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hi guys,

i have just upgraded my pc with new cpu amd 8350, graphics card asus 7970 and sabertooth 990fx motherboard and corsair ssd 480gb drive.

i did not install theses items and i have just got it all back. i noticed that in the safely remove hardware and eject media icon is showing and when i click to see what it was its show as my ssd drive which is my os drive.

why is this doing this and how can i stop it please?

A:New SSD drive show in safely remove device

I believe that's normal behavior for some chipsets, especially some AMD chipsets.

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A few weeks ago, I had to redo my entire laptop. When everything was finished, I plugged in my external hard drive (Maxtor 3200) and it worked perfectly fine. A couple of days ago, I went to play some music (which is all on my external hard drive, along with some pictures) and the drive wasn't showing on 'My Computer'. Ive searched everywhere for suggestions and have done them all: let it sit unplugged overnight; uninstalled all the USB ports and installed them again; searched for the most recent driver for that piece of hardware...

When I plug it in, it makes the sound that Windows recognizes that the device has been plugged in. And same when I unplug it. But I always get the yellow exclaimation point with "The Device Cannot Start (Code 10)" message. Now I've run out of options. I updated Windows XP. I'm using a USB 2.0 port and cord. The thing I dont get is how it worked a few days ago, then just decided to crap out. ANY suggestions would be SOOOOO helpful!!

Thanks in advance!!

A:Solved: External Hard Drive: The Device Cannot Start (Code 10). HELP!!

Sounds like it's gone. Now you need to determine if it is the drive or the enclosure. You may be able to salvage the data by connecting it internally, but if it is the drive itself, you better just use your backups. Externals fail pretty often. Because they are external, they get knocked easily. And even a gentle blow can destroy the hard drive.

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I purchased a used laptop with xp pro installed. No resource CD's. Wish to make a back up using XP backup wizard and store on my external hard drive. File transfer stopped and i received an error message stating that 4g was max allowed to Fat32. My external hard drive is 40g and approx 3-4 years old.
What are my lowest cost options to create backups?
Can I upload my data from ext hard drive to another pc, convert Fat32 to NTFS using XP Covert utility and xfr data back to ext HD? By doing this, will the XP wizard be successful in making a backup on the converted ext HD?

A:Error trying to backup xp on external Hard Drive storage device

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Hello, I believe last week I had the similar problem with my Memory card but I could still gain access and now my External HDD is acting up. I am not sure if I downloaded a file which may have caused a virus and damaged it.

Basically I don't even know if it is possible for me to data recover my files as I tried with 2 different machines and still displaying I/0 device error

I forgot to mention the drive makes a ticking noise

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I need advise about my 'puter please

A bit of history of what has happened:
My old Maxtor mini external HDD that I used for daily back ups of "C" drive crashed and died last week.
The external drive was connected to computer through a USB 2 port on back of case and is run by a back up program called Acronis True Image 2012.

The system I have runs Windows XP with a:
Floppy drive @ A,
Internal HDD (250 Gb) @ C,
DVD R/W @ D,
DVD R/W @ E and
2Tb external HDD @ G (this is the new Seagate one I just bought to replace the dead Maxtor Mini external HDD)

I have 8 USB 2 ports on the back and the only things connected to them are my 2 Lexmark printers:
A Lexmark X8300 on USB 002 described as Virtual Printer Port for USB, &
A Lexmark Z12 on USB 003 described as Virtual Printer Port for USB

I also have a 4 port USB 3 expansion card installed, but my new Seagate 2Tb external HDD is the only thing connected to the USB 3 expansion card ports

I think there is nothing connected at Drive F !!

When old external HDD died - it locked up computer and the only way I could shut down / turn off was to turn off at power point. I then disconnected the old dead external HDD and on restart, Windows XP had the "wobbles" and had a message that there were problems with the last shut down and would only restart if I selected ?Start with last known good session?. So I did that and all seemed to be working OK, except the computer was then convinced ther... Read more

A:External HDD Crash & now Phantom USB Mass Storage device on Drive F


Lexmark USB Mass Storage USB Device

Lexmark USB Mass Storage device is you printer. If it has a card reader on it, then it would load a mass storage device driver for the card reader.
Go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter in Disk Management, is there any drive that is listed as Drive F: ?

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I'm unable to 'Safely remove' or 'Eject' external USB 3.0 drives (I have 2) on my Lenovo Thinkpad running Wndows 8.1 without having the computer claim that the drive needs to be scanned for errors when the drive is reconnected to the same laptop or attached to my desktop PC's.

When I connect the same drives to my desktop PC's USB3 ports I initially get the same "scan for errors" prompt. But any further attaching and removal of the same drives to either my Windows 7(64) and Vista (64) dsktop PCs's does not reproduce the same error and further safe removal and reconnecting to those 2 systems is error free.

When scanned for errors there has never been any errors discovered. The 2.5" drives (one Seagate the other WD) are in Vantec USB 3.0 external enclosures that use a '2x USB plugs' cable; one for data and one for power. My usual removal method is to click on the 'Windows Explorer Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' icon on the Taskbar and select Eject for the drive and then wait until the 'Safe to remove' message pops up before removing the single cable attached to the external enclosure.

The USB Controllers are:

Intel(R) Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Coltroller - 1E26
Intel(R) Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Coltroller - 1E2D
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)

I unsuccessfully tried updating the Intel(R) Series/C216 Chipset controller to v9.4.0.126 but it's still at v9.3.0.1011.

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A:Cannot safely remove external USB 3.0 drive with Win8.1

Device Manager->Right click on the USB3 external HD->Properties

Hope this helps

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Hi odd thing happening. I can attach my external hard drive without any problems and it works fine. When I try to safely remove using the small USB icon in the systems tray, there is nothing there - nothing at all....

Any ideas - perhaps I am missing a driver? Thanks

A:My external drive is missing when I try to remove or eject

Hi, I may be wrong but 'quick removal' may be enabled.

Try disabling it.

By opening device manager. (Start, search run and run this "devmgmt.msc") make sure you run as admin if it asks.

Find your drive in the menu. (Mine is a usb memory stick but it may apply to your drive.)

Click 'disk drives' > find your drive in the submenu (mine was a sandisk memory stick) > double click the drive > select the 'policies tab' > check better performance > click 'apply'

Reboot. See if that worked. If not sorry it's all i can suggest.

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I have an external hard drive I can use as either external or internal, where internal means the drive is connected directly to the motherboard. However, if I connect the drive to the motherboard rather than using USB, I get a conflict from Windows saying I am using counterfeit XP software. Do I just go to the Windows folder in the external hard drive and delete the Windows folder to disable Windows in this external drive? (My regular boot drive functions properly.)

A:How Do I Remove Windows From An External Hard Drive

Windows XP uses an algorithm that monitors how much hardware changes in a given sliding time period.

If you change too much or certain high value items then Windows needs reactivation.

Can you reactivate Windows after you insert the Hard drive in the machine?

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I have question: Could I use my external hard drive (removed from it's casing obviously) and replace my internal hard drive with it?

Here's more context: I recently bought a Kingston V300 120GB SSD to replace my old HDD in my laptop and give it a boost. Performance is noticeably faster (the fresh install of Win 8.1 might have helped too) but the 120GB are filling up quite fast however.

As I was running my defrag program to check if any external drives needed defragging I was surprised to see that my 1TB USB 3.0 Toshiba Stor.E Basics showed up as an SSD along with my Kingston (and thus no need to defrag ). So I asked myself, could I use that drive as my internal drive instead of the Kingston?

So I googled around for a while but didn't find anything. My questions are:

- Will it work?

- If yes, does it need to be configured in any way first?

- Would there be compatibility issues? My laptop is SATA 2 and I guess the drive in the Toshiba would be SATA 3.

- Would read/write speeds maybe be too slow to run the computer properly?

I've always received great help here, so I thank you guys in advance


A:Remove external USB drive from casing to use as internal

If its a SATA drive it should work. SATA 3 is backwards compatible to SATA 2. As far as I know a SATA 3 drive will work on a SATA 2 motherboard connector, it just runs at the SATA 2 speed. However I would be surprised if the external drive was an SSD drive. Do you have the make and model number? If it is an SSD drive it would have been fairly expensive, how much did you pay for it? I have an ASUS K75DE, it has a 17.3 inch screen and dual drive bays. I did a quick google of your laptop and it appears to also have a 17.3 inch screen. If you have dual drive bays you could install the original drive as a storage drive and move your user folders to it to gain extra space. I have a 128 GB SSD for OS and a 256 GB SSD for Data in my K75DE.

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i have a ".trasher"  on my external hard drive . can someone help me please?  i can't see any folder on my external hard drive but when i search it on my computer's search bar i can see the contents.I have scanned my external using RougeKiller, UsbFix and I am Currently scanning using Malwarebytes AntiMAlwarefrom RougeKillerfile:///C:/Users/DELL/Desktop/RKreport%5B0%5D_S_02112014_112106.txtFrom UsbFixfile:///C:/Users/DELL/Desktop/UsbFix.txt  Mod Edit:  Merged posts, moved to Malware Removal Logs - Hamluis.

A:please help! how to remove ".trasher" on my external hard drive.

RogueKiller V8.8.3 _x64_ [Jan 24 2014] by Tigzymail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>comFeedback : http://www.adlice.com/forum/Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/Blog : http://www.adlice.com Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits versionStarted in : Normal modeUser : DELL [Admin rights]Mode : Scan -- Date : 02/11/2014 11:21:06| ARK || FAK || MBR | ¤¤¤ Bad processes : 0 ¤¤¤ ¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 15 ¤¤¤[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKCU\[...]\Run : Viber ("C:\Users\DELL\AppData\Local\Viber\Viber.exe" StartMinimized [x][x]) -> FOUND[RUN][SUSP PATH] HKUS\S-1-5-21-1512941640-2705596818-1122908505-1001\[...]\Run : Viber ("C:\Users\DELL\AppData\Local\Viber\Viber.exe" StartMinimized [x][x]) -> FOUND[DNS][PUM] HKLM\[...]\CCSet\[...]\{7667F7A0-F71E-465A-B4CC-7D8805F200B0} : NameServer ( [KUWAIT (KW) - (Unknown Country?) (XX)]) -> FOUND[DNS][PUM] HKLM\[...]\CCSet\[...]\{B4E03E28-874C-4E97-930A-16DEBF88B6F4} : NameServer ( [KUWAIT (KW) - (Unknown Country?) (XX)]) -> FOUND[DNS][PUM] HKLM\[...]\CS001\[...]\{7667F7A0-F71E-465A-B4CC-7D8805F200B0} : NameServer ( [KUWAIT (KW) - (Unknown Country?) (XX)]) -> FOUND[DNS][PUM] HKLM\[...]\CS001\[...]\{B4E03E28-874C-4E97-930A-16DEBF88B6F4} : NameServer ( [KUWAIT (KW) - (Unknown Country?) (XX)]) -> FOUND[DNS][PUM] HKLM\[...]\... Read more

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I am so tired of this problem. It seems like I can't find a solution at all...
So I have an external hard drive just like any other person and some time, it can't remove safely.
It is really annoying.
I have USB Safely Removal. I thought would solve the problem but It doesn't.

With the windows eject tool,
It says "volume generic" error message when I try too remove it.

With USB... it's more precise.
**Actually, the process name is "system".
**To be even more precise, the process file name is "i:\$extend\$rmmetadata\$txtflog\$txtflogcontainer00000000000000000000001 * and 02"
Theres also "i:\$extend\$rmmetadata\$txtflog\$txtflog.blf"

Anyway, no program seems to be able to remove it safely.

Why "safely"?
One time I lost half of my important files and datas while remove it normally.
I ran into too much frustration and time wasted by trying to "recover" with programs.

It cannot be viruses because I reformated my computer recently and all the files from the hard drive were virus free and has been scanned. My computer also works fine. I'm using windows 7 Pro x64 and my hard drives are NTFS,FAT32 or exFat.

I also tryed with little programs like Unlocker, Unlock It, ProcessExplorer and none of them actually worked.

Some time, one of the program detect something (explorer.exe or something else). Then I kill the process. Then I scan again to see if it actually worked. Programs detect... Read more

A:Can't remove external hard drive safely

"and my hard drives are NTFS,FAT32 or exFat"...

Why? Shouldn't they all be formatted NTFS?

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Hello fellow members,

I have the Western Digital 500GB External Hard Drive. Whenever I plug it into either USB 3 or 2, it takes a long time for it to show up on My Computer and for the Autoplay to pop up.

Also when Safely Removing, it is slow as well...So after the Safely Remove bubble appears, I remove the External Hard Drive, and then a few moments later, I hear the removal sound.

Even my old 512MB Kingston USB stick is faster. With almost instant Autoplay popup and ejection..

A:External Hard Drive Slow to Appear and Remove!


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I have a Western Digital 250 GB external HD that had been working perfectly until yesterday afternoon. It has been making this repetitive whirring noise *not the clicking noise of death* and it died before I had a chance to copy the data onto another external. When I plug in the USB it makes the connection noise, but autoplay does not come up and it does not show up in my computer anymore. I did look in device manager and disk management and it does show up but it had no drive letter and it says unreadable. (I've attached a screenshot of this)


Is there any way I can recover the data off of it? Should I just take it out of the enclosure and hook it up to a desktop pc?

A:External hard drive broken shows up in device manager but not My Computer

It sounds like the drive itself is dead rather than the enclosure. The repetitive 'whirring' noise likely is immediately following the click of death, just the click is pretty quiet on a lot of notebook drives. If yours is a full size (3.5") drive in that enclosure, then perhaps you are right and the click of death isn't occurring.

In either case, its not going to hurt to hook it up internally, because even if it doesn't work you aren't any worse off than you are now.

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i had an old notebook with an overheating problem that I thought I had fixed, so I transferred all my music and picture files to it. then the problem recurred and the computer won't reboot. So I pulled the hard drive and put it in an enclosure I've used before, and am working through trying to get it recognized by my new notebook as an external hard drive.

Device Manager recognizes the drive and indicates that it is working properly, and it appears in Disk Management as well. However, in Disk Management, it shows as Disk 2; Unknown; Not Initialized. When I attempt to initialize it, I get the error "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

I've tried to initialize it as MBR and GPT, with no luck, and I've checked the device drivers to make sure they're up to date (they are).

What else can I try? I will try anything, but if it's hopeless, I need to know that too. I just don't want to give up if there's a chance!


A:i/o device error when initializing external hard drive in disk management

How is it powered? It is possible that the enclosure does not supply enough power for that drive. Can you connect it internally?

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