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Portable Backup Drive and BSOD!

Q: Portable Backup Drive and BSOD!

My old Dell 8250 was giving out so I thought I would purchase a portable backup drive to use for my pix and music until I could receive my new Dell XPS 435. I purchased a Clickfree portable backup which I just loved, easy as plugging it in and everything was automatic! The problem started when I tried to plug it into any of the usb ports on my new XPS. Vista64 would recognize it, load the drivers and then the BSOD would pop up with a "System Exception Error", with the following text:
I discovered that Clickfree has a download to update for Vista64, so I did that and installed it and still I get the BSOD. My Clickfree WILL work with my neighbor's new Dell with Vista 64. He also had a Clickfree, and when he tried his on my pc, I still got the BSOD. Clickfree tech support will not help me and Dell says that as long as the usb port is working, they can't help me either. What do I need to do to get this Clickfree to work on my pc? All of my pictures, music and docs are on this device!!What is causing this BSOD?

Preferred Solution: Portable Backup Drive and BSOD!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Portable Backup Drive and BSOD!

Hi SharDar and Welcome to Vista Forums.
When the BSOD occurs, could you please look at the bottom right hand side of the computer and let us know what's the BSOD error code. It should start with 0X...

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I am trying to use Windows Vista Backup to backup to a Toshiba portable external hard drive -250gb. When I am stopped by the backup program, I get the following message "the last file backup did not complete successfully". Details: "Data supplied is of wrong type". The error code is 0x8007065D.

I have already converted the portable hard drive file system type from FAT32 to NTFS, in hopes that would fix it. It did not work, and I still can't complete the backup, and still get the same error message. Can you tell me if something is corrupted, or tell me what to do next? Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba Portable Hard Drive Can't Backup

Can anyone offer any help on this please?

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I have an only 9-10 month old Samsung portable hard drive and am suddenly experiencing some serious problems. I've always had trouble using the samsung backup program it came with, but i kept trying to use it anyway. the other day i did a backup and left it overnight, the next day when i checked it it said it had failed. and i then couldn't access my hard drive at all, it said it was corrupted, all my files were gone and i couldn't use it. i managed to retrieve my files with a recovery program, and then formatted the hard drive, but i am still getting corruption errors using back up programs (i have tried different ones).

I can still manually store files on it, but am worried to do so.

A:portable hard drive backup problems

You need to determine if you have an external drive problem.

Determine the brand of hard disk in the enclosure. Download the drive manufacturer's testing utility and run the long/extended test. If it checks good, no further testing of the external drive is needed and we need to look elsewhere for the problem. If it checks bad, then you need to determine whether it is the enclosure or the drive in the enclosure that is the problem.

Warning: The following may void your external drive's warranty.

Remove the disk from the enclosure and connect it internally to a desktop computer as a secondary drive. Run the drive manufacturer's testing utility again. If it tests good, then it is the enclosure that is bad and you need to replace the enclosure.

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Every time I try to backup my "My Documents" folder to a portable hard drive, (which probably contains well over 1000 files !), it never fails...... I drag'n'drop the folder from the desktop's hard drive, onto the Portable Hard drive in Windows Explorer, and all appears to be working as planned. So I leave for lunch expecting the transfer will finally be completed by the time I get back.... and guess what ? The (#E*#$ thing totally STOPPED transfering files because just one file, one stupid file in over a thousand "might" have been questionable. So the entire process STOPS and leaves me to try and figure out what transferred, and what didn't out of those thousand files. Is there any way to prevent this from happening ?


A:Portable Hard Drive BackUp Problem

You should get an error message of some sort indicating what went wrong? It usually names the file. Do you have any info/message at all?

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I have a new ACER all in one computer win7 64bi t(z5600)
I backed up my old XP on a toshiba 500g portable external backup device
problem is I can read the drive on my Acer Aspire netbook, and on my toshiba Vista laptop but not on this computer
thanks for suggestions you may come up with

A:Solved: problem with a portable backup drive

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OS: Win10Computer:  X1 Carbon 4th Gen (Type 20FB, 20FC) Laptop (ThinkPad)Drive: Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive Some information in the dump file:Probably caused by : uaspstor.sys ( uaspstor!UaspIssueInternalCdbToLun+19a )DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000140, Non-locked MDL constructed from either pageable or tradable memory.
Arg2: 0000000000000000, Current IRQL level.
Arg3: ffffd7013d98d800, MDL address
Arg4: ffffc60be106e000, Associated virtual address with this MDL  

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Whenever I launch Firefox Portable v27.0.1 (from PortableApps.com) from a removable SATA-III drive, I get a BSOD with description "BAD_POOL_HEADER", with Bug Check Code = 0x00000019.

This is a week-old Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 installation, with all the most recent Windows Updates, on my new home-built desktop. (See system specs)

Everything runs fine from the main system disk, but Firefox Portable on the removable drive fails. The few other apps I've tried on the removable drive seem to work fine, but I haven't tried very many.

I've run Raxco's PerfectUpdater to check and update all drivers, and now it says there are no newer drivers.

BlueScreenView points to avgntflt.sys, which is part of my Avira AntiVirus suite, but the last time it blamed a USB driver, so it kinda looks like the culprit isn't always the same.

The requested info archive has been uploaded, and is attached. Thanks for your assistance.

A:BAD_POOL_HEADER BSOD from Firefox portable 27.0.1 from removable drive

The BSOD is caused by Avira.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 19, {20, fffff8a0144ccaa0, fffff8a0144ccbf0, 5150302}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgntflt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgntflt.sys
Probably caused by : avgntflt.sys ( avgntflt+17203 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Description here: Driver Reference Table - avgntflt.sys

Uninstall Avira. At least as a test. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one; for a security reason, as the installed antivirus failed.

Let us know the result.

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So i have a HDD Seagate Expansion Portable 1 T and i also have an old and low memory PC (hdd 80 gb),my question is how or where to save my 1 T backup ?there any online host to backup straight there ? because it's clear that i can not save the backup to my PC first
And by the way does anyone know how to keep my external HDD safe, a small program,software to proetct it?I remember once i had a USB stick( 20 Gb) and i lost all my 20 Gb !

A:how and where to save the backup from my hdd portable(1T)?My pc hdd ha

Personally I use a external enclosure and can put as many hdd's in it as I want too albeit one hdd at a time
Amazon.com: Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 to 3.5-inch IDE/SATA or Serial ATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure Case (BLACK): Electronics
A bad thing about externals with built in hdd is even if the hdd does not fail but the external unit does the data is encrypted making it useless.

A simple enclosure with separate hdd is more straight forward if it fails just buy another and the hdd is the same as before.

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Hey guys, I bought a portable external hardrive and it came with Nero back it up software. I was just wondering if i should use this software to backup the files i want to put on the hardrive or should i just drag the files onto the hardrive itself? USing the software to backup files takes qite a logn time aswell, where as simply dragging the files is quite a quick process..not sure if that matters though

Thanks for any help

A:Portable external hardrive backup

You can use the external just to back up files and folders by dragging and dropping, but by just backing up your files and folders you are not getting the best benefits of having an external hard drive. You may want to read this "sticky" regarding making backups.


I use Acronis True Image and make a weekly backup of my complete system when I know the machine is operating well with no problems. If I have a hard drive failure, I can install a new drive, recover my complete system to the new drive in just a matter of minutes rather than hours. I always keep the last 2 images I made on the external so if there is a problem with an image, I have a backup image that may be a little older, but I would lose very little data. On thing I do that I consider very important is after I make the image with Acronis I then validate and verify that the image is good.

There is a shorter method you can use with Acronis to make backups, just by making an incremental backup of the data that has changed since the previous backup. This works well, but since I am not in a big rush to make a backup (I let Acronis make the backup while I am doing things on another machine) I just opt to make a new, fresh backup.

Since most of the files and folders that I consider really important are in "My Documents" I also make a backup of just the "My Documents" folder to another external hard drive. This gives me 3 copies... Read more

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I am looking for a good, simple backup or sync program than is USB portable. I need something that does not use the windows registry. I don't need anything fancy, just basic copy from one directory to a network drive. Anybody know of any such apps?

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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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Post Edit: realised my thread title is wrong, it IS unallocated, not *not unallocated* my apologies
Hey guys, im not sure what happened that led to it being unallocated
In [Computer] I cant view the drive, went to [Manage/Disk management] and this was what i saw
Any solutions to restoring/backing up/recover the files inside?
*First time posting, so not sure about image* Here it is

A:How to i backup/revert Portable Hardrive/hardisk? Its not Unallocated

First thing I would try is plugging in the external drive to another computer just to rule out an issue with your HP.
Your image is very helpful

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On this page is a picture that looks just like the Back up Drive I had gotten a couple of years ago.

I am very computer illiterate, but my computer repair man back then had told me to buy it. I lost the stuff that hooks to it to make it work.

If I went to a computer shop, would I be able to buy just the stuff (cord, etc) that goes with it? and how can I find out what I would need to buy?

My computer seems to be about to conk out on me and I need this perhaps right away.


A:Solved: Western Digital Portable Backup System

All you need for that drive is the correct USB cable, any local store would have one; just take the drive with you to get the right one as there are different ends for the back of the drive. The USB 3.0 drive you linked too is unlikely to the be the same one as you bought several years ago, yours is likely a USB 2.0 drive with a USB Mini connector like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226055

Also, having a backup drive and not using is a bad approach. The purpose of a backup is have it current and to use it as you use the computer and before the computer fails. In many cases you do not get any warnings when your hard drive will fail and you will lose everything.

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Looking for this for a while now. The only thing i ever came across that was close was the microsoft virtual cd-rom drive program. Which i never really cared for in the first place.

Just looking for a quick, easy and painless way to mount a iso image and the like, without having to install a app to mount it, and autoplay it, explore it, etc....

Any and all suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays all!!!

A:Portable Image mounter / Virtual drive / drive emulator software

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I remounted my exterior drive and now my computer will not recognize my portable drive.

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I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
grateful for any help.

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I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
grateful for any help.

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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I got a Seagate FreeAgent Go, 640GB, and every time I plug it in, my CD-ROM drive goes missing. The first time it happened, my CD-ROM drive completely died and I had to replace it. This most recent time, I just had to pull it out and put it back in to fix it.

Any ideas what's going on?

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I have a Compaq ARMADA 4131T laptop that I want to add a IBM Travel star I.D.E. drve to. The motherboard has an 'AMP' 50 pin male plug on it to connect to the hard drive but an I.D.E. H.D. has only 44 pins. I have checked the open voltages on each pin and also the voltages under load to check which are signal and which are power but they do not correspond to the electrical interface specification for I.D.E. connections. Compaq confirm that the motherboard pin outs are not S.C.S.I. although they cannot give me any more information. If no one can give me any fixes can they suggest where I might look on the web for help.

A:Portable I.D.E. drive

Just plug it in and go. A 2.5 " drive is designed for a laptop and all the interfaces are the same and standard. The pinputs are indeed IDE except the cable from the motherboard also supplies the power to the hard drive.

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Is there a way with Vista to password protect a portable drive. Just to keep honest people out..

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I'm in the process of backing up my computer to a portable drive. After plugging it in , the computer recognizes it
as new hwd, but it does not show as an icon in my computer ? XP Home SP3


A:Portable Drive

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I am running a regular laptop that is not a portable workstation of any sort and yet I am unable to utilize Windows 8's hidden Backup & Restore function. I have already made the appropriate backups with Macrium but my issue is the error message itself and how it may be effecting other aspects of my Windows experience. Can someone please help me figure out how to tell the OS that I am not a "portable workstation" please?

A:Backup & Restore "Not available in a portable workstation"

Basically, the first result in google.
My computer thinks it's a Windows To Go computer but it's not...

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i have a protable hard drive on my server and the files are shared and randomly i try to access a folder and it says its corrupted plz run checkdisk i have done that and it fixes it then a few hours later it does it somewhere else, any idea how it is causing all this?

A:portable hard drive

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Hi Everyone,

I need your opinions on a purchase I'm planning to make soon. I'm in a bit of a fork as to what I'm going to get actually.

A thumb drive would be more portable, so to speak rather than the portable HDD.

An HDD would have way more space, however.

I will mostly use this as a portable drive, bootable with Hiren's Boot CD.

The price difference between the two items, and the two items are as follows:

1. SanDisk? Cruzer? Blade? USB flash drive 16GB - Php 1,150 - Brand New

2. Seagate FreeAgent Go? 250GB - Php 2,000 - Used - Warranty until September 2013.

A:USB Thumb Drive vs Portable HDD

I guess the question I would have is what exactly do you intend to use it for? And just how much storage space do you require?
Thumb drives are very compact and easy to setup and use.

I use both. I really like my 2.5in external drives and I think I only paid like 29.99 on the bay (made in china of course) for the last one with 80g's of space, I use it to keep all my paid for programs on and the keys as well as virus removal programs and such.

I use my thumb drive to share programs and music and such with my Nephew since if he loses it it's cheaper for me to replace and he has tested that theory.

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Hi, I have a Seagate USB3 500GB Portable Expansion Drive to accommodate my Back-ups and also any files I wish to 'transport' to another PC. I would prefer to leave the device connected to my PC except when I need to transport files. Will leaving it connected do any harm; should it be removed when not in use?
The PC it is connected to is NOT permanently switched on; being 'live' only for a few hours each day when in use.
Thank you.

A:Portable Expansion Drive.

I leave an external hard drive connected all the time. To me it's no different than leaving a mouse or keyboard or printer always connected. In fact, I have an older computer running Windows XP. The external hard drive on that machine has been connected for about 6 years with no problems.

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I just purchased a portable USB hard drive, which normally obtains its power directly from the usb port. It doesn't work on a card bus, which is what I have, so I need to use an AC adaptor. The manual says the drive requires a class 2 adapter, DC5V--1A. I already have an adapter for my mp3 player that is DC5V--2A, but the drive's company said I can't use it. Someone in a shop told me I could. Who is right?

A:Portable USB Drive AC adapter

I say the 'shop' guy is right, you can use it, as long as the +/- are the same (it will tell you on the adapter, and hopefully on the drive thing, whether the 'outer' of the adapter plug end is + or -).

It's the right voltage, and the amps doesn't matter, as it's over what the unit needs to run...amsp are not 'pushed' into a device, the device 'pulls' as much as it needs. Voltage on the other hand IS pushed, so would cause damage.

I say use it if it is the right polarity (+/-).


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Hi all hope someone can help me with this. I have a Lenovo G710 laptop, new. I have a Seagate 500gb hd in a portable caddy. When I turn it on it makes all the sounds then shows up in my computer. When I try to open it it it starts to open then hangs, then screen flash it disappears the laptop makes a noise & a message appears that a usb device has not been recognised. I have gone into disk manager run a check on the drive it says it all ok I have all my files & photos on here so hope I can get some help Thanks in advance Reg

A:portable hard drive

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I have a portable Hard Drive, and i have a problem
I partitioned my hard drive a while ago, into different sections, for example, Music, TV Eppisodes and a Hard drive named 'Portable HDD'
I am able to acess TV Eppisodes and Portable HDD but not Music

When i try to access it i get this error

I then opened ESAEUS partition manager to have a look what the problem is and this is all i see

Ive noticed that all my other hard dives are Primary and this is logical.
What do i do to get this working please? I've tried to scan disk for errors and get this message

Thanks for reading this.

A:Portable Hard Drive

You might try partition recovery. But it looks like the partition is gone. It may be easier just to create a new partition and restore your backups.


Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool


Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor

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Just got myself a new portable hard drive made by Zynet.
Every time I try to Initialize it, a box pops up saying The device is not ready?
I have tried changing the USb sockets it is plugged into, to no avail?
The HD is on, the pc recognises it, as it is showing up in the disk management screen.

But the strange thing is my laptop also running Windows 7 recognised straight away?

A:New Portable Hard Drive

Quote: Originally Posted by FatTrace

Just got myself a new portable hard drive made by Zynet.
Every time I try to Initialize it, a box pops up saying The device is not ready?
I have tried changing the USb sockets it is plugged into, to no avail?
The HD is on, the pc recognises it, as it is showing up in the disk management screen.

But the strange thing is my laptop also running Windows 7 recognised straight away?

Does DM assign it a drive letter?

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which hard drive you you all think is the best:


or this LACIE:
LaCie - Rugged USB 3.0

I don't know which one to choose since my seagate agent go is broken...

A:Portable Hard Drive

Sorry I can't help as I haven't used either, my external drive is a Seagate Expansion so not what you would call a portable one as it's used on a desktop computer, don't have a laptop.

I suppose it comes down to what you can afford and which one would give you all the features you need, have you read any reviews about them and if so which comes out the better buy ?

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I need a external hard drive to take with me from office to office to home. My needs are around 30-40 gig to carry the programs I need and to back up my personal documents. What would some of you recomend, I am assuming it would be USB, I saw some cases that you put a hard drive in but wondered if thats the way to go. Any advice would be appreciated.


A:Need portable hard drive

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I have a Toshiba portable drive 320G, 593400E that I am trying to get some files from.

When I try to access it windows 7 says "directory or file is corrupted". What should I do next to
try to recover data form it?

Thank you,

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Can somebody tell me wich one is better? give me some info?
I dont know if i should buy a portable drive or a cd writer?

A:Portable Drive or CD writer?

Maybe this article will give you some info you need:


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I have a portable hard drive (I/O Magic)
80 gigs

I love it, it's small.
And I can take it around with me.
I use it very often.

However, I was using it on my laptop today and I accidentally let it drop onto the carpet. The fall was only about 1 1/2 feet tops but it obviously did something negative. So, my problem is that it doesn't load up anymore when I hook the USB into my laptop or desktop. I think a wire got loose inside and that's why the drive isn't spinning. i don't know, I need help! The light still works on the portable harddrive but that's about it. I have a lot of data on this drive that I can't afford to lose!

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

A:NEED HELP! My portable hard drive

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A long while ago I purchased a Western Digital MyBook USB hard drive that required a power source from a wall outlet. After working for two years it failed. The computer I ran it on was Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I plugged it into my Father's Windows Vista 32-bit machine and it showed up right away. I thought maybe there was a problem with that drive on Windows 7, plus I was tired of the AC adapter, so I bought a 500GB portable Toshiba hard drive..

I plugged it into the same machine my old one died on, and it would appear for a short while, and then disappear. Then re-appear, and disappear again. All while making that USB "Bee-boop" noise. Like it was going crazy. I've tried different cables, and I've tried all available ports. I've tested it on my Father's Vista machine, and it worked there. Now I was wondering if it was just my motherboard gone bad. I decided to build a new computer. I installed all the drivers for everything and then plugged the USB hard drive in. (Into ports that OTHER devices are working on). The drive powers up and the activity light flashes for about one second, and then turns off. The drive still spins, but the light goes off. And Windows acts like nothing ever happened. After unplugging it and re-plugging it back in to different ports, my computer actually just instantly restarts.

It can't be a bad drive, because it works on other machines. My copy of Windows hasn't even been installed for 24 hours yet, and it's already not working. Af... Read more

A:Portable USB drive not working. Please help!

Okay I'll give Toshiba a call. The drive is spinning just fine, it doesn't sound violent or broken in any way. It shouldn't be since it's brand new, along with my OS. When I first got it I did a "Quick format" making it NTFS. I didn't do a long format. Would that be a problem? (I did the format on my Father's Vista machine).

Also, where is the diagnostic tool? If I manage to get the drive to appear again.

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Hi Folks - hate for my first post to be a troubleshoot, but I'm in a real fix.
My laptop is out for two weeks with a cracked screen [Toshiba Satellite/Vista]. Fortunately, I had a portable [200gb] usb drive that I used on a Lenovo laptop that I had [XP] platform.
I've not had issues before with this portable. . . just plug & play. It never came with install software.

Well, I have the darned thing plugged into an XP [Service Pak II] desktop and it worked. Then I turned the computer off and started up again and can't find the drive -
There isn't another computer here to test the drive on but when it powers up the light works and you can hear the drive spinning. I changed USB cables with no results.
All my vital data is on it [of course] so I need to do something that will work and will work quickly.

The device driver shows nothing on the usb ports although they work with other plug ins.
The device driver also shows an unknown device on IRQ 11 described as ROOT\ACAP2000\0000. Whatever this is, it uses a System32\drivers\acap2000.sys driver, whatever the heck this is.

ANYONE out there have a possible solution? I'm in deep doo-doo!

Thanks in advance for whatever you can offer. . .


A:Portable Drive issue

Welcome to TSG....

Could we have some system specs on this computer?

Make and model number would be good also?

Make sure you include trhe amount of RAM in it also?

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I have just bought a new portable hard drive made by Zynet, but it a Fujitsu hard drive, anyway, I came to install it, windows said it has installed the driver, but it is not showing up on my pc's, checking the disk management page I find the new hard drive is not initialized, so I click on initialize now, and get a box popping up say 'The device is not ready'?
I have updated the usb drivers to no effect, tried uninstalling, restarting, reinstalling all to no avail!
This getting REALLY annoying as I want to back 100's of GB of music on to it?

A:New Portable Hard Drive


Have you tried plugging it into different USB ports on the computer?
Have you tried doing a Windows Update to see if you can obtain the latest drivers?

Can you also post additional info on the model of the HD?

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I'd like to buy a second backup drive, since our Seagate is nearly 3 years old, but I need it to be somewhere around the $30 range. All of the ones I find though seem to have 1TB of storage (I haven't managed to fill our 500GB SeaGate with 3 different computers, and now we only have 2!), and I am not convinced I really need that much room, plus they are out of the budget. I do like the dashboard that came with our old drive, so would prefer one that has some sort of backup software.

Any brand or spec recommendations that would come in at my budget?


A:Portable external drive for less than $50?

The Lowest Cost portable external I see at my favorite Toy Store is $60

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I can't get my pc (os:xp2003) to read my portable hard drive (Moving Star). my usb ports onmy laptop work and function properly with all my other compatible software, and my external hard drive specifications state that it should be fully compatible with my software but when i plug it in, and follow the instructions for installation and come to an abrupt stand still because my pc doesn't even acknowledge anything being there. Also, the driver cd-rom only read as a windows music cd on my pc. Can you help me?

A:portable hard drive

not sounding funny, but have you plugged it into the mains if its a big portable drive?

if not..is your laptop USB 2.0..?

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I have a WD portable hard drive used for back up. Its a usb connection. The problem im having is the mobile device on the new system i built isnt being recognised.[winXP SP3] I tried using WD data live guard tools. This device was used on the other pc i had. ITS not a new device. any help guys?

A:Solved: portable drive

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My portable Hard Drive stopped working. It's a WD Elements 2TB do not you know how this is possible but when I plug it into my computer my computer recognize it. But all my pictures videos in other things I have on it are gone. Does anyone know a program that you can buy online or free ? That I can recover them back ? Thank you for any help on this
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A:Portable Hard Drive help

Is this machine using a newer Windows version than was being when this drive worked?

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I have a Segate 40 GB Momentus ATA hard drive. The drive is connected to the USB port, but the computer does not recognise the drive. Please send your suggestions if anyone experienced the same problem.

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you mean you dont see it in explorer window?
have you tried computer management
right click my computer manage go to disk management see if it is there unformatted
have you loaded the usb drivers
check your device under hadrware see if you have yellow ?

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Hi I have A portable hard drive in the past I have downloaded movies I have paid for from the internet onto the hd and plugged it into my dvd palyer and watched them on my tv, but yesterday I brought some more movies and whilst my hd is plugged into my computor the movies play and the file shows but when I plug into my dvd it doesnt show any of the new movie file I ve tried pc fixex but not sure what else could have gone wrong???

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Hi Bessy1, and welcome to TSG.

There is no guarantee that I will have a solution for you, but it might help someone else here to help you if you let us know the following:

1) Brand and model number of the DVD player

2) URL of the web site where you are purchasing the downloads. Have you been using the same site for the movies that do play and the new ones that do not play?

3) The file format (file name extension) of the old files that do play and new files that will not play

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I am unable to connect to any antivirus sites, I cannot update windows nor get IE8 to download. Any virus software I have refuses to update and also browser re-directs in Google. The Internet Explorer browser I am using is IE7. I am running XP Home and (had) Spybot S&D and Avast Free installed as well as Adware free. I no longer have access to any restore points that precede my infection.....I think that occurred on the 22nd of April. I am awaiting any help.....

thanks in advance......kovax

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by I. T. Maintainance at 13:22:43.10 on Thu 04/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/hws/sb/dell-usuk/en/side.html?channel=us
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
TB: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - No File
TB: {A057A204-BACC-4D26-C39E-35F1D2A32EC8} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [dellsupportcenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P dellsupportcenter
dRun: [AVG7_Run] c:\progra~1\grisoft\avgfre~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE
dRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
uPolicies-explorer: NoSecurityTab = 1 (0x1)
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.e... Read more

A:Infection from portable drive?

Hello kovax. Our apologies for the oversight of your thread. If you still require assistance, please run a new scan with dds.scr and post the dds.txt

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Pendrive keeps on running ..

Files created:

When try to eject:
The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later.

A:Portable drive keeps on running

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Hi all, I just got a usb 80gb portable harddrive not long ago for my work stuff.

I move around alot to show my works to people but I am a careless person too... always leaving things behind.

I am wondering is that any software that can lockup my entire 80gb drive and prompt for password when ever I plug in to a new computer?

I tried a few software in the market but they are either virtual drive (small size) or only lock folder and files only.

Please recommend me a good software.


A:Need Help On Locking My Usb Portable Drive.

My Western Digital USB drive came with a utility for this. Have you checked with the manufacturer of the drive?

There are other freeware solutions out there - bt they're generally (IMO) not as well implemented as the manufacturer's solution.

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