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Windows 7: Copying files to a usb hard drive

16 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Copying files to a usb hard drive

I try to copy files to a usb harddrive but windows just stays there copying forever. I tried the usb hardrive on another computer and it works fine. I am using Windows 7 ultimate x64.

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16 Sep 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Connect the external, go to device manager, expand disk drives, right click on your drive and select properties. It should tell you if it is working properly or give you an error code with an explanation. While you are in device manager, expand USB at the bottom and see if you see any yellow triangles or exclamation signs by any of the entries.
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16 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I checked device manager and everything is working fine.
Also when i cancel the copying it never really cancels unless i unplug the usb cable from the drive.
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16 Sep 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums dallasjme. Does the USB hard drive work otherwise and shows with a drive letter in Computer?
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16 Sep 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

All drive manufacturers have a diagnostic program. Go to the drive manufacturers web site and download the program and test the drive.
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20 Sep 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Seems my computer just does not copy any file to any usb harddrive (seagate, hitachi, etc.). I tried the teracopy but it still does not copy.
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20 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Are you copying from the USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports?
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20 Sep 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Are you copying from the USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports?
from 2.0
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20 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Have you installed the motherboard chipset drivers?

You may also check whether USB is enabled in the bios.
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21 Sep 2011   #10

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dallasjme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Are you copying from the USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports?
from 2.0
Still cant copy. I ran the mb chipset drivers.
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