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Windows 7: 2tb usb hdd not staying connected

09 Dec 2011   #11
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

ok im deciding maybe to get another 1-2tb hdd but the one i got now is fat32 so my xbox360 reads it i dont know if that causes the issue im having R not but i want to get one that do this R Can I convert an external USB hard drive into an internal one?
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJABEOUNMAA
would that be a good hdd R
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expans...1&sr=1-3-fkmr0
could i also convert this to a internal hdd


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09 Dec 2011   #12
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Disk Snapshot

Let us see some clips from The disk management console.
Start --> (type in the search) Disk Management and select disk management and click. Try to highlight the disk in question.
Use the screen clipping tool in acccesories and take a snap shot and save it. Click the paper clip at the top of your message window and upload the snapshot.
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09 Dec 2011   #13
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Check Disk

Check your disk for errors. Here is tutorials.

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Disk Check

What was the results?
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10 Dec 2011   #14
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

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10 Dec 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chessdragon136 View Post
I only ask as I remember an old school trick that instead of waiting for the machines to shut down (as they were sooo slow) we would stick some metal in the usb socket and short it, which killed the pc instantly..
And could kill it permanently, these aren't old school machines.
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10 Dec 2011   #16
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Mobo

I have found some info on your mobo. Is it an Asrok? Wolfdale 1333-D667 P1.40 ?
Looks like you have two USB ports, correct? If so how many USB devices are you using? (I mean plugged in)

Go Start --> Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Universal Serial Bus Controllers and scroll to USB Root Hub, right click, select properties. This is with your drive plugged in and working. Select the power tab and look at what you are using of the availabel power for that hub. On the power management tab untic "Allow the computer to turn off this device" (temporary change for test purposes)

If you have more than one hub check them all. could you post what is available and what is being used?
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10 Dec 2011   #17
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

yes you are correct on my mobo it is asrock i have 6 usb ports on my pc and im using 2 now 1 due to a faulty mouse so i switched to my usb mouse and one for the usb hdd ok i followed your steps up to the
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power tab
and i couldnt find the power tab
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10 Dec 2011   #18
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Fixed?

After you changed the mouse, Is the drive functioning properly now?
I think you missed one step in going to your USB hub prperties. The clip shows properties for Universal Serial Bus Controller. Scroll on down to USB Root Hub and look at the properties.
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10 Dec 2011   #19
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

no same old issue and
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Allow the computer to turn off this device
all of them all not checked which one do i check
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10 Dec 2011   #20
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
No Tics

Leave them unchecked for now.

The hub that shows a usb mass storage device is where your external disk is plugged in is that correct? If so it is not drawing any current. What kind of enclosure is this disk in? it is pointing to there is a problem there such as the enclosure or the disk. My first choice would be the enclosure. You should be able to remove the disk from the enclosure and install it in your rig. You'll need a cable, sata if that is what the disk is.
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