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Windows 7: 2tb usb hdd not staying connected

10 Dec 2011   #21
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

im thinking so thats why i posted a image with both
ok i really dont want to do that one its mainly for my xbox360 not for pc but since i got rrod right now ive been using it on my pc heres a link to my usb hdd the 2tb just bought it less then a year ago
Desktop hard drive | External Desktop hard drives | FreeAgent | GoFlex Desk | Seagate
it runs great on my 360 doesn't cut off and on like it does on my pc im getting my 360 reballed right now should be in my hands again not this monday but the following at max im thinking
and it runs pc games without no trouble i can play cod waw online without it cutting off and only does that when i aint doing to much with the drive even copying files to it uninterrupted lots of files


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11 Dec 2011   #22
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Add and Remove

When the drive comes or goes does you usb bus give you an aduible "ding"? I mean the ding you get when you plug in a device or unplug one.

While I am waiting for your answer about the ding. Take a look at this tutorial.

Device Manager : Hidden Devices
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11 Dec 2011   #23
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

yes i get the ding and then a message


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11 Dec 2011   #24
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Scan

Do you scan?
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11 Dec 2011   #25
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

i have i think not sure
most of the time i just close that
a scan wouldn't effect the way it reacts with my 360 or change files that are on the usb would it?
yes im 4 sure i scanned it now i remember this
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12 Dec 2011   #26
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Stumped

Since you want to maintain the disk and enclosure as is for the xbox, the only thing I can think of is to clean the unused entrys from your device manager per the link in post 22 above. It might help but I don't hold a lot of hope.
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12 Dec 2011   #27
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

your talking about this correct?
Device Manager : Hidden Devices
i did that but i dont think that will fix the isssue all that does is let me see the hidden one right?
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12 Dec 2011   #28
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Yes

Yes thats the one. I thought maybe the unused entrys in the USB might be interfering with the read on the disk. But I don't have anything to base that on. Just a guess. it won't hurt to clean up the entrys.
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12 Dec 2011   #29
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

how do i clean the entrys ?
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12 Dec 2011   #30
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ghost Entrys

The unused entrys will be a slightly different shade. Kind of pale hence "ghost". Right click and select properties if it is a ghost enry it will say it is not present. You can then right click and select uninstall. It will go away.
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