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Windows 7: USB Port not Detecting Hard Drive

19 Sep 2013   #11
miichi

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

now it will detect if i plugged in my external drive. new problem is it's copying speed is slow. max copy is 1.0+ MB and min is 0.43

/Miche


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19 Sep 2013   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Without asking any further questions like -

1. What exactly you did that brought your HDD back in the reckoning ? (This may help others with similar problems)
and
2. What is the read and write speed on your lappie? (use the same file, same size) -

I would delineate a way to bring your Western Digital HDD to factory condition. So you will be starting with a clean slate as if you bought a new drive just then. Nothing better could be done.

First backup all your data on your WD elements drive to another External drive.

Run the manufacturer's diagnostic/repair utility Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for DOS. Download dlgdiag_5_20.zip from WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II) Read the Instructions therein.

First create a bootable MSDOS pen drive using Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
( Backup all data in the WD ext. drive as aforesaid for it will all be lost while formatting it with Rufus. Plug your WD ext. drive (remove all other external drives) and run Rufus. In the "Create a bootable disk using" select MSDOS from the dropdown arrow and click on Start. When completed close Rufus.)

Extract the contents of dlgdiag_5_20.zip directly into the newly created DOS pen drive.

Plugin your WD drive into the laptop.

Boot from the MSDOS pen drive using the one-time boot menu.

Against the command prompt C:> type dlgdiag5.exe and press Enter to run the Diagnostics.(Take care to select the correct external drive and not your system drive)

Run the Quick Test (I am sure it will pass.) , then Write Zeroes to clean it up and bring it to the factory condition.

Now format the drive with any formatting/partitioning utility.

Check read and write speeds on both machines (again the same test file, same size)

Are you happy?
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19 Sep 2013   #13
miichi

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
1. What exactly you did that brought your HDD back in the reckoning ? (This may help others with similar problems)
-I changed my CMOS Battery.
-Updated my BIOS and CHIPSETS.
-Did a full Computer Virus Scan.

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What is the read and write speed on your lappie?
When copying files using my external hard drive on my laptop sir? Maximum copying/receiving speed is 40MB. Before on my Desktop Computer it was 40-50 MB. But now only .35-1 MB copying speed.

I can sir, but THIS is the only External Drive i have. 2 Pen Drives and this External.

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Are you happy?
A little sir. as i can open my HDD on my desktop.

But in the future, if this happens again i'll be sure to buy 2 external drives.
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20 Sep 2013   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miichi View Post
.......When copying files using my external hard drive on my laptop sir? Maximum copying/receiving speed is 40MB. Before on my Desktop Computer it was 40-50 MB. But now only .35-1 MB copying speed.
That is too low. But I am unable to reason out why. Let us see whether someone else has any idea on dealing with it.
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20 Sep 2013   #15
miichi

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miichi View Post
.......When copying files using my external hard drive on my laptop sir? Maximum copying/receiving speed is 40MB. Before on my Desktop Computer it was 40-50 MB. But now only .35-1 MB copying speed.
That is too low. But I am unable to reason out why. Let us see whether someone else has any idea on dealing with it.
Okay. I only have 2 2.0 USB Ports on the back of my CPU though. 2 on the Front but doesn't work.
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