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Windows 7: hard drive not recognized - you are screwed

21 Oct 2013   #1
truenorth

windows 7 64bit
 
 
hard drive not recognized - you are screwed

After spending way too long reading the same solutions no one has fixed this problem.
My conclusions are you have a usb problem that corrupts the driver.
first external usb connected harddrive failed at 10 months
second hard drive failed at 5 weeks
3rd harddrive one week
all were brand new
all were different brands
I would be a fool to plug in another hard external harddrive to my computer

The obvious solution is buy another motherboard


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21 Oct 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi truenorth, Welcome to SF.

Firstly, I did not understand your issue.

Second, Issue can be with SATA cables.
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21 Oct 2013   #3
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truenorth View Post
After spending way too long reading the same solutions no one has fixed this problem.
My conclusions are you have a usb problem that corrupts the driver.
Who are you talking to and what solutions are you referring to ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truenorth View Post
first external usb connected harddrive failed at 10 months
second hard drive failed at 5 weeks
3rd harddrive one week
all were brand new
all were different brands
I would be a fool to plug in another hard external harddrive to my computer
Then don't be a fool and plug in another external harddrive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truenorth View Post
The obvious solution is buy another motherboard
Then buy another motherboard.

Are you just trolling or really asking for help?
If you do need help, ask a question so folks here understand, and might be able to help you.
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