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Windows 7: Why my portable hdd does not work on desktop but works on laptop?

16 Oct 2014   #1
Ijas619

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Why my portable hdd does not work on desktop but works on laptop?

Hi,
i am having troble in connecting my portable hard disk to my desktop but it is working fine on my laptop.....
Please help.


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16 Oct 2014   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Ijas619,
Welcome onboard.

Plug in your portable external drive to your desktop and post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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16 Oct 2014   #3
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi and welcome to sevenforums. if you haven't yet tried then try to connect it to one of the USB ports at the back of the computer not the front ones
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17 Oct 2014   #4
Ijas619

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I have connected this hdd in every ports available in my desktop.
It doset even shows up on diskmangement or anywhere.
But when i connect to a laptop it works perfectly..
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17 Oct 2014   #5
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What's the make and model of this drive
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17 Oct 2014   #6
Ijas619

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Verbatim IH0305
MODEL NO : 47636
320 GB
Made in china
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17 Oct 2014   #7
Ijas619

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Is this the problem with usb cable..?
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17 Oct 2014   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If with the same cable, it works on your laptop, then it is not a problem with the cable.

Do other external drives show up on your desktop?
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17 Oct 2014   #9
Ijas619

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

No,
also I have connected this to my cousins desktop running xp and it dosent show up
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17 Oct 2014   #10
Ijas619

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I think it is the problem with the cable because it cannot draw enough power from this usb..
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