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Windows 7: I keep losing my external drives

21 Jan 2010   #21
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try this article: How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

~JK


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21 Jan 2010   #22
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Will this work then if there is something wrong with the computer or the external drives, cause it does the same thing on 4 external things so by the process of illimination its got to be the computer and not the harddrives(external).
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21 Jan 2010   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I forget if this was asked before, but do the drive work in another machine?
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21 Jan 2010   #24
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Yes i tried it on my laptop and transfered several files at once totalling about 8gb at once and did it well and didn't stop at all, if i had tried in on the offending computer it would maybe do a file of 700mb ok it might even do 2 but a file with 8gb no chance....
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21 Jan 2010   #25
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Let me get more help for you... Please standby.
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21 Jan 2010   #26
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

who makes the hdd's that are giving you problems. also is your windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit
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21 Jan 2010   #27
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

in your bios make sure high speed USB 2.0 support is enabled
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21 Jan 2010   #28
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
who makes the hdd's that are giving you problems. also is your windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit
Seagate and Western Digital and 64 bit
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21 Jan 2010   #29
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
in your bios make sure high speed USB 2.0 support is enabled

On start up then, is it F2 that i press to get into the BIOS??
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21 Jan 2010   #30
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Usually. It varies, but F2 is the most common.
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