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Windows 7: I keep losing my external drives

21 Jan 2010   #31
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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21 Jan 2010   #32
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Right been into the BIOS and couldn't find anything about the usb being set up for 2.0 so does that mean it is set up for it???
By the qway thanx for all your help so far, hope to get it sorted soon...
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21 Jan 2010   #33
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Check under Advanced>Chipset or something like that.
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21 Jan 2010   #34
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

please fill in your system specs motherboard make and model would be really helpful
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21 Jan 2010   #35
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I wouldnt rule out software problems totally, some drive manipulation software (imaging/partitioning etc) can cause problems like this

I have seen a few computers bsod or drives become non responsive or disappear because acronis for example was installed with usb and esata external HDDs connected, and after uninstalling everything returned to normal, its quite rare but can happen

This may well not be the case but do you have any software like this on your machine
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21 Jan 2010   #36
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

are you having any issues with USB printers or any other USB devices
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21 Jan 2010   #37
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Forgot to ask, what format is the drive? FAT32 or NTFS?
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21 Jan 2010   #38
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

I guess like Computerplus said i suspect the Power .. I used to have the same issues with my Seagate external HDD
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22 Jan 2010   #39
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
are you having any issues with USB printers or any other USB devices
No other issues with the printers etc
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22 Jan 2010   #40
Greenfaldo

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
I guess like Computerplus said i suspect the Power .. I used to have the same issues with my Seagate external HDD
I appreciate that but its doing it with a western digital as well, and a kingston usb stick
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