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Windows 7: External hdd not installing

10 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
External hdd not installing

I have my old hdd from laptop put into kingston think that makes it able to connect with usb.
i have som films on it and i wanted to coppy them to my laptop and my desktop. i plugged it to laptop and it auto installed itself but when i put it into my desktop it didnt even make the sound that i connected something to it. i coopied some important things using my usb but it just take so much time i ingorred lot of thing.
the usb i plugged it into works with my headset, mouse, keyboard, usb but not that hdd. i tried it on every single one usb port but it didnt work
i need it to install because it takes lot of time to do using usb and maybe other things wont works too.
and why it installs again if i plug it to different port? is it registry thing?

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10 Aug 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hiyya V1 mate I always use one of the devices in the pic not expensive and not that slow either 3.0 USVB ones I find are not that much faster than 2.0 USB.

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10 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i have allready baught that adapter for laptop hdd.. and it doesnt only doesnt work on that PC..
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10 Aug 2015   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok V1 mate try my little ditty and see how you go because I have got a lot of data using this method and there is also a similar way using Linux Mint but I just find Ubuntu easier.


Make a bootable Ubuntu disk

Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when themachine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL >select TRY not INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes very little time youwill get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > User and dig downuntil you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste thematerial you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.

I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tonsof data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drivesthat you cannot get data from using Windows, plus it doesn't involve Windows of course.

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