External HDD

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    External HDD

    Anyone has an idea, why it can't recognise my external hdd (WD2500JB)? I plug it in, I hear the sound, and then nothing. It's trying to install a driver, but it fails. Then it will show in the device manager, as "USB Mass Storage Device" In the safely remove wizard it's an unrecognised USB device.

    I have a Gericom Supersonic PCI-E first edition laptop.
    Mobile Intel® 915GM Chipset
    1,73 GHZ CPU
    Geforce Go 6600
    1GB ram

    I have a dual-boot system, and everything works fine in Vista, so my HDD and my USB slots ar fine. Pendrives, mp3 players also doesn't work. Any idea?
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 1,870
    MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

    I had the same problem, i think it has somthing to do with Permissions, but not sure how to go about getting it to work

    If you do this tutorial:-Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

    and use the admin account it does let you access them, so it can be done!

    Maybe someone knows how to access them with a normal account??
    Last edited by Anthony; 17 Nov 2008 at 20:54.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    My normal account has administrator rights too, but I'll try this anyway, if there's the slightest chance. I tried everything else. New chipset drivers from intel, changing the power settings (regarding USB), safe mode...
    So thanks for the tip.

    Update: Didn't work. I'm starting to give up...
    Last edited by smash1986hu; 16 Nov 2008 at 14:14.
      My Computer


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