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Windows 7: Problem with usb hard drive

23 Jan 2010   #1
aroche25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problem with usb hard drive

I have a backup drive a wd 5000aavs and my laptop stopped recognizing it today after i formatted the drive with acronis disk director. This also happened with my 16gb san disk flash drive about a month ago. I have uninstalled all drivers for it and let if reinstall still not coming up with the drive just the usd-to-sata adapter. I have a backup pc its running windows xp and it is recognizing everything perfectly. What can i do about my tablet laptop?


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23 Jan 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

try a different usb port if you have one , there seems to be a bit of a problem lately of usb ports dying or check if your usb-sata adaptor is at fault
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24 Jan 2010   #3
aroche25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just tried all 3 and there was no difference . The adapter is working fine for all my other device(all my ipods, pda and even flash drives). Thanks for the help
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24 Jan 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

are you letting windows find the driver? or are you installing from the supplied disc?
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25 Jan 2010   #5
aroche25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been letting windows find the driver as it did before.
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25 Jan 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

right, ok then try loading the drivers off the disc ,but run them in vista compatability mode see if that will do the trick
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