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Laptop Does Not Recognise External Usb Dvd Drive


My laptop does not recognize the built-in dvd or an external usb dvd drive. But if i configure the bios to let the laptop booting from the dvd drive then the dvd drive worked fine. It could read the disc. One time, i removed nero program from the system and i don't know whether some windows files got corrupted.

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External Hdd And Dvd Drive Loose Usb Connection

I just bought an acer aspire asa3810tz with windows 7 pre-installed. In addition i have an external hdd (wd 500 gb) and a iomega superslim dvd usb drive. When i plug them in they are recognized, and i can sometime use them for a while, but then suddenly the connection is lost.

I have searched every where for a solution, but the solutions i have found so far was about nvidia chipsets and making sure that the computer was not allowed to turn off the usb ports. Nothing have though help.

I have tried updating windows until no more updates were available and updated drivers based on drivers from acers support pages but so far with no luck. In case there is other solutions out there, then please just point me to them and i will try them out.

I also saw an answer in which it was requested to create a log and so i did hoping i could use it, but unfortunately i did not understand it. In case someone can uses that usb trace i also put it on skydrive: http://cid-d6ee7fade4f53730. Skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/. Public


Posted On: 2009-12-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Install Software On Netbook Using Laptop's Dvd Drive

I have a laptop running windows 7 and a netbook running xp (which has no cd / dvd drive). How do i connect the two so i can install software using my laptops dvd drive. Can i use just a network cable?I am not so clued up on networks so the easiest / cheapest method would be a great help.

Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

External Usb Drive Initiated To Late

Today i switched from vista to windows 7. Unfortunately i noticed some problem with my external usb drive: wd mybook 320 gb. When i log in, in 75% of trials there is a pop-up that new storage device was found (the same when you put usb flash into your pc). Strange, because the disk is plugged into usb all the time. It means that when i log in just for a second the system does not see the drive, which has some some nasty consequences:

- Shortcuts directing to files on external drive are damaged
- Outlook cannot open archive folders on external drive (i have outlook in autostart)
- At startup system cannot reopen explorer windows (path not found)
- Etc.

After this faulty second everything is normal, i.e. Disk are discovered properly and the are working well. I tried to turn on login password (to give system more time), but it didn't help. This issue appeared neither in xp nor in vista. Is there any way to make system discover external drive sooner?


Posted On: 2009-10-03 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

External Usb 2.0 Hard Drive Not Detected

I am running windows 7 and trying to plug my 200 gb hard drive from an old computer with xp into my new computer via usb 2. 0 from an external enclosure. The external enclosure is has its own power source and does not require drivers. When i plug it in the usb port i hear the chime indicating window detects an external device and it will appear under usb devices in device manager but only for about 10 seconds and then disappears.

It never shows up under disk management nor under computer as a mass storage device. I have tried using other usb cables/ports. I have tried exchanging the external enclosure for a new one thinking the first was faulty but that didn't help.


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Access Denied With External Usb Hard Drive

I messed up on this one. I was removing advanced sharing on an external usb hard drive. First i turned off sharing, then i went to the security tab and removed "everyone" which was the only user listed. I got a warning that this would only allow the originator to access the disc. Since i was the originator i clicked okay. Bad move! Now i cannot access the disc. I now realize that i should have added "administrator" to the users when i deleted "everyone".

Now for the question. Does anyone know how to restore permissions on this ntfs external usb hard drive so it can be accessed? Since access is denied, i cannot restore permissions with the advanced sharing wizard in win 7 ultimate.


Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To View & Edit Photos On External Usb Drive ?

How to view & edit photos on a external usb drive using windows live photo gallery? How do i get windows live photo gallery to look at my other photos that are not on the local c: drive? I need to tag and rename photos that are on a usb external drive too. Is that possible?

Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

External Usb Drive Showing As Unallocated Space

I installed windows 7 rc on a brand new pc to try it. I got it running then plugged in my wd mybook 750gb external usb drive to copy some files onto the pc. That worked fine. I then shut down the pc. When i tried to connect the drive to my xp laptop it no longer shows up as a hdd. If i look in devices it's there but showing as unallocated space in the hdd management console.

I have over 300gb of backups on that drive and will be pretty *** off if windows 7 has trashed 2 years worth of data. I'm assuming the file allocation table or something has been corrupted?


Posted On: 2009-07-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Permission Problem With External Usb Hard Drive

I keep getting change permission to open file messages when trying to access files. I had a pc with windows xp home addition on which packed up. So i've just brought a new laptop windows 7. I need to access some files on the old pc so i took the hard drive out a placed it into an external case. When connected through usb to the laptop i can explore the old hard drive and see all the files i need. But when i try to open or copy the files to the laptop i keep getting permission errors.

I've changed the permissions to the admin on the laptop and checked i have all rights to the files but its still not letting me access them. Is there anyone that can help or is there a program out there that can help me access my files.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb & External Hard Drive Unable To Safety Remove

Don't know what happen i unable o safety remove my usb or external hard drive. The window pop up a message said "this device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again. " But i has already close all application and this message still pop up.

Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Creating System Image On External Usb Hard Drive

Creating a system image on an external usb 2. 0 hard drive
Applies to: windows | windows 7 | system repair and recovery

We have a new hp g60-533cl notebook running windows 7 64-bit home premium. Attached to it is a new hp usb 2. 0, 500 gb pocket media drive (pmd). I use windows 7 to create a system image of the laptop's hard disk(s) onto the pmd. In the windows 7, create a system image dialog box you see the following selected drives:

Drive used space

System (system) 33. 66 mb
(C:) (system) 40. 76 gb
Recovery (d:) (system) 9. 87 gb

Space required to save a backup of the selected drives: 50. 66 gb

I watch the winodws 7 progress thermometer as it creates the image for these drives, and you see that all 3 drives are "imaged" to the pmd. Once the process has successfully completed, the pmd has a folder on it titled, "windowsimagebackup".

I then right-click on this folder and select properties. It provides me with the following information.

Location: f:
Size: 33. 9 gb (36, 501, 698, 638 bytes)
Size on disk: 33. 9 gb (36, 501, 749, 760 bytes)
Contains: 21 files, 4 folders

My question: why are there only 33. 9 gb of information saved to the image, when the 3 drives listed above required 50. 66 gb of space? Is all of the information listed above actually being saved? What's happening ?


Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Norton 360 Can't Recognize External Usb Hard Drive

Norton 360 can't recognize external usb hard drive on windows 7. Drive works fine on vista
Windows recognizes the usb drive but norton 360 does not. I have tried 2 different external drives and neither one works on windows 7. Both work on windows vista machine.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

External Usb Hard Drive Problem, Hotfix Won't Work

When transferring larger files from my computer (windows 7) it stops, and then won't recognize my usb device. Another forum identified the nvidia chipset and found a hotfix, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?Kbid=976972. I downloaded and ran it but unfortunately i get the message "this update is not applicable to your computer".

I have an acer aspire x1800 (new, which the retailer replaced thinking the usb issue was a motherboard problem), but the same problem still exists on my replacement computer when copying files to a usb external drive. My processor is intel 2 quad cpu @2. 33 ghz. Ram is 4gb. My ide ata/atpui controller is nvidia nforce serial ata controller.


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Boot Up From Usb Dvd Drive

I know it can be done, but my bios only has the option, apart from the 'obvious' ones, of booting from usb flash - is that the same as the external usb dvd drive? (Have to use external dvd drive as one in laptop defunct) if not, i will have to boot from a usb stick - have copied the instructions from http://www.Istartedsomething.com/20081104/tip-make-your-pdc-2008-usb-hard-drive-a-bootable-windows-7-install-disk/ to make my usb drive ready, but some sites say it has to be ntsc formatted, and also made bootable with the bootsect utility. Which is correct?

Posted On: 2009-10-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Blue Screen When Connecting Laptop On External Display

I connect my laptop on our external display when i suddenly received a blue screen. It was so fast that i cannot see the error code but i have some info.
 
Problem signature:
 
Problem event name:                       
Bluescreen
 
Os version:                                         
6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1
 
Locale id:                                            
1033
 
Additional information about the problem:
 
Bccode:                                              
116
 
Bcp1:                                                   
B2b93510
 
Bcp2:                                                   
8d2129b0
 
Bcp3:                                                   
00000000
 
Bcp4:                                                   
0000000d
 
Os version:                                         
6_1_7600
 
Service pack:                                      
0_0
 
Product:                                              
256_1
 
Files that help describe the problem:
 
C:windowsminidump


Posted On: 2010-05-03 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Samsung External Dvd Se-s084c Driver Issue

Samsung external dvd se-s084c worked fine with my win 7 machine (acer timeline as3810t) for a month or so. Then suddenly system stopped recognizing it. Troubleshoot found that driver service is disabled. I was unable to enable it, even if i went through disable-enable and remove-install routines as suggested on microsoft site. Recommended action was to update the driver. However, when i run update driver service, win troubleshooter claims that driver is up to date and no action is needed. Anyone has idea what to do and how to enable the driver on my machine?I suspect that driver stooped functioning after one of win 7 regular on-line updates, but i cannot tell which one. Se-s084c works without problem with my old laptop running win xp.

Posted On: 2010-08-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Will Not Open Dvd Drive For Insertion Of Second Empty Dvd

When running the backup to dvd the dvd gets full and you get a banner to insert a new dvd, the dvd drive will not open to eject the full dvd. You must do a boot in order for the dvd drive to open. Windows 7 backup will not open dvd drive for insertion of a second empty dvd.

Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Play Dvd Protection Between Dvd Drive

Unable to play dvd-protection between dvd drive, decoder, & video card. Try installing updated driver. I am using windows 7 in bootcamp on a mac running snow leopard.

Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Asking For Dvd Driver, But It's Already Seeing Dvd Drive

Windows 7 asking for dvd driver, but it's already seeing the dvd drive. I am installing windows 7 pro on a dual xeon 5500 motherboard by supermicro. I have built a raid 1 array from embedded bios applications. Windows starts to install , after i enter the country english etc it gives me an
Error message saying "windows needs the dvd drive driver", but windows already sees the dvd drive. Is it really asking for raid drivers? When will it ask for raid drivers? In what form will it want the drivers (there is no floppy port on this motherboard.


Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cd/dvd Player Or External Hard Drives Don't Stop Running

My camera displays images upside down after upgrading to windows 7 64bit and cd/dvd player or external hard drives don't stop running after quitting attempted access. I have an asus g50vt-x1 laptop that is a 64-bit machine. It had windows vista home premium 64bit installed on it and the camera worked properly with it.

I ran the windows 7 update advisory on it and it said i could upgrade to windows 7 64bit. After upgrading to windows 7 professional 64 bit the camera images are all upside down. I have contacted asus about the problem and they have sent me updated drivers, but the images are still upside down.could windows 7 be causing this problem as i know it worked fine in vista?

I have also noticed that my dvd/cd drive and external hard drives don't stop running after i exit an application. When this happens i can't eject the dvd/cd or safely remove the drive from the computer.


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Flash Drive And External Hard Drive Are Not Recognised

Flash drive and external hard drive and i phone are not recognized. I have a packard bell touch screen computer running windows 7. The machine will not recognize my usb mass storage devices or flash drives even though they have previously worked.

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Dvd Not Recognized By Dvd Drive

I'm trying to upgrade from windows vista home premium to windows 7 home premium. I placed the disc in the dvd drive but the system does not recognize or boot the disc. Other dvds load fine. Any suggestions on what may be happening and how i can get vista to recognize the software?Thanks, dave

Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Drives, External Hd Not Shutting Down

When i finish using my usb thumb drive, or external hard drive and click the icon for "safely remove hardware and eject media" and click "remove", the message pops up saying the drive can be safely removed - but the drive light stays illuminated on the thumb drive or the external drive. If i pull the thumb drive out, the next time i use it i'm informed that there may be errors and i'm given the option to scan and fix the drive or continue without scanning. Because of this problem, i always shut the pc down before removing the external hard drive (its light stays on as well).

Is there some way to correct this?


Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

External Usb Drives Disconnect

Regardless of the usb drive i connect to my desktop pc windows 7 continualy disconnects the drives. I have tested numerous drives, however when tested on my laptop which is using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit all of these exact same drives work perfectly. My desktop is using and intel core2 quad, q6600  2. 4ghz with 3gb of memory. I have read this complaint all over the internet and i have tried several fixes with no positive results. All drivers are up to date. I have uninstalled and reinstalled until i am blue in the face.

From what i have read during my research it appears this is a common problem that 64 bit users are complaining about alot, however this obviously is a problem with the 32 bit windows 7 version as well. Numerous tech sites on the internet are also stating that this is only a problem on desktop pc's and not on laptops, which i guess i confirmed during my tests. Has anyone else experienced this and has anyone found a fix?


Posted On: 2010-07-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Find External Usb Hdd

I have just bought a new dell inspiron n5010 with windows & 64 bit. However i cannot get it to connect to my maxtor basic 500gb external usb drive. The drive works fine with my other vista laptops and when connected to the dell the light comes one and the drive spins suggesting the drive knows it is connected. The hdd has its own power supply. However nothing shows up on the dell.

Nothing in disk management and nothing in device manager. I have tested all the usb ports on the dell with a flash usb drive and they recognize that no problem. All the ports also recognize a usb mouse. I have raised this with dell who told me to reformat the usb hdd to ntfs (!). Needless to say that made no difference. Anyone got any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

External Usb Hdd Not Recognised By Win 7

External usb hdd not recognized by win 7, and no longer recognized under win xp. Maxtor usb 300gb external hdd working fine on windows xp. Unplugged and attached to new windows 7 pc. Os responds by saying device found and working properly. I use the disk to download assorted files.

Then moved cpu a few feet (did not switch off or move usb hdd). Reboot, and usb hdd not seen as a working disk. Seems very unlikely that hdd damaged at this time. Manage disks shows the disk apparently working but not "initialized". Right click to initialize. Hour glass shows for ~2 seconds, and goes away, but disk not initialized.

Reattach to old win xp computer, and now looks the same as on the win 7 machine, not initialized and not unrealizable.gots lots of data on that hdd which i would like to keep, so have you guys got any new ideas?


Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

External Hdd Not Recognized By Usb Port

I have an external hard drive that is not being recognized by all of my usb ports on my laptop. When i connect to my third port, the computer recognizes the device and i am able to access the files on it. But, when i try to hook it up to the other two ports (located on the back of my laptop) the hd is not recognized. It receives power, however, because the power light comes on. Whats even weirder is that other devices, like my mouse and my ipod, are recognized by the back ports.

When i plug the external hd into these back ports, nothing happens, no "unrecognized device" messages or anything. I have tried a number of fixes, like reinstalling the usb drivers and updating the external hd's driver (its a toshiba). I don't know why the external hd is being recognized by one particular usb port and not the others! Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-08-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Get Laptop To Turn On Usb Port

I have windows 7 home premium and a zune 80 gig. The zune is stating error 5 contact support. I am trying to recover the files on the zune. I have drained the battery, waited weeks, etc. When i usb it to the computer it says the device has problems and the usb port or connection has been "turned off". There is no option to turn it on anyway. I have recently downloaded a recovery program, so if i can just get the computer to turn on the usb connection, even though it has problems, i may have a chance. Anyone know how to do this, or have any other ideas? 

Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I recently installed a new usb/firewire combo pci card on a i7-920 win7 professional based computer. The usb part works fine but the firewire does not recognize external hds. However external hds were connected to the firewire port on the motherboard, it worked fine. Changed firewire driver to legacy driver that came with win7 pro did not solve the problem. Moving the card to a different pci slot does not solve the problem.

Now under the device manager, the driver is "working properly" but the card just won't recognize the external devices. Is this a driver problem (i.e. Need a newer or win7 pro specific driver)?  If it is, where to get it?  Have searched internet and numerous websites (including card manufactuer) but cannot find an answer. Is this card defective?


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb External Hdd File Transfer Stops

I have a dell xps m1530 laptop. I upgraded to w7 pro 32 bit via a clean install from vista home premium. My external usb  hdd (freecom toughdrive pro 320gb) used to work fine, and still does on other computers, including xp, vista and another w7 desktop machine. On my upgraded laptopi get problems transferring large files from the usb drive, the drive light goes out (but i can still hear it whirring), the copy operation hangs, and i can no longer browse through the drive in windows explorer. Bizarrely the drive still shows up in "safely remove hardware".

It also shows up still in device manager, with no warning symbols next to any device. I've tried seeing if the drive shows up in disk management, but that won't start unless i unplug it. My problem seems similar to the well documented problem with external drives on w7 64bit and nvidia chipsets with over 4gb ram. That issue has a hotfix. My system is 32bit though. I tried the hotfix just in case but to no effect. Any ideas microsoft?


Posted On: 2010-06-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .