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Usb Data Hard Drive


I had a hard drive that i had as an external slave to a 2k machine. Then as a regular slave using a ide card so that it would appear among the other os's an in win 7. I then was told to just make it a usb drive, so i purchased a new power adapter cable so that it would work an nothing is showing up still.

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External Hard Drive Data Is Read Only

I am using several different computers and to make life easier i have my data on an external hard-drive. Now with windows 7, every time i try to use the data it is read only and i cannot reset the security settings. Anyone have any suggestions.

Posted On: 2009-11-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

System Locks Up When Transferring Data To Hard Drive From Dvd

When transferring data to my hard drive from a dvd, the system locks up. I am using windows 7 professional on a pentium i7 system with 6gb of memory and over 600gb of free disk space. This issue has occurred with all dvd's i have tried. The dvd r/w is an lg, there are 2 installed. I have 3 hard drives. The system uses only sata drives.

Posted On: 2009-11-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Eject Usb Hard Drive, Drive Always In Use

I have a 500gb maxtor onetouch 4 external usb backup drive that is set to do weekly backups with windows backup. This works great except that everything and their grandmother wants to spin the hard drive up whenever possible. This is not an ideal situation: with exception to backup, this drive is not used for anything. So i had a great idea, i'll keep the drive unmounted until i need to backup which then a newly created scheduled task would mount, backup and unmount when done! Well, turns out, windows doesn't think so. And this makes me a sad panda.

Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Hard Drive Does Not Appear In My Computer

I have an ads tech external hard drive that allows one to put any regular hd in the case and connect it to the pc via usb. My 2-week-old machine has windows7 running. After successfully accessing and removing all data on a hd using the usb external, i removed it from the computer, and placed another hd inside the usb case. Upon reconnecting, win7 recognizes that a usb device is being connected.

Windows also lists the device in the device manager and it is listed under devices and printers (from the control panel). Upon attempting to troubleshoot the device, i'm told that no problem can be identified. After rebooting with the device attached and unattached, it still does not appear in the list of hard drives in my computer.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Usb Hard Drive Is Write Protected

I am an amateur photographer and have been using an external usb drive to store numerous images as well as back up other documents. I was doing this with windows xp pro, but i recently upgraded to windows 7, home premium. I can view the documents and images i have stored on the usb drive, but whenever i try to save anything to the external drive i get the error message: "the disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk". I queried the user manual and various help sites but cannot find out how to resolve this issue. Any suggestions are welcome.

Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Hard Drive Detected As New On Every Boot

I'm using a usb hard drive (a redrive, from hitachi) for storage of recorded tv. Recently, i installed windows 7 on the internal hard drive for the same machine, and now every time the computer boots up, i get a dialog telling me that windows 7 has detected a new usb device, and asking what it should do (open the folders, start a slideshow, whatever).

I just want the pc to treat this like another hard drive, and not a removable usb peripheral. Any way to do that?  This worked in vista.


Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 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 .

After Upgrade Usb Hard Drive Folders Are Empty

After upgrade from vista 64 to windows 7 64, usb hard drive initially works, then at some point all the "folders are empty" and i cannot access files untill i reboot. Then same thing all over again. My setup was working perfectly fine with vista 64; i had a 1tb  seagate freeagent external hard drive where i had all my pictures, music and movies. These media was monitored by my zune software, windows media player and windows media center, and also shared on my network.

Then i upgraded to windows 7 64. At first it seemed fine, windows 7 recognized and external drive, all applications were still monitoring my media from it, and i was able to access the files. But after a couple of minutes of accessing the files, the drive just seems to suddenly go offline.

I can still browse the folder structure, but the i don't see any files, and folders are empty. In some folders i see the files (maybe the info was cached) and if i try to access it, i get an error to "check the location of the file" or "file not available". Once i reboot my system, then everything seems back to normal but as soon as i try to access anything, it breaks as before. It fails even more promptly if i try to download something on to the drive.

All the usb drivers seem ok. The external hard drive works normally on my laptop that has a windows 7 32bit, so no problems in the drive itself. I tried removing all other usb devices (i have 7 usb inputs on and two more on my monitor), i tried changing power options so that usb ports are not automatically shut off by the pc, i tried reinstalling all the hardware drives including the nvidia chipset driver, i even reinstalled windows 7. The issue is still not resolved.


Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 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 .

Maxtor 3200 Usb Hard Drive Driver

I need a driver for an external maxtor 3200 usb hard drive for windows 7 x64. All of my files are on the drive! I have an hp dv5t-1000 cto laptop. I have tried all of my usb ports, uninstalling the driver and plugging the device back in, and searching for a driver on-line. So far no luck. The device was plug and play with vista x64. I can't find a driver on-line for vista either.

Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Sata Hard Drive To Usb Adaptor Cannot Access

I cannot get my windows 7 x64 laptop to access my sata hard drive connected via a usb adaptor. Upon connecting for the first time or after you have uninstalled the usb mass storage device, it successfully installs the drivers. But you cannot see the drive listed in "my computer" nor access it. If you go to disk management the drive is acknowledged but offline. I had no problem accessing an ide drive connected via a usb adapter that was made by the same manufacturer that makes the sata to usb i am using. I have read/wrote to this sata drive and usb adaptor plugged in several other machines using vista and xp. My sata to usb adaptor:

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Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 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 Devices - Flash / Hard Drive Causing Bsod

I am completely stumped as to why my flash drive (verbatim 16 gb) and my external hard drive both seem to be causing windows 7 to crash. At first, it only seemed to happen when i tried to save a word file to the flash drive (so i thought it was an issue with that device) - but when i tried to transfer files to my external hard drive, i got another bsod. Oddly, i have no trouble opening and saving to a onenote notebook file on the flash drive - but i don't know what that means.

Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ide Hard Drive (usb 2.0) Not Recognized At Computer Startup

Ide hard drive in external enclosure (usb 2. 0) not recognized by windows 7 at computer startup, but recognized if it is rebooted after windows 7 is done loading. I have a western digital 500gb pata (ide) hard drive in an enclosure. I leave the enclosure on at all times since it has a cooling fan.

However, if for whatever reason i need to reboot my system, windows 7 never recognizes this drive unless i turn off and on my enclosure. Once i reboot my enclosure, windows 7 recognizes the drive and tries to autoplay. I would like w7 to recognize my drive at startup so that i don't have to reboot my enclosure every time i reboot my computer. What can i do to fix this? 


Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Buffalo Hd-peu2 Portable Usb Hard Drive Problem

L am trying to ad a portable usb hard drive to my laptop its a dell, but each time l plug it in a note comes up stating dell datasafe 2. 0 has stopped working. L have tried down loading anew driver for data-safe but am getting no where my portable usb hard drive is abuffalo hd-peu2 the icon appears on the computer and devices page.

Posted On: 2009-11-29 . 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 .

3.5" Ide Hard Drive Connected To Vista Usb Problem

Why can i see my 3. 5" ide hard drive when connected on the ide cable in xp but not when connected to a vista usb? Yes the drive has failed diagnostics. If i do cable select and put it on the ide cable (old style xp computer 3. 5" hard drive) i can browse to it. When i put it on a usb (to access it from vista modern machine 2. 5" drive) windows disk management says failed to initialize. I right clicked and chose initialize disk. I am not talking about booting from it. Just want to retrieve data.

Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 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 .

Backup Data On D Drive And Install Win 7 On C Drive

Can i keep my data on other drive while trying to install windows 7 on one drive. I want to install windows 7 on my pc. Can i back up my data on d drive and install windows 7 on c drive. My doubt is will it erase my data on d drive as well.

Posted On: 2010-08-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Usb Data Transfer Slow

(win7 pro 64 on amd phenom ii x4, 3. 20 ghz with 4. 0 gb ram)i have tried changing the device settings on both sticks (different manufacturers, both 4gb) to optimize for performance and have rebooted each time. I've tried the transfer from a traditional 7200 rpm drive as well as from a 32gb ssd. Always the same. I have read all the forum post about people who are unhappy with 1. 5 mb/sec transfer rates. At this point, i'd kill for those transfer rates. The files i'm moving are a mix of large and small files and i understand that small files will transfer slower. But surely something is amiss if i can't even surpass 500kb/sec.

Posted On: 2010-06-21 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Transferring Data From Other Pc Download Via Usb Stick

New pc with win7 ultimate. Purchased outlook 2007 from microsoft and delivered via e:mail link on my other office pc that has outlook 2002 running my e: mail, downloaded direct to a new 4 gig usb stick and copied to the new win7 pc via this stick, when trying to extract the program, the process starts but very quickly windows 7 reports an error basically saying not enough memory to complete the task.

This is the first s/w package put on this pc, it remains basically the way it was delivered. Has 1t/byte raid 1 drives with 12 g/byte memory. Cant seem to be able to contact microsoft or the s/w provider (digital river) to see if the s/w packaged is faulty or corrupted.


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Data Copying Fails, Usb Disks Keep Getting Restarted

We bought a new hp probook 4520s with windows 7 professional. From the very beginning we have been experiencing problems with usb devices. Our usb flash disks and an external westerndigital usb device (harddisk) often get restarted in windows 7, and errors reported on them, although all of them work properly on any windows xp system (computer) we try.copying to and from those disks often is interrupted and fails. An usb modem has not always functioned, either.

We reinstalled windows 7 - it did not help. The seller checked the hardware and found no problems. They say their usb devices work fine with this computer. In fact, sometimes it seems that our usb devices also work fine with it - however, this does not last long. Usb disks usually get restarted when data copying is just underway. Viruses, malware, etc, have been checked - nothing found. Autorun files turned into txt files - it has not helped, either.


Posted On: 2010-08-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Data Transfer Timeout With Large Files

I am experiencing a ton of problems with usb data transfer. I'm unable to transfer any large files or multiple files at once. The flash drive or external hard drive will time out and eventually the pc will "lose" it and won't be able to locate the files i was trying to transfer. In addition, i'm not able to sync up my new ipad and i'm assuming it's caused by the same issue. The odd thing is, i'm able to use my printer via usb without any problems.

I found some info on this problem (at least i'm assuming this is the same thing)

Here: http://social. Technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itprohardware/thread/3aae3b66-6a1a-47e8-ad1b-b20b68eaecf8#79ea3219-d76e-40bc-b910-c7d347002e66

And here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976972. When i first found out about the windows hot fix, i downloaded it and tried to install, but it said i've already installed it. Clearly it didn't work for me because i'm still having this problem. I actually started experiencing this problem with windows vista x64 and have since upgraded to windows 7.

Os name microsoft windows 7 home premium
Version 6. 1. 7600 build 7600
Other os description not available
Os manufacturer microsoft corporation
System name xxxxxx
System manufacturer system manufacturer
System model system product name
System type x64-based pc

Processor intel(r) core(tm)2 duo cpu e8400 @ 3. 00ghz, 3000 mhz, 2 core(s), 2 logical processor(s)

Bios version/date phoenix technologies, ltd asus p5n-d acpi bios revision 1101, 5/18/2009

Smbios version 2. 4
Windows directory c:windows
System directory c:windowssystem32
Boot device deviceharddiskvolume1
Locale united states
Hardware abstraction layer version = "6. 1. 7600. 16385"

User name xxxxxx
Time zone pacific daylight time
Installed physical memory (ram) 4. 00 gb
Total physical memory 4. 00 gb
Available physical memory 2. 33 gb
Total virtual memory 8. 00 gb
Available virtual memory 6. 29 gb
Page file space 4. 00 gb
Page file c:pagefile.sys

Can anyone help me out here? Any ideas? I called asus and they sent me a new mobo, but i'm still having the problem.


Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Upgrading Existing Hard Drive To Ssd Hard Drive

I have recently purchased a laptop with one hard drive slot. I want to change the existing hard drive slot to a ssd. My laptop came with windows 7 pro pre-installed (no disk supplied). When i purchased the machine i created the windows recovery disk.

I would like to know if the upgrade is as simple as:

1) removing the current 500g hard drive
2) installing the new new ssd
3) running the recovery disks to re-install my copy of windows 7 pro or am i missing something?


Posted On: 2010-01-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ide Hard Drive Connected Via Usb To Ide/sata Adapter

I have an old maxtor 9 1303d6 ide drive which is connected via a usb to ide/sata adapter and an active usb hub. The device worked fine under vista 32 ultimate. After doing a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and subsequent updates, the device is no longer seen in windows explorer. Device manager does see the hard drive, but the usb controller section of devman now shows an unknown device.

(I suspect that this is the usb to ide/sata adapter) the device is accessible using a hard disk recovery utility which can read the maxtor drive. I've tried to unininstall/reinstall and have moved the adapter from port to another on the hub. The device returns a code 43 error and i've tried the suggested kb updates with no luck.


Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Halts When Transferring Data From Usb Device To Computer

This issue has to do with erratic performance in windows 7 when transferring data from as usb device to the computer. It does not present itself when transferring data to as usb device from the computer. When transferring data from as usb device to the computer (ie downloading pictures to the computer from a memory card), windows 7 will not allow programs to be launched and it eventually grinds to a halt on any existing programs. Performance returns if the data transfer is canceled or allowed to complete.

The data transfer will almost always complete if not canceled. This is a problem when there is a large amount of data to transfer as the computer is not usable until the data transfer is complete. Not something i expect from a brand new computer.

I have tried several different usb devices with the same result so i know it is not the device itself. Hp tech support had me run a diagnostic on my motherboard and everything checked out ok.
The computer is a hp e9300z with amd athlon ii x4 630 processor and 6 gb memory. It has a foxconn motherboard with american megatrends bios.microsoft reports a known issue similar to this in article kb976972. I tried this but it did not fix the problem.


Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Blue Screen When Transfer Large Amount Of Data Over Usb

Blue screen -apc_index_mismatch - trying to transfer large amount of data over usb. I am currently using windows 7 - 64 bit and whenever i try to transfer large amounts of data from my iphone or my external hard drive the system shuts down and i get the blue screen that says: apc_index_mismatch.

I just bought this computer around september 09 and it had windows vista - 64bit loaded on it. A couple of months after that i received the free upgrade to windows 7.

That is when the blue screen started to happen. At first it was happening when i was my iphone was trying to sync and transfer my music over, which made me think that the iphone was not working with windows 7. But i realized that it was the usb when i was trying to transfer some data from my external hard drive to my computer and the system crashed.

Does anyone know what is going on here?

Some more info from the blue screen:

*** Stop:  0x00000001 (0x0000000076f6040a, 0x0000000000000000, 0x000000000000ffff, 0xfffff8800820bca0)


Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .