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Windows Xp doesn't recognize my portable harddisk

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#1 nitty


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:38 AM

Hi all,

iI got this problem , i have a portable harddisk but my windows xp wont show it, i even dont hear a sound that its turning on nothing , it even wont show it in disk management , so cant change the drive letter ore annything, so i putted the portable hd in a other computer , it worked directly .
So i tried a other usb in my own computer and the weird thing is , that worked wel,
and it won't show ether in safe mode.
tried to download drivers voor usb device.
but it wont work. and i have tried all usb ports ..

what can i do more to fix the problem?

Windows xp service pack 3

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#2 Onsteroids


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:08 PM

if the hard disk draws power only thru USB it might be an issue with not enough juice. Try different slots, disconnect other stuff, try a powered USB hub.

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