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#1 davec1000

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:12 AM

I just installed an ide to usb converter in order to use my older hard drives for backup.
Windows recognizes the drives in Device Manager but not in Explorer, so I can't access the drive. I've tried Disk Management but it just hangs. I particularly want this to work so I can back up my laptop. I've tried this on several computers: My desk running Windows XP Pro and my laptop running XP Tablet. Has anyone tried to do this with any success? Thanks

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#2 sakaman

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 04:09 PM

hi

what is "ide to usb coverter"? Sorry for asking I just don't know it :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:49 PM

Here is a link to the site which pretty much explains what it does (or is supposed to do).

http://store.yahoo.com/insidecomputer/usb20235hadr.html

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:26 PM

What exactly does it show it as in the device manager?

Have you tried booting while it's plugged into the USB drive?

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:17 PM

It shows as a USB drive under Disk Drives in device manager. But I am having so much trouble with this thing that I am going to see if I can send it back. The power supply seems very flaky, working sometimes and not others. It would have been a simple, cheap solution for backing up the disk on my laptop. C'est la vie.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:21 PM

Is the drive formatted?

If not, it may not appear in Explorer view or My Computer.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:43 PM

Too bad it doesn't work.

Looks like a great idea and certainly cheap enough.

Try another USB port if you have one.




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