I dont know what else to do here. I have a samsung portable harddrive. Its the hdd with just the usb cable, no power cable included. anyways, i recently bought me a pc from a friend but when i plug it in the rear of the pc (which is the only ports working), windows just keeps giving the connecting / detection sound over and over or other times it give the sound and then the disconnect sound and it repeats itself. ive learned that when you use a shorter cable, it actually detects and opens but then it disconnects again. i dont have this kind of problem at all when i plug it into a laptop. Strange thing also is that when i plug in a hdd with the power cable, it reads perfectly. Could it be my power supply or what?
I need help here on this one please.
Edited by hamluis, 04 March 2012 - 11:56 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware.