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Recently purchased 1tb freecom 3.5" external drive 2.0 usb. I am using Vista, I have partitioned drive(not FAT).No icon showing on computer, cannot obtain any response. I am new to Computer technology so require plain language in helping me to fix this problem. I purchased this drive from Play.com I haven't informed them of my problem in using this drive. Thank you for your help. The literature provided by Freecom is not in 'simple' language for a learner

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  • derrick222 Oct 07, 2008

    The computer does not recognise the program - no icon is displayed

  • pop camplin
    pop camplin May 11, 2010

    hi there



    if you partitioned the external hard drive, the p.c. must have seen it at some time in order to do it.

    how did you partition it and with what programme, and what format if not fat ? i.e. n.t.f.s.

  • Donald Burt May 11, 2010

    does the computer recognize it

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Everything is possible. Few points. Is this external hd? Did you used the software and the drivers given by the manufacturer? Which OS are you using?
Yes it is possible to erase everything on any type of the drive and start from scratch. You can do this by formatting the drive make sure you do NTFS format.
Let me know please!

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Hi des,
you need to install windows XP, on a different hard-drive.
even if it,s only 10 gig plus.
You can then access the drive.
Your problem is here, is that you,ve upgraded from XP to Vista, theres a possibility, that you may have lost or even formatted your freecom hard-drive.
No-Support-Device detected, is saying that your USB devices are not functioning correctly.
Check in the bios that the USB devices are enabled, to operate your hard-drive. ( this is assuming it,s a USB drive )

Hope this helps you out.

Mike @ compurepair.

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hi there,
sounds like you have a hardware problem...you should look into trying this drive on another system to see if the same thing is happening without the drive software ...and if it works try to recover all your data from this drive as soon as possible...hardware problems are most time intermittent ... so they work now then say after a while they stop...

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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Hi

Try this Link out to solve your problem...You need to install its driver and restart your window...

http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Freecom-USB-Driver-Download-17392.html

Good Luck

Genius Guy

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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I'll assume your using Windows.
I'll assume it's a USB drive.
I'll assume it is an external drive.
And I'll assume it's formatted as NTFS.

Try using the USB (or FireWire) port for anouther drive to see if that is the problem, if it is then reinstall the driver for the port, through the Computer Managment Concole (assuming yur using windows).

If you formatted the drive as FAT, re-format it as NTFS.

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