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USB PROBLEMS if I connect a flash or my external HDD in one of USB ports (doesn't matter witch one) and I want to delete a file, or write on this device, I receive the message 'IT'S WRITE PROTECTED", but I know that is no protection on my device because on other coputers it runs ok. Many thanks, Silvia Medinschi

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If it runs ok on other computers and if it isn't on yours then it is surely a driver problem... try updating the driver using device manager...

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Accidentally deleted system volume information folder in HDD


You need to remove the hard drive from your laptop and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter.
You need access to a computer that has Internet access then download and instal the Recuva program.

Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
  • Put the memory card into an USB card reader and plug it into the USB port in your computer, then run the Recuva program.
  • Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
  • Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
  • Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
  • Can be run from a USB thumb drive
  • Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
  • Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems
  • Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jazz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
  • Restores files from external ZIP drives, Firewire and USB Hard drives
  • It's fast, tiny and takes seconds to run!
Go to these WEB sites to down Recuva http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html www.filehippo.com/download_recuva
After installing this program plug the USB adapter and hard drive into the USB port of this computer and run the Recuva program on the USB hard drive to recover your files and backup your files.

You may need to reinstall Windows on your laptop after you install the hard drive back into the laptop.

Mar 14, 2013 | PC Laptops

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How to Download Files to USB Flash Drive


MS Windows Users<br /> 1.Connect the USB flash drive to an empty USB port on your computer. <br />Depending on your computer, there can be USB ports on the back, side or front. The flash drive can also be connected to an external port hub device. Once you connect it, the computer will automatically recognize it as a removal device.<br /> 2.Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop. You should see your USB flash drive's icon listed together with other removal devices on your computer.<br /> 3.Double-click the flash drive's icon to open the flash drive window and <br />reveal the contents saved on it. Locate the file you want to download to the <br />flash drive from its current location on your computer and right-click it. Click "Copy."<br /> 4.Right-click an empty spot on the flash drive window and click "Paste" to download the file to the flash drive.<br /> 5.Close the flash drive when you are done. Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the system tray. A new window will open. Left-click the flash drive and click "Stop." A message will pop-up indicating that it is safe to remove the device from the computer. Disconnect the USB flash drive from the computer (or external hub).<br /> <br />Mac Users<br /> 1.Connect the USB flash drive to an empty USB port on your computer. The computer will automatically recognize the device and display its icon on the desktop.<br /> 2.Double-click the flash drive icon on the desktop to open its window and <br />reveal the contents on it.<br /> 3.Locate the file you want to download to the flash drive from the location <br />where you have it saved on your computer and right-click it. Click "Copy."<br /> 4.Right-click an empty spot on the flash drive window and click "Paste" to download the file to the flash drive. Close the flash drive window when you are done and drag the flash drive icon to the trash can to safely eject it from the computer.

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Would you know the answer ?


The packard bell easynote h5315 has 3 USB 2.0 ports. The many product reviews on the internet don't say exactly which ones are high speed. Ultimately it doesn't really matter unless you are thinking of copying large files greater than 1GB then it will take longer on a low speed port.

To test this I suggest you put a file larger than 500MB on a flash drive, then plug the flash drive into the first port and copy the file back to your notebook. Take note of the time it takes. Repeat this step with ports 2 and 3. Review the results together, the port/ports that copied the file the fastest are your high speed ports. The port/ports that took longer to copy the file are low speed. If all the ports take similar times to copy the file then all 3 are low speed ports.

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Sep 25, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Having problems with my Dell laptops' hard drive so I ran diognostics and came back with the 2000 0146 error code and after a bit of research found out a good way to try and save my files is with a "USB...


Hi Lofimodernis

Regarding your inquiry unsing a USB 2.0 external or HDD enclosure is basically used to connect a laptop HDD to another computer to be used to extract or back up files on to new HDD or another device. regarding with the error 2000 0146 as far as i can remember as a technician when it comes to dell laptops it would really be a HDD replacement

Hope I have answer your inquiry about the USB 2.0 external enclosure

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Sep 15, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1710 Notebook

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I have HITACHI hard drive model HTS541680J9SA00 i want to make it external Hard drive, i purchase external case for it to, but it's not working it being detecting but bot showing any partition, There is...


One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.
7. It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure.
 
8. If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

9. If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
10. ensure that you have set removable drives for "quick removal" or that you use the "Safly Remove Hardware" option often shown on the lower toolbar.It is possible that files my not be fully written to external devices before they are removed. This corrupts the file itself and even on occasion the drive.
SPECIAL NOTES
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"
Hope this gives you the information you need

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I have a 500Gb external hard drive (seagate freeagent desk). I am using a dell inspiron 1501 laptop. I attempted to copy a large amount of files to my hard drive but the process failed. Now, i keep...


One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port
6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

Oct 05, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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When I plug any USB stick into the port, it isn't recognised. In Device Manager, Other Devices shows yellow question mark against the stick name.


Try confirming your usb drivers..
Also run a scan against the folders that has your driver files..
That might work

Oct 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Will not boot up


Machine powers up rigth? Ok I have came same problem a few, this is what I do.
I remove the HDD , Do this if you have original cd rom sets for recovery and OS. Get USB external and connected to another computer. First I delete all the folders, even recovery. Then Format the HDD at USB external position.
Remove it, Re-insert to the laptop.
I open CD rom with needle, Where ther is small hole just insert pins it opens.
Put first disk. close it and start your computer. with luck you will get the screen to load your original recovery. This will delete all your files and documents. cause you are installing like new HArddisk so make sure you understand the procedure, It is your own risk.
If you wanted to save some files You may access them by USB external and copy them as folder to your host computer to transfer later.
JMC

Aug 16, 2009 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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External hard drive


There is no enough power in you USB port. I was have similar problem with my old PC (Duron 1.3GHz, I don't know what motherboard).

When I conected HDD (My passport Essential) to USB (there is only USB 1.1 port on this MB, and probably if you have USB 2.0 you will have no problem), hardware wizard is started, looking for drivers (which are not needed to install portable HDD), and then I have message like "unrecognized USB device ...".

SOLUTION: On this MB there is 6 USB 1.1 ports, but only 2 are connected on case (with plugs on case outside), others are on MB and if you have cable you can use it. In my BIOS all 6 were turned on, and I think there must be a problem with power on chip (you have some power divided with 6 ports, and this is not enough for HDD).

I turned off my other USB ports in BIOS, and left only fist two, and HDD is now in my computer ....


May 26, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook

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Usb port on Acer aspire 5050


Be safe rather than sorry, get yourself a Powered USB Hub.

One of the problems with USB is that a device is only allowed to draw up to 500mA of power (100mA on first connection). So, if you buy a non-powered hub, it will only support one high-power (500mA) peripheral, and the other ports on that hub may be useless. Plug a mixture of devices into a non-powered hub and some might work while others might not. Since people expect to be able to plug any USB device into any USB port, I think this is really bad. Using a powered USB hub generally eliminates the problem.

Mar 24, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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