Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hi i have a portable hard drive which is 20 GB, by Alfa Digital. it used to work properly at my place, but ever since i moved to the UK, it gets jammed as soon as it is plugged in. my PC can detect it, and even its main folders show, but when i try to open or copy them, it jams the whole PC. i have very very important data in it and there is no other backup. please help me. is there a software that i can download which can scan and repair the device? pleaselet me know. i live in coventry, UK.

Posted by on

  • nadyan Nov 20, 2008

    hi thanks.. i'll try to buy a new cable to see if it works. i hope this solves the problem. if there are any problems after that i'll let you know thanks alot :)



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

This is a problem mainly coming from the cable (it happens to me lot of time when the cable is used to be rolled for travels or going to friends) change the cable and try, or try to roll the cable the way, you'll have all bandwith., or use sticking paper to maintain cable

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • Arnaud Gaudin
    Arnaud Gaudin Nov 20, 2008

    You've to carry about the cable >< connector manufacture to avoid this kingd of problem, that's usualy the fragile part of itpersonally, I often put something like a cut marker cap over that part and stick it on so its very more durable



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Driver download

The drive is built in to Most operating systems. If the drive is not recognized, check your USB ports using a flash drive. If they work, reconnect the HDD and look in device manager for error messages.

Sep 06, 2013 | Western Digital WD Elements Portable...

1 Answer

I cannot copy or read data from western passport portable harddisk i am getting error-data error(cyclic reduncy check please help me

CRC errors are when the data is corrupted. You should run some tests on the hard drive.

Read this:

Jul 30, 2011 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

1 Answer

How do I back up my computer with an iomega portable hard drive?

  • 1 ***** the size of files you need for taking the backup. Files having graphics, sound and videos occupy more space than a simple text file.

    2 Plan the future requirements and consider the space needed accordingly.

    3 Choose an external drive of 20 GB or above to store huge data backups.

    4 Get an external hard drive and connecting cables to attach the drive to your computer.

    5 Select the data you want for backup. Organize the data into folders and sub-folders for easy find. Financial data, digital photos and music can form priority data for backup.

    6 Connect the drive to your computer. Use the drag and drop options for taking the backup.

    7 Remove the drive after properly ejecting by right clicking on the task bar on the desktop.

    8 Keep the external drive away from the place where you have your computer when done. If your computer gets damaged due to any unforeseen reason, you will have your entire data safe in the external hard drive. It minimizes the risk of data loss.

  • Apr 10, 2011 | Iomega eGo (34619) 500 GB USB Hard Drive

    1 Answer

    I bought a brand new samsung s2 320 gb external hard drive and use it for several months until consuming about 200 gb of its storage space, I started to have problems in accessing my data. I tried several...

    Only store file on the drive not programs. Working program cause to much ware and tare on the external drives.And a partition on a driver that has programs running from it works real hard because it moving file from two sectors of the drive at the same time. Can you be in two places at the same time?

    Feb 06, 2011 | Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 2.0 Portable...

    2 Answers

    Not detected in xp


    go to WD site and get drivers for XP downlod and run that then try hopw fully it will work

    May 25, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

    1 Answer

    External Disk WD Elements problem

    did u format the wd 320 gb already
    you have to format it first to work from it

    Apr 06, 2010 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

    1 Answer

    WD portable 250 gb drive w/20 gigs of pictures

    Is it truly broken or just not working, ie, not being recognized?

    If it is broken, there are companies who specialize in data recovery.

    One site is:

    I've never used such a service, but they will give you a free quote.

    Oct 14, 2008 | Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB...

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Computers & Internet Logo

    Related Topics:

    22 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Computers & Internet Experts

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18425 Answers

    Alun Cox

    Level 3 Expert

    2678 Answers

    David Payne
    David Payne

    Level 3 Expert

    14162 Answers

    Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides