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Transferred lots of files to my Simpletech 500 GB external storage drive today. Some of the icons wouldn't load - showed as empty. Plenty of free space left on this device. Now, my HP Pavilion notebook won't load it. It sees the G drive, but that's all. I've tried rebooting, defragging and optimizing. Any suggestions? Is this an SP3 problem? I'm using XP Media Center. I can see the device in properties, but it shows nothing on it.

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  • Mark Robinson May 11, 2010

    what files did you copy to your external drive?.....have you tried booting in safe mode ? what errors if any do you get ? how far does the boot sequence go ?

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I had this problem too. Went out and bought a GOOD, Reliable 6' BELKIN replacement cable of the same type. $7.00 at WalMart.

The USB cables these ship with are skinny anemic ****.

Also.. NEVER save more than a total of 128 files and folders into the ROOT of a >120Gb HDD. It will 'save them' but you will lose access to them after reboot.

Always use Folders and Subfolders.

If they are Movies... Make a \Movies dir
If Music, ditto. If Jazz, put in \Music\Jazz.. get it?
If wallpapers, put in \Pictures\Wallpaper get it??
if Tool or Utility, put in \Tools or \Utilities


I am sure none of you can think of 128 different categories of unique stuff that you could not put into subfolders just as easily

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