Hi, my two front usb ports can read usb hard drives. but its working on usb flash drives and thumb drives. its seems like the power its not enough. can some help me fix this without replacing the case of my cpu. note: the 4 usb ports at the back(the built-in from mobo) are working with usb hard drive. i have a 120 GB ide usb hard drive.
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Re: my two front usb ports cant read usb hard drives
Some external USB drives require external power sources. Typically this is done either with an external power supply that connects to the drive or a second USB cable that connects to the drive and a second usb port on the pc. I have even seen one drive that comes with a Y cable. one end goes to the drive and the 2 usb plugs go to the pc.
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Files on a flash drive canbe corrupted if it is not removed from the USB port properly. Before removing the flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon andthen click on the flash drive you want to remove and then remove the flashdrive when the computer message says it is Safe to remove. To restore the flash drive to working order you need to format the flash drive,BUT you will lose the data stored on the flash drive. If you need the data on the flash drive these WEB sites may help: - Data and Digital Photo Recovery www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/dpr.htmwww.CardRecovery.com
This problem is posted in the ROUTER section so I am not quite sure what your problem is about and will have to hazzard a guess.
Most of the mini laptops do not have a a floppy drive. They do however tend to have slots for SD cards or USB ports
These ports can be used in a similar fashion to the old floppy drives and even as a similar devices to a CD drive.
If you have a program that needs some information from another place such as a floppy or cd
Then use another computer to transfer those things to either a USB thumb / flash drive or SD card if your min has that and then tell whatever is asking for a drive to look there.
If I understand correctly ... You have not connected the drive to a computer. If I am not mistaken the WD My Book has preinstalled backup software installed on it. It very well might also have a power down built as part of that programming. Try attaching it to a computer to verify this. Assuming the backup software needs blank drive to work correctly I would first access the drive select all and delete anything you find (if you know how to unhide hidden files do that before you select and delete all) ... As a 2nd option I would just reformat the drive. Hope that helps....
You said:"USB devices plugged in the usb port"The Router includes
a USB port in the back panel for one storage
device (flash drive or external hard drive). It is NOT used for anything else! If that is all you have, then check your settings in the router itself.
This is not as complicated as it may sound. You don't need the manager. Bring up the "run" window (XP - Start - Run / Vista Alt-R). Enter the following address [\\192.168.2.1] press enter. The drive will show up. Right click on it and select Map Network Drive. You can then uninstall the useless program from Belkin.
if you update your router firmware to the most current you can use the usb port to connect to an external hard drive or flash drive but you have to install drivers on the computer you want to access it with also i believe only one person can access it at a time