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External USB HDD not usable after connecting to vista laptop

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Windows detected a new device attached to your computer, but could not find the driver software it needs to make the device usable. Each device manufacturer typically includes driver software of a CD that comes with the device, or as a download from its website. The hardware ID of your device is USBSTOR\DiskSAMSUNG_HM121HC_________LS10.
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Problem Event Name: PnPDriverNotFound
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: USBSTOR\DiskSAMSUNG_HM121HC_________LS10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.6
Locale ID: 2057
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SOURCE: PnPDriver for USB\VID_05C6&PID_3197&REV_0000&MI_01

pnpdriver

Posted on Oct 14, 2008


tazbolster
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SOURCE: PnPDriverNotFound

Description:
Windows detected a new device attached to your computer, but could not find the driver software it needs to make the device usable. Each device manufacturer typically includes driver software of a CD that comes with the device, or as a download from its website. The hardware ID of your device is USB\VID_13FD&PID_1618&REV_0100.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: PnPDriverNotFound
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: USB\VID_13FD&PID_1618&REV_0100
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

WeListen2You
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SOURCE: USB UNKNOWN DEVICES

methinks you are getting vistalized at the bios level..check on that by doing a windows update..

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: USB UNKNOWN DEVICES/NOT RECOGNIZED

usb unknown devises /not recognized

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: hi buddy My Windows detected a new device

is this just a typical usb or an external hard disk? if it's just a usb, you dont need to install it.if its an external hd you really need it's software

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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