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Simpledrive 500gb external stopped working with my laptop

I just got a new laptop with Windows Vista and hooked up my Simpledrive to it. It acknowledged the external drive for a couple days and then it all of the sudden stopped recognizing it. I uninstalled all the usb host controller devices from the device manager and reinstalled them but it still is not working. Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • khague78 Dec 26, 2008

    I've tried that a number of times and it hasn't fixed my problem.

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Did you add or change anything to your laptop before it stopped working?

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Check in disk management under administrative tools to make sure the drive is there then convert it to an ntfs volume and it should be recognized by your machine

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Just off the machine unplug all the wires of the external drive and reconnect it and check out.

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