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My USB to Sata Ide drive is not showing up. It is not in disk management either. What should I do?

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If your sata drive is new then you will have to fdisk and format it before the pc will allow it a drive letter even though you are using it through usb. Did your Usb to Sata come with a driver disk? You will have to run it before the drive will work.
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After inserting USB 4GB key in PS3, I get the message... USB is locked. I tried to find the lock/unlock switch on USB as suggested in dane-elec forum but can't find it. What to do ?


click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?

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The usb part it broke and I was told that I need an enclosure sata but I bought one but i't didn't work. I want to know how can I find the enclosure for the HDD


If you have purchased a new enclosure and put your hard disk inside, then it is most likely that your computer needs that new sata harddisk to be defined in the Disk Management. When you plugged in the enclosure to the computer's USB port, RIGHT click on the Computer or My Computer, then select Manage. On the Computer Management window, click on Disk Management from the left pane. It will show the list of harddisk/partitions on the right. Look for any undefined disk; that should be the sata hard disk in your enclosure; right click on it from the right and assign a drive letter to it.

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Is it a SATA or IDE drive? for compatibility with a multimedia player?


The hard disk inside the case is SATA, but the case provides SATA to USB interface so that you can connect the disk to the PC using USB Cable/ interface. The hard disk is fully compatible with all multimedia files and applications.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!
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Have my USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter hooked up to my computer through the USB port. When I go to the Manage Disk section and try to initalize the drive I keep getting a message that it is not...


Good question. Describe the exact hookup, and what USB kit you are using and what you see in the drive management in terms of drive letters etc. and the exact error message you get.

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My computer will not recognize the external hard drive. i have connected to the laptop using a usb cable and fire wire cable with the same results.


There are a couple of issues that are common with all external drives.

1) Check if the drive has been listed in the disk manager. It could have lost the partition table (formating and other data) information (do not attempt to repartition or reformat until additional tests are done if you have data on it) For Windows OS versions, open the Control Panel, choose System and Security (Win7), then Administrative Tools, Computer Managment and the Disk Management under Storage. If it has lost the critical information, use data recovery software to reclaim your data.

2) The cables have come loose inside the enclosure. If it is out of warranty, open the enclosure and check. These connect the board of the enclosure to the drive. (There are both power and data cables if the drive is a 3.5" drive (IDE or SATA), 2.5" IDE drives combine both.)

3) The enclosure's hardware has failed. Remove the drive and try to connect it in another enclosure (match for disc size and type of data connector), a USB/IDE/SATA bare drive connector, a hard drive dock (SATA) or by putting it into a desktop with an available IDE or SATA connection. Make sure to use it as a slave drive for IDE. Can you read the drive? Then the enclosure is bad.

4) If not, then the drive itself has failed. For a do-it-yourself attempt to get the data off the drive, wrap it well in plastic and place in the freezer for a few days. Try one of the steps in 3 to read the drive and, if the computer reads the drive, copy the data to another drive or optical media. Professional data recovery sites can do more if your data is critical.

Please note that if the drive is under warranty, warranty repairs will not include preserving your data. Opening the enclosure to get the data may void the warranty.

I hope this helps.

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I formatted my secondary Hard drive and now it disappeared from "My Computer" and from "Disk -Management" . -But it still shows in the "Bios" and "Device Management" . I don't have access to it, what...


replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
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There are two possibilities:

The Mybook USB/ATA controller board is faulty.
In this case you can simply take apart the enclosure and mount the disk into a new enclosure. WD Mybooks are SATA, but double check the hard disk connector to ensure.

The hard disk inside is faulty.
In this case repair may be expensive. You need to locate a data recovery facility with a 'clean room' , the cost is usually more than $800.

If this happened after a power surge, then the problem is most likely a faulty controller board.

If instead you have dropped the hard disk it is possible an hard drive failure, in that case repair will be expensive.

A replacement enclosure will stfrom art about $20 on Ebay or Amazon, and must not necessarily be WD .
Check if your disk is Sata or PATA (IDE) before buying the enclosure.

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It wont start.. what is sata?


You have to make sure first, what is your HDD type? is it IDE or SATA (Serial ATA).

Check it out: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-sata-or-serial-ata.htm

You should plug the data cable, to your hard disk. Remember, there's no way to plug your SATA cable to IDE HardDisk because the connector are not the same (I don't know if there's a converter between it).

So, make sure it first. If it IDE, find IDE data Cable, and make sure it plugged to your MainBoard and Hard Disk. Do the same procedure if it is SATA Hard Disk, only this time you should connect the SATA cable from your mainboard to your SATA Hard Disk.

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My PC detects the USB Drive but it doesn't appear in the My computer display


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PLEASE GO TO MY COMPUTER RIGHT CLICK ON IT AND GOTO MANAGE IN MANAGE U SEE DISK MANAGEMENT AS SOON AS U CLICK THE DISK MANAGEMENT AND YOUR HARD DRIVE IS CONNACTED UWILL NOTICE A POP UP IF NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE THE HARD DISK AND THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION...AND IF IT WA S USED BEFORE THEN U GO TO DISK MANAGEMENT U WILL FING YOUR DISK LISTED SO U JUST HAVE TO SAY CREATE VOLUME AND FOLOW THE INSTRUCTION...
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Dear Customer,

thats problem regardiong to your windows version if its working proerly when newly installed than may some files delted during some uninstalation can do all this stuff,
so try to install new full version windows xp than try ,i m sure about that your problem will fixed up.

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