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if its a usb external drive you might need a usb 3 card installed on your computer your computer might not have enough usb output power


USB 3 card will provide more power when needed to the device to gain maximum throughput and conserve power when the device is connected but is idling

http://blog.premiumusb.com/2010/09/usb-2-0-vs-usb-3-0/


these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PCI-e-PCI-Express-USB3-0-Card-new-NEC-720200AF1-chipset-/330608109325?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf9c7670d


for roughly $9 or $10free postage


or
Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives
this may vary depending on your operating system


http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html

Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives memory cards USB Memory Drives

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.



hope this helps

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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