Question about SimpleTech 120GB SIMPLEDRIVE PORTABLE USB 2.0 DESIGNED BY PININFARINA 120 GB Hard Drive
My external hard drive is powering up and when plugged in my windows 7 laptop recognizes that it's there, installs drivers, then nothing for a long time. At one try got a "bad parameters" warning on the drive. I've tested it on my new netbook as well and it does the same thing
Windows 7 seems to have a lot of issues with external hard drives and any usb attached devices you might have to alternate doing this repeatedly until the problem is resolved
Click start control panel administrate tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes
Automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start then after its finished return and tick the other box you should not
do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
i have found the best results ticking in one box the returning after it has finished then ticking the other box
it might take some time depending on the size of your disk but be patient
the next works on usb data / pen drives im not sure on external hard drives
Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7
and i have found that leaving the a usb data drive plugged in and restarting my computer W7 my usb drive will work again (strange)
hope it helps
you might have to alternate doing this repeatedly until the problem is resolved
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the hard drive you have is plug n play.
if windows does not recognize it, you may have to uninstall the hard drive.
right click your computer. click properties.
click on the "Hardware" tab. Click on "Device Manager".
open the category of "Disk Drives".
If you see your drive with a yellow exclamation point or a red "X", continue. If it does not, either it was dropped or its a faulty drive.
Right click your drive and click "Unistall". Click OK.
Now, unplug the drive and plug it in again.
it will install by itself.
Go to my computer and check that its there. If its not, you may have a bad drive. either send it for a new one (if still in warranty) or replace it.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Hi sir, Fewer Portable HDD's wont support Front side USB port so choose different USB port sure it wil work i prefer BACKSIDE of your system :)
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
hope this helps
Posted on Jul 04, 2011
SOURCE: I had backed up my
Does the external drive work correctly when connected to any other computer?
If not, then it has "died".
It might be possible to open the SimpleDrive case, extract the disk-drive,
and connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in some computer, to see if the "bare" disk-drive can be read.
Posted on Aug 19, 2011
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