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Will an Acomdata external hard drive (Model # HD25OUHES5-72, Serial # C1005093) work with Windows 7

The manual says it works with Windows XP, 2000, Me or 98SE. But will it work with Windows 7? It has a 2007 date on the hard drive, but don't know it it's antiquated by now. PS Tride to call the number listed in the manual, but it has been disconnected. Also the manual says " If using this device for general purpose storage,we strongly reccomend you backup the files sotred on the device." I thought that was the purpose of an external hard drive TO BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER FILES...NOW YOU NEED TO BACK UP THE BACK UP?

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Windows 7 is a pain with large external hard drives you might get messages saying the hard drive needs to be checked or formatted do you want to check the disk now or do you want to format it now.

When there is nothing wrong with it at all.

External hard drives can be used on most computers and operating systems with minimal or no requirements other than leads and drivers.

Try it and good luck.

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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SOURCE: ACOMDATA HD080U2FE-72 External Hard Drive

my final solution was to remove the drive from the housing and install it as a slave in the main case. The computer is operating Windows XP and instantly recognised the drive. Works fine, all of my data is there. No problem now. This approach will not help laptop users but they might try removing the drive from the ACOMDATA housing and installing it in another housing.

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you may have to download a new driver, but sorry to say that the drivers ive only been able to find is for windows nothing for mac pcs, its possible to try the mac website and see if they have and drivers to download, i will have a look and see, please let me know if you are able to find anything, good luck , thanks

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Try to Run scandisk to repair the drive. Also check for virus in your computer due to which you are facing this issue. Clean the virus from any antivirus tool with latest virus defination will solve your problem.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

SOURCE: External Hard Drive won't respond

ok 1. you need to be sure that you can`t have acces anymore by usb to the external HD... try in another machine example a other laptop.. or you need to open the HD and connect to other way with a new conector that sell in comusa or other computer store... pls click that my solution was usefull

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SOURCE: Acomdata HD120U2FE-72 120 GB external Hard Drive

OK, 2 things to check. First and foremost, when you plug it into the PC does it make that nifty noise to let you know it sees a new piece of hardware?

Second, if it does, you probably need to initialize the disk. Hit the windows button, right click on computer, and select manage. Under the storage category highlight Disk management. If you see the drive there, you can right click and select initialize, or format. From there the system should see the drive.

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