Question about Buffalo Technology DriveStation HD-HC500U2 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I cleared up my HD-CE500U2 earlier and deleted everything I didn't need and since then, I have restarted my computer and the light on the drive is on, but it isn't being recognised by my compu

I don't know if there's any pre-existing software on the device, but if there was, I probably deleted it by accident, and now there is no way to access the device and therefore no way to get to the files on it.

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There is only one way put another harddisk on your system and install the os which you have in old one after installing it and remember do not open any disk untill you didnot put any antivirus and update.

after that shut down your system and put that old hard disk with new one and before access that hard disk scan it properly .

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SOURCE: Computer not accessing Buffalo HD

my Buffalo external hard disc can be detected by laptop, but my access is denied. When i click on the hard disc icon, it popped out a message box prompting me to reformat my hard disc. Is there any other way to retrieve my files before reformat or
is there any other way to recover my files after reformat?
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SOURCE: My computer is failing to recognise it, therefore

Too Bad.
do this
take apart the hard drive enclosure. and try to connect the hard drive direct to the computer, if you can't do this, try with another adapter, if this fails your HD is Die. sorry

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SOURCE: Can't access Buffalo HD-HB250U2-WR 250gb Ext. Hard

I think I have the answer, plug your cable in. If windows 7 shows the message unknown device don't remove the usb. instead turn the switch on the back of the external hard drive off for a few seconds then back on. Windows 7 should then for some unknown reason find the correct drivers and your buffalo hard drive will now work. This worked on mine.

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SOURCE: i just dropped my buffallo HD-CE500U2-EU and now

Sorry to said that your description comes to a dead hard disk. Especially if the hard disk was at power on state the moment that dropped down there is no doubt that the clicking noise that you hear is a destroyed hard disk.

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SOURCE: The Hardrive is now beeping and the blue light only flashes once. And my laptop isn't recognising it. Everything I have is stored on it?

click start control panel administration 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


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

if this fails to fix the problem
type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.

Then restart computer then check.


Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4


if still no luck
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps

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