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I unplugged my Hitachi x1 1000 from my win xp laptop and into my new win 8, which did't recognize it. However, when I plugged it back into my old computer, it is telling me it's the I drive which now needs to be formatted. HELP! All my pics and music is on my hard drive

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    micheler114 Jan 04, 2013

    My Hitachi XL 1000 1.0TB will not load on my computer. My computere is not able to find it, and it is asking me to format it..

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You need to eject the drive before you you unplug it. Format your drive and download a program called Recuva. Run the deep scan on the external drive and you should have a pretty good chance at recovering your files.

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hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

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I figure it is a compatible drive (eg, either a PATA or SATA drive, depending on what your Mac uses). I don't know a whale of a lot about Macs, but I know that when you add a second hard drive, especially if you are using a PATA (uses the wide ribbon cable), one drive needs to be jumpered and cabled as "master", and the second drive as a "slave". If the XP drive was the only one in the box, it was likely jumpered as a master.

How to fix it? Look on the drive itself, and it should have a small diagram telling you how to set the jumpers (usually located next to the power connector on the drive). Set the add-on as a slave, and give it a whirl.

Also, don't be surprised if you have to re-format the drive. I doubt that a Mac uses a Win compatible structure.

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SOURCE: Transcend 250 GB Hard Drive not recognized by Windows XP SP2

u may got installation cd for storage device.if not download software from www.transcend.uk  ......... otherwise try for this..

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then goto add hardware...
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SOURCE: Verbatim portable hard drive not recognized by XP - works in 2000

Try it is different USB port of your PC. It worked for me.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I've just bought a 250GB

Hi,

Even though it is possible that your USB hard drive is corrupt, but

before you finally conclude, try out these few troubleshooting

steps.

First of all, it is possible that the USB port that you are using is a

USB 1.0 port, which has a lower voltage not enough to

power on your Storage drive.

In this case, there are two things you can do,

1. Change the USB port you are using for the storage drive to a

USB 2.0 one (Just keep Checking all the ports one by one in case

you dont know which one it is).

2. If your Storage drive has external power facility, just plug it in

an external power first, before connecting it to the system.

If there are no USB 2.0 Ports on your system at all,

then just go to any electronic store and tell them you want to buy

a USB 2.0 Expansion card.

and if it is a laptop, A USB 2.0 PCMCIA card.

Install it on your system, and connect your external drive through it.

Meanwhile, before you try out the second option, test the drive on

a friend's system, that you are sure has a very good system, with

USB 2.0 port.

If after trying out all these, the USB Drive still doesn't work, then

I'm afraid, the drive might have been bad/spoilt.

Kindly keep me posted about the problem and let me know how it

goes

Hope this helps you out.

Thank you for using Fixya

Goodluck

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