Maxtor 250gb usb powered drive worked but now does not
My drive worked fine watched a movie then unplugged it same as always plugged it in later on I get power to the drive but does not read it on laptop tried it on another pc same story. Please help as all my data is on there Including the music for my wedding and I,m getting married in 2 weeks.I have already run everything I know on my laptop to see if the laptop is the problem also the drive makes a beeping sound when I plug it in I dont think I have heard this before. If its the lead then surely I would get no power to the drive thanks for any help you can offer Matt
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Re: maxtor 250gb usb powered drive worked but now does...
Possibly your drive is corrputed. It COULD be the cable as the power is a different strand. However its more likely the drive is corrupt. All may not be lsot. Right click My Computer, go into Manage and check your removeable storage/storage sections. Doe sthe drive show there? If so it is the drive is corrupted. There is options here to fix the volume and check it for errors.
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you can try the restore to previous date settings go to start - programs -accessories- system tools - system restore
click on it , it will bring a page that let you choose a restore point to previous date one you remember pc was fine chose that let it work and that should do it
I have had the same problem with laptops and USB drives. The external drive simply is not getting enough power.
The two solutions that seem to work are:
1) External power adapter for the USB Drive. Many external USB drives have a micro power plug next to or near the USB plug. A 5 Volt adapter (which plugs into the wall OR one that plugs into your cigarette lighter plug in a car) will cure this problem.
2) Some external USB drives come with a plug which has (2) USB plugs which plug into your laptop (laptops typically limit the power for each USB port) and one plug on the other end for your USB drive.
First to make it clean, you are not allowed to make copies of the original DVDs. They are under Copyright law.
You may make a copy of original DVD for home/backup purpose.
Put your DVD in your drive.
If some movie playing software opens, than close it !
Plug your USB device and open it. Create a folder with the name of movie, and open it !
Open My computer, right click on your DVD Rom device, and click Open.
You will see contents of the DVD. Press CTRL+A click and drag it to the new folder on your USB !
Later you can watch the movie from the USB.
If you want to copy a disc to antoher you need some software like Nero and you should choose a DVD Copy.
Please note that you will need a Disc with tjhe same size as the original (4.7 or 8.4 GB) and also, note that some DVD movies are protected and can not be copied, or that you might not be able to watch a copy of it.
USB ports on laptops are not always "powered" ports they are often "Low power" Usb ports, devices like external HDDs and webcams tend to draw too high a current to work properly on these Low power ports.
A way around this is to get a small "Powered" USB hub this is a Usb hub which has it's own plug in power supply (this is essential) you plug your devices into this and the hub into the low power USB socket. this means that the power is being drawn from the Powered hub instead of your laptop's ports.
I have come across this many times, and this small inconvenience is the only way around this.