I have a Free Agent go 250gb attached to my Dell running XP. If I have it plugged into my USB hub during startup the computer stalls at the welcome screen. If I unplug the external drive the computer will restart normally. Then I can plug in the external drive and it works fine. This problem started after about 2 weeks of it working normally.
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Press F8 during boot to access Safe Mode.
To disable startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type
MSConfig. Startup tab and uncheck
anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make
Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup.
Programs will still load, but when only you initiate.
The power adapter could be faulty.
If you get an error message"Insufficient power to operate USB device" when you plug a USB deviceinto the computer's USB port, then this device is drawing excessive currentthat the USB port cannot supply.
In case such as this, youneed to purchased a powered USB hub and connect this hub into the computer'sUSB port and then connect the USB device into this powered USB hub.
I had the same problem and the Maxtor/Seagate website did not have any solutions. I finally got in touch with Tech Support and got a fix. I was using it with a Dell tower and plugging into a USB port in the front. I also was using an after market cable.
I learned the Maxtor is a power hog and beeps and shuts down when it is not getting enough power. I did not know but the USB ports on the front of a desktop/tower computer do not provide as much power as a port on the back (the back ports are sometimes directly connected to the motherboard). I got a USBextension cable and connected it to a USB port in the back and it solved the problem.
I also learned that most laptop USB ports are not powerful enough to run the Maxtor. Mine would also not work if you attempt to share it by using an unpoweredUSB hub. I have gotten it to work with a powered desktop USB hub (Belkin).
I believe that this may explain why you get a "Y" cable with the drive. I could not find an explaination for the cable or how to use. There may be an accessory to purchase that attached to the cable and powers it.
Buy a usb hub and an usb extension, so that you can have 4 or 6 free usb at the front of your computer, and you can switch devices using usb rather then the mouse converter . Using the converter on mouse and keybord make easier for the plugs to slip out, and usb is better. Note some usb modem and some other device do not support usb hubs, you have to plug them straight into the free computer plug , if you have any.
Hi, are you using a USB hub or attaching directly to the computer USB port?
If you are using a USB hub, which is then connected to your computer ... you either need to
Plug the camera directly in to the computer so that the computer supplies the USB with more power to the camera.
If the USB hub has a power plug/adapter, use it so the USB hub gets more power to handle the task.
Buy a different USB hub that has a power adapter so enough juice can be supplied to the tasks that USB is asking to do.
Some USBs on the computer aren't giving enough power, you may have a bad USB port, try another one.
Use a Card Reader, which is much faster to download pictures than from the camera.
Reason: some times, the USB task is asking for a lot more power than is being supplied through the current USB path. You have to either add power through an adapter or plug directly in to a power source (like the computer directly, or a reader that doesn't require as much power to operate it).
There was problem at one time with IOGear KVMs not working correctly with the USB chipset on the Dell motherboards. This problem was resolved by using a USB hub between the KVM cable and the computer. The user could take the USB portion of the KVM cable and plug it into a USB hub and then take the USB hub and plug it into the Dell computer. That should help with the problem.