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Just bought a new computer, running Win 7. Drive worked fine on Win XP. ... Windows 7 does not recognize SimpleTech 250GB external USB drive ... I find it hard to believe that a external USB 2.0 drive can't work with Win 7. There must be ...
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I was having a problem on Windows 7 with the SimpleTech 160GB drive not being recognized, went to the SimpleTech site and could not find any drivers - Went to MajorGeeks and found a driver update program - watch when you install it, do custom install so as not to get new homepage or toolbar. But it scanned and found where my drivers were deficient. Updated driver and drive is now recognized
Most portable hard drives work with any operating system
Plug and Play is a simple Windows controller that enables your Windows computer to recognize and adjust to hardware changes and devices plugged on your computer such as hard drives, memory cards and USB and Firewire-powered devices with little or no input from a user. If your system is not recognizing plugged-in hardware, the plug-and-play device may be disabled and may cause instability on your system. Enabling this feature is simple.
Click "Start" on your computer screen and then click "Run." Type in services.msc on the run window and hit "Enter." Scroll down the services window and right-click "Plug and Play." Click "Properties" on the pop-up menu. Select "Automatic" under start-up type if it is disabled. Click "OK" to save the changes. Click "Start" on your screen and click "Control Panel." Double-click "System" and click the "Hardware" tab. Click the "Device Manager" button and then right-click the plug-and-play device you want to enable, then click "Enable." Close the device manager. Hope this helps.
Probably not the right answer for your problem. Mine is an external 1 TB Simple Drive. Mine wouldn't respond at all. I unplugged the power cable from the back of the hard drive and replugged it in and instantly it worked. I had tried rebooting the computer, plugging/unplugging over and over into the computer and that didn't work.
the situation here is ahppening to all external sata or Esata drives what happens is the external closure has a usb controller when this dies the drive doesn ot spin up or does not reconise simple solution buy a external drive encloser and transfer the drive to it and that will work. thanks and please rate.
I have that problem similiar to yours. My simple tech stopped working for like two years so i decided to open up my simple tech and removed my HD away from the old enclosure so I can try building my own external hard drive for the first time. I bought another new 3.5 enclosure, IDE/ATA for the old HD. I put it in the new enclosure and it worked!
It's the only solution you can have. No need to retrieve data or re-format your HD. You can leave it the way you like...if you wanna reformat it...up to you.
First, check the warranty status. They should give you a replacement.
The following will probably void your warranty... This external drive probably houses a standard hard drive used in a desktop computer. If you don't mind voiding your warranty, you could disassemble the protective "shell" and check to see that the cabling to the drive is properly attached. I've seen a external drive which the interface cable was partially unattached.
If all looks OK here, you could remove the actual hard drive and try hooking it up to a standard desktop computer. If you or a friend is reasonably tech savvy, such is a plus. It could be set as a secondary drive, and then you could see if files could be accessed.
If nothing above works, then your outlook is bleak. There are businesses specializing in file recovery from a dead drive, but it is expensive.