Question about Western Digital WD2500AAJB 250 GB EIDE Hard Drive
Double check that the hard drive jumpers are set for auto select/ or master. may have come from someone that had multi drive setup. reconect the cable to the master position on the motherboard, and master on the cable.
Try to enter the bios setup for the computer, and check that it is finding the hard drive. the system may not be configured for that drive. some computers setup can be accessed by pressing f1 or f10 button while first powering up unit.
Posted on Jul 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with vista home 32bit. I accessed the bios then went into usb configuration, and disabled the "legacy suppor" for usb, this is an older support for usb 1.0 before 2.0. Once disabled was able to reattach two external hdd, and reboot normally
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
When you first turn your computer on, during the first few seconds the screen should give you information about what is happening, AND it should tell you to press the delete key in order to get to the bios settings. Do that (press the key several times to make sure you get there). Once you get to the bios settings find the ones that control the boot disc (usually you will see 1st boot and 2nd boot, and each will allow several possibilities, including floppy boot, if you have one, as well as cd or dvd boot, etc.) Make sure your hard disk is selected as your first boot choice, then save the selection and reboot.
I think this will work for you.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
go to the device settings and try to find it by scanning the usb port.when he removed the info was it still in the case .if not the problem is with the usb out-put board in side the unit.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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The external storage device has several major components:
* USB cable
* external power-supply
* disk-drive inside the enclosure
* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.
Try a different USB cable.
Try a different USB port on your computer.
Try a USB port on a different computer.
Take a multi-meter, and measure the output voltage/amperage of the power-supply,
and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.
Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and attach it as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.
Look at the label on the disk-drive, for manufacturer, product-number, serial-number, and manufacture date. Access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status" to see if the warranty still is valid. If so, the drive can be replaced, at minimal cost to you.
Buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.
Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.
Posted on Nov 05, 2010
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
hope this helps
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