I've just bought this item and found out that the hard drive was missing, I've now bought a 80gig hard drive and fitted it in the machine, but I still can't seem to get pass the sony storstation screen can anyone help me...?
I was also wonder if i had to have a special software running on the Hard drive for it to work..?
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The drive will not update itself automatically. You will have to download the firmware update and update it yourself. You may also want to get the latest Manager software that is Windows 7 compatible.
Firmware Version 2.064:
Iomega Home Storage Manager (Windows)
The blue indicator light is the Drive Capacity LED - Displays drive capacity information without logging into the administration tool.
a) Off: Drive is below 70% full.
b) Flashing blue: Device busy. Drive Starting up or shutting down.
c) Solid blue: Warning! Drive is over 70% full.
d) Solid orange: Caution! Drive is over 85% full.
e) Flashing orange: Critical! Drive is over 95% full.
f) Alternating Blue/yellow: DHCP Server Unavailable. Your Home Media Network Hard Drive was not able to get an IP address. Check the network connections and router settings.
The white indicator light is the Status/Activity LED - Indicates the Home Media Drive's power and drive activity status.
a) Solid white: Drive powered up and ready.
b) Flashing white: Drive in use, transferring data (reading / writing).
c) Solid red: Drive not ready/Drive Failure.
d) Alternating white/red: Boot device not found.
Yes, I just had the same problem. All you need to do is go to safe mode on your computer, search for the file "QSFSltr.sys" and delete that filthy *******. From there you have too choices. 1: use your warranty to get the money back for the **** you bought, with no ability to get support from the company.2: Use it, and don't download any of iomegas software in the future. (can still be used as plug-and-play)
first check that both disks are the same and that the new one will fit the connections in the old casing...do the connections in the old casing and format the new drive...this should get the thing working.. Hope this is helpful?
Is this a SATA drive and what operating system is loaded on it? . you may have to insert the installation disk to reset the password. There is a Linux program on the internet to reset the password to default but there is no guarantee to this. This is for Windows XP 2. You can also get some one with a Linux box to view and backup your data on another hard drive but the PC will have to be compatible to accommodate the hard drive capacity. 3. Try not entering a password at all when in the password/ user screen "hit enter" .
Any hard drive once away from an enclosure, becomes just another hard drive to use as you see fit. You'll just have to access it through control panel > administrative tools > computer management > disc management. From there you can reformat, etc.
If you are sure that the disk is okay, then I do suspect it is a power problem. Laptop USB ports often can not provide as much power as desktop USB ports. If possible try using an external power adapter with the disk and see if that works. You can try some other external hard disk troubleshooting ideas, but probably it is the power.