Question about Toshiba Canvio Computers & Internet
I tried to copy and paste but it doest work. keeps saying source drive isnt ready. tried one at a time and it does the same. Can VLC being installed effect this?
Posted by Anonymous on
The "drive not ready" error can have several causes.
Commonly, ownership or access permissions have not been set up properly for the files, the folders, or the entire disk, and this can be reported erroneously as a "not ready" state. VLC would have nothing to do with this, unless it was during its installation that the permissions accidentally got whacked.
You didn't say which file systems are involved, and that can make a difference.
There is always the possibility that the drive and the computer really cannot communicate with each other. If you are lucky, it is just a bad cable, otherwise it is the controller or the drive itself that actually is at fault.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You might need to initialize the drive.
Right click on “My Computer” or “Computer” on Vista.
On the next screen select “Disk Management”
In the lower middle section you should be able to find your drive.
It will show up as Disk 1 or Disk 2….depending on how many drives you have in your computer.
If you click on the area that says Disk # you should get and option to “initialize drive”.
Also to the right it should show the allocation information for the drive. If it says “unallocated” then the drive needs to be partitioned.
Right click on the white box next to the drive listing.
Select the option “New Partition”
This will bring up the partition wizard and you will need to step through this process.
Select a primary partition.
On the next screen accept the maximum size it will provide.
On the next screen you assign a drive letter.
On the next screen you will do the format and accept the default settings.
The formatting will start and will be busy until it is complete.
You can monitor this from the disk management window.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
if you are running windows, then check the following:
go to control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management -> storage -> disk management.
you probably have a drive (located on the bottom right) that is listed with no drive letter, just assign it a drive letter and see if it comes back, if not, the drive is probably not initializing and you might have to either format it or replace it.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
Assuming you are using XP, Vista, or 2000 you can format it as a NTFS drive. while a lt of folks do not like Vista, this is one area where it really shines.
Plug in your WD PASSPORT.
Bring up the START menu -> right click COMPUTER-> select MANAGE -> select STORAGE ->select DISK MANAGEMENT.
Find the dive -> select/highlight the WD PASSPORT -> right click and select FORMAT. make sure to format as an NTFS drive. Depending on the size of the drive this might take a while - so go have dinner and a movie.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
This might not help but my mate brought round his external and we had lots of similiar problems then we found out it was caused by the portale being fat32 and i'm running ntfs it worked for a bit and then we kept getting errors but he wasn't willing to format it to NTFS could work goo luck mate.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
1. Go to Start>> Right click My Computer>> Manage>> Device Manager
2. Expand the USB Controller section
3. Right click and Uninstall all of the listed USB devices
4. Reboot the system
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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