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Windows vista when the powerbook is attached to the computer vista will not recognize the licensing key

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Witch licensing key

hdd licensing key or

wista licensing key???

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Often when this happens, the drive was removed without "Safely Remove Hardware" . Try different computers (Operating Systems) and when recognized, Use the "Safely Remove Hardware" key. Then try it on your laptop.

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Light blinks on my portable WD elements 500 but the computer dosent recognize it. Im using a Powerbook g4 power pc. I have info in it i need to reach & other computers recognize the HD but not my...

click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers
make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
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Computer wont recognize external hard drive

try to format the external HDD using command prompt..... type "cmd" in start & search box and hit enter... command prompt will be opened... Now type "format X:" where X=your external hdd drive letter.... if it does not format then right click on my computer icon> goto manage >select Disk management> select the external drive> right click and delete partition > again right click and select create partition > again right click and select Format drive.....
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Windows does not recognize the device ?

Hello raigangarkam,

There's a chance that that particular USB slot on your computer may not be working.

You may try to attach another USB device on that port to check if that works or not.

You might also want to try & attach your 2GB Cruzer flash drive on another USB port or another computer & check if it recognizes it.

If it still won't be recognized on the other computer, you might need to replace that 2GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive.

Hope this helps.

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USB Memory Key not Recognized on Desktop running Windows Vista

check the formats of the keys. if they are NTFS they might not be recognized by earlier Windows versions. What version of windows does the laptop computer use? It may be as simple as using the correct formatting (FAT or FAT32) on the USB memory key.

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Device not recognized

Try going to the control panel, system, hardware, device manager. Find your USB devices in the tree. Right click on them all, and uninstall all of them. Reboot your computer and you may be able to install your USB devices from scratch.

If this dies not work, post your computer type and what system you are running: XP? VISTA? [WIN95? :-) ]

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My powerbook g4 won't recognize my external hd or my web cam but it recognizes my ipod.

I am not really sure but i think the Camara and the External Hard Drive have to be compatible with Apple I think so you can use it. An IPOD is made by Apple so thats why your G4 recognizes it. I would just buy like a USB Drive. And also try to download the Drivers also and you can do that by google-ing it that sort of think. Anyways just use a windows based computer Bro its much more efficient. Let me know how it goes alright.

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in applications there is one called utilities in this is one called disc utilities see if the drive shows up ? if it does try repairing permissions and verifying the disc.

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Worked fine on my macbook but not by my powerbook g4 or any other computer

I would suspect a corrupted catalog file, these are the map that a comupter uses to find its way around the drive, they are also the first casualty when a crash corrupts something. Disc warrior will write a new catalog and fix everything. PCs do not see discs formatted for macs.

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