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My computer is not allowing me to access the external DVD drive

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Can you connect a Verbatim external slimline CD/DVD witer to an apple ipad?

Short answer: No. The iPad is not designed for use with external CD/DVD players. There is no App that would allow you to access something on a disc.

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Windows cannot see external HDD

Which operating system ???...
Install a My Book External Hard Drive

Installing a My Book external hard drive will add additional hard drive storage to your computer. The My Book external hard drive is easy to install and can be moved between computers so that you always have your information at your fingertips.
If you are thinking about an external hard drive, the My Book is a great choice because of how easy it is to install and transport, if necessary.

Meet the requirements for using the My Book external hard drive on your computer.
It is adaptable with Windows Vista, XP and 2000. For a Mac, it is adaptable with Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.
Take the external hard drive out of the box and inspect it.
It should be in good condition with no flaws in the exterior.
Plug the AC adapter into an outlet. Connect the other end into the external drive.

Plug in the USB connection to the My Book external hard drive on the back in the USB port.
Plug in the other end of the USB connection to the open USB port on your laptop or desktop.
The computer will recognize the My Book hard drive right away.

Access the hard drive by clicking the "Start" button at the bottom of your screen.
When the window opens, click on "My Computer."
Under "Devices With Removal Storage" you will see the external hard drive.
Double-click the icon to open a window to display any contents stored on this hard drive.

Access an Inaccessible Drive

You can gain access to a working hard drive that is inaccessible when the system starts and assign it a drive letter under the Windows Explorer interface.
Or, you can import foreign disks into Windows or create a partition and format them.
You can scan a drive for bad sectors or lost clusters and repair the system files to allow access to a corrupted drive.
In short, you can utilize the drives as they were intended to be used by completing some operating-system configuration steps that are occasionally required for some drive installations.

Click "Start" (the Windows Orb) and "Computer" to access the Windows Explorer screen. Right-click on the inaccessible drive and choose "Properties" from the context menu.
Click the "Tools" tab and click "Check Now" under the Error-Checking section.
Select both check boxes to allow the system to automatically fix file-system errors and to scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Allow the system to run the scan the next time the system is booted.
Restart the computer to complete the scan and check for access after the scan completes.
Click "Start" (Windows Orb) and "Computer" to access the Windows Explorer screen.
Right-click on the inaccessible drive and choose "Properties" from the context menu.
Click the "Security" tab and click "Edit" to change permissions for the drive.
Click "Users" from the Group or User Names section.
Check the "Allow" box for full control and check for access after the settings are saved.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility.
Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system.
Right-click in the left column of the inaccessible drive and click "Import Foreign Disk" to allow the system to convert the disk signature to a local disk.
Check for access after the settings are saved.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility.
Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system.
Right-click in the right column of the inaccessible disk and choose "Change Drive Letters and Path."
If no letter exists, click "Add" and assign a drive letter from the list of available letters.
If a drive letter is listed, click "Change" and select a new letter to eliminate any conflicts with other devices in the system.
Check for access after these settings are in place, which may require a restart of the system.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility. Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system. Right-click in the right column of the inaccessible disk and choose "New Simple Volume" to create a partition and format it for use.
Click "Next" when the New Simple Volume Wizard appears.
Click "Next" to accept the maximum size for the drive.
Click "Next" to accept the suggested drive letter assignment.
Click "Next" to format the volume with the suggested defaults or change them if desired.
Click "Finish" to format the drive and make it accessible to the operating system.
Restore a Drive That Is Not Accessible
Microsoft Windows operating systems support a large number of file system formats including FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
Hard drives are typically formatted with either FAT32 or NTFS, both of which can be used for years without issues.
Damage can occur to the file system through a sudden power outage, malicious software or lack of maintenance, rendering the drive unreadable or inaccessible.
Run the Chkdsk utility in Windows to resolve file system corruption and restore access to the hard drive.

Select the "Start" or "Globe" button and then click "Programs." Click "Accessories" and then right-click the command line icon in the menu that appears.
Click "Run as Administrator" in the drop down menu that appears.
The command prompt will display.
Enter "chkdsk C: /F" substituting the "C:" with the letter assigned to the drive that cannot be accessed, and then tap the "Enter" key.
Enter "Y" and tap the "Enter" key if a message appears that states "Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)."
Let the disk scan run and fix the drive, or if the scan does not start, reboot and let the scan run and repair the drive.
Enable Drive Letter View

Click the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the start menu.
Click "Folder Options" and navigate to the "View" tab.
Scroll down and place a mark next to "Show drive letters," then click "OK."

Configuring Drive Manager

Click the "Start" button to launch the start menu.
Right-click "Computer" and choose "Manage" from the menu.
Click "Storage" in the menu on the right side to extend the section.
Click "Disk Management" under the "Storage" header.
This will show you a list of drives and removable storage on your computer.
It will also report the status of the drives, such as "Healthy."
If the removable storage does not have a drive letter or has a drive letter in conflict with another drive, you can assign it a new letter.
Right-click the icon of your removable storage drive and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."
Click the "Change" button, then choose a drive letter from the drop-down menu.
Select a letter that is near to the end of the alphabet to prevent drive overlap issues.
Click "OK" to allow the changes to take place.
You should now see the removable storage listed with your other drives on the "My Computer" screen.

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I want to turn a memory stick into hard drive. How can i do that?

you will need usb data drive at least 4 - 8 gb

Download the GParted Live utility and the HP USB Format Tool via the links in Resources.

Insert your USB stick into the computer. Run HP USB Format Tool. Select your USB stick and then choose the FAT or FAT32 format options. Click "Start."

Extract the files from the GParted Live zip file. Select the USB stick as the destination.

Open a file browser and navigate to the USB stick. Select "utils" > "win32" > "makeboot.bat." Double click on "makeboot.bat." Enter "Y" when prompted.

Power off your computer leaving the USB stick inserted.

Connect your portable hard drive to another USB port.

Power on the computer and quickly press "F8" through "F12" to access your boot menu.

Check your computer or motherboard manual for the exact keystroke.

Select the USB stick as your boot source and press "Enter." Allow the Gparted GUI to start.

Select the external portable hard disk drive. Click "Partition" on the menu bar.

Hover over "Format to" and select "NTSF."

If you are unable to create or format the partition, select delete partition.

This will erase all data on the external hard drive. Confirm partition deletion. Select the external drive again. Click "Partition" and hover over "Format to" then select "NTSF."

Select the external hard disk drive again. Click "Partition" on the menu bar and then "Manage Flags." Check the box next to "Boot." Save and apply changes to the drive.

Power off your computer and remove the USB stick.

Install the OS

Insert or plug your OS installer, usually a DVD, CD or USB thumb drive, into the computer. Power on the computer and access the boot manager again.

Select the source containing your OS installer and press "Enter."

Enter your personalization and registration information if required.

When prompted, specify the portable hard drive as the install directory.

Begin the installation normally.

Restart the computer when prompted and access the boot menu again. Select the external hard drive as your boot source and press "Enter" to ensure the installation succeeded.

Use this process to boot from your portable drive on any computer.

hope this helps

Oct 02, 2012 | Sony Vaio VGNBX196SP

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Shut your computer down and remove the power cord.

Replace the power cord and press the "Power" button to restart it.

Watch the screen carefully for a message about computer setup.

Most computers use one of the function keys, which are aligned across the top of the keyboard, to access the computer's setup utility, but each manufacturer uses a different key.

For instance, HP computers generally use the F1 or F10 keys, while many Dell computers use the F12 key.

Press the appropriate function key to enter the computer's setup program, then scroll through the list of options until you see "Boot Order."

The exact location of the boot order option varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but it is often located under the Advanced menu.

Highlight the "USB Devices" option and press the up arrow key until that device is first on the boot order list.

This will force the computer to look at the external DVD drive first when it boots up.

Use the "Esc" key to exit the setup menu. Choose the "Save settings and exit" option and allow the computer to reboot.

It will now boot from the external DVD drive.

Hope this helps

Sep 26, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite U205-S5057 Laptop DC Car...

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Why wont my external hard drive registor on my computer? and why wont it show up on my computer?

does it show up on another laptop or computer?
Some of the larger hard drives need access to 2 separate USB ports to allow enough current for the drive to spin up and be accessed. Each USB port on your computer can only provide half an amp of current.
If the external drive has a lead with 2 USB plugs make sure you have both plugged in at the host computer.
The larger drives eg 1TB in a large enclosure usually have a dedicated power supply which you need to use. The smaller pocket size drives (containing laptop hard drives usually no larger than 500Gb) typically only make use of a USB lead for data and power access (whether it be a single or double headed USB lead)
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Oct 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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E:\ is not accessible The disk structure is

This is usually an external drive - if you are trying to run from a cd/dvd, make sure you are selecting the correct drive. If you are operating from a "jump" drive, also known as a "flash" drive, this is usually caused by removing the external drive while it is being used (when files are currenlty accessed) and the drive file has not been closed before removing or shutting down the computer. Unfortunately, this is unrecoverable at this point, and you will possibly need to format the drive (external, not internal hard drive) - first, however with the drive inserted, go to the "computer" file (under start menu) and right click on the drive - select "safely remove". This may then allow you to access the drive again. You may need to take it out of the port, then reinsert it so the computer will re-detect the files. If this does not work, you will then need to format the external drive.
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Jun 17, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L300D-ST3501 Notebook

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Can't access removable media on Windows XP

Sure you've thought of this but is it auto loading into a user that's not allowed to access any of these devices?

Maybe going on as an administrator?

Jan 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I've been using my WD external for a while with no issues. Yesterday turned it on and it isn't recognised by any of my computers, is there anyway of fixing this without losing data?

If your PC will recognize the drive and give it a drive letter, you can run chkdsk (Check Disk) from the Run prompt to verify that the drive does not have damaged sectors. many times chkdsk will fix minor errors allowing you to access the drive again.
Click Start, Run CMD, enter, then type: X: (X being the drive letter of the Seagate) then type chkdsk /r and hit enter. If it completes 100% try accessing the drive again.
If you cannot acquire a drive Letter when you plug in the WD External try going to Disk Management and assigning a drive letter.
Click Start, then Right click on My Computer and click Manage, then click Disk Management. See if your WD drive shows up in the list. If it does, right click on the larger box on the right and see if it will allow you to assign a drive letter.

Another option you may have is taking the hard drive out of the WD External enclosure and either connecting it as a secondary drive in a desktop PC, or installing it into another external enclsure USB device, and try again to access the drive.

If none of these options work, your last option is to contract a Disk Recovery Service to acquire your data. They are usually very expensive.

Jun 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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DVD player on my computer

This will be a problem with either the DVD decoding software, or the DVD reader inside the DVD drive. It's common for a CD/DVD combo drive to have the DVD end go out. If you have access to an external DVD drive connect it and see if it plays DVD's. If it does, then it's the DVD drive, if it doesn't, then it's a software issue. If you don't have access to an external, you can try uninstalling and reloading the decoding software or try different decoding software. You should be able to find software at, don't worry about it being burning software, in order to burn it has to decode first.

Jul 02, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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