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Windows xp does not recognize my Toshiba external hard drive

ModelHDDR250E03X I installed the hard drive and transfered data and it was working fine for about a week. When i went to safely remove hardware i kept getting a message that the Generic Voice was in use and to try again later. I disabled the Generic Voice and now my computer will not recognize the external hard drive

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SOURCE: Safely Remove Hardware

Sometimes this can happen with Generic Drivers.

Make sure you installed any drivers that came with the device, and if they didn't come with any try going to the Manufactures website and downloading the drivers.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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SOURCE: WD Passport Portable Hard Drive 120 GB Problem saftly removing hardware. Receive the message 'h device ' Generic volume' canot be stopped right now. Try stoping the device again later.

well i cannot actually figure out your problem well all windowsxp and windows vista allows you to safely remove your usb device well wats the error like diid you check microsoft for lates updates and patches !!try it oderwise tell me the exact error or problem!!thanx

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: seagate external hard drive - would not open

TRY THAT EXTERNAL DRIVE IN OTHER PC AND CHECK IF IT IS RECOGNISED THERE, BECAUSE IF IT IS NOT RECOGNISED THERE ALSO THEN LIKELY YOUR CASING IDE CONNECTOR *** CONVERTER HOUSING HAS PACKED UP.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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1) Always make sure your system is clean of viruses and use scandisk to check the file system's integrity - no point making changes to a system based on corrupt files, as things will likely stay corrupt. Try scanning the registry too with your favourite registry scanner.

2) Use a program like Sysinternals (Winternals now under Microsoft) ProcessExplorer. If a process really IS using the USB drive, then you can do a search for exactly what is being used by searching for "<DRIVE LETTER>:" and interpreting the results. Malware could be using it or just a program you were running hasn't correctly 'signed-off'. You can force-close the offending item if nothing else works. Then the drive should allow itself to be safely removed.

3) Check your USB chipset drivers. Install any updates available, or if none are, then uninstall & reboot, then re-test.

4) Power is the baseline for everything electronic, people forget this too often. If you can, check the PSU (an external one I assume with this model of drive) with a multimeter.

5) Try on another PC (preferably with the same OS) at length.

6) Try with a different USB cable.

7) Try with the Firewire cable as a workaround (the hardware/chipset used is different, so likely to encounter different hardware/software issues, but interesting to check if any similarities).

GOOD LUCK - I hate USB, it's so fiddly with all the different driver/chipset/hardware implementations that it can be a nightmare to troubleshoot.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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If it is new and has not worked at all, you should try using it on another computer that, if possible, has a different operating system. My first option would be to create a partition using a 3rd party partition creator.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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