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My 360GB hp SimpleSave not recognized by WIN 8 as a device. How can I fix it so I can see the external hard drive?

This hp SimpleSave external hard drive works fine on WIN 7.

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Do you have PnP device installation enabled under Win8?

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

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Hello, Did you try to use this drive on another computer? Did you have the same problem? Did you try using a different cable? I would try these things first in order to determine if the problem is with the drive or with the computer. Good Luck! Dr. Know

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its happens when the hard drives cable or usb port is problem


change the ccable then try

other wise plug the pci usb card & first diseble the motherboards usb port


then try



ok bye..........................................

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Pc wont recognize my hp simplesave 2TB external hard drive


No PC stated
No OS stated. (operating system) nor if PC is internet connected.
no Simplesafe model stated, is it the 3.5" HDD? version
id yes it needs power pack to use it. HDD uses huge currents to start up. and spin.
USB ports?
if the drive fails on all PCs, the drive is bad. (or was erased by grimlin's in the night)
plug in the power pack 12vdc is correct.
do not mix it up with other packs or boom.
then listen to the hdd case with you ear, here it spin up?
if not the pack is dead, or the hdd is dead.


here is the power pack for it sold in stores
see that model number there you forgot, to mention, MD2....~~~~

12V Mains AC-DC Adapter for HP Simplesave 2TB MD2000HB External Hard Drive HS....

the drives can fail and be good.
for many reasons.
  1. bad usb port
  2. usb port driver missing.
  3. OS virus corruptiong
  4. drive fails to spin means no 12vdc power. (bad power pack)
  5. using a laptop and expecting the weak USB ports to start HDD motor, will never happen, on large 3.5" HDD. some cant even start a 2.5"

http://www.pcdied.com/external-hdd.html

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My USB port broke on my 1T hp SimpleSave external hard drive. I have approx 900 GBs of music and videos and pictures. What is best course of action?


Do you mean the actual port on the portable hard drive? If so, it's quite simple. You should take out the HDD inside the shell, and purchase an enclosure which you place the HDD in, you can continue to use it as an external hard drive after! :)

Nov 03, 2012 | HP SimpleSave 1 TB USB 20 Hard Drive

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External keeps telling me not responding


Assuming your talking about an "external" storage device, such as a hard-drive over a USB connection... If the device isn't responding, and ASSUMING it doesn't need external power, and "should" operate over USB (most do)... then it's damaged. If it needed to be formatted, etc..you would get a different message. If it's locking up the computer, and not responding..it's simply bad and needs to be returned. Sorry :-(

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Keeps saying not responding


Your external hard drive has gone bad. You may even hear clicking coming from it.

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Hi my computer wont recognize my Hp dt2000i storage device, how do i get this hard drive to work? i only just brought it today


See this thread. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/windows-7-is-erroneously-reporting-unreadable/dece2b84-2080-464d-bb98-123ddd7848d6#_self

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Need to replace power adapter for HP SimpleSave


Try www.ebay.com Type make and model and refine search to power supply. The second option is go online to HP contact customer support and the technical department to see if they can supply the part.

May 01, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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The HP SimpleSave external disc cannot be accessed anymore. It says it needs to be formatted. So I tried, but it says 'Formatting cannot be finished'. How can I format that drive, or find out what...


click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
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,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
click start click on my computer you should see your drive and you still need to format
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps

Jul 14, 2011 | HP SimpleSave 1 TB USB 20 Hard Drive

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I have a SimpleSave drive that keeps on blinking most of the time, Question! Is this normal or is there something that i have to do. Thanks. Laurent.


this might be a virus knocking on the door trying to get in (joke) this is normal but if you are having problems with this usb drive
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
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,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps

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My 1TB HP simplesave hard drive is not working


i have the exact same problem..... where you able to fix yours?

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