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Driver for window vista

I have recently bought the Philips external hard disk (SPE3051CC/05). As with all USB devices, I cannot find a driver to run the hard disk on my windows vista computer. I rang Dell about the problem before and was told it is a problem with all Vista computers and that there is nothing I can do. I have tried finding the drivers on the internet, but cannot find any to suit. I take a lot of photographs and I now cannot connect my camera to the computer to upload them, despite being able to do it before. Also, with the amount of photographs I have managed to store on the computer, it is working slower. How can I fix this.

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My Hard drive stops working and my computer tells me that windows does not recognize this hardware. When I search on line for a driver it tells me that windows already has selected the right driver. I am running vista. Help!

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Re: driver for window vista

I had a similar problem with Vista preloaded on my Compaq. When Vista asked for a driver I chose to manually specify a location, then told it to look in C:\windows\system32. It asked a couple more times and each time told it C:\windows\system32. USB devices work great now.

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Toshiba 1TB external hard drive does not show on menu

Open the file and cick save as. In the window that opens, select the external drive in the list.
or, right click the file and click copy. Open the external drive in my computer and click paste.

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Not recognice by usb hard

A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive.

The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.

Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.

If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.

Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).

The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.

If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Ensure that the data cable is working properly.

Try another USB cable if you have one available.

Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.

Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.

If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.

If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.

Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."

For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter."

Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."

If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.

The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.

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I was given a seagate momentus 5400.3 hard drive and i want to use it as a external usb drive i bought an external case for it and plugged it into my laptop, it see it but in device manager i am getting a...

Try connecting it to a different computer.

EXACTLY what error-message do you get?

When you double-click that entry in Device Manager, and click "reinstall drivers", allow Windows to connect to the Internet to look for a device-driver for the USB-to-disk-drive adapter (no device-driver is needed for the disk-drive itself).

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Windows xp will not restart with usb plugged in. I am running windows xp sp2 with a Hitachi 500g external hardrive that is designed to turn on and off with the computer. The same hard drive works fine on a...

Sir, your PC might have been checking for external devices which plugged in to boot from. Thats wrong. So get into the bios of your computer while startup and change the 1st boot device to your computer's hard disk. And its a bad idea, starting your computer with a usb device plugged in.

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Segate 1TB not working with Windows 2003 Server

Is this an internal disk, or an external backup device? Two possible routes:-

Internal disk:-
Ok first thing: Does the BIOS see the drive? If not, try flashing the Server's BIOS to the latest version. Check that the system will support disks >500Gb. Try turning on LBA in the BIOS. It shouldnt affect it, but has been known to.
If its not showing here, its either faulty, dodgy cables, or not supported.

If its visible in the bios, great. Make sure you have at least one and preferably all the service packs installed. Gold (RC) only supports 500Gb drives.
Make sure you have Chipset drivers installed for the mobo. If its visible in the disk management console, then create a small disk, NTFS.

External backup device:-
Either you will need to install the software in 'compatibility mode' for xp, OR
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Your Maxtor external drive shoud have a power adapter connected to it before you insert it into the USB port.
If the Maxtor drive has not been partitioned and formated then you cannot use or see it until you do so.
Your manual should give you instructions to do so.
Basically you need to go into the Control Panel, then Administrative Tools, Then Computer Management, then Disk Management to create a partition and format the drive in NTFS file format if you are using Windows NT, XP or Vista.

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which can of driver cannot be find the right thing you can do is product of your computers name and go to any cafe to have acess to the net and type the websit of that particular product and download the driver and install it on your computer

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