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My passport essential western digital 2.0 160MB cannot recornize my computer but there is a light in the usb connection..but doesn't run?how can i solve this problem?

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This problem is a tough on. have you tried this on other computers? have you tried using other usb ports? some expertd believe it mus be inserted directly into usb port in the back.
a very important issue is XP SP 2 needs a patch to work fine with USB memory devices, take a look at this page http://www.usbman.com/USB%202%20News.htm

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This is mostly a power issue, although higher speed devices also tend to need shorter cables due to latency. Light & electricity travels about 1 foot, or 30 cm, in a billionth of a second; this limits the size of high speed devices. In layman's terms, latency is the Brontosaurus effect, since the head takes a while to talk to the tail.

Western Digital recommends using a 22" USB 2.0 Power Booster Cable (WDCA029RNN) to combine the power of two USB ports into the one Passport Essential USB port--it is also a bit longer than the original 18 inch cable. For all EXCEPT the black Passport Essential drive, you may also the WD Passport™ Power Supply Adapter (WDPS021 for the US voltage version). See Western Digital knowledge base ID 1296 for more on this issue. Also see ID 1048 for European Support info.

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