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External hard drive

Computer does not recognize the product

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  • Nicci_B Dec 12, 2007

    My desk top dosen't show that my FireLite USBFLB40-C is connected to my tower. The light comes on when I plug it in to the tower just using USB conection, but doesn't blink. I think that the programs that are for booting the external were wiped clean... What can I do &/or is there a download that I can obtain? Is my external hd of no use to me anymore? Please Help! Thax, Nicole.

  • kjmac6 Dec 28, 2007

    I'm having the same problem as chen123. It worked fine the first time I used it. Copied all my data, tried to plug it into different computers (desktop and laptop) and neither machine recognized it. Just got a msg stating there was a problem during installation and the device may not work properly. Not only doesn't it work properly, the device doesn't even show up when I search my devices.

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Problem is just external...First try in another pc,if it still wont work so just buy new external and put that hdd in new external...

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Check the USB connection running from the hard drive to your computer.

If the USB cable is not seated securely in the port, the computer will not detect the external drive.


Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and plug it into a different USB port. Occasionally, a USB port will fail to function with some hardware and changing the USB connection may correct this issue.


Switch from a USB to a Firewire cable connection, if possible.

The USB port on the hard drive may have died; if so, changing to a Firewire connection will resolve this issue.


Install the driver for the external device from the installation disc provided with the product. Older computer systems may require you to manually install this driver.


After inserting the installation CD, follow the prompts from the installation wizard to install the driver on your computer.


Restart the computer.

If you connected the external drive while the computer is powered down, it may not recognize the device when you turn on the computer.


After restarting the computer, connect the external drive to the system.

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Select "Disk Management" from the list of options on left side of the window.


Right-click on the drive you want your computer to recognize and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths."


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