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SimpleTech 250GB External Hard Drive Installation problem

Hello. I've tried to install my external hard drive in 2 different computers. Once I plug the USB cable to the PCs an icon appears on the task bar saying the Simpletech drive is being installed. When this process ends it says the drive is ready to use. However, if I try to access the drive through MyComputer, it is not even visible. If I reboot the PC it will freeze when shutting down and also when starting windows if the drive is turned on and connected to the PC. However, it is visible in the Device Manager of the control panel. It shows no problems in its Properties when accessed through the Device Manager.
In a few words, although the drive is shown in the Device Manager, it isn't visible or accessible through My Computer. I tried with 2 different computers. One with XP SP2 and the other one with Vista.
I don't know what to do. Shouldn't it be almost as simple as using a pendrive?

I have had my SimpleTech drive for 4 months and it was working until yesterday. Now my computer won't recognize it. I plug it in to a different laptop and it said it was installing something and then it was ready to use but it would not show up on my computer and I could not open any documents. I have had my SimpleTech drive for 4 months and it was working until yesterday. Now my computer won't recognize it. I plug it in to a different laptop and it said it was installing something and then it was ready to use but it would not show up on my computer and I could not open any documents.

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  • itchicken Dec 07, 2007

    having the same exact issue here and have been unable to find a solution anywhere?

  • snappee Dec 18, 2007

    simpledrive mass storage not installing drivers correctly, i get error code 10 when intallation is complete.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    SAME EXACT PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    I had to relocate my PC and SimpleTech External Hard Drive (EHD) to another room and now my PC won't recognize the EHD. What should I do?

  • pachenet Jan 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with a 250 GB Hitachi Deskstar.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    same problem with the 320GB external simpletech

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    I am having the same problems....when I go through the installation process it gives me a message telling me that it encountered a problem and will not work properly. I have tried it time and time again but I can't make it work....What a rip off!!!

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    I'ev had the exact same problem with my SimpleDrive Portable. Worked for months and all of a sudden won't work on two different PCs. Strange thing is...it worked on a Mac when I tried that but still won't work going back to the PCs.

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I suspect it's not getting enough power from the USB cable. Might need external power.

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