Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive
I got a problem with my SimpleTech HDD. I bought it a few months ago from Costco and it worked well with my both desktop (window xp) and laptop (window vista). And now it works with my desktop, but not my laptop. I don't know what happens. When I plug the HDD into my laptop (with Vista), nothing happens; I checked the disk management, it didn't show the drive. I use the same cable to plug the drive to my desktop (with XP), there is no problem. So HDD and cable are no problem since they worked well with my desktop. Anybody can help this issue?
Try hooking up the drive with the printer also hooked up to the laptop at the same time. Hook the printer up first and then let windows find the printer then hook up the drive. And if that works... in the future try and hook up the printer and the drive to the same usb port you are using them in. Sometimes vista will assign a device to all usb ports when you connect it to a different port. You can also try shutting down the laptop and re-booting with the drive hooked up. Vista may recognize the drive when it starts up and assign it a port. Always make sure you use the safely remove hardware(eject) feature before removing a usb device in windows.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
First of all,
uncheck the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option in the device manager for USB Hub Properties, Power Management Tab.
Try rebooting the computer once as C:\Windows\inf\INFCACHE.1 file may be corrupted and need to be replaced (either restore a previous version or just delete it and try connecting again).
Next,completely uninstall all USB devices and the main hub and then re-install.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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