Windows repeats 'new hardware found' when I attch my maxstor One touch II
I have a Windows ME system that I am trying to use with my Maxstor drive. When I plug in the USB cord I get teh New Hardware Found message but it never gets resolved. I have tried installing the driver from the CD. And I have tried booting the system with the drive attached. This only gets hung during the boot up with the New Hardware Found message.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Windows repeats 'new hardware found' when I attch my...
The reason is simple, your Maxtor drive "does not" support Windows-ME. Since Windows-ME is not supported by your Maxtor drive the drivers dont get resolved and will never get installed. FYI - Windows-ME is almost 10 years old. What makes you think Maxtor will support Windows-ME?
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You are missing A Driver for the USB Port, that didn't get installed By you're New OS. Go to the Laptops Manufacturer web site and Look for Diagnostic Tools for You're Machine.It Will Give You a List of All Drivers that are not Loaded for You're machine, as Shipped from the Factory.Follow the Steps to load and install . And You should Be fine. Remember to run you're System Tools to Keep you machine running @ Peak .The Correct Drivers are very Machine Specific and Are Not All Generic Like in the Win OS. that will Make Most things run.But the Drivers from the Factory are very Specific Because of the Different Vendor parts installed By the Factory, And Windows will only cover very Generic Software to get you're machine running.Since they cannot Cover All Vendor Part software on 1 little disk.
Welcome to Fixya. For clarification about the issue may i know if the 2 systems have windows operating system or the other one is Mac. Please also provide information when you attached it to the new computer do you have an error message?
If you want to use a Macintosh running any version of OSX then you need to use Disk Utility to properly FORMAT it. If you want to leave the partitions and formatting for Windows and later share it with a Windows machine you will either need to use Boot Camp or Parallels to run Windows on the Mac or you can probably access the files for reading without changing anything. Assuming you are giving the disk to the Mac, tell DU to partition to 1 (or 2 and adjust size) and specify Mac OS Extended (Journaled) which is probably the default. Were there a choice specify GUID Partition Table which the PC cannot handle. This is recommended for new disks inside the Mac but I not sure you can set it for externals. It must be specified before partitioning. All old data will be unaccessible.(Note: disk makers count 1GB as 1000^3 bytes but the OS counts 1GB as 1024^3 bytes etc. Thus your 750 GB disk has only 697 GB on the computer. This is not a formatting loss.)
If you used it in non backup mode thn check out the help below to see if any applies to you.
You could also go to the Maxstor web site support section to download any software you may need also
I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.
1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE. Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason. Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.
USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care. This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.
It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear. Known as "The Click Of Death"
If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.
If you have a hard-drive that is formatted as NTFS which stands for (New Technology File Ssytem), Mac OS X can only read the partition. It cannot write to it.
The trick is to use your drive manfacturer's disk-formatting software which will allow you to format your drive as one large partition. Formatting your drive as one large FAT 32 partition is the easiest way to make a drive so it can be used with both PC's and Mac's.
Another option is to use a third part utility so that you can read a MAC formated harddrive's from your PC. Here is one option: http://www.macdrive.com/.
Try mapping that drive as a network share under windows XP. This is done from "MY Computer" Map network drive. The set up your backups to back up the network drive you have created. If that does not do it then there is a contention between vista and xp as to the owner of the drive. Making the drive a mapped network drive should resolve this as neither should have ownership.
Thats my best quess without knowing in detail your network setup.