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Western Digital external USB 2.0 Problem

My usb drive[Western Digital external USB 2.0 250GB drive] keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. When reconnects the pop up box for action to be performed( AutoPlay) in Xp professional keeps coming up. I tried with different machines. The problem occurs in some PCs and works fine in some PCs. Nothing common to relate:( Is it some thing to do with BIOS setting?? I even tried installing XP SP3. Still bugs me. Anything to do with registry setting or with USB power setting?? Plz help me in this case.

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  • vinsar12 Oct 07, 2009

    Dude it worked fine in most of the machines. I guess its not a problem with the drive/format.. Also i cant format it since i have 100 GB data inside it :(

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Buy an External USB 2.0 Hub with the 5.0V power supply. I have a TARGUS 4 Port Hub. MY WD2500XMSB works fine thru the HUB, but will not work using any cable (even the one that came with it) when directly connected to the USB port on my computer. The power consumption of passports sometimes exceeds the .5 milliwat rating for the ports and ccause the port power to interrupt (see USB 2.0 specifications). The external hubs with external power have a higher power output usually an can power the passport drives. CW Rumsey

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Try to format it using disk management. from the pc it works then it will work in all

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    Jashim Kv Oct 07, 2009

    then do one thing just register prodect to western digital website and post the command what you are facing they will help you. If you have any doibt please ask me

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