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Drivers for model WDG1U3200

I had no problem when i plugged it in, but when i try to transfer a big file, say 7 gb it comes up with a error saying that there is no more space, though there are like 280 gb left, this is really starting to get on my nerves.

I even get a blue screen when i do two things at the same time, both require alot of CPU but i haven't had any problems like this before.

i didn't install drivers since it appeared to work at first so i guess my question is really, where are the drivers if any? i'm running XP SP2

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  • loqutis7 Dec 26, 2007

    Unknown USB Device....Like the rest of you, that's what I have.



    Please let me know if there is a solution.



    Thanks....Ron

  • jooze Dec 27, 2007

    It says the usual Windows thing when it was plugged in, "installed and ready for use" but ever since i started using it i've been getting bluescreens when i start to transfer stuff to it.

  • Flaggbat Jan 06, 2008

    Got the same problem, looks the the limit is somewhere around 4gb in my case:\

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Problem: Its the file system (fat32) that seems to be the problem, it should be ntfs..
Solution: Click the link above, and convert the disk to ntfs, without loss of data ;)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

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