When i open hardware maagement the disc is show in proeties it says it is working properly but unable to reformat or add any dat my os is vista home premium ,it is only recognized when i us nternally but not externally via usb or firewire,a i need to use this as a media player external i need HELP to get it working ,quadcore chip 8gb ram asus extreme motherboard raptor 74 x2 in riad0 ] 4 50gb hitachi 500gb sata discs only one not working is the 500 ide via usb
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External drive is not recognize by windows vista, please updates the motherboard chips and you can download it here.http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us after downloading install it to your system.
You must install all necessary driver of your stuff. may be your external drive has a driver on its website for vista.
Vista has a big problem recognizing usb drives - and no one has one right way to fix this yet. The first thing you should try is installing this update from microsoft that combines all USB hotfixes into one download. (it's update 941600). Scroll down to "More Information" and download the version of the fix that applies to your vista installation.
If that still doesn't work, try following the instructions here, and deleting your .inf files.
As for using it internally, you would connect it with the same ribbon cable that is connected to your current hard drive. Then the new drive you would have to set to slave, there will be a jumper on the end of the drive where you plug it in. It should tell you where to move the jumper to to set it as slave.
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If you're talking about the operating system not loading since you've newly reformatted, I'm guessing that you didn't actually reformat it correctly. I recommend running your recovery discs again in order to get it working properly.
If you're talking about some sort of hardware malfunction, but the computer is booting up correctly, then its probably a simple driver problem. Visit your manufacturer website and download/install the latest drivers..as well as updating your OS.
You can reformat your computer by using your recovery discs. Please keep in mind that if you reformat your computer you will be unable to recover any of your files that are currently on it. If you are able to, backup everything you can. You can use an external harddrive or a flash drive to get files off if you boot from a Linux LiveCD if you have access to a working computer with a CD burner and a CD. Post back if you need any help with that.
It sound like to me that you have an operating system on that drive and it will not work on your system , the only way you can have two OS on your computer is to have both of them installed and on when installing the OS and they both have to be formatted the same like NTFS or FAT32 even though Windows says it will work fine with both its just not true XP and Vista doesn't work well with both , try taking it out of its closer and powering it up with your computer go into Bios and set it up as a slave or as a master that should allow you to open it to retrieve your data so it can be reformatted wiped clean and ready to use as a static HDD storage , external HDD are intended for storage back ups and should never have an OS installed on them doing so will only allow your data to become corrupt and contract viruses and even lock up forever corrupting the HDD image that is set on it by the RAM . once the image is corrupt the HDD will never turn on again without wiping it clean and reformatting .
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Exactly the same problem myself. Try pressing open and then holding tight to a cotton bud, sweep inside the machine. The problem seems to be dust collecting. If it works then get a proper cleaning disc. My problem got so bad that the machine would spit out most discs as unable to read.
Hi i think you need to change the jumper settings on the back of the hd to tell your comp that this isnt the main hd if you have allready done this then the only sollution is to trace down the software that came with that hd. You might be able to get it off the net i will also look for you and check to see if the jumper setting are causing you problems i will post back as soon as i find anything out ok let me know how you get pn