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I bought this HD less than 2 months ago and it was working fine. One day, it started to ask me to install the driver. It is a USB plug and play device that came without drivers. What I am suppose to do with it. Too much data in there from work and other sources...
I found the solution to my problem that looks just exactly like this. My external hard drive stopped working and my computer said it was an "Unknown Device". I tried it on the other computer and it worked. That computer hadn't undergone a recent "update". Bloody hell...
But anyway, that one stopped working with it as well. Can you guess what happened?
Then I tried it on the Vista laptop. But before it could screw up, as well, I researched the driver for the drive. It was USBSTOR.SYS.
I copied it to the desktop, sent it to myself with email, and put it in the system32/drivers folder, and now my drive works on all my computers.
You generally shouldn't need a driver for these things, but that's essentially a lie. There should already BE a driver on most XP computers. But if it's not there? You're kinda screwed. I am trying to figure out how to host this one and link it, but in the meantime, just google USBSTOR.SYS
There are a few links to downloads out there.
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have you tried using it on another computer? if its a plug and play device and it works on another computer, the problem may be with your computer. you have to first try this device on another computer to see if it works or not.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Both XP and Vista have this feature that requires that new installs of hardware be certified by Microsoft within anywhere from 30 to 60 days from installation.
Run an install (not a clean install which will wipe your data, mind you, but an install accomplished by installation disks, where you will be asked which kind of install you wish to accomplish, and you will be asked to register your software using your product key)
If you need additional information, I will be more than happy to assist you.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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