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Simpletech 160 Portable doesn't show up

The harddrive worked fine on my laptop. On the desktop, it at first looked for hardware. The harddrive never showed up. I tried different usb ports. It doesn't show up in Computer Management.


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Re: Simpletech 160 Portable doesn't show up

Go into the control panel and click add/remove hardware... and manually add the device and then use the auto update to download the drivers

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First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check. Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa

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you mean you HDD does not show the capacity it holds? try using it on another pc, or even try using it on your friends pc, see if it works?

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I just had the same problem with my simpletech 500GB. Was working fine and then all of a sudden it wouldn't show up. I was trippin out thinking I might lose everything. After reading up and looking for answers nothing worked no where. So I prayed and asked God to help me figure this out because I had put all of our family pictures in the hard drive and would lose them all if it no longer worked or I would have to re format. Long story short, a few minutes after praying to the Lord Jesus, I got a thought in my head to follow the instructions on the box about installing it. Unplugged everything and then proceeded with the 1,2,3. Plugged in the usb to the hard drive, plugged it to the computer and then I plugged the power box in and low and behold the external hard drive showed up as when I first did it a few days ago. Thank you Jesus for the simple answer on the simpletech. I hope this is helpful to someone out there who is pulling there hair out like I was for a few hours. God Bless all and may the Love of Jesus impact and save your life. HE'S COMING SOON! Be ready

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Your desktop usb compatibility is not supported your 160GB. The only way to attach you 160GB is to make it secondary partition to your primary drive by opening the CPU and attach it to your IDE cable.

Don't force yourself if you cannot do it by yourself just leave it to the expert. Probable cause to damage your hard drive if it is not installed properly.

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