Question about Western Digital Caviar WD2500BB 250 GB Hard Drive
Hi, i have an entertainment system which is basically a pc. the system is powered by windows with proprietory multimedia software. This is what happened: The hdd failed oneday. I tried changing the circuit board of the hdd and manage to clone the system into another hard drive. Now the problem is when i plugged the new hdd into the system, it wont start properly as the software is locked against the serial number of the hard drive. Eventhough the new hdd is the exact same model, the software just wont work. My only option is to change the serial number of the new hdd to the old one. I understand by doing so will void the warranty of the hdd but thats the price i'm willing to pay. I tried talking to the tech support of the hdd company but they just dont entertain 3rd party software issues. The seller of the appliance is MIA and I couldn't locate the developer. Would anyone please help me to solve my problem? Thanks.
It is not the volume ID that I'm talking about. Its the HDD Physical's Serial Number. The one that is assigned by the manufacturer.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
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Follow the steps given below to refresh USB ports. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response Thanks, Joe
1. Right-click My Computer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties.
2. Click the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager button.
4. Click the plus (+) sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers.
5. Right-click the device listed under Universal Serial Bus controller and select Uninstall.
6. Click OK to confirm the removal of the device.
Please note, repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all the devices under Universal Serial Bus Controller are removed.
7. Shut down the computer.
CAUTION: Ensure that the Shut Down option is selected, instead of the Restart option.
8. Wait for 5 seconds and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, a "Windows has detected new or added hardware" message window will open.
The above steps will refresh the USB ports.
Now connect the USB devices like mouse, video camera, your external usb hard disk...usb hubs...whatever you like and the drivers should install automatically.
Tip: It is always recommended to connect the main usb devices at the rear end usb port, as they require more power to initiate.
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