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When i plug in my 160GB external it will not recognize, it says it's malfuctioning. it is a sinpletech pininfarina and i'm running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. please help.

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Did you plug in the power cord that came with it
all external drive need to be externally powered or they will NOT work

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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.

Please rate me solved if you like my solution.


Best regards,


Philip

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