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MY PC WONT ALLOW MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TO LOAD AND CANT LOCATE THE DRIVERS

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If you are using Windows 98 SP2 or newer support for the external HD is built in. Installing drives shouldn't be necessary, just Plug & Play.

While it is possible the OS has become corrupted the most likely reason is a bad hard drive controller chip on the drive itself.

If very recently purchased I'd take it back to the seller and ask for an exchange. If that isn't possible, if the drive is still under warranty I'd send it back to the manufacturer for replacement. Look them up via Google and get an RMA # from their support staff first.

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Files from a back up


You should be able to plug the external hard drive into the new computer and restore. Generally the drivers needed to access the external driver are on the external drive itself. The operating system will detect the hard drive (if it has plug-and-play services running). If the new computer fails to see the external drive, check the cable and download the driver manually from the manufacture's website. If the drive is recognized by the operating system, but you do not see a prompt to restore from the backup, you may need to locate a setup program on the external hard drive to start the restore process.

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Cant open my hard drive in my laptop


Locate the power cable and USB cable that came with your hard drive.



Connect cables to the appropriate locations on the back of the hard drive.

Sometimes a USB cable doubles as the power source, so you might not need a wall outlet to power the device.



Turn on your computer and allow your operating system time to load before continuing.

Plug the hard drive into the power outlet if necessary, but wait on powering up the device.



Connect the USB cable to the computer while the hard drive is in the "Off" position.

If the USB cable doubles as the power source, the device might turn itself on once connected.



Turn on the hard drive and wait until the hardware has been detected by the operating system. A message should pop up that lets you know new hardware has been detected.



Click on the "Start" menu and go to "My Computer."



Notice all your disk drives are listed in this window. The external hard drive should be visible, and holding the mouse cursor over the location will help you locate the correct drive.


Right click on the location of the drive, and move the cursor to "Open" or "Explore" and click.


Hope this helps




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How do u reset the WD 500 hard drive


Hello bruce_cam0,
If you would like to erase all the data on the drive do the following:
  1. Open My Computer
  2. Right-click on your Western Digital hard drive
  3. Select the "Format" option
  4. Use the "NTFS" file system and uncheck "Quick Format"
  5. Leave everything else
  6. Click "Start"
This will erase all of the data and reset the drive.
If this helped you, please give me 4 thumbs up!

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I cant find the installer for Seagate Expansion External Drive - hard drive - 500 GB, so i cant install this


Check with Seagates Customer support.
Should be an installer in their drivers section.
Possibly locate installer at www.driverguide.com

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Set up did not find any hard disk drivers installed on computer


Your notebook has SATA hdd. Got into the bios (keep pressing F2 key on startup) then in the bios screen find HDD and press enter. Select IDE mode. Press f10 to save changes and exit. When this is done install XP.
Alternatively connect external usb floppy drive and unzip sata drivers into that. When booting from xp cd press f6 to load drivers.Follow onscreen instructions to load drivers and continue xp installation.
Please let me know if issue not solved for futher ts steps.
thanx

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Vista dont see external hard drive and not drivers


manually install drivers through the EHD cd

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Freecom external hard drive classic 2.5


Have a look here>

http://www.freecom.com/ecDrivers.asp

I can't see any Mac drivers for the drive...

I found this page>

http://freecom-usb-osx.sourceforge.net/

You might be able to get some help here...

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Usb hard drives


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Yes you can load a discs into it but only the softwares for it or drivers to be exact, how ever there are application that will allow you to install a program to your USB drives. try portable apps, search for it on google so you'll know the details and compatible programs for it

Hope this helps

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Firelite USBFLB 160 won't mount


Problem is just external...First try in another pc,if it still wont work so just buy new external and put that hdd in new external...

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