Hello, I just received this today and I bought it because I need to back up my files on my win98se computer before i install XP....... Problem is that the software disc doesnt have drivers for 98se ??? The instructions say that 98se isnt supported ??? But all the sales pitches (online store descriptions) say that it is????? I wouldnt have bought it if I had known that 98se drivers werent included....... any ideas??
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to start is this the same computer from when the device worked ? , if so there should be two cables one is for power the other is for data , also if there is any clicking noise the HD could be damaged and not spinning up to usable RPM , after plugging in the power and data cable the HD should automatically show up in in the cache ( bottom right side next to clock ) if not there look in my computer you should see it next to the C drive still if no luck check with a new data cable and to make sure the unit is powering up , still if nothing try another USB , sometimes USBs just stop working with no explanation , still if nothing happens after checking everything try on another known working computer , if you still have a problem write me back
I doubt that iTunes really moved/reorganized files on your computer.
iTunest may have created its own "Table Of Contents", presenting a "view" of all your files.
Open "My Computer" and open your external hard-drive.
The files should be in "your" order.
Open "My Documents". Open "My Music".
The files should be in "your" order.
If iTunes really did "reorganize" your files, there's no way to "go back", because "Windows System Restore" does not automatically created time-stamped backups of your 'My Documents' folder (nor of any external disk-drive -- where would it put that much data???).
I see that you have a loss partition of your External HD. It is totally damage partition. Here's what you do Replug your External HD to another PC if it is OK. Maybe its not the same will appear on your PC too. Unknown Partition are likely big trouble to us if we have needed files inside. Partition on every HD, External or USB are very needed, if you lose it. Then again reformat that to use again. Hope its not gone. Good luck!
are there any errors that popped up while copying the music files? if not, then it probably works fine. the files are now stored on the harddrive.
if you want to safely unplug and carry the HD over to another computer, you can., the files should be accessible... that's all a harddive does.
What OS are you using? Windows 98SE does not always recognize exterrnal hard drives. Try the external HD on a computer running Windows XP and see if that works. If it works on WinXP and not Win98SE or possibly WinME the External HD is good.
How is this drive powered?
If it is through the USB, then disconnect all other devices so connected[except for mouse keyboard]
You may be make to much demand of the PSU.
If it is separately powered then do this
Start/Control panel/Ad min Tools/computer management/Storage/disk management
to see if the system recognises it.
Device manager to checkout the status of the USB.
Check also the Bios to ensure the USB devices are on.[only if no other USB devices are running