All right, I'm running a Dell Inspiron laptop with Vista home premium, and I'm trying to tack on a 120GB toshiba external (USB 2.0) drive. The amazingly detailed user guide (hah) instructed me to a) connect the USB cable to the HD and b) connect the USB cable to the computer (how helpful), which I did. Vista went through the usual rigmarole of installing external usb storage, recognizing "USB Mass Storage Device" and then "Toshiba USB2.0 Drive R00 USB Device," giving me the illusion that everything installed correctly. However, there's still no drive in My Computer. I even installed the NTI backup software to see if it would make a difference - it didn't. The drive spins up when it's connected and makes hard drive like noises... so is this just another case of a required USB power cord that the manufacturer failed to supply?
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Dear Sir.i have Transcend 120GB SATA . When i connect it
to my Laptop( its Windows Vista Home Premium) banner appear it said -Your device malfunctioning.error 0004 .olso sometime its connecting normally and open my files in it-can you give me any hint what to do? THANKS
Windows Vista is still playing catch up with compatabilty of devices.
Makes you wonder why you left XP doesnt it? i do this for a living, and i will not touch Vista for a few years yet, while they work the bugs out.
Software downloads are available from the Seagate support site. Here is
a link to the download page for Maxtor OneTouch III family. It should provide the latest version of all software that came with the new unit, including "Updated software to run in Windows Vista. Also can be used in case the
original software that was preloaded on the drive has been erased."
Yellow ! simbol show in the usb devices means your usb driver may be corrupt so OS can't recognised the usb devices, u have to reinstall the driver like that way,
At first right click on my computer icon- then select propertices- then "hardware" - then click on devices manager buttons- then select ur devices and right click on it and click propertices then u finds reinstalls button under its propertices click on it and select install software automatically (recomanded) and click on ok. then windows scarch its driver automatically and install it.
Vista may require drivers that are not preinstalled. If the drive clearly works on one machine, but not another, its safe to pressume its not the drive. On the VISTA machine, go to the Iomega site and download the driver for vista or usb or whatnot.
I'm not saying this will solve all problems, but it solved it for me. I am running Vista and got this to work following someone's instructions from another forum.
The slot in the enclosure that you plug the hard drive into has one set of holes fewer than the hard drive has pins. This means you can plug the hard drive in two ways "left" and "right" if you will. I had to plug my hard drive in so that the unused pins were farthest from the power cable that plugs into the hard drive.
Incidentally this made the screw holes line up better, too.