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Removing portable hard drive!

I have a western digital 80 gb portable hard drive,is there anything in particular that i must do before i disengage the portable from my laptop, can you give me instructions on how to do that as well as re connecting portable back to laptop?

many.many thanks!


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  • bexton Mar 26, 2008


    your response to my portable hard drive question was very helpful and very concise!

    many thanks to you!




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In the bottom right hand corner of the screen, there will be an icon with a green arrow (pointing to the left), and when you mouse over it, it will say "safely remove hardware" left click on it and you should get some options that say things like "safely remove USB mass storage device - drive (f:, c:)" find the one that is your device, and click on it... now the device is safe to unplug from the usb!

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Mar 26, 2008

    When you re-attach the harddrive, it should automatically pop up with "found new hardware" and load the device for you.!

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Mar 26, 2008

    Glad I could help!



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