My hard disk wont show up on some computers.i have a hp laptop, the disk works fine on it but when i try using it on some desktop computers, they just wont recognise it.all the systems i`ve tried have win xp and have better processors than what my laptop has.
please help so that i can make full use of my device.
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if you external hdd do not show on other computers, usually it meant that power supply on these casings die... but in this particular case it is possible that power supplied by usb port is insufficient to support data transfer. connect recommended power supply (on the back of this particular model you have usb plug and power plug, power supply is/was sold separately) usually hdd inside is still fine and retain data.
if this did not solve your problem, i would suggest purchase little powered universal hdd craddle, they cost about $15 to $25, remove, hdd from casing and connect to the craddle. data should be then accessible directly from your usb port.
as long as hdd is turning, data is accessible and recoverable, even if disk was wiped off.
1. the usb connector in the PC may have a broken board contact needs soldering or replacement. 2. there may be a broken USB cord to the external usb drive 3. the electronic controller in the USB case may not be working. 4. A new case may be needed with a new controller.
similar issue: my notebook hangs instead of restarting. i thought its the usb2.0 of my rather old(3yr) notebook. but i bought a cheap usb box for my old 120G hdd and it plug-n-play like a charm on the same old notebook/same usb port. quite frustrated with this Lacie 500G beast.
so i ended up backing up my notebook using the 1-click backup of Lacie but using my old 120G hdd instead of the new Lacie500G. but then, search as i would through the Lacie documentation, i see no mention of how to restore the data... still looking...
What system is the laptop?
File differences is the ext-hard drive FAT32 or DOS? Therefore XP [NTFS] is not 'seeing' its content.
On the XP machine
go to start/Control Panel/Admin tools/computer management/storage/removable storage/and check the file type
is the drive set on slave or master or cable select if this is the case then chane jumper setting toi master if booting with it on secondary ide but if on first ide then slave and if you have got files on these drives move them off then goto disk manager and delet partition then create new partion and sormat drive then set active in manager properties now reboot machine then open my computer to find the new drive hey presto working hdd