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Hp dvd1170 external is not recognized by computer even after new windows xp installed on new hard drive, exactly as it was on old drive, what can be my problem?

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  • Angelo Valentino Montalbano

    Does it have error code 39?

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    Zee Oueued Jun 05, 2010

    No code, whether its plugged in USB prior to turning on computer or while running, same thing happens, immediately flag pops up saying USB device malfunctioned and computer is unable to recognize it, then its installed as a unknown device.

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    Zee Oueued Jun 05, 2010

    No code, whether its plugged in USB prior to turning on computer or while running, same thing happens, immediately flag pops up saying USB device malfunctioned and computer is unable to recognize it, then its installed as a unknown device.

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    Zee Oueued Jun 08, 2010

    I solved it, my drivers were incorrectly mounted, and after examining the USB enhanced controller drive, I discovered a number of issues. Certainly explains the problems I was experiencing on my computer besides the external multi dive DVDRAM not being recognized. All of which is due to a new install of windows XP Pro which is not the original, OME was XP Media Edition of which I never used the Media Edition part so while doing a custom install the some of the drivers were improperly installed. So I generated every driver Toshiba installed, including all windows drivers combined. All of them being the most recent available. Thanks to all who contemplated answering my unrecognizable issue and hopefully my solution can help others who might have problems arising from a custom install of an operating system.



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I recenctly bought a my book 500 gig drive and it is usb.
the firsttime I plugged the usb cable in it worksed. I had only a 40 gig ide harddrive and so I ordered an internal 500 wd hard drive to replace it. The internal 500 gig is a sata drive. first I cloned the 40 to the sata 500 and then copied the external 500 to the internal. I mover the cables to then make the internal 500 sata my boot drive. The computer would no longer show the external e\when i used the windows explorer. the device manager said it was there and working with no problem but windows did not see it.
After several experiments with diferent configurations I have concluded my motherboard wasauto configuring the external and internal 500 drives as drive 0. Since the usb was detected first and was notthe boot drive then windows assigned the internal drive as drive 0 and since the usb drive was drive 0 also it would not work. windows ignored it. my solution was to return the ide as the boot drive and plug the sata into a slave port. with that configuration both drive are seen and work normally. It took me several days to find this arrangement. so since my sata ports are auto configure and the external has a sata connection i will install an esata port adapter and try to hook it up as a slave sata drive so i cab\n use my internal 500 sata drive as my boot drive.
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Here is the Procedure for Connecting External Drives to Computer.Several brands of computer does not recognise external drives when connected to USB expansion slots,and Slots of front panel,So connect your Ext HDD to back side onboard Slots.Because there is a lack off USB power surge voltage to detect a large capacity exteral drives.Some time it is does not recognise by many computers,when USB power surge voltage is low.
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