Question about Hard Drives
I hav a zippy external hard drive
recntly it started showing usb device not recognised
im at my wits end i hav very important info on it pls pls pls help me
Some great ideas, good to know about the power management. I unchecked the boxes, but unfortunately, it's still not recognized. Any other ideas for Seagate FreeAgent Go? Thanks
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
During initialization, devices are reset too soon after they are
powered on. In this situation, some devices may use the wrong connector.
Power Management system can sometimes cause issues. follow these instructions:
Right-click on My Computer/Properties/Hardware Tab/Device Manager. Now look for the Universal Serial Bus controllers tree....then expand it. You should see a number of USB Root Hub insertions. Right-click one of them/properties/Power Management. Take the check out of the box labeled "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".
If you still get "Usb device not recognized" in Windows and the above solution doesn't work for you, there might be other causes:
A) USB device worked before but suddenly stopped working:
The following solution might be applicable:
1) Remove all oem*.inf files =
1. Click start and click run then under the run line type in the command “cmd” (without the quotation marks)
2. In the command line, type in the following (without the quotes) and press enter after each command:
“ren infcache.1 *.old”
“ren oem*.inf *.old”
2) Removing all entries under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Enum/USB that start with VID ==
Removing the VID entries from the registry will cause them to be redetected at restart.
CAUTION: If you have a USB keyboard or mouse, do not remove the VID entry for these devices, otherwise, Windows may not restart correctly.
1. Click Start and click Run. Type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window will open.
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB.
3. Highlight and delete all the VID_…. entries.
Permissions may be set allowing the deletion of the VID_ entries by following the steps below:
a)Right-click the key to be deleted, and then click Permissions. The VID_… Permissions window will open.
b)With Everyone highlighted in the Group or User name section, select Full Control in the Permissions section.
c)Click Apply, and then click OK.
4. Turn off the computer.
Reconnect the USB device to the computer system: ==
1. With the computer system turned off, reconnect the USB hub to the the USB port.
2.Restart the computer.
3.A New Hardware Detected window should open and reload the drivers.
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Posted on Apr 26, 2008
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