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My SmartDisk Crossfire Desktop 160 GB external Harddrive is not always recognized by win xp on a usb

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    Ronald Meyers Apr 23, 2008

    Unit is connected to external power

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Usually this is a problem with the usb port not being able to supply enough power to the drive. Often, units like this will come with two usb plugs on one cable to increase the current supplied to the drive. If the drive has an input for external power (some do, some don't), then using external power would help.

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Connect the external hard disk drive to the computer. Make sure that the external hard disk drive is powered on.


2. Create a Windows 7 system repair disc. To do this, follow these steps:


Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this im, type create a system repair disc in the Start Search box, and then click Create a System Repair Disc in the Programs list.



Follow the instructions to create the disc.


3. Note You must have a CD or DVD burner to create a system repair disc.


4. Start an elevated command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:


Click Start Collapse this imageExpand th, type command prompt in the Start Search box, right-click command Prompt in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.


5. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

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6. Disconnect the external hard disk drive.


7. At the elevated command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

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Note This operation might fail. In this case, if you have to have access to recovery tools, use the Windows 7 system repair disc that you created in step 2.


8. Reconnect the external hard disk drive to the computer.


9. Start the Backup and Restore Wizard to back up your files and data to the external hard disk drive.


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1. ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer.

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply (Dont use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating eg. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly)

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