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I disconnected my external drive and re-connected to another computer and now it doesn't work and I don't have the instructions or instllation disk(s), any advice???

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Try control panel administrive tools computer management removable storage you may be able to find something there good luck

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Mac computer white screen at log in


Probably a failed hard drive. To problem solve, you want to decide and concur. As, it is possible that your display or video card circuitry are out, but less likely.



Get an external drive with an OS on it, or put one on it. Turn on the computer while holding down the option key. This brings you to what is called the "startup manager". (Actually with a failed HD, you probably don't need to do that step, but it guarantees that it doesn't try to boot on your main drive). Choose the external you want to boot off of and click the arrow if you are presented with one. When fully up, you may or may not see your main drive available. At this time, don't keel over, there are settings that could hide it, On your keyboard, press "cmd-shift-U" which brings you to your utility's folder. Launch the app "disk utility".



in the right pane of the window, you should be in the "repair" tab. In the left panel, you have a list of connected drives, hopefully you see your main drive listed. If not... Big problems. The app "Disk warrior "may be able to get you to see the drive long enough to recover data from it ( hopefully you keep a backup and don't need it ) If you do see it, the drive name and the volume name (what you call it) will be listed. Sometime the volume name will be dimmed. Meaning special info I it is damaged that the computer needs to mount it (access it)

"select it and run the " verify disk " option near the bottom of the right pane. Errors? You can run the "repair disk" option, but it really doesn't do much for a failing drive". Disk Warrior can, albeit temporary and. It is 100$.



If if you get it to mount get what ever data you can NOW! All HD's these days are Crap, they will fail (without fail).



Now ow ontomthe display/video. Simple if you boot to another drive And you still don't see anything or no boot manager comes up, connect an external display. If it works, then. Your display or video card has gone bad.



Best of luck!

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Get another lead
Some external storage devices work poorly or not at all when connected to a hub; try connecting the drive directly to a port on the computer. Also check if it's detected in "Disk Management". Here you can verify if the partition and format are correct for the Operating System. Check the Drive's status in Device manager. This will verify if the external drive has a drive letter designation. Check Partition and Format. Log in as Administrator account in windows or any other account with administrative privileges Insert your removable disk into the USB port. Click Start, right click on computer and select manage. Now, click Disk Management. Check whether drive letter for the device is present. Check the lower window to find whether the device is detected (such as Disk 1, Disk 2, etc). If the device is detected with a drive letter, verify that no other device is using that drive letter. If it is, change it to unused drive letter. Hope this helps.

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Won't link to my computer and flashing red light inside.


Is this a new one or have you used it for some time? If it is a new one, it might not be getting enough power to work.
If you connect it through a USB hub, disconnect the hub. Connect the HDD directly to the computer and see.
If it doesn't work, find a USB cable with two USB jacks on one side. Connect both to USB ports at the back of the computer (and of course, connect the other end to the HDD) and see.

Best of luck!

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Hello, I formatted my external hard drive Samsung G2 HX-MU050DC and i lost the drivers. I can not find drivers. Can you help me please? Because i can no longer read the files that are on it. Thank you...


According to the microsoft site your external hard drive which is the Samsung G2 HX-MU050DC doesn't need any additional software it is automatically installed when connected..Maybe try to connect it to other USB port I preferred you connect it at the back of your CPU..If this doesn't work try to connect your external hard drive to other computer if it still doesn't work. sad to say but the problem is your external hard drive..

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When I turn on my 2 terabyte LaCie DD3US external hard drive, disk appears to rotate but I get a red light along with the blue, and clicking noises, and the drive's icon doesn't show on my iMac...


If the device doesn't show up in Mac System Profiler at all or as an unknown device:
The symptoms indicate there is a problem with the drive, how it is connected, or with the computer used for troubleshooting. The next best step is to change physical variables, and find a simpler problem than a broken product.
  • Change the data cable (USB, FireWire, Ethernet, etc.) A failure in the cable can cause this issue.
  • Change the external power supply or cable. If possible, obtain another power cabling to see if the problem is in that component. On drives that are powered via USB or Firewire, try using the included power sharing cable and connect it to another port.
  • Change the computer you are using. Computer problems can manifest themselves in many ways. Even if the computer appears to be working properly, this is a worthwhile test. Try it on a friend's computer and see if it works fine.
If the tests above don't help, it's possible that the drive was either dropped while running, had a hard drive 'head crash' or the circuitry inside the drive is fried.
Hope this helps!

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Hello, This external hard drive does not need a driver, even in XP. If you're using a desktop, don't connect it to the usb ports in front of your CPU case, instead, connect the usb at the back USB ports, if this doesn't work, try using a shorter USB cable and connect it again at the back.

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My WD 1tb harddrive is no longer showing up on my computer. When I plug it in to the USB my computer states the drivers are installed correctly but it is not showing on "My Computer" or any other...


Hello,

Connect the external drive to another computer and observe if it's going to work perfectly on that computer.

Which ever the case may be, here is what you need to do on your computer;

Insert the external drive into your computer

Go to device manager.

Go to the name of the external drive.

Right click on the external drive and click 'Uninstall"

Allow the external drive uninstall from your computer.

If possible uninstall every other device under the "Universal serial bus controller (usb).

Once this is done, disconnect/remove the external drive from your computer.

Restart your computer.

Wait a while for the computer to boot computer. Also whatever you have uninstalled from the device manager, might install automatically. Which ever the case maybe, make sure your computer has finished booting or installing any device before you attempt to insert the external drive into the usb.

Now insert the external drive and wait for the computer to install the external drive, then observe if it will open this time around.

By now it should open. But if it doesn't open, please let me know so that I may direct you further on what next to do.

I wish you good luck.

Regards.

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Hello,
it is a known issue that these particular drives sometimes don't get recognized by the Operating System, after coming out of Sleep, Stand By, or Hibernation.
Simply try to disconnect and reconnect the drive again in the USB port, if this doesn't work then, Disconnect it from the USB and connect it to the Firewire. if this doesn't work then, Restart the computer.
It should solve the problem.

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We bought some time ago an WD External Harddisk and now the Adapter doesn`t work anymore! What can I do?


Try connecting it to a different computer.

Any external storage device has three major parts:
* USB cable
* disk-drive
* USB-to-disk-drive adapter

Try a different USB cable.

Disconnect the disk-drive from that adapter, and connect the disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, and see if you can read the files, which implies that the adapter is the part that has failed.

If you cannot read from the disk-drive, check its WARRANTY status. W.D. will replace it, if the warranty is still valid.

Otherwise, W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program: find the serial-number of your unit, access their web-site, and purchase another W.D. external storage unit, at a significant discount, by citing the serial-number.

Or, if the adapter is OK, then replace the disk-drive by a new one, and close-up the casing, to create a "revived" external storage device for your use.

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Please explain more the position:
1. Is the hard drive properly connected in the computer?
2. have you booted the computer to recognize HD in BIOS?
3. Have you inserted bootabe Windows CD to attempt loading the operating system?
4. Has the Operating system loaded and failed?

Note: hard Drives are made in Standard Industry specs. If its good and connected properly it should work. If it is a second or third hard drive you are connecting, it may be connected wrong in data cables.

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