Question about Toshiba 640GB USB 20 Portable External Hard Drive Portable Hard Drive Case Bundle (640HDCSKIT) Drive Case

1 Answer

Every since I have upgraded from XP to Win 7 I cannot get my toshiba 640gb external hard drive to work. It registers an icon and it does pop up under the list of hard ware and devices but, I am unable to open it and browse. It just freezes. Can you help me? All of my school work is on this thing as well as my computer back ups.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Toshiba Master
  • 8,404 Answers

Did you check the Microsoft Hardware list before you did this upgrade?

If not, please check it now ... at ... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

If your device is listed ... great .. you have a solvable problem. If not listed, you will have to upgrace your hardware.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My computer will not recognize the drive. Does it have to be connect to a power supply? I have it connected to a usb port


Windows 7 does not recognize SimpleTech 250GB external USB drive ...

answers.microsoft.com/...does-not-recognize-simpletech-250gb/f7ceccd0...
Just bought a new computer, running Win 7. Drive worked fine on Win XP. ... Windows 7 does not recognize SimpleTech 250GB external USB drive ... I find it hard to believe that a external USB 2.0 drive can't work with Win 7. There must be ...

SimpleTech dvi hdmi pc Hard Drives Questions & Answers ...

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags > dvi hdmi pc > Hard Drives
Question about SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive ... Question about250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive ... my PC does not recognize the external drive 96300-40001-001 Driver Problem: Check whether ..

Dec 18, 2015 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 250 GB External USB...

1 Answer

Maxstor 6L250R0 external USB drive does not appear in My Computer or Windows Explorer after upgrade to Windows 7 Pro and Toshiba Tecra laptop.


You are missing A Driver for the USB Port, that didn't get installed By you're New OS. Go to the Laptops Manufacturer web site and Look for Diagnostic Tools for You're Machine.It Will Give You a List of All Drivers that are not Loaded for You're machine, as Shipped from the Factory.Follow the Steps to load and install . And You should Be fine. Remember to run you're System Tools to Keep you machine running @ Peak .The Correct Drivers are very Machine Specific and Are Not All Generic Like in the Win OS. that will Make Most things run.But the Drivers from the Factory are very Specific Because of the Different Vendor parts installed By the Factory, And Windows will only cover very Generic Software to get you're machine running.Since they cannot Cover All Vendor Part software on 1 little disk.

Sep 13, 2015 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 ,now storage device not showing.


Have you tried to shut down the computer, unplug the usd external drive, reboot the computer, plug in the USB external HDD the should apply the driver. That said, Have you tried a Thumb Drive or any other USB device in the USB ports? It's a common problem when upgrading a OS that Hardware issues popup. Open the Device Manager, Is your USB controller working? Enabled? Any other devices in error? Unknown devices? Use the Win 7 drivers for your computer found on the computer manufacturer's website. Change the compatibility on the driver for Win 8.

Jan 11, 2013 | Western Digital 1TB WD ELEMENTS USB...

1 Answer

Window command to format HDD H551 portable.


If you are connect it with a windows 7 it ask you reformat your hard drive. But if you work in a windows Xp it will work fine and no need to reformat.

Jul 19, 2011 | PQI H551 640GB 2.5" USB 2.0 Portable...

1 Answer

I have a Samsung external 3.5 floppy drive, a SFD 321u which has worked fine in my old Win XP computer. I have a new system with Win 7 and this drive will not work with the drivers on the CD and Win 7...


If it is a USB external drive it should be recognized by your laptop, it worked for my dell floppy drive from xp to win 7 64bit, if it does not you should download the winxp driver and use it to install in win 7 when it does not recognizes the drive.

-select have drivers
-select downloaded drivers

it would give you an error of pop up saying drivers are not "signed" just go ahead a accept that and it should work.

Let me know if it helps

Mar 17, 2011 | Samsung SFD 321U External Floppy Drive

1 Answer

Toshiba external hard drive 640Gb appears on my laptop the USB connects perfectly ,it opens but doesn't take in any file .


hello, i would advice you to format your external hard drive by write clicking on it and click on format and click on start to begin, if this does not allow you to still put files on your external hard drive,then insert it on a friend laptop and see whether you can move files to it. I hope this helps. Regards

Feb 08, 2011 | Toshiba 640GB USB 20 Portable External...

1 Answer

Just got a seagate free agent go 640gb and it didn't come with a manual or cd. loads on the computer fine but no icon or way to access it.


No external hdd has a cd or a manual, cause their is none required for it. It is as simple as using a flash drive. You need to go into My Computer (if using XP ) or Computer Window ( if using Vista or 7 ) and when you connect the Seagate to the computer you will be able to see an option poping up under removable storage devices. If it does not come up then return the product, its bad.

May 04, 2010 | Seagate FreeAgent Go 640GB External USB 20...

1 Answer

We have a Comstar 640gb external Hard Drive. All tests say drive is healthy. Running Windows XP. Drive was working yesterday when hooked up to our old PC. Now on new PC Windows will see the HD and we can...


Can I ask a question about this Comstar 640gb external Hard Drive? What kind of power adapter for this external Hard
Drive? How many volts? I lost my power adapter for this hard drive while moving.

Steven

Feb 04, 2010 | Fantom Drives Titanium II (TFD160U2) 160...

2 Answers

Hi, I have an external hard drive GHD225U40 that


go to device manager on computer, (while the external hardrive is connected) find the drive on the list and right click it or somthing, and look to see if you can update any drivers on it..this is more then likely your problom because when you switched from xp to 7 it might have wiped out the drivers for the external hardrive

Nov 13, 2009 | IOGear (GHD125C40) (DHGHD125C40) 40 GB...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba 640GB USB 20 Portable External Hard Drive   Portable Hard Drive Case Bundle (640HDCSKIT) Drive Case Logo

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...