Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
I messed up with an external hard drive by plugging it in my laptop before installing the software that came with it(the hard drive). When I did that my laptop automatically did something to find software to work with the external harddrive. However, the external hard drive will only work with the software it came with.
Because of that situation whenever i plus in the external hard drive it will run on the software my computer gave it as opposed to its actual hardware...basically stopping me from accessing it.
The computer help and support section specifically said not to plug in the device before installing the sofware that came with it. But it didn't say what to do if you did.
I was wondering if there was any way to make it so I could stop my usb devices from running on whatever software my laptop gave them.
You can uninstall external drive and then reinstall
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
You can also inserting the cd/ dvd in rom of your laptop then it will asked the windows installation then instakk windows
Posted on May 26, 2008
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A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive.
The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.
Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.
If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.
Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).
The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.
If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.
Ensure that the data cable is working properly.
Try another USB cable if you have one available.
Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.
Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.
Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.
If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.
If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.
Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."
For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter."
Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."
If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.
The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.
If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.
Hope this helps
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