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Portable Hard Drive refuses to stay linked with PC

My portable Hard Drive recently purchased will work OK on my Office PC and on my laptop but not on my home PC. I bought it so that I could carry files from Home to work etc.
When I connect to my home PC it only runs for a few moments then cuts off and will sometimes reconnect again for a few minutes before cutting off again.
I am using Windows XP the same as the Office and Laptop.
My Iomega drive model LPHD160-U P/N31625101R
Can you advise ?

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  • Trentwood Jul 12, 2008

    I have tried the other USB ports as sugested but all work the same and drop the portable drive after just a few moments.

    I have a number of Flash Drives and they all work well in any of the ports as does my Scanner and Printer??

    Any other suggestions?



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I'm thinking the usb port being used on the home pc may be bad. Do you have any others available to use?

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  • Mike Wright Jul 12, 2008

    how about reinstalling the software for that particular drive?

  • Mike Wright Jul 12, 2008

    Just curious... Why would you rate me as inappropraite for trying to help, and then still ask me more questions?



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