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External hard drive will not auto run. Task manager recognizes it as a usb mass storage, but it will not auto run and I am unable to access it in "my computer"

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ITS VERY EASY,, I THINK YOU USB DRIVE IS NOT COMPATIBLE TO THE COMPUTER,,, BUT THERE IS ANOTHER SOLUTION!! CLICK ON "MY COMPUTER" and click the "folders" above!! and the menu folder will appear the the left side the you can click your unit there!!!

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Look for the safe remove hardware icon with a green arrow in the lower right hand side first remove it from there and then add it again..and check it under my computer..

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Cant detect hdd


Hi Martin...

The problem is being caused by the Logical Disk Manager
Administrative service and possibly the logical Disk Manager service
not being started or the services might be disabled. to solve the
problem, click on the "Start" menu, click the "Run" command, and then type
in the box: services.msc , scroll down until you see both the above services.
right click on each of the services about and select properties, on the
general tab, change the startup type to "automatic" and click the start
button under the service status. do this for both of the services, and
that should will fix your problem."
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For Windows 2000 and XP:
Right click on My Computer.
Choose Manage (This will open the Computer Management window).
Go to the Storage category and select Disk Management
Right click the new drive (usually listed as Hard Disk 1) and "initialize"
You now have the option to partition and format the drive.
The default settings of Primary Partition and NTFS- Quick Format are recommended for most users.

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External hard drive can not be recognized, are more common on computer
failures, what's the reason caused this failure?
1, Setting the CMOS parameters
If you never used the USB external device, there may occur the case:
The system can not detect USB hard drive even if the driver is properly
installed, which was mainly due to the motherboard CMOS default port is closed, if not set to
open state, it naturally Windows can not detect the external hard drive. In order to solve this
problem, we can re-boot into the CMOS settings, and set "Assign IRQ For USB" to "Enable" in
"PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION" column, now the system can be assigned to the USB port available
interrupt address.
2, Power shortage
As the USB drive need to consume some power when it at work, if directly through the USB interface
to take power, the power supply may be not enough. Thus, almost all of the external hard drive
comes with a separate external power supply or a PS2 keyboard to take power transfer interface,
at this time you should connect external power supply or through the transfer cable ps2 connected
to keyboard to ensure that it have provided adequate power to the external hard disk,
recommended that you should ensure the external hard drive have adequate power supply when you
use it, otherwise, the external hard disk is likely to be damaged due to insufficient power
supply.
3, USB extension cable fault
USB interface type does not match the external hard disk interface ,this case caused it can not
be used. For example the standard USB interface of the computer configuration is 1.1, while the
external hard drives purchased are USB 2.0, which requires the cable connected computers and
external hard disk must support USB 2.0 standard. Because high-speed mobile device plug in a
low-speed hub, the device may not be properly installed, and some people use external hard disk
while using USB flash drives, For convenience, they directly used USB 1.1 standard cable that
supplied by USB flash drives, as a result, the USB 2.0 standard hard drive not be recognized
correctly. Just replace it by the USB 2.0 standard cable can solve this problem.
4, Windows version is too low
Pre-Windows 98 operating system does not support USB peripherals, so in any case to install the
driver, set the CMOS parameters are unable to make normal use of external hard disk. In this
case, one solution is to upgrade the operating system up to Windows 98, another way is to
Microsoft's official site, download the appropriate patch to make it can identify mobile hard
disk.
5, The system is set incorrectly
When installed driver, the external hard disk icon will be seen on the Device Manager for some
Windows 98 users, but the Explorer does not include the corresponding letter identification,
which is improper system settings. In the Device Manager, double-click the Hard Drive icon, and
click the pop-up window in the "Properties" button, and you could see disconnect, could be
deleted, synchronous data transmission and Int 13 unit four options, of which "could be deleted "
is no tick in front of the system, and simply check this option to restart your computer, you can
see in the Explorer, the new external hard disk drive letter.
While the failure of the external hard disk does not recognized are more the reasons, but
generally not the USB interface or external hard disk's own fault, so it requiring us to consider
some more from around the association when exclude it, I believe you can successfully use the
external hard disk.
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Hi I had the same problem and solved it like this assuming that you are running windows xp

With your external casing powered-up (it does not get power through USB does it?) and your WinXP
PC running, plug in the USB.
You should hear 'chime', what happens then?
If harddisk is recognised here, but does NOT have a drive-letter and cannot be seen in Windows
Explorer, the answer is in Windows Disk Management
...
Go Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. ( on left column)
Maximize this page. Physical Drives appear at the bottom; Logical Drives at the top.
Hopefully your drive will appear at the bottom (physically), you must then 'import' it into the
Windows installation
; Windows will put its 'signature' on the drive and assign it a logical drive letter :^)
you can try to format it here if it is new and has no info on it , check back to My computer and see if present.

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Have the SimpleTech SimpleDrive External 400GB hard drive. When I click on StorageSync I get the message "Program is already running. Can't create process". Don't know what to do? Any help?


Go to task Manager > processes tab and find the StorageSync program and end process. Unplug the drive, shut down the PC, replug and start up the Pc and try again.

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Ihave Simpledrive 500GB external hard drive but now all of a sudden my PC does not recognize it when I go to my computer and look for it


If you have a SimpleTech SimpleDrive connected to your computer and you're experiencing problems with the external hard drive, there may be several reasons why it's malfunctioning. Troubleshooting your computer can help rule out common problems and the possibility that the hard drive may be defective. If you recently purchased the device and suspect there is something wrong with it, return the defective drive to SimpleTech or the reseller for a replacement.

Incompatible USB Port Problems W 7 First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:


Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.


In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".


Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".



Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically. for XP or earlier click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X you will need to update/reinstall drivers right click to reinstall drivers if you can see your usb drive but its not working ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem Check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts b> SimpleTech SimpleDrive plug and play options makes it easy for you to connect the device to your computer. But you may encounter problems if your computer's USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports are not compatible with the external hard drive. Make sure your ports are powerful enough to operate the drive. USB 2.0 ports are recommended, but if you're using an older computer with 1.0 ports, the hard drive will function much slower or you may receive an error message that the device is not compatible with your system. b> Missing External Drive Letter b> If you're unable to find the SimpleTech external hard drive's letter on your desktop after you have installed the drivers for the device, it's possible that the external drive may be assigned to another drive. Sometimes, the hard drive is assigned to a network drive and you may need to manually change the drive's letter in Disk Management. Enable Drive Letter View b> Click the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the start menu. Click "Folder Options" and navigate to the "View" tab. Scroll down and place a mark next to "Show drive letters," then click "OK." b> Configuring Drive Manager b> Click the "Start" button to launch the start menu. Right-click "Computer" and choose "Manage" from the menu. Click "Storage" in the menu on the right side to extend the section. Click "Disk Management" under the "Storage" header. This will show you a list of drives and removable storage on your computer. It will also report the status of the drives, such as "Healthy." If the removable storage does not have a drive letter or has a drive letter in conflict with another drive, you can assign it a new letter. Right-click the icon of your removable storage drive and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths." Click the "Change" button, then choose a drive letter from the drop-down menu. Select a letter that is near to the end of the alphabet to prevent drive overlap issues. Click "OK" to allow the changes to take place. You should now see the removable storage listed with your other drives on the "My Computer" screen. SimpleTech SimpleDrive Incorrectly Formatted b> SimpleTech SimpleDrive is normally pre-formatted for Windows NTFS (New Technology File System), but Mac users may need to copy the backup software and reformat the external hard drive for FAT32 or Mac OS to be able to use the external drive. If the external hard drive is not formatted correctly for your system, it may not function or work properly. b> External Hard Drive Inaccessible b> If you receive an error message that says "Drive Inaccessible," the SimpleTech SimpleDrive may not be able to read the service area of the platter. If the external hard drive emits a loud or abnormal sound, this could mean the device is failing. Test the drive on another computer to see if it is working properly. Otherwise, the external hard drive's surface area may be damaged or corrupted. b> Replacing a Defective Hard Drive b> You can return a defective hard drive that is under warranty to SimpleTech. The manufacturer will exchange the device if the seal is not broken. But if you break or tear the seal on the case, any warranty claims will not be accepted and the device will be returned back to you. SimpleTech will only accept the device if you contracted a commercial data recovery company to retrieve critical data from the external hard drive and the seal needed to be broken. Before returning the defective drive, you will need to secure a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) approval number from SimpleTech and furnish any invoices or documentation regarding the data recovery company's services. Hope this helps.

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Failure to recognize CD ROM or USB ports


  1. Run Registry Editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
  3. In the right pane, double click on the Start value name.
  4. Change the value data to 4 to disable the removable USB mass storage device drive access
  5. 5.
  6. To revert and re-enable the drive access for removable USB mass storage device driver, change back the value data for Start to its original default of 3.
The change will take effect immediately to block any USB mass storage device such as USB flash drive, USB key and portable harddisk from been used in the system, while still allowing hardware components to work properly via USB connection. The hack works in most Windows operating system such as Windows Vista, XP, Windows Server 2008, 2003 and 2000.
For user who dare not to modify the registry manually, simply download the following registration entries file to enable or disable the USB drive. Extract the downloaded content in .ZIP format, and then double click on the .REG file to open and apply or merge the registry values to system.
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right click my computer, device manager,you should now see a list roll down list till you see universal serial bus controller,click on this and a list will drop down, the first 1 you see in list right click and pick update driver software.keep going down list doing the update software driver .that should reinstall missing usb storage driver .try pluging in an external hard drive if it reads drive and you can put and remove things then its already install but not showing.

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hi there, i to have an iomega external drive, have you tried to disconnect the cable, i.e.. the usb cord and restarting the computer and pluging in the hard drive itself back into the usb slot.....if yes i am thinking, another thing is, wha operating system are you using, if it is vista and you restarted the computer with it pluged in you must restart it without the iomega plugged into the computer, when an external drive is plugged in and the system resatrts vista recognizes it as an internal drive and tries to reboot from it....i am not sure why vista does this, it happens to me and microsoft says it's a protection thing, from hacker hardware components......so all usb things should be replugged into the computer after vista has started with just the regular things...microphones and such are ok....just things with mass storage are what need to be unplugged and replugged into the computer after reboot....hope this helps....shia

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Whilever you can access the drive, move any data you want onto another media (such as DVD or external USB hard drive) because chances are it's not going to work much longer. You need to look at buying a new hard drive as soon as you possibly can, and migrating the data to it.

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard will be able to backup your data to another media.

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- mass storage device in = SD card.

- The DVD/CD can't recognize any type of disk inserted: Replace the CD-DVD unit, it is with problem.

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