Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive

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Cant find driver for SimpleTech 250gb external hd. Is it available?

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  • Kevin Davis Sep 13, 2011

    In most cases you shouldn't need a driver as windows will detect it automatically. Are there certain problems that you are having with it?

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The drivers might be installed properly for this device
click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver
if you can see your usb device but its not working sroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver if you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it

or you might have to download one

http://download.cnet.com/usb2-0-driver-zip/3000-18493_4-163914.html Intel PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller B0 NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller B1 USB 2.0 Root Hub Generic USB Hub VIA PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller


http://download.cnet.com/usb-2-0-root/3000-18493_4-55793.html



http://download.cnet.com/usb-mass-storage-controller/3000-18493_4-161651.html USB Mass Storage Controller


if these driver packages aren

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Should not be necessary. It is recognized by the system automatically. Try connecting to another port, check the data cable and the connection to the unit, it may be corroded or loose.

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