I installed a Hd into the nextstar and double checked it...it seems to running fine but my laptop will not recognize the new drive. what do I need to do? I run a PC with windows Xp on it. I have a feeling I am supposed to do something else...what's up? can you help?
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Re: computer not recognizing it
If as you say its working fine is pc accessing drive via usb and have you set the jumper to master as most external enclosures work on the device being master if you can see the hdd on pc then the laptop needs to have windows re-installed but if the pc is not showing hdd then goto control pannel and Administrative Tools and Computer Management and then Disk Management if showing here then select unallacated drive and properties and set active.
then turn of drive then turn back on and see if comes up in my computer.
only do laptop if pc has hdd viewing in my computer.
hope all goes well
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First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer too then your harddrive has internal issue.
Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4.
HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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you will need to update the drives. They are free to download. Many websites including Fuji, have them available. Just click, download, then double-click the file to install onto pc. Then restart pc, turn on camera, then connect it and you'll be fine.
Make sure that there is no "HD protection", in which the hard drive can only be connected to one computer. Also, try going to google and searching for some drivers for your computer to download and install. Then try plugging your hard drive in again.