Question about LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard Drive
My desktop won't recognize the harddrive at all. I tested it at my laptop and there it worrks fine. I have installed the USB 2.0 drivers that come with the CD. My op system is Win XP with sp2. Does anybody know what could be the reason?
Some Hard disk drives are so large that the BIOS can't determine the type of the disk. Older BIOS versions do not recognise newer high capacity storage devices. They can't even measure the capacity of the drive. 1. Try updating the BIOS (If you know how to do it..otherwise go to the manufacturer's website) 2. New external drives are often not partitioned. Partitioning can be done in the Windows Disk Management (right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Manangement). (Make small partitions)
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
What system is the laptop? File differences is the ext-hard drive FAT32 or DOS? Therefore XP [NTFS] is not 'seeing' its content. On the XP machine go to start/Control Panel/Admin tools/computer management/storage/removable storage/and check the file type
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
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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.
click start control panel administrative tools computer management 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 but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
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
if this fails to fix the problem
Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.
Some addition links found on Google
hope this helps
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