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External USB hard disk not detected

By vicky08 ·
I have a 120 GB seagate usb hard disk. It is getting detected at my friends computer running XP. I formatted and partitioned it and it is working fine there.
But on my pc running XP, it is not detected either in explorer or disk management. I tried installing XP SP2, but no results. I re installed the OS to no avail. The strange part is when i boot my PC under SLAX linux, it is getting detected by plug and play. I tried all the solutions given in the forums. Nothing is wrong with the USB cable or the hard disk as it works fine under linux.. Can anyone help ?? Thanks in advance.
-Vikram

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Driver location

by hitmuli In reply to External USB hard disk no ...

When you connect your usb hard disk or any other usb device you will be asked for the driver . Choose "Install from a list or a Specific location" click next.
Then type C:\WINDOWS\inf in the box "Include this location in the search.

Done!!!

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Reponse To Answer

by simar99 In reply to Driver location

Still not getting detected... pls help... any other ideas?

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I faced this Problem !

by internetspider In reply to External USB hard disk no ...

Yes I faced this problem in one of my friends PC, he got ne External HDD when i try in my computer it was working properly, in shortly i think this is a usb version problem, if you try 80 gb or 160 gb it will work except 120.

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Help me too!!

by redhotshiam25 In reply to External USB hard disk no ...

I have the same problem. Please help me too!

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Make sure you have Windows SP3 installed....

Download Windows SP3 and then try your external harddrive again.
Make sure you have ALL Windows updates to your computer.

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con't copy filesystem seems damaged

by surajind.26 In reply to External USB hard disk no ...

Hi my Dear friends

i am using test Disk 6.0 for data recovery my currpted external 500gb segate Hard disk--i plugged in my seagate 500gb into a XP. after that i am log in "test disk" It worked fine, I am downloaded successfully near by 200gb data in 2 3 sessions until a few minutes later when plugged and loged again, and it said "disk reading error .". finally shows error "con't copy filesystem seems damaged"

plz suggest me any idea I have to recover a my balance 150gb data its very important this are all my design stuff I am a graphic designer

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For you "surajind.26" TestDisk Step By Step....

Go here and follow CAREFULLY:
If possible copy your hdd so that you do not loose the data.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

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1 TB seagate Harddisk

by venkyhr In reply to External USB hard disk no ...

Hi all,

I am new to this community, Recenty I have purchased 1 TB external hard disk. I have used it as a back up storage device. Now it not getting deducted. I am afraid all my data's are gone.

Please help me know. I am residing at Chennai, India.

If you know any software or Best hard disk recovery center's, please let me know

Looking forward for your support

Venky

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For all who are having trouble with their usb devices..

You must use administrative credentials to log on to Windows to perform some of the troubleshooting methods that are listed in this article. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network at work, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that has administrative credentials, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin

Method 1: Use Device Manager to scan for hardware changes
Use Device Manager to scan for hardware changes. After your computer scans for hardware changes, it might recognize the USB device that is connected to the USB port so that you can use the device.

To scan for hardware changes, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.

Note If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, and then use the Start Search box.
Type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. Device Manager opens.
In Device Manager, click your computer so that it is highlighted.
Click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes.
Check the USB device to see whether it is working.

If scanning for hardware changes fixed the problem, you are finished. If this method did not fix the problem, go to Method 2.

Method 2: Restart the computer
If scanning for new hardware did not fix the problem, try restarting the computer. After the computer has restarted, check the USB device to see whether it is working.

If restarting the computer fixed the problem, you are finished. If this method did not fix the problem, go to Method 3.

Method 3: Disable and re-enable the USB controller
Use Device Manager to disable and re-enable all the USB controllers. This lets the controllers recover the USB port from its unresponsive condition. The USB controllers represent the USB ports in Device Manager. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, try the steps in the "Workaround" section.
Workaround:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756
To disable the Selective Suspend feature, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.

Note If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, and then use the Start Search box.
Type regedit, and then click OK. Registry Editor opens.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USB
If the DisableSelectiveSuspend registry entry is present, double-click it. If it is not present, create the entry. To create the entry, follow these steps:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD.
Type DisableSelectiveSuspend, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.
In the Value data field, type 1 to disable the Selective Suspend feature, and then click OK.

To disable and re-enable the USB controllers, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.

Note If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, and then use the Start Search box.
Type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. Device Manager opens.
Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Note You might have to scroll down the list to find this item.
Right-click the first USB controller under Universal Serial Bus controllers, and then click Uninstall to remove it.
Repeat step 4 for each USB controller that is listed under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Restart the computer. After the computer starts, Windows will automatically scan for hardware changes and reinstall all the USB controllers that you uninstalled.
Check the USB device to see whether it is working.

If the USB port recognizes the device and if you can use the device, you are finished.

OR click on here to see if it will fix your issues.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9643528

More info as to the above:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817900

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i have problem

by Samo_Krose In reply to External USB hard disk no ...

i have broke my first laptop

and then i have bought another one, any way i still have saved my old Sata hard disk drive.

and i have connected to the latop i can see it did install and i have seen it in the disk managment, but latter i was trying something by removed the driver letter to fix an error, but now the lap won't detect that there anything connected neither in the disk managment or in the control panel.

please help what to do, i have tried my wife lap not worked same think not shown that there is any usb has been connected,

help!!

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