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External Hard drive USB device not recognized

External Hard drive USB device not recognized, how do I fix? [more inside]
posted by complience on May 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Thumb Drive Life Cycle

Thumb Drive Life Cycle [more inside]
posted by KRS on May 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Byke March 2001

[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on May 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Road Trip Boston to Boise

[RoadTripFilter] Point me to some can't miss attractions/camping/lodging/whatever along I-80/I-84 From Ohio To Idaho. [more inside]
posted by ThePants on May 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Wiping a drive.

I am trying to wipe my hard drive... [more inside]
posted by 517 on May 5, 2007 - 18 answers

External hard drive failure: halp!

External hard drive failure: halp! [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

What gives with my drive?

HardDriveFilter: I'm getting some weird behaviour from my external drive. Help! And I don't mean it's wearing funny stockings and a mask! [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Apr 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me revive a Western Digital hard drive

Is there any way to get my western digital external hard drive to properly display the disappeared files & folders on it so that I can back them up? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Mar 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Simple Backup Strategy for a small business?

Suggestions for backup solutions for a small daily paper? Long story after the break. [more inside]
posted by The Behatted Wild Man of Greenfield on Mar 21, 2007 - 5 answers

How to reset your life?

Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it? [more inside]
posted by bizack on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 answers

Spring clean needed

Is there a program out there that will help me organise my hard drives? [more inside]
posted by mjlondon on Mar 9, 2007 - 8 answers

What kind of laptop harddrive can I use?

I need a new laptop harddrive. Can I use any that is physically the same size, or must I stick with HP? [more inside]
posted by simonash on Mar 2, 2007 - 9 answers

External hard drive has split personality

Why does the drive letter for my external hard drive keep changing? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Feb 28, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I retrieve the files from a hard drive without HD enclosure?

My computer recently crapped out and I desperately need to get back the files on my hard drive. I bought a HD enclosure which did not help me out. I tried to change the permission on the files, but it kept telling me that I need to format everything. Is there any other way I could get my files back? (The computer is completely done, but the hard drive is alive.) [more inside]
posted by cheero on Feb 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Transfering Drivers?

Main hard drive is about to die...New hard drive ready... Is there some way to copy drivers for video card, sound card, printer, etc, from the current OS hard drive to my external hard drive and then put them on my new hard drive with the newly installed windows? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Feb 5, 2007 - 15 answers

CD/DVD drive kaput

I'm having trouble with the CDRW/DVD drive in my Inspiron 1000 laptop. When I insert a music CD or a movie DVD, nothing happens. There's no sound from the CD, and the DVD software doesn't automatically start as it did when things were working properly. I have both Windows Media Player and the Dell DVD player that came with the computer. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by NinaLee on Jan 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Freeze HD or Knoppix?

I turn computer on then drive spins up and then a very low click and the machine turns off! My question is will I benefit from putting this drive (120GB) in the freezer in a plastic bag then trying again or should I try and read from Knoppix, though I don't know if the machine will even boot enough for me to get to the BIOS to change the drive order and boot from CD.
posted by thinktwice on Jan 18, 2007 - 9 answers

My friend is trying to finish his album on pro tools but is running out of hard drive space.

My friend is trying to finish his album on pro tools but is running out of hard drive space. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jan 12, 2007 - 11 answers

usb vs external drive from mac to pc

Why can I use a usb drive interchangeably between my Mac and PC, but not an external drive? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Jan 11, 2007 - 8 answers

How many times to erase hard drive

How many times should I zero the hard drive of a laptop I am going to sell? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Has anyone installed a solid state flash drive?

I've got an older notebook, and I was thinking it would be an interesting project to replace its 2.5" hard drive with a solid state flash drive. I'd probably just go with a 4 GB drive, and keep all my data out on the Internet. I was thinking it would extend the battery life, speed up data access, and make the machine a little quieter. Has anybody done this?
posted by fcain on Jan 5, 2007 - 17 answers

My external hard drive is suddenly unreadable

My Lacie Big D2 500gb external hard drive is no longer seen on my powerbook or pc – how would I retrieve the data off it without handing it to a data recovery company? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Showbiz on Jan 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Where is my Calendar?

Can an Outlook contact file be recovered after the HD has been wiped and the OS is reinstalled? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Jan 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Why does my Western Digital MyBook 100 GB HD insist on being recognized as an iPod?

My Western Digital MyBook has a folder on it called "iPod control." I have tried deleting it, but it always comes back. This hard drive has had this "feature" since I bought it." As a result of this, my Rhapsody software keeps thinking I have an iPod attached to my computer when I don't. I realize this hard drive is only trying to be helpful, but this quirk makes me want to beat it with a hose.
posted by 4ster on Dec 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Installing Linux on my Mac's external hard drive

Is there anywhere I can find step-by-step instructions for installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu in particular) on my PowerBook G4's external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 22, 2006 - 6 answers

How does Windows label hard disks?

How does Windows XP label hard disks? [more inside]
posted by Symeon on Dec 14, 2006 - 4 answers

How to stop XP automatic search when drive is plugged in?

How do I stop windows from automatically searching for media when a new drive is plugged in? (Minor annoyance.) [more inside]
posted by univac on Nov 29, 2006 - 3 answers

RMAs have me foaming at the mouth

What's the best way to RMA a hard drive without the original packaging? [more inside]
posted by reishus on Nov 2, 2006 - 7 answers

high-speed drive

I bought some CD-RWs and noticed that they're for "high-speed drives only." Does anyone now if the internal drive on an iBook G4 qualifies?
posted by dearleader on Oct 18, 2006 - 6 answers

How to boot PC XP and Intel OSX from external drive?

How do I configure a 2.5" 60 gig usb external drive to boot Windows XP on a PC as well as be able to boot Mac OS X 10.4 on an Intel MacBook?
posted by h2 on Oct 10, 2006 - 4 answers


driving from Boston to Chicago... [more inside]
posted by whatitis on Oct 10, 2006 - 12 answers

Exactly cloning a MacBook Pro's HD

I need to make an exact clone of a MacBook Pro drive onto an external (fw) drive, which will then be used as the MBP's internal drive. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Oct 9, 2006 - 9 answers

Usb drive - now what?

Just received a 2gb usb drive as a gift -what do I put on it and what do I use it for - transferring shite between work and home is not a concern.
posted by philad on Oct 7, 2006 - 18 answers

Hard drives and the ghosting of

I want to buy a new computer but don't want to reinstall everything from my old one: how far can ghosting hard drives take me? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Oct 1, 2006 - 13 answers

Linux boot from USB HD?

LinuxN00bFilter: Linux and/or dual boot from external USB HD (not pen/flash drive, but a real hard drive) -- how? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Oct 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Internal hard drive to external?

I have a hard disk that I pulled out of a dead computer. It has been formated and has data on it. Are there any external adapters that I can plug it into so that I can use it as an external drive?
posted by mtstover on Sep 30, 2006 - 13 answers

How to store Pics from Digital Camera to External Hard Drive without Computer!

I will be traveling to Japan with my digital camera, but how do i download my pics to a external drive so that my camera doesn't get full? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Sep 15, 2006 - 20 answers

Which CD-R/RW drive?

Which CD-R / CD-RW drive is best to replace the one that's just died in my PC? [more inside]
posted by JtJ on Sep 12, 2006 - 7 answers

How to get my computer to recognize my external hard drive.

This may seem like a simple tech question, but I just purchased an external hard drive, as well as an enclosure, and when I turn on the enclosure my computer (windows xp) recognizes the new hardware (little bubble on bottom right), but the drive does not show up on my computer. Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
posted by curiocity on Sep 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Ridin' Dirty

If a person has a valid out of state license and has had their in-state (lets say... Virginia) license revoked, and is pulled over driving in Virginia, if they produce an out of state license, can the police officer link this valid out of state license to the revoked in state license? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Sep 4, 2006 - 16 answers

Data recovery experience?

So, my friend's harddrive got wiped. Lost a year's worth of high-res artwork. Does anyone have experience with using a data recovery service? I'm looking specifically for price information, how much data was retrievable, and potentially a recommendation. [more inside]
posted by still on Aug 28, 2006 - 18 answers

CD-RW drive won't connect to laptop.

My CD-RW drive will not firmly attach to my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop. If I push it with my thumbs, it will make a connection, but as soon as I remove firm pressure, it loses its connection. [more inside]
posted by UKnowForKids on Aug 10, 2006 - 3 answers

My external hard drive claims to be full, but it's not!

My external hard drive claims to be full, but it's not! [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Aug 8, 2006 - 16 answers

I don't wanna lose all my information.

Please don't let me lose all of my phone numbers, datebook, project filing, etc... (You need not be treo-conversant to answer this, but it might help a little.) [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Flash Drive FUBAR

My Flash drive has gone screwy. I think its partitions are gone. [more inside]
posted by spartacusroosevelt on Aug 2, 2006 - 2 answers

VAIO shutdown - startup issues

Sony VAIO SZ shutdown - startup issues. [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Jul 31, 2006 - 1 answer

Are All Drive Enclosures Basically The Same?

Hello, Hive Mind. I'm about to buy a Mac Mini for my space-cramped office. However, I want to be able to use my two old IDE drives. So, what kind of enclosure should I buy? Are they all essentially the same? Should I go for USB or Firewire?
posted by optimuscrime on Jul 30, 2006 - 15 answers

How can I boost my testosterone level without hard exercise?

How can I boost my testosterone level without hard exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2006 - 11 answers

Sharing a DVD drive (and watching movies) on a LAN

A three pc LAN (running 2000/XP) but only one dvd drive. I'd like the other two pc's to be able to watch dvd movies from that shared drive... [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice on Jul 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Can I drive with an expired New Jersey drivers' license in Spain?

Can I drive with an expired New Jersey drivers' license in Spain? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jul 18, 2006 - 17 answers

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