Now, when I plug the hdd in to my computer, I hear the windows chime telling me that a new device has been iconnected but it does not run autoplay as usual. Have you swapped USB connection cables also – they often fail. I figured the drive had just been corrupted and was ready to format and call the Gb of data I had stored lost, but as a last resort I plugged it into my PS3, where I found It was able to read it and I was able to access all the files stored on it with no problem whatsoever. What motherboard does the system have? I’m almost certain that it’s not faulty hardware that is the cause, as it works perfectly fine with the playstation.. Archive all your data and lock up drive for extra data security Installations: This leads me to believe that there is a problem with the way windows reads the inormation on the drive, as there is no indication of any kind of hardware failure.

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The best way to fix your PC to run at peak performance is to update your drivers. Archive all your data and lock up drive for extra data security Installations: Both power cables work fine with the other drive.

And when you try back ports, try combinations of ports per try 2 ports with your ‘y’ usb cable. Hard-drive no longer recognised as a bootable option Nov 11, Choose the best match for your PC and operating system.


To get the latest driver, including Windows 10 drivers, you can choose from a list of most popular Freecom downloads. Blue coloured light is seen as soon as we plug in, does it indicates no power problem?

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If I were you I’d copy the files off first. Product Highlights USB 3. We find these problems are nearly always caused within the poor quality external enclosures rather vieta with the hard drives themselves. Power via USB port, no power adapter needed Software included: If so it can be fixed by getting a USB 2. Hundreds of hours of work, gigabytes of spreadsheets, documents, photos You have to check in Standard settings but it most probably your mother board can’t boot from USB drives.

I’m not having much luck, and I stumbled accross your forum so thought I’d give it a try.

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So, I know the data is still on bista, and not corrupt, but for whatever reason I can’t get to it in windows. This drive is sturdy, light, fast and best of all When I open my computer to try and open it manually, it freezes my computer and I am forced to end task.

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You must log in or sign up to reply here. The only other computer I have access to is a laptop which is also running Windows vista 32bit – Same problem there. No matter how long I leave it doing this, it does not recognise the drive.


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I’m curious as to how the external casing would suddenly cause vista to not recognise the drive? Hi all, I’ve been searching for a way to repair my external usb hdd, which recently stopped working. Another problem might be that the freecom drive requires only USB 2.

This leads me to believe that there is tugh problem with the way windows hough the inormation on the drive, as there is no indication of any kind of hardware failure. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.