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external harddrive problems

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jctech6, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. jctech6

    jctech6 Guest

    hey it seems everytime i plug my ex.hd into my usb2.0 and view its files on my computer, it will close the window and say that an error has occured in windows explorer or something. I tried on another computer and it doesnt have that problem, any way to fix this? thanks.
     
  2. sammorris

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    try assigning it a different drive letter in Disk Management, in case there's a conflict.


    (Start->Run then type diskmgmt.msc)
     
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    thats what i was gonna say...
     
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    hehe, beat you by 5 and a half hours!
     
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    hahaha...you're always online...
     
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    Well, except for when I go to bed! :p
     
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    hahaha...dont sleep then...you've post over 2500posts! wow...
     
  8. jctech6

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    i tried changing the drive letter and it still happens. i don't want to format the harddrive so is there any other way to fix this?
     
  9. sammorris

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    Formatting the external HD probably won't help here. I suppose you could try updating the driver for the HDD in Device Manager, but I'm not confident that'll work.
    GTR35: a lot more than 2500, 7627 with this one!
     
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    7627!!! no wonder you're a afterdawn addict...
    @jctech6 then i dont know whats going on, bring your computer to a shop let th ppl there check out whats going on. maybe you're just tell us half of the whole problem...
     
  11. jctech6

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    its asking for a cd but i dont have one. do i search for a driver update on the net? thanks.
     
  12. jctech6

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    to be more specific it occurs when i enter a sub folder the main folders i can view fine without it crashing. Could it be a bad usb cable? Can't be the usb b/c i connect to my psp with no problems.
     
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    Can it not do it automatically?
    What brand is the external hard drive?

    It could potentially be the USB cable, if you have another, it's worht trying it. Also try a different USB port. The bandwidth required for an external hard drive is much greater than for a PSP.
     
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  14. jctech6

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    its a hitachi dk23ba. Should i just run the driver update and see if itll update itself because i cancelled when it asked for a cd. Really annoying since it holds my backup psp games and when i try to go into that specific folder it exits
     
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    out of interest, do you get any errors when browsing the drive through a dos console?

    e.g.
    start->Run
    type cmd
    press enter

    (change drive letter and folder names where appropriate)

    E:
    cd pspbackup
    cd Game1
    Game1.file
     
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    uninstall the usb ports in device manager & restart windows so can find new hardware & load it's driver. what chipset is the motherboard & what windows are you using?

    sam, i've got 4x your post count at 32,348 & they are not all mod posts.
     
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    I don't doubt it. I wasn't boasting at all, that was kind of the point I made in the other thread. I only really have the knowledge to make it worth posting in one section of the forum.
     
  18. jctech6

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    i tried running the update again and it said cannot find updates that are better then your current software or something. I dont mind using another computer to transfer files but cant understand on why it wont work on this computer
     
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    I can only presume there's a corrupt driver for the external enclosure you're using on your PC. You've tried a different cable and different USB port, yes?
     
  20. jctech6

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    i have and it still showed the same problem. Nothing really big so i guess i'll just use the other computer in the house though if anyone has different solutions im up for them haha
     

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