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USB HDD not working

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by danny565, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. danny565

    danny565 Guest

    hi

    i got a problem when trying to use a usb HDD on my desktop. when i plug it in i get the usual to beeps so it is being recognised. but when i goto my computer some times its there other times its not. when it is there it shows no usable space and apears as a RAW file system. i have tried different USB HDDs and all appear the same but work on other machines. i have also tried other USB devices and they work fine.
    Cheers for any advice

    Danny
     
  2. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    sounds like you need need to format the drive. go into my computer and right click and goto format. use either ntft or fat 32(ntfs recommended).
     
  3. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe you've only got USB 1.1 instead of 2.0 ?
     

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