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external hard drive disconnects

Post by doublekick2 on 3rd May 2010, 4:28 pm

have a 1TB WD Mybook external that keeps disconnecting. the disconnects are random, sometimes 10 minutes sometimes a few hours The found new hardware sometimes pops up a few minutes later and cannot find any drivers. Shutdown and restart is a temp fix. The drive works fine on my laptop so i know the drive is in working order. My desktop is the problem. recently i had the internal drive crash, (my book drive was not connected at the time) i replaced the internal HDD and reinstalled windows. is my problem from a bad install and i simply need to reinstall or is this something else? please help, i am having trouble finding a solution on my own

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Re: external hard drive disconnects

Post by makxp77 on 4th May 2010, 5:42 am

Try changing the USB port you plug it into or you can try swapping the cord \ make sure the cord is not bending in a certain way?


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Post by doublekick2 on 4th May 2010, 12:39 pm

tried all 4 USB ports.. same problem.. the only thing that gets the drive working is a complete shut down and restart. really wondering if its just a bad windows install.

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Post by makxp77 on 5th May 2010, 2:51 am

Na sounds like the USB ports or drivers are bad!


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