External Hard disk


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Guest

Hi, guys i'm a newbie,...
I hope you don't mind with my stupid question.
I just buy external hard disk using usb port. When I plug in after I start
computer I can see it became drive E, but when I restart my computer without
remove the external hd I can't see the hard disk ( I only see from device
manager but can't use it )
Can you guys help me what should I do, if i want my computer recognise my
external hd when I restart/turn on without remove it first ?
FYI : I using Toshiba A25-S207 Windows XP Home SP2

Thanks,
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Did you plug in the external drive's power supply?
Who is the manufacturer of your external drive?
Turn your computer off, connect it to a USB port,
attach the power supply, then turn-on your computer.

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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| Hi, guys i'm a newbie,...
| I hope you don't mind with my stupid question.
| I just buy external hard disk using usb port. When I plug in after I start
| computer I can see it became drive E, but when I restart my computer without
| remove the external hd I can't see the hard disk ( I only see from device
| manager but can't use it )
| Can you guys help me what should I do, if i want my computer recognise my
| external hd when I restart/turn on without remove it first ?
| FYI : I using Toshiba A25-S207 Windows XP Home SP2
|
| Thanks,
 
G

Guest

Thanks for your fast response.
I using usb cable for external hard disk.
I don't know the manufacturer name, I only buy external case on eBay and
using Toshiba MK4021GAS (my old hd) inside the case.
So there's no power supply, just usb cable.
Thanks, again
 
C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

One or more USB devices may not work after you start your Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;885624

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

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:

| Thanks for your fast response.
| I using usb cable for external hard disk.
| I don't know the manufacturer name, I only buy external case on eBay and
| using Toshiba MK4021GAS (my old hd) inside the case.
| So there's no power supply, just usb cable.
| Thanks, again
 
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Colin Barnhorst

You may need to use a Y adaptor (PS2 and usb) in order to power the hard
drive. The usb ports on your laptop may not be delivering enough power over
a straight usb connection.
 
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Admiral Q

I'm surprised the USB connection has enough power to run an external drive
at all - unless of course it is a micro or thumb drive - somewhere in the
very small category. I just can't believe USB could be running a Laptop or
full size HD, even at 5400 rpms that would suck a lot of power??? Maybe I'm
just confused?

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Admiral Q

That's what I thought - see my post back to "boin 2005" reply to Carey?

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Colin Barnhorst said:
You may need to use a Y adaptor (PS2 and usb) in order to power the hard
drive. The usb ports on your laptop may not be delivering enough power over
a straight usb connection.

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Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
boin 2005 said:
Hi, guys i'm a newbie,...
I hope you don't mind with my stupid question.
I just buy external hard disk using usb port. When I plug in after I start
computer I can see it became drive E, but when I restart my computer
without
remove the external hd I can't see the hard disk ( I only see from device
manager but can't use it )
Can you guys help me what should I do, if i want my computer recognise my
external hd when I restart/turn on without remove it first ?
FYI : I using Toshiba A25-S207 Windows XP Home SP2

Thanks,
 
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Colin Barnhorst

When I upgraded my 20GB drive to an Hitachi 60GB 7200 my Compaq laptop was
able to power the 60GB drive in a 2.5" enclosure off of a usb port but when
I switched the drives I had to use a Y adaptor to run the 20GB drive in the
same 2.5" enclosure. Obviously the newer drives take relatively less power
to run.
 

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