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Old 03-16-2008, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can't write to or from removable drive

Hi folks,first time poster,I have a maxtor 250gb usb drive that shows all data on the drive,can play mp3s and videos from it but when I try to transfer anything to or from my c drive the lights dim on the front of the usb drive and the data does not transfer. It has also caused some freezing when running programs from the c drive,when I turn the usb drive off the program loads right away. I also formatted recently and windows loading stuck at the windows setup screen until I unplugged the usb drive,then windows loading proceeded normally.Thanks,great forum!

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)

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Default Re: Can't write to or from removable drive

Where are you plugging in the drive? If the lights are dimming it sounds like the drive isn't getting enough power. Is it a USB or self powered drive?

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