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Old 01-19-2010, 05:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default External Harddrive won't work with Vista

I have a standard 80 gig Western Digital hard drive which I converted to an external hard drive with an ide-to-usb kit. It ran on my old laptop, which had XP installed. That laptop has since stopped working, and I want to move the files over to my Vista machine. Whenever I plug in the harddrive and attempt to find it in "Computer," the window freezes and says "not responding" until I unplug it. It just won't recognize the hard drive or let me explore it at all. Any ideas?
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Do you have the proper chipset drivers installed? Did it come with any software that needed to be installed? Are you connecting it directly to the PC and not to a USB Hub?
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The chipset for the PC is up to date on drivers. There was no software included, only cables. It is hooked directly into a usb port on the pc, not a usb hub.
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