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Old 11-03-2006, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a usb harddrive that is not reconized. It was shut down improperly. How do I get it to shut down correctly if it won't find it? All the usb items work on all the ports. This drive works on other computers.

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Old 11-03-2006, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try going into device manager when its plugged in and seeing if it says unknown devices with a yellow ! next to it.

to open device manager go to start >run then type devmgmt.msc

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Old 11-03-2006, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is it just specifically the one port that it is not working on? if so the port must be faulty. also do as ' baronvongogo' says.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I tried that ,it says no drivers are installed. The disk that came with it is for win98. Doesn;t winXP have the drivers with it.
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