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Old 06-06-2007, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows doe not recognize external hdd

When I hook up my external hdd, I get "USB device not recognized". It was working fine a few days ago. It also tells me that "one of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned." My question is, is there any way to recover the files from this hdd? And if possible fix it completely, which i don't hope for too much.

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Have you tested this external hard drive on another computer? Sure the USB wires are OK? Tried different USB port on your computer? USB enclosure could be the problem.

Yea you might still be able to recover stuff, if this is an IDE/SATA hard drive which is enclosed in a USB case. If the HD still works that is.


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I've tested it on another computer and it still didn't show work. Also, I did try a different usb cable so that's not the problem. Its not an internal in an enclosure. It is actually an external, usb powered hard drive. Actually its a WD Passport to be specific.
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