Can't read some .jpeg file on an external HD

April 26, 2011 at 13:43:46
Specs: Windows XP
I can't read some jpeg files on my laptop (Windows XP) from an external hard drive while i can read them on another computer (Vista and Windows XP).
This is a recent problem, since last week end, after replugging the external HD, only some of the .jpeg file are accessible and can be visualized. Other in different directories can't be readen.

If i plug the same HD to another computer, the jpeg file that were visible in the first computer can't be readen, while i can access to the one that were not previously visible.
I would appreciate any help.

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April 26, 2011 at 14:24:30
The external drive requires that the USB port you plug it into can supply 500ma, and even if it can it may not read properly in all USB ports - e.g. a port in an external hub.

There are lots of laptops that can't supply 500ma per port when more than one USB device is plugged into the ports built into it - it can only supply 500ma total for all the ports, or for a pair of ports - if you plug in only the external drive it may read fine, or you may need to plug it into two USB ports via a USB Y cord.

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
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April 26, 2011 at 15:12:49
Try fooling around with both ends of the USB cable, and see if it starts working.

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