usb device not recognised

July 24, 2011 at 02:11:32
Specs: Windows XP
when i plug my external hard drive in it reads usb device not recognised

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July 24, 2011 at 02:57:02
Sounds like missing drivers - did it come with a CD? Have you searched the manufacturer's website for drivers?

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July 24, 2011 at 11:01:31
Hi Scooby

Please remember, if Iroc is correct, the drivers should be installed *WITHOUT* the usb device connected.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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July 24, 2011 at 20:33:47
External hard drives (the external enclosure's circuits) do not require third party drivers !!
The required drivers are generic drivers built into Windows !

The USB port (or two USB ports) you plug the external hard drive into must be able to supply 500ma of current.
Many USB devices are NOT detected properly, or DO NOT work properly, when they're plugged into a port in a USB hub.
Etc. , etc..

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
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