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Dell d600 and USB overload

by yasirbucci / April 5, 2009 7:02 AM PDT

I have just bought a brand new USB powered external HD. The only problem is that the hard drive won't boot for some reason. I get the command to input password to access the HD, but it won't any further. i have tried a million different things from this website to fix the problem but none have worked. I know it is not the hard drive because I have tried it on 3 other computers and they all have worked on it. The HD is a black armor Maxtor 160BG. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out to get this HD working. Thanks.

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operating system?
by mlg63 / April 7, 2009 6:56 AM PDT

I think you mean you cannot access the drive, not boot it. Did you follow the instructions from Maxtor? What operating system? Can your model access external drives? The maxtor drive require high speed USB 2 and your old model might have usb 1.

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operating system?
by Dell-Bill_B Dell staff / April 10, 2009 7:59 AM PDT
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mig63,

Do you think maybe the OP needs to have a run through Disk Management to initialize and format the drive?

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Works Find on Dell Lattitude D600
by ConnorIsaac / April 8, 2009 6:29 PM PDT

The power supply works perfectly on my Dell Latitude D600 and runs cooler than the 2 Dell Power adapters that I previously had which seem to crapt out right after the warranty expires. It also charges the battery. Also, am very pleased to get a product at a fraction of the price that the crooks at Dell charge.

Since I got this Dell piece of junk PC the keyboard and usb connectors failed and the motherboard had to be replace. If that wasn't bad enough just try and deal with the Dell support. They refused warranty service because they claimed I had spilled coffee on the pc which destroyed the mother board. Had to disassemble the laptop myself, take pictures, and contact a lawyer to get the Dell buffons to repair it. One sad and sorry company.

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