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usb external HD

by briangf / July 28, 2006 10:52 PM PDT

what does it mean when in device mgr it says" This device can not start (code 10) I have an external USB 250G storage drive that my computer will not recognize.
It will start up, spin, but the computer recognize it with the above error code

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2006 11:02 PM PDT
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It means missing drivers for motherboard or no SP2 installed. SP2 contained more USB 2.0 fixes and XP didn't support USB 2.0 at all.

Too bad you didn't share the machine's details.


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It means ,,,
by PKsteven / July 28, 2006 11:02 PM PDT
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you need to update some drivers. Do you have SP2? Or set it to master with the jumpers in some cases this will be the only resolution. Do you use an IDE to USB adapter? That's all I can offer until more info is given.


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by Trance_Zac / July 28, 2006 11:03 PM PDT
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Re:usb external HD
by hawker505 / July 28, 2006 11:10 PM PDT
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This occurs if the USB hub has multiple USB devices connected to it when you disconnect the hub (not ur USB device) from your computer. Disconect the HUB in the recommended method, ie; disconnect the required the USB device from the icon that is present in the the cursor on the icons in the task bar look for the pop-up-menu that reads "safely remove hardware" open it stop the device that u need to remove.....which OS are u running?
U can also resolve this problem by keeping ur system updated with the latest service packs from Microsoft.this is applicable to only Xp.

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by hawker505 / July 28, 2006 11:13 PM PDT
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update the USB driver.....this might help.

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Plug you External HD ino an
by Trance_Zac / July 28, 2006 11:44 PM PDT
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empty USB port(NOT A HUB)You should get a two tone sound.

If it doesn't show up in My Computer, close & right click on My Computer/click MANAGE/DISK Management.

You should see the External drive below your Main HD

Right click on external drive and click "Set Partition as Active" Assign a drive letter to it & it should now show up in My Computer & be accessible

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