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Vista External HardDrive Problem

by anttripz / May 24, 2007 9:30 AM PDT

I bought an external harddrive enclosure for a WD 40gb HardDrive. It has an external power source. Plugged it into my Vista box. No go, it locks up Explorer almost instantly. When I try to start the computer with the harddrive on, Vista locksup, as soon as I turn the harddrive off, Vista resumes. I tried the harddrive on my XP box, and it runs flawlessly.

I'm going nuts guys, give me something I can work with here.

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Let's see if you read the forum note.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2007 3:04 AM PDT

"Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended."

Sorry but you didn't supply the bare minimum for forum members to get a good view of this machine.

A wild guess is the machine's maker didn't install the proper mainboard drivers. But that's just a guess and likely wrong.

Bob

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SOLVED!
by anttripz / May 25, 2007 3:11 AM PDT

I figured it out, after doing some searching I found out that sometimes the USB ports that come out to the front of the case do not provide enough power for the external hard drive. The problem has been solved by plugging it into the back. This also may effect any system with any operating system. Thanks anyway.

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