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WDE1MS1600 external usb drive not recognized by motherboard!

I have a new WDE1MS1600 usb drive when i connect it to my pc (MB Intel 845 GLV,512MB RAM Windows XP pro sp2) i got message usb device not recognized searching for drivers at the end gives a response can not find drivers. I have tried same with PUPPY live CD here also drive is not recognized! (Transend memory stck is recognized on same hardware)
I tried same drive with my laptop (compaq6901) usb drive is recognized & i could see this in windows explorer.
Please does some one can help me. I have bought this drive so that i can take backup of my desktop (120GB). If more information is required of hardware i will post same today evening when i will open my cpu.

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I've seen that.

In reply to: WDE1MS1600 external usb drive not recognized by motherboard!

The USB 1.1 ports sometimes find us with hard disks that don't work but memory sticks do. Try some USB 2.0 PCI card next.

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power supply is not enough

There also maybe a reason, the power supply is not enough. You may try a Two-connector cable.

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power supply is not enough!

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Dear easeus,
Thanks for your help.
I have checked yesterday when i connect "WD1600" to my rear port it gives me error power surge(This i have experienced even with memory stick also Note: this is USB 1.1 port). I have 4 more USB port headers on MB, I was using these port from long time & never had any problems with memory stick till i used "WD1600". I have measured DC voltage at external drive end & found it is 3.8V DC & activity/power light start blinking. I have soldered extension cable directly to MB headers now drive started working (windows/Linux).
Thanks again.

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