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Old 08-13-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default External HDD problem

I have two externals hard drives connected to my pc. One of them works perfectly the isn't recognised.

When I go into the screen that shows all of my drives, they are all there except the problem one. When I switch the drive on, it appears momentarily but then disappears again. If I act quickly whilst I can see it, I get a message that says "Please insert a disk into removable drive M:"

If I double click on it another message says "The request could not be performed because of an I/O error2

I also had another message that said the drive was inaccessible.

Any thoughts anyone please.

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: External HDD problem

My external DVD drive does that sometimes. To fix it i just open up device manager, find my drive. Then un-install it.

Then unplug it and plug it back in, and it re-installs itself again. This solves my problem. I hope that it works for you.

EDIT: Also there is a way to turn off sleep in your USB port, but i forgot how to do it. That might help it dissapearing from the task bar.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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The drive could be corrupt. Go to the manufacturers website and download their diagnostics tools and run them.
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