Re: Need help: having trouble with a External hardDrive Please HElp!
Originally Posted by darkknight8787
Let me try to explain, I bought an WD 250 gig harddrive as well as a external harddrive case with a sata option. I connect the sata and the other cables, closed the case and plugged the power in it started up and then I went to plug it into my computers USB port. It made the sound it usually makes when a new thing has been plugged into a USB port. Well the computer doesn't automatically start it up, but it sort of reconginizes it's there but I can not accusses it in any way. and I was wondering if it might be that I need a new driver for the computer. I hope thats a better way of writing it.
Is the drive formatted? sometimes that can be an issue. Did you make sure your ports are all functioning? on my parents computer the front USB ports don't take my external drive for some odd reason but that's because the software for the media reader has to be enabled for it to work. If you have software or drivers for the ports, make sure it's up to date and see if that helps.
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.