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Old 04-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone and good day J

i have a very stange problem that Suddenly started with my PC

i have a Three Different external hard drive
and all the 3 start to beep and click when I plug to my usb
even when I plug only one of them its start to click and my pc not recognized him

it is very stange Because all this years its work great

but If I take the 3 external hard drives to my friends computers its working fine and not clicking and beeping
or if i take to another laptop its working !

I'm really desperate and do not know what to do ..

My pc is with
Os windows 7 x64 pro sp1
Cpu is intel core 2 4300 1.80ghz
Memory is 4 gb
motherboard ASUS P5LD2 SE
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 256MB

I appreciate your help and want to Thanks in advance everyone

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Old 04-25-2015, 02:19 PM   #2
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With age comes wearing out. The power output to the USB ports might be showing signs of age in that the power level might be dropping. If that's the case a down and dirty way to fix that would be to get 4 port powered USB hub.

I have 2 of the older model 4 port powered hubs. Saves wear and tear on my laptops power circuits.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:40 PM   #3
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The USB gets its power from the PSU so maybe the PSU is getting old and losing wattage.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:27 AM   #4
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Hi againand thanks for replyand help
I wantto say that
I checkand try to Disableand re-enable the USB controller
Andalso want to say that the Clicking and beepingis not from the pc Is from the external harddrive
My external hard drives is
SamsungG2 portable – 500gb – when I plugto another computerits working great
Butin my pc Is still click and beep
Theother external hard drive that click whenplug to my computer Is
western digital 500GB passportAnd of course if I try to plug another pc its workin fine
I not plugging them in all at once
I try to plug this external hard drive one at a time
I trydifferent ports
I have keyboard and mouse that plug withusb And of course I try to replace and connect the externalhard drive in that ports but its stillsame problem
But ifI connectusb 32gbstickor usb 64gb stickand also usb8gb stickthey working great and open inmy computer
I try to clean with brush the usbportsIn back and front
And I try also go to the power settings and change the hdd turn off
Control Panel ->Power Options -> Advanced Power settings -> go through and disable the"turn off HDD's after X minutes".
But it still not work L if you have more Ideas and suggestionsand solutionsI'd appreciate it
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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Hi again and thanks for replyand help



I want to say that
I check and try to Disable and re-enable the USB controller
Like in this page https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/817900

And also want to say that the Clicking and beepingis not from the pc Is from the external hard drive



My external hard drives is
SamsungG2 portable 500gb when I plug to another computer its working great
But in my pc Is still click and beep


The other external hard drive that click when plug to my computer Is
western digital 500GB passport And of course if I try to plug another pc its workin fine

I not plugging them in all at once
I try to plug this external hard drive one at a time
Itry different ports
I have keyboard and mouse that plug with usb And of course I try to replace and connect the external hard drive in that ports but its still same problem


But ifI connect usb 32gb stickor usb 64gb stick and also usb 8gb stick they working great and open in my computer

I try to clean with brush the usb ports In back and front
And I try also go to the power settings and change the hdd turn off
Control Panel -> Power Options -> Advanced Power settings -> go through and disable the "turn off HDD's after X minutes".

But it still not work L if you have more Ideas and suggestions and solutions I'd appreciate it
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:56 AM   #6
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Get a powered USB hub and try that. The other devices don't pull that much power but a mechanical hard drive does.
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Something like this should do the trick SABRENT HB-UMLW 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub (9" Cable) with Individual Power Switches and LEDs [White] - Newegg.com
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Get a powered USB hub and try that. The other devices don't pull that much power but a mechanical hard drive does.
This. You showed proof that your USB can't power the drive motor so let an external power source run the drive or get a drive that's externally powered.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
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hi guys the problem was solved ,

I took out the power supply from PC , I opened it and cleaned it with air spray, Of course, i also cleaned the fan

after that i take the air spray And sprayed the USB connections on my pc

and Finally, I put everything in place

and now its working great !!!

i want to say thanks for Everyone who help me on this post !! i appriciate it !
all of you awesome
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