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Hard drive I bought a new usb hard disk on ebay. I don't know how to set it up. The instructions are not that clear. It says when you plug it up windows would find new hardware but it didn't help?


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Windows XP and higher detect automatically the usb HDD drive. However, if the system is XP and did not detect please install all the system utility or drivers enclosed in your system specifically the chipset and the usb driver. if this not work at all please try this last oprion:
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\015\012when starting the system simultaneously press "F2" or "Delete" to go to bios setup;
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\015\012In bios setup you need to "load bios setup default" and then press "F10" to save an exit.
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\015\012If thesame problems occur then may be you should reinstall the windows.
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\015\012In case your system is windows 98 you need to install the USB hard drive driver.
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You connected the usb had drive , and if it had an external power source it was on ???
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\015\012ok right click on mycomputer
\015\012choose hardware
\015\012choose device manager
\015\012right click anything on the tree view and click scan for hardware changes.. Windows Xp should automatically detect and install it..
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\015\012If you got vista, Right click computer and choose device manager,, right click anything on the tree view and click scan for hardware changes,, windows vista should install it automatically
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\015\012IF THAT FAILS
\015\012verify your usb cable is good
\015\012check if your device requires an external power source and verify that it is connected..
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\015\012connect it to another computer to see if it working
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\015\012IF ALL THE ABOVE FAILS THE UNIT IS NO GOOD..,, you could try changing the harddrive inside it but i would have been wanting my money back or insurance since it could have been damaged while shipping..
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\015\012I THINK I MAY HAVE COVERED IT ALL BUT IF I MISSED ANYTHING PLEASE POST IT AND I WILL TRY TO ASSIST
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