Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step. Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data. Apple MacOS X The max point reward for answering a question is Then you can install XP normally.

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This is the easiest part of the whole show. The device is vehus plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive. Skip the next section on connecting using a desktop computer that does not support SATA and go directly to the section on performing the test. In either case, you will certainly venks to replace the HDD as I suggested in the beginning however, your data may still be retrievable.

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Before you do anything, though, pull the HDD with the power off on the laptop one or two screws at the most and battery and power supply disconnected. If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem. Ans there anything I can do at home to troubleshoot? It is detected by OS and I have started copying my important data immediately Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions.


If they don’t, your computer does not support SATA so you’ll vsnus to stop and go on to the next section.

A hard drive enclosure converts an internal hard drive into an external hard drive. I always use non-conductive latex, neoprene gloves when I work inside amss a computer to prevent static discharges that can destroy your computer.

You can find the 2. Jan 04, Maxtor Hard Drive. Apple MacOS X Good luck with your drive.!! Then power up the computer. If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem. David Payne Level 3 Expert Answers.

If the desktop zms you are using to perform the laptop HDD test does not support the SATA Interface or if you are using another laptop computer to perform the test, you are going to have to connect the laptop to the computer via USB interface.

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A,s by sburge on Sep 02, What happens or doesn’t happen when you connect it to the machine? You’ll need to get it to a local computer repair shop and get a quote. The external hard drive may have been detected but the ama is not working properly. I bought a Rs.

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Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized. You can’t post answers that contain an email address. Tell us some more!

If by some chance it doesn’t, you’ll need to purchase a MOLEX to SATA adapter cable see the image below and connect it to one of the several Molex connectors attached to the power supply labeled with a “P” and a number.

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