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Hard disk not responding.

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Pharix,

    do not know which external drive you have since you too do not show your setup.

    Anyway i had that problem (drive not starting) with my Samsung 1.5 Gbit drive.

    The drive is not supposed to spindle when not in use. But when i used it on my pc he never spindled automatically.

    So when i tried to open a folder nothing happened.

    Finally i disconnected the drive to attach him to the laptop.......problem solved.

    Do not ask me why.

    The laptop is Win 8 X86, my pc is X64, that is the only difference.

    Jeff
    I tried attaching hard disk to my laptop. But it says failed to boot.

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  2. #12


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Pharix,

    you lost me....you should check your bios, obviously the external drive is set first to boot.


    Jeff
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro


    I tried using my laptop. Connecting as internal hard
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  4. #14


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well that could be your problem.

    Why would you connect a slow external drive internal?

    Jeff
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro


    This drives work fines before? What are you trying to say?
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  6. #16


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    did you try another drive?

    Jeff
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  7. #17


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 pro


    Look. It just problem about hard disk. Not my laptop or desktop.
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  8. #18


    nederland
    Posts : 13
    windows 8 PRO 64bit


    did u try on an other pc? if yes and still not working..
    -try to change the adaptor(not cable)
    -new file system (u will lose everything on the disk)
    -or maybe is really broken...tip: do not ever disconnect when it's busy and if your are that lazy like me disconnect using " safely
    remove"
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