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Hard Drive

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:53 am
by doggie
Well i bought a new harddrive A Western Digital of 320 Gig. FIrst it worked well with the useless programs on it. But i noticed it was in FAT32. I don't liek that and the programs on it, so in unistalled the programs and formatted it into NTFS.
Now when I pluged it into my USB 2 it said error connecting hardware and it showed an yellow mark at COM 8 ?? . But with system, hardware, hardware control it shows the disk and the com8 error.
When i plug it into my laptop it gets recognized and i can write data to it.
Is it from those drivers from the program i formatted that still remain and give the problem?
I searched internet but i can't seem to fix it. It isn't show in my disk management also.

Anyone got any ideas?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:52 pm
by cyber
meh just reformat again and see what happens

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:02 pm
by negative
when in doubt, buy seagate!

I use a usb2.0 to sata/IDE adapter (for 25 USD) so I can plug any standard hard drive into my laptop. You might try looking for something like that, I'm not too keen on euro online retailers other than maybe ebuyer.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:06 pm
by doggie
Well the problem is fixed :shock: . Seemed it was the cable afterall. I changed the cable from one with my other hard drives and it recognized it. Then I used that cable on that other hard drive and he recognized it too. Very very weird. Maybe some connection problem with that particalur hard drive.