Cannot detect External HDD

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by moozxy, Aug 7, 2008.

Aug 7, 2008

Cannot detect External HDD by moozxy at 2:11 PM (705 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. moozxy
    OP

    Member moozxy hamboning

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,466
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    My external HDD I've been using with my laptop was working fine but today when I installed Vista Ultimate on it the HDD wont come up in my computer when I plug it in.
    I've tried on other pc's and it has worked (they have xp on them)
    Oh and it's a LaCie.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Jiggah

    Member Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,223
    Country:
    United States
    Did you install the chipset drivers? Usually, Vista or XP will install generic USB drivers if you don't install the chipset drivers, but it could be that since it's a laptop it might have used the incorrect drivers. Give more information about the laptop. What kind/model is it? Is it updated to SP1?
     
  3. moozxy
    OP

    Member moozxy hamboning

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,466
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It's a Samsung Sens R410 and it's sp1.
     
  4. Jiggah

    Member Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,223
    Country:
    United States
    They haven't updated their site with this model at all. The laptop should have come with drivers though. Did you install those after upgrading to Ultimate?
     
  5. moozxy
    OP

    Member moozxy hamboning

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,466
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hm.. On a whim I just tried switching usb cables and it worked :/
     

Share This Page