External hard drive not working.

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Oct 1, 2010
  1. prowler
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    Eh.
    For some reason, my external hard drive suddenly stopped working. I have no idea what could of caused this but it works just fine on my mums computer.
    I get some message saying its malfunctioned but sometimes it works properly until I get a message saying something delayed.

    I thought it would be the lead so I tried with another one. Nope.
    Different USB slot? Nope.

    This is the hard drive and I'm on Windows XP.
     
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    Delayed Write Fail?
    Have you tried rebooting Windows? (silly I know but it might clear its cache for your HDD)
     
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    Yeah, it says delayed write fail.
    And yeah, several times :/
     
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    Right-click the drive in the device manager and go to it's properties. In "policies", set it to quick removal (which disables caching).
     

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