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Diskgo Edge external drive. 250 Gb.

Q: Diskgo Edge external drive. 250 Gb.

I have been trying for the past week to get my external drive to be seen by My Computer which is a WIN XP Pro SP I experienced the problem when I changed the IP scheme on my DSL Modem from a xx xx Diskgo drive. Gb. Edge 250 external xx scheme to a xx xx xx so my son s MAC Laptop could get connected I noticed my Diskgo started having problems when I would try to access my files Diskgo Edge external drive. 250 Gb. and I couldn t get to them So I did a reset Diskgo Edge external drive. 250 Gb. on the Diskgo HDD and it s never been Diskgo Edge external drive. 250 Gb. the same When I connect the Diskgo via Ethernet to to DSL modem like it s always been my Internet will drop and I have to reset the modem I have proven this several times to make sure it is being caused by the Diskgo HDD so I have since gone back on the DSL Modem to xx xx xx and disconnected the Ethernet cable and trying to connect the Diskgo drive via USB now Much to no avail I have searched the IE for assistance even from edgetechcorp com and it has been worthless Hope you can help Thank you nbsp

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A: Diskgo Edge external drive. 250 Gb.

Depending on how the drive was configured, changing the IP scheme could cause issues. Having said that, after resetting the drive or connecting via USB should resolve the problem. As it hasn't, I'd suspect the drive is faulty.

Connecting by USB bypasses the network configuration, so the IP scheme of the network is irrelevant at this point. Is the drive properly recognized by the PC when connected by USB? If not, there isn't much you can do with it. You can try another reset. Otherwise, assuming it's no longer under warranty, you could remove the actual HDD from the enclosure and internally install the drive, use a USB adapter, or use another external enclosure to access the drive.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/diskgo-edge-external-drive-250-gb.1123128/
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Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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Hello mongands, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-with-external-monitor-and-external-hard-drive.983998/
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Quote: Originally Posted by victorsj


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A:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back

Hi PAMDILL,

Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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A:Samsung s2 external hard drive not loading showing local disk F drive

With the external drive connected, Go to Disk Management (Start > type: "computer" > click on Computer Management > click on Disk Management)

Determine which disk is the external drive.
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Change the drive letter to anything else > OK.

If you can't do any of the above post back. If you can post a screen shot of the Disk Management window that can help.
Do not initialize the disk or format it or you will lose your data.

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What are the current boot options...as set in your BIOS?

http://www.ehow.com/how_8022156_change-bios-settings-sony-vaio.html

If not listed as the first boot option...it's unlikely that the system would boot from either drive.

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Check here: http://illbethejudgeofthat.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/repairing-a-dynamic-invalid-drive-in-windows/

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 Good luck.

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It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475 having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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A:maxtor external hard drive unformatted and undesignated by drive letter

What size is the hard drive?

Do you know what motherboard you have?

STEP 1: CHECK POWER (click for expanded instructions further down the page)


Verify that the drive light and the light on the AC adapter (power supply) is illuminated normally.
It is sometimes necessary to contact Technical Support for troubleshooting and/or possibly to replace the power supply if it behaves unusually.





STEP 2: CHECK CABLING (click for expanded instructions further down the page)



Confirm that your USB/Firewire cable is firmly connected in a port that is on the rear of your desktop computer (if you have a desktop).
Try another USB or Firewire port.
If your drive is powered only by USB, such as the FreeAgent Go, the Maxtor OneTouch mini, and the Seagate Portable drive, then the drive's cable has two USB connectors. Try connecting both of the free USB connectors into a USB port for maximum power availability.
Avoid connecting the drive via a USB hub for now.



STEP 3: WINDOWS SERVICE PACKS


Follow these instructions to ensure that your installation of Windows XP/2000 has been updated to the latest Windows Service Pack.

Right-click on My Computer and choose Properties.

The System Properties window will appear. On the General tab (which will be at the front), see the "System:" information.

For Windows 2000: Update to Service Pack 4.

For Windows XP: Update to Service Pack 2.

Allow your computer to complete the installation of the Service Pack.

Reboot the computer and connect the drive. Turn it on and see if the drive is detected now.





STEP 4: CHECK DISK MANAGEMENT (click for expanded instructions further down the page)


Check Disk Management to see if the drive is detected there.


Right-click on My Computer, select Manage, select Disk Management.

Check the upper window to find whether the drive letter is present.

Check the lower window to find whether the drive is detected (such as, Disk 1, Disk 2, etc).

If it is detected as with a drive letter, verify no other device is already using that drive letter. If it is, change the drive letter of the external drive to some unused letter (click here to see more instructions on how to do so).

If changing the drive letter is not possible or the drive does not have a drive letter at all, attempt to reformat the drive (click here to see more instructions on how to do so). This will erase any data on the drive, but since the drive is brand new, there is nothing to erase on it.

If it is still not detected, proceed to Step 4.




STEP 5: CHECK DEVICE MANAGER (click for expanded instructions further down the page)



Verify that your Windows installation contains the most recent Service Pack.

In the left column of Computer Management, click on Device Manager.

Look for the drive?s model number/name in Disk drives (a category under Device Manager).

It will probably not be there. If it is, test the drive on another computer if you can.

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Verify by trying the drive with another USB cable or port, or on another computer.
If none of this gets the drive detected, you can begin a replacement order online, or, since the drive is new, you can usually exchange the faulty unit for a replacement at your place of purchase (please contact the place of purchase for a full explanation of their policy regarding returns).

If Code 28 appears, you will need to test the drive on another computer. If the drive works fine on another computer, follow the procedure in this Knowledge... Read more

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A:Solved: Install Windows with External Dvd Drive - Hard drive not found?

It is usually because the installation cannot recognise the SATA driver for the hard disc
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Nlite

http://www.nliteos.com/guide/part2.html

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can you write a file to the drive?
any files you can open on the drive? Or do you get access denied when you try to open a file?

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A:enterprise hard drive as an extra external drive-any problem with this idea

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MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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Does the external drive work on another machine?

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A:Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.

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A:Solved: External Hard Drive - Deleting partition, but accidently deleted logical drive

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A:transferring from laptop to external drive buffalo drive station

do you know how to 'drag n drop' from one folder to another??
Thats about as simple a way of moving the files as you can get
 

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A:how to boot norton ghost from external usb dvd drive instead of internal dvd drive?

Try putting your usb dvd in the 1st usb port at rear of PC (has to be 2.0 of course) and don't have any flash drives or other usb devices plugged in and try it

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A:Removing External drive with Ubuntu OS but no drive letter designation

Hi,

Look here for one un-install option: -

How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot PC

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A:Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive

The computer may still be saving data to the Flash. Or it is caught in ROM. If your certain the transfer is complete, you can pull the drive. You may want to do a Check Disk on the Flash Drive to make sure it is in good order.

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A:problem with external hard drive not showing as a drive in windows 7

Go into Control Panel (classic view) ---> Administrative Tools ---> Computer Management ---> Disk Management.

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A:Need suggestions for software to back up hard drive and an external drive

Acronis has a good reputation.http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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A:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

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I still need help with this problem and I need to move files off of the Acer too so that I can free up storage space.

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A:Can you make an external USB hard drive, bootable and use as a Primary Drive

Hi

not sure what you are trying to acheive, from what ive read you cant get windows to boot from an exteranl usb hdd no matter what you do.

if its just for disaster recovery then do what i do.

you can ,make flash sticks bootable but i never could make a HDD bootable using windows, so i took the drive out of the enclosure and put it in my laptop, i booted from a win98 cd and fdisked and formatted the drive then sys'd it to make it bootable, i copied ghost onto it and wrote a small autoexec.bat file to set ghost running at boot up.

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when i want to restore it i just image the drive in from the USB HDD and im done.
 

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Also just spotted an obsolete thread on this site where someone suggested:-

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I don't know if this might cure my problem ? . . but unfortunately I do not know how to uninstall a driver ?

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A:Solved: External hard drive not assigned a drive letter

If the drive shows up in Disk Management (Start/Run/diskmgmt.msc/OK), right-click the drive icon or the area showing the drive below, select "Change drive letter and paths". In the next window click "Add". Next window click the radio button for "Assign the following drive letter". Select a drive letter. Click OK.

Raybro
 

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A:Solved: External hard-drive:...format the disk in drive F: before you can use it.

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A:Hot-plug external drive = forcibly dismounts internal drive. Why??

That's a first time hearing an issue like that, I am puzzled as well, I'd look at BIOS settings and drivers as cause or bad drive electronics on the ONE.

Is there something different about that one?

I would have your co. pay for another drive in that situation and probably perform destruction procedures on the one not working, or DoD procedures to wipe it if it's under warranty before RMA'n it.

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A:Replacing Fujitsu hard drive - how to copy without external drive?

Obviously you did not build a Recovery Disc originally?

You can just order a Recovery Disc from HERE

If your machine is not supported, then then sometimes the Fujitsu forum members will help, at Their Forum

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Please post a full screenshot of Windows Disk Management with only the Seagate Freeagent GoFlex external drive plugged in. ( Plug out all other external drives). Please read this tutorial and adhere to the guidelines therein to post a full Screenshot disabling Console Tree, Action Pane and adjusting the seperators as necessary to show all information. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hello & Welcome to TSF


this sounds like a driver issuse

try this

now what i you need to do is go to your (device manager)

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Dear pintree3,
I've noticed that you posted the same "verbatim" in techguy.org with no answer forthcoming!
external drive behave and be equal to all the same files in the internal drive - Tech Support Guy Forums

Can you please bring more clarity to your query? That will start the juices running in all of us here to ponder and post. Sorry if i sounded rude.

regards!

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Hi Siam, you can choose what letter the drive should show up as. To do this, go to:
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