Trouble with USB Hard drives

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  1. hbeardave

    hbeardave

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    Anyone else having install problems with external USB hard drives?

    I have no problem with USB flash drives, but connecting my external hard drive shows it can't find driver forUSB to Serial-ATA Bridge (It's a SATA drive in an enclosure that has both USB and eSATA connections. After awhile it does recognize that it's a Maxtor 7 h500f0 drive...but says installation failed.

    Booting into WinXP partition it finds it just fine.

    I can't find any drivers out there...thought these were all included in the operating system.

    I also have a couple of older USB drives it can't connect to either (they've got IDE drives in them)...but my Western Digital USB drive works fine.

    hbeaar
     
    hbeardave, Feb 16, 2007
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    Antrax

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    Hi,



    check your bios for USB legacy support and disable it.

    I had a problem similar to you, well almost.



    :)
     
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    Darn...I was hoping you had my fix there....

    My Dell E1705 laptop BIOS only has something called "USB Emulation" which doesn't seem to be related to legacy devices...at least it didn't make any difference.

    hbear
     
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    Jason

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    Not what you want to here but, my 250GB SATA usb 2.0 external seems to work great w/ vista ultimate x64. Try going to device manager and right clicking your usb bridge to update drivers.
     
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