Detects Harddrive, but cannot use it

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  1. Sekkiy

    Sekkiy New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have 2 external harddrives, but windows 7 only works with one of them. Windows XP, Vista and Linux(doesn't matter which distribution) detect and can use both. When I connect the "defect" harddrive with the pc, autostart starts, but it loads for a long time. When I go to computer and click on the harddrive, 7 loads it instantly, but if I move to a subdirectory or try to copy, cut, etc the explorer loads a long time, but it never stops. Of course I tried to use diskmgmt.msc, format it with windows 7, etc but the same happens(loads until I end it). I also formated it with an other pc, but 7 still does not detects it. I copied all data from another pc to another drive so i dont loose any data.
    any ideas?
    (windows 7 32 Bit)

    regards,
    Sekkiy
     
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    Sekkiy New Member

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    bump
    (just writing something for 10 characters)
     
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    bump..........
     
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    yeah... Did you actually NOT read my post and just read the title?
     
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    an external usb-drive is always plug and play, isn't it?

    both drives need an electrical power supply and get with usb to the pc connected.
     
  6. Maros

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    Try disabling driver signature enforcement? usually F8 after the boot splash / before windows logo splash.
     
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    Doesn't work...

    but thanks for trying
     
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    a friend has Windows 7 RC and its works great, but still not with mine :(
     

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