Detects Harddrive, but cannot use it

#1
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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#2
bump
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#3
bump..........
 


#5
yeah... Did you actually NOT read my post and just read the title?
 


#6
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.
 


#7
Try disabling driver signature enforcement? usually F8 after the boot splash / before windows logo splash.
 


#8
Doesn't work...

but thanks for trying
 


#9
a friend has Windows 7 RC and its works great, but still not with mine :(
 


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