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#1 11 years ago

Hey peeps, could you help?

My External Hard drive keeps disconnecting at random on my Windows 7. It's done this since I bought the computer from new.

The same happens with the mini-card reader, and the USB ports at the front and back..

What could cause this and how can I solve it?




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#2 11 years ago

Have you installed your motherboard/chipset drivers?




Junk angel

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#3 11 years ago

have you turned of powersaving mode for USB devices?




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#4 11 years ago

Zamamee;5168544Have you installed your motherboard/chipset drivers?[/QUOTE]

Yeah, and it works perfectly as a mass storage device, if that's what you mean?

[QUOTE=Junk angel;5168585]have you turned of powersaving mode for USB devices?

I don't know, actually. Where do I find those options?




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#5 11 years ago

Is it directly plugged or are you using an extending coord? Last time I did this I couldn't figure out for the life of me then got to looking at it and the thing was chewed through




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#6 11 years ago

What is the brand of yours?I also want to buy one and stay away from yours.




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#7 11 years ago
sunshineday;5171416What is the brand of yours?I also want to buy one and stay away from yours.

lol. But no worries, sounds like a pc problem, not harddrive. ;)




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#8 11 years ago
AcidFluxxBass;5168632I don't know, actually. Where do I find those options?

It varies between Windows versions, however it is similarly located (I'm using Vista). You may be able to use the search feature in the Win7 control panel.

Right-click the Desktop, and select "Properties/Personalize". Then look for "Screen Saver".

In the Screen Saver tab, there should be a "Power Settings" option, which will take you to the power settings control panel.

Then it will show you a list, "Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance". Choose the change plan settings option, and look for the "Advanced Settings".

Somewhere in there, there should be a list of power saving options, including options for the USB devices.