Problem with USB Portable Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by grandvizor, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. grandvizor

    grandvizor MDL Novice

    Jan 5, 2008
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    Hi,

    Anybody have problem with USB portable HD? I'm currently running Win7 Ultimate. If I plug-in my USB HD, in the Disk Management console, I can see the drive installed, but the status showing "Read Only". I tried different kind of enclosure and HD, but no luck. Also, in Windows Explorer, I can only see folders and files in the root, no subfolders and subfiles.

    If anyone of you guys know how to fix this, please share with me. THX....:)
     
  2. nicojac

    nicojac MDL Novice

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    For me, when I copy a file 1Go, the computer crash, just with a version x64, with the version x32, not problem ??
    I think I not alove !!

    @+
     
  3. grandvizor

    grandvizor MDL Novice

    Jan 5, 2008
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    I finally manage to solved the problem.

    Apparently, Windows 7 have this function where if the USB storage isn't getting enough power from the USB port, it will set the USB drive into Read-Only state to prevent corruption due to writing state. So, I use an old NOKIA charger (5.7V DC Output) to add power to the USB drive enclosure. :D:D:D:D