External usb hard drive

  mullet 19:37 30 Mar 05
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I've bought a usb 80gb external harddrive as a back up. But when I plug it in , I get the message "this device is malfunctioning or windows does not recognise this device". Yet when plugged into the computer at the shop i got it from.... its fine.
I've tried pluggin it in to all of my usb ports which do work and the windows trouble shoot doesnt fix it either.

Do i need to alter the disk management on my pc ?

  mattyc_92 19:40 30 Mar 05

I have had this problem with one of my usb decives today... All I did, was I removed the device and then put it in again.... Then all was well....

You may want to try re-booting the system and/or doing a virus scan, spyware scan, registry scan, etc....

  mullet 21:47 30 Mar 05

Spot on Matty. Did a one button check up with norton and hey presto it works....hoorah.

Many thanks

  mullet 21:47 30 Mar 05

Spot on Matty. Did a one button check up with norton and hey presto it works....hoorah.

Many thanks

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