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December 25, 2005, 6:42 pm
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Just got a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000), and I'm trying to connect
my Western Digital hard drive from my old desktop to the laptop via a
generic USB 3.5" converter, and it's not working. The converter
recognizes the drive, but when I connect it to the computer via the USB
cable, the light goes from green to orange. When I look in the device
manager, it sees the USB Mass Storage Device, but it has an error (code
10: the device cannot start).
I tried the converter with another HDD (not a western digital), and
it worked just fine.
Any suggestions as to how I can fix it? I've scoured the net and the
WD website, but can't find any answers/updated drivers.
Thanks for the help!
Re: Problems connecting 3.5" WD1000bb HDD to new laptop via USB connector
Does your USB drive have an auxillary power input? USB doesn't have a
lot of power available and the amount varies in different
implementations. When your system recognizes the drive but reports it
can't start, it is most likely a power issue.
Some drives have a separate wall socket power supply. Or yours might
have a ps2 port power input.
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