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by: tinkerdragon January 8, 2013 1:44 PM PST

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by tinkerdragon - 1/8/13 1:44 PM

Hard drive, Seagate Expansions 320GB External Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive.

Toshiba E05A075PBU2EL_C 750GB 2.5 inch External StorE Art HDD, both external hard drives 2.0

My Operating system- windows 7, 64bit.

Issue; I have used both of these hard drives for over 2 years, with zero issue. I was transferring data using my friends laptop, all of a sudden it cancelled transferring data & since then my laptop or any will not recognize both of these ext drives, I have used other laptops & used other usb devices, & yes it is certainly my ext hard drives at fault.

The pop up states "USB device not recognized. one of the usb device attached to this computer has malfunctioned & windows does not recognize"

Under investigation; computer management-
to device management, then properties states, code window error 43.

As for the hard drives both are spinning, with power lights on, with NO unusual sounds.

What I have tried; switching it on & off by taking out the battery.

The videos, photo files are family & friends very precious to me, of the greatest
sentimental value. There is no illegal downloads. So it is absolute
paramount, I some how able to rectify this with your help. Being a poor student my budget is tap water.

I am aware of taking my ext drives apart & using a universal adapter, but I really do not want to go that route due to expenses, but if I need to I will.

Thank you for reading this.

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