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i have a western digital external hard drive that every day or so, loses and regains connection right away. I can tell this, because of that window prompt that comes up on windows every time you plug in a external hard drive or a memory card. The drive work perfectly otherwise, but i must mention that when connected to another usb port, it seems to start up, and shut off within 5 seconds, it makes a sound as if the a power cable was unplugged. I've checked the drive a couple of times with different tools, and there's apparently nothing wrong with it. But, it's either the drive or windows, so i'm not sure.

Any ideas? Thank you.

Drive: WD3200ME

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It sounds like the cable is dodgy, first thing I would suggest is a new cable.

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Nah, it's not the cable, i've tried that already. This thing has never even been moved, it's not like i carry it everywhere. Just weird. – riseagainst Oct 18 '12 at 12:09

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