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Win7 x64 large copy File creation error - The semaphore timeout period has expired

I have spent all day trying to copy a 680GB file from an NTFS USB3.0 drive (Disk #2 below) to an NTFS USB2.0 drive (Disk #3 below) with plenty of free, unfragmented space. I have tried it in both ...
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USB storage bricked? (0kb on windows AND linux)

Same device as on this question I have a device which has been infected with a malware (the one which transform file to .lnk, windows shortcut). After cleaning, it didn t show on windows, but on ...
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Configure “Details” display as default view for android phone connected by USB

I'm connecting a Samsung GS4 phone to Windows 7 using USB. By default the SGS4 uses MTP for the USB connection. Windows apparently thinks any device using MTP is a media player and only contains media ...
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Can I install Windows from a USB stick to a USB stick?

I am building a Windows 7 system without a CD/DVD drive or hard drive. I followed one of the many tutorials for creating a bootable installation USB stick, but I couldn't find one for installing to ...
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automatically wipe all files on USB device and upload a new file

I have been tasked with deleting existing documents on over 300 USBs and uploading a new file on to the now-clean-USBs. Automatic procedure: Is there an autorun solution or program to remove all ...
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Western Digital My Passport doesn't show up on My Computer

As the title suggests, my WD external hard disk doesn't show up on My Computer in Windows 7. Yesterday it worked perfectly but today it doesn't. I plugged in the hard disk and the light is blinking ...
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How can I troubleshoot SSD disconnection problems on Windows 7?

I have a small SSD (Transcend StoreJet TS256GESD200K) which I am using on several computers. The drive is formatted with NTFS and recently I started noticing disconnects. Normally one probably ...
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What causes “All-in-one USB Card Reader” to create 6 drives that always appear in Disk Management? [duplicate]

I installed a "All-in-one USB Card Reader" to read SD cards and other media. It has caused six new drives to appear in Disk Management with six new drive letter assignments. These drives and letters ...
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1answer
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Can I make Windows use my USB drive as an extension of its disk space transparently?

In my college laboratories, any student can access a computer with their login info. If it is your first time, the computer will prepare a desktop for you and give you a partition of disk space. I'm ...
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Create a Virtual USB disk drive and connect it to Virtual Box

I have created a virtual USB removable disk using imdisk http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/ using commands http://diddy.boot-land.net/firadisk/files/imdisk.htm but How I can mount it to Virtual ...
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0answers
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External HDD unrecognized [duplicate]

I have an external IDE harddrive. I plug the USB to the PC, switch on the power and I hear that the HDD is working(no scratch, no shar noise, just a smooth hdd is what I hear). My problem is, that the ...
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1answer
560 views

Run a program when USB mass storage device connected [duplicate]

I want to run a program, say a batch file, when any USB mass storage device is connected. I also want to pass the drive letter as a parameter to this batch file. This can perhaps be achieved using ...
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1answer
466 views

Windows 7 BSoD + Restart when plugging and unplugging flash drive

I have a Gumstix Overo Fire COM that I have loaded with a basic linux kernel and mass storage drivers. The device is then connected to a host machine, to which it appears as a common USB storage ...
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4answers
627 views

USB drive has no errors, but Windows 7 won't recognize it. How do I fix it?

I have an external USB drive that was working just fine, and then the internal SATA drive on my PC crashed. After replacing the internal drive, upgrading the processor, and reinstalling Windows 7, I ...
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1answer
118 views

USB Harddisk not working on dual boot windows7/8

Yesterday I installed Windows 8 on a machine that already had Windows 7. They are on dual boot and both systems work fine. The problem is that inserting a USB hard disk in either system does nothing. ...
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1answer
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How can I remove all drivers and other files related to a USB Mass Storage device?

I have a flash drive here that does not work on one OS on computer - let's call it the desktop Windows 7. It works fine on another computer - laptop Windows 7. It also works fine on Windows 8 on the ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 on laptop hard drive does not boot after installing Windows to Go on external hard drive

Just successfully installed and ran Windows 8's Windows to Go on a USB external hard drive. However, after shutting down and removing the USB hard disk, whey I to start my laptop (with only Windows 7 ...
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USB 500 GB Drive now says its full w/ only 260 GB of data?

I just purchased a 500 GB Toshiba Canvio 3.0 USB Drive (one of those usb-powered portable 2.5" drives). Initially, Windows reported its size as 465 GB, with about 458 free. My primary hard drive is ...
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3answers
428 views

How can I prevent Windows from setting and/or caring about dirty volume flags?

I have an external USB hard drive that Windows 7 doesn't properly recognize as being a USB device, it thinks it's a regular internal drive. As such, it won't let me eject it, and I've been using an ...
3
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1answer
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USB transfer speed “logarithmically” decreases. Why and can it be improved?

I have an external hard drive. Just today I tried to copy a bigger file (it was film of ~230 MB) and at first it rushed up until ~70%. There is started decreasing. At first it started at around 56 ...
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2answers
2k views

How to stop Windows from needlessly requesting to format external hard drive?

I have Windows 7. My Freegate external hard drive runs via a Belkin 4-way USB hub shared with my Epson printer/copier. When printing, I am continually asked to format the drive. It contains 30 days ...
3
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1answer
599 views

How does one troubleshoot Windows hanging copying large files from external HDDs?

When I copy large file (for example over 4GB) from external WD MyBook USB 3.0 HDD to internal SATA2 HDD all of Windows just freezes. Copying files of any size on internal HDD is fine. Today I copied ...
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2answers
755 views

Does sleep eject USB Drives?

I have a netbook connected to two USB HDDs when I'm at home, and most of the time when I take it with me I shut it down and then disconnect it. But sometimes (mostly monday mornings ;) ) if I'm in a ...
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What does the “open as portable device” option in Windows do?

I just bought a new USB stick, and when I plug it in and open My Computer, the context menu for the USB stick has an option "open as portable device". Clicking it opens a new window that just seems to ...
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762 views

Windows 7 is not detecting my external USB Enclosure - regardless of the drive I put in there

I have tried three different drives in the USB enclosure, plugged into my Windows 7 machine, and it doesn't work. When the driver is being installed, it fails and says that it cannot find the driver. ...
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5answers
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How to “eject” non-existing USB drive from Windows 7 host?

I use a USB key which is encrypted with BitLocker to store various data. I keep that key with me all the time. What happens all the time is that I send my home computer to hibernate without ...
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1answer
487 views

what is the best (and free) tool to disable/enable USB ports [closed]

I want to disable USB ports (for everything except mouse and mobile phone) on my family computer. It runs on the Windows 7 home basic. The idea is that the guests should not be able to plug in their ...
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Windows 7 - swap file on a USB disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move the page file to another physical disk location Windows 7 I was given temporarily a PC, running Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is it's hard drive is full, ...
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5k views

“You need to format your disk in drive X” message on my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which worked fine and it is my backup harddrive. There are also some files on it that I would really want to keep. It's a 400GB Freecom drive in FAT32. All of a sudden, ...
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2answers
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Motorola EX115 USB driver not installing in Windows 7

I am using a Moto EX115 mobile phone from Motorola. I need to use my mobile's internet connection on the PC. But when I plug in the USB data cable it says USB driver is not installed properly My ...
3
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2answers
740 views

How do I get the full path to a USB drive in Windows 7 with no drive letter?

I plug in a Nokia C3 phone to USB and select view files on this device. It shows up in the Explorer "my computer" window as Nokia C3 under "Portable Devices" but there's no drive letter associated ...
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1answer
313 views

How to recover usual Plug & Play function for one particular USB port on Windows 7 for storage devices?

When I plug in various Mass Storage Devices (usb drives, external HDD) to one particular USB port, does not trigger the usual Plug & Play functions. No sound is heard. The device shows up in the ...
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2answers
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Windows fails to recognize USB Flash drives if a USB extention cable is connected with one the USB port

My laptop is running Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1. I'm using internet through Huawei 3G USB Modem E1550, due to signal issues, I do not connect the modem directly to my laptop, instead, I connect ...
3
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1answer
73 views

Query previously attached and installed USB Pen drives

is there a way or a method to query the Volume ID of a previously attached usb pen drive? To answer the question which USB drive has been attached to this computer? Eventlog? Registry?
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2answers
536 views

“Device not recognized” with USB hard drive

I have a problem with an LG external hard drive. Every time I connect it to a PC or a laptop the following error message appears: "USB Device not Recognized. One of the USB devices attached to ...
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2answers
712 views

usb storage device won't work anymore

I am desperate, and hoping I can get help from you. I have HP pavilion dv5000 with 3 port, running win7. Three days ago, I used a usb modem to connect to net and I powered off the computer while the ...
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How to access a casper-rw loop file in Windows?

I'm booting BackTrack off a USB harddrive and writing dumps to a persistent casper-rw file. Is there a way I can mount the drive and read the data from Windows?
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1answer
196 views

Mouse disconnecting and programs not closing and more

My mouse keeps disconnecting and reconnecting as well as my usb modem. My programs don't always close when i tell them to and even when I use task manager. T hey are also using all my RAM for a lot ...
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5answers
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Starting scheduled task by detecting connection of USB drive

I know it has been discussed before several times that it is not possible to start an application from an usb drive when connecting it due to limitations of autorun (or autoplay??) in Win 7. But it is ...
2
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3answers
709 views

How to preserve Windows 7 shares located on USB media?

About a year ago, I installed Windows 7 on an old laptop to use it as a file server. The laptop itself has a pretty puny hard disk, so I hooked up two 500GB external drives. After only a few days I ...
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4answers
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Removable USB HDD gets labelled as VMWare USB Device!!? How to fix?

I have a Western Digital 500GB External USB drive. Everytime I plug it in, one of my Win7 PCs label it as "VMWare USB Device" The same name appears under Devices and Printers. Device Manager and most ...
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1answer
957 views

How to fix a missing bootmgr?

I want to install Ubuntu/OpenSuse through my USB pen drive. I have made it bootable by doing all the necessary procedures. However, upon restarting the laptop to boot from the pen drive, I choose the ...
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3answers
549 views

Make a bootable pen drive for windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Win7 from USB I want to format my laptop through a pen drive. I want to make my pen drive bootable for windows as I don't have a CD burner. Also, my laptop ...
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2answers
958 views

is it safe to unplug a USB drive while Windows is in sleep/hibernate/off mode?

I have a portable USB flash drive that I use with my netbook. When I'm on the go, it is convenient to be able to simply close the lid and remove my flash drive without first having to use Windows's ...