Help enclosure driving me mad

  lammy1234 22:10 01 Apr 2008

Hi i have a 100gb 2.5 ide fujitsu hdd in a enclosure, my problem is when i plug the usb in to my laptop running vista or the desktop running xp they both freeze and the hdd drive locks up, only when i unplug it will the screen return to normal, sometimes the external drive letter doesnt show on my computer. I have checked in system settings and it says it is there under drives and working properly. I can plug it into the pc's in work running xp and it works fine i can transfer and delete on the drive any ideas please.

  skidzy 22:15 01 Apr 2008

Try changing the drive letter from disk management.Change to something like (z) to reduce confusion.

How many usb ports are currently in use,this could be a power supply unit issue !

  woodchip 22:15 01 Apr 2008

At work, try running Disc Checker on the drive

  woodchip 22:16 01 Apr 2008

You could be right as it's is a 2.5 laptop drive that draws power from USB not adapter

  Switcher 23:12 01 Apr 2008

You will probably require a usb extender, such as a four way, with it's own power adaptor.

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