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Plun&Play wont Plug&Play!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by burgor57, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. burgor57

    burgor57 Thread Starter

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    Trying to start using an external USB 2.0 Hard Drive enclosure unit on my Dell XPS M1710 laptop running VISTA.

    Inserted hard drive from an ealier PC, powered it up, pluged it in ot my laptop USB port, powered up my laptop and was expecting to get a messgae that New Hardware was found, readt to install the required drivers (al be it that the supplied disk does not seem to have a Vista driver). Anyhow, my laptop does not seem to notice a new piece of hardware has been added. I tried rebooting and checking all the cables and all seems OK there.

    Anyone got any ideas? Haven't had this problem before.

    Thanks
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Do the usb ports work? Can you plug a mouse in and be recognized in one?
     
  3. Triple6

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    You should also make sure the hard drive is jumpered to Master, some enclosures require the drive to be set to Master or it won't be detected.
     
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