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I bought an external usb harddrive for transporting my files between home and my friends house, it works just fine at home but it doesnt work on any other cpu I put it on, no matter the setup. Its always a code 10 error. If you need ny more info just let me know. thx
 
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can you provide the o/s your using, and the name brand, capacity of the hard drive.
 

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Hi and welcome. On the computer that works, does the drive go into a USB hub or the computer directly?
 

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Code 10 errors normally mean that drivers are not installed. Have you installed the drivers in other computers that try to use this external USb device

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USB hard disks normally don't require drivers for Windows 2000 or XP, but will require them for W98/ME. Did you load the drivers?
 

Redfox

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The CPU that it works on is running ME, its a 20 gig and not sure of the brand, says the manufacturer is Prolific on the properties menu. I installed all the drivers on all the machines i tried it on, but to no avail. One of the other machines has '98 but the rest run ME.
I did a search for better drivers found a different set tried those but it complained the other drivers were better.

edit: Oh it plugs directly into the CPU on all the machines
 

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On the machines where it won't work, are other USB devices connected that work correctly?
 

Redfox

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Yes, one used to have a usb ethernet adapter and usb scanner up to it and they worked just fine.
 
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Redfox , the CPU is a chip that plugs into the motherboard inside the computer . We know what you mean when you use the word that way but it takes a mind shift and is incorect. sorry I cant help and only critisize. but you should know.
 

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The only reason I can come up with is that you don't have the correct drivers for W9X machines. I use USB 2.0 drives here, and when I install the correct drivers for W98, they work like a champ. That's the avenue that I'd pursue, since I think that's where the problem lies.
 
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