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lightfoot
12-10-2008, 07:58 PM
A computer with 4 port usb running xp. However, if there is an external hard drive running with two other usb ports being connected to for example mouse and usb wireless adaptor, xp can read this external hard drive or if it does finally it may crash.

So how to stop this confusion. This external hard drive does not have a problem when running on another pc also with 4 usb ports. Thanks

gary67
12-10-2008, 08:09 PM
is this on a desktop or a laptop computer?

Speedy Gonzales
12-10-2008, 08:11 PM
And are you plugging it into the USB port on the computer, or into a USB hub??

Connected to a computer?

There's a difference

lightfoot
12-10-2008, 09:42 PM
And are you plugging it into the USB port on the computer, or into a USB hub??

Connected to a computer?

There's a difference

It is connected to a laptop with four usb ports.

gary67
13-10-2008, 06:04 AM
does it have one of those cables with a double usb plug on it at one end? if so on a laptop plug them both in at the same time as it gives the drive the extra power it needs.