Check the following:
Do you have Windows XP SP1, 2 or 3 installed in your PC? – If not download and install Windows Service pack 1 and 2 then turn on Auto update. (USB2 support only available from SP1 onwards - Use Microsoft Update site – You need to have legit copy of XP)
How old is your PC? (5~6 Years or less) - If your PC is old, you may have rusted or dust filled USB ports. Look carefully inside USB ports with a flash light. Gold connection pins should be clean.
Are you using any other USB Hard Disk drive in this PC? - Using a pen drive in an USB port is not an indication of a healthy USB port. External USB drive draw ten times more current than a pen (flash) drive.
No external device driver is needed for USB disk drive. If you have SP 1 onwards, windows will install a native driver.
About SES driver:
This is an optional driver used for communication of S.M.A.R.T. protocols between PC and the drive. And is only used for onboard diagnostics. You don’t need this driver installed just to use an external drive.
If all above has no issue, try reading the Post here…
(You don’t need to cover all the stuff there, just read connection issues)
If all above fails, you may have a bad drive I am afraid… keep us posted.
Mabikay - SLK
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