Testing a USB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Daniel, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest


    I have Vista Ultimate. I have bought a 250G Seagate Hard Drive, an internal
    one, but I have connected through a USB Hard Drive adapter.

    I am having some problems with the drive, Vista keeps on wanting to format
    it. I format it and it works for a day or so then after a couple of reboots
    it is not there in Explorer and I have to format it again, in Disk

    Is there some way to test the Hard Drive, Seatools for Windows or DOS does
    not find it, and nor does WD Hard Drive test..

    Thanks for any help.

    Daniel, Sep 27, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. Daniel

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    This solution has worked for some people with problematic USB devices:

    Locate the file INFCACHE.1 in C:\Windows\inf

    Right click on the INFCACHE.1 file, select Properties >Security > Edit, and give
    your account full control.

    Delete INFCACHE.1, or rename it to INFCACHE.1.BAK or temporarily move to your


    If this solution work for your problem, you can delete the INFCACHE.1 file.
    Windows will not recreate it.

    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    Cal Bear '66, Sep 27, 2007
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.