'USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned' Error withWestern Digital's External USB d

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by prashant.soni, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I am using Western Digital's 120GB Passport (External USB drive).
    Model Number: WD 1200XMSC

    It was working fine with my Dell laptop (Windows Vista-Home Basic) and
    my Office PC (Win XP).
    I was able to copy files from Laptop/ PC to HDD and vice-versa.

    One worst day, I printed some pics on my Home Canon IP4000 Printer by
    commenting it to USB port. When printing was done I removed Printer
    connection and shutDown the laptop.

    Next day when I Attached my WD External drive I got this Error saying
    -"One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned,
    and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this
    problem, click this message."

    When I clicked the message I got A DialogBox stating USB's status as
    Unknown USB device!!!

    With my fingers crossed, I tried connecting my WD HardDisk to my
    Office PC(Win XP). I got the same Error.

    Can anybody please help me here?

    P.J. Soni _____________
    prashant.soni, Apr 15, 2008
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