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PnP Driver Not Found

  1. #1


    Bridgendboi Guest

    PnP Driver Not Found

    I've bought myself a Seagate 320GB External HDD (USB 2.0 - 8MB cache if
    relevent) which i've plugged into my computer. It's supposed to just plug
    and go, however the machine is throwing up a window saying "WINDOWS NEEDS TO
    INSTALL DRIVER SOFTWARE FOR YOUR SEAGATE EXTERNAL DRIVE".

    Of course, the drive didn't come supplied with a CD as Seagate said it
    should plug and play. Eventually it says it cannot find the drivers and
    throws up the following failure reason :

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name:PnPDriverNotFound
    Architecture: x86
    Hardware Id: USB\VID_0BC2&PID_0503&REV_0300
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 2057

    Does anyone know of a cure so I don't have to return it.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    twrenfroe51 Guest

    RE: PnP Driver Not Found

    First off, go to the website who manufactured your mother board. When you
    get there, go to downloads, etc and see if you can find a driver for USB 2.0.
    I've got an older Asus P4SD-LA motherboard, 2.3 GB Memory, 120GB external
    SimpleTech, 500GB external Seagate, and another WD 160GB external. Everytime
    I plug into a USB 2.0 port, my computer signifies with a sound, then the
    drive is recognized. My only problem is Vista recognizing my second internal
    drive. It shows it in Disk Manager, but I can't get it to display. That's
    where my music is. I'll have to get an external box and move the drive, I've
    had three replies about this, but nothing helps. XP Pro is a hell of a lot
    more convenient, but Vista is faster and has more features.

    "Bridgendboi" wrote:

    > I've bought myself a Seagate 320GB External HDD (USB 2.0 - 8MB cache if
    > relevent) which i've plugged into my computer. It's supposed to just plug
    > and go, however the machine is throwing up a window saying "WINDOWS NEEDS TO
    > INSTALL DRIVER SOFTWARE FOR YOUR SEAGATE EXTERNAL DRIVE".
    >
    > Of course, the drive didn't come supplied with a CD as Seagate said it
    > should plug and play. Eventually it says it cannot find the drivers and
    > throws up the following failure reason :
    >
    > Problem signature:
    > Problem Event Name:PnPDriverNotFound
    > Architecture: x86
    > Hardware Id: USB\VID_0BC2&PID_0503&REV_0300
    > OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
    > Locale ID: 2057
    >
    > Does anyone know of a cure so I don't have to return it.
    >
    > Thanks in advance


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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