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trying to backup a Dell Inspiron 6400 with a WD Elements drive

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Trying to backup a Dell Inspiron 6400. I own a WD Elements drive. The Dell has one 2.0 port. I am using that. But the computer won't bring the WD drive up on the backup utility. Any suggestions?

Edited by handi, 26 July 2013 - 06:11 PM.

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:welcome: handi

The Dell has one 2.0 port

The notebook specs list it as having 4 USB 2.0 ports, do I have the correct notebook http://www.notebookc...400.1307.0.html

Couple of questions if I may;

What OS are you using as in XP, Vista, W7 etc.

To which "backup utility" are you referring to.

Have you successfully used the WD device with this notebook before.

Does the WD have a power LED on the adapter or the HDD itself and if so is it lit up when the power is on.
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The thing is Handi is that unless there is a separate backup partition on the laptop hard drive or you have not chosen an external drive to backup to then the machine will never back up as it has nowhere to backup to..

Consider this image where I have chosen one of my external drives, the Maxtor, to backup to.


To change your backup to the WD click Manage Space.
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