How come I get a message saying “the USB devices connected to this computer has malfunctioned and windows cannot recognize it”?

by on January 7, 2012

Q: When trying to get data off two hard drives(one i replaced with the other because of a failure) using an USB to IDE/SATA adapter I get message “the USB devices connected to this computer has malfunctioned and windows cannot recognize it” . The same thing is happening to the drive i know was working. Is there a fix?


One Response to “How come I get a message saying “the USB devices connected to this computer has malfunctioned and windows cannot recognize it”?”
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    Try a different USB to IDE/SATA adapter, or a different USB port on your computer, or try connecting it to another computer. This should help you isolate where the problem is.