04-20-2010 08:22 AM
Woke up yesterday morning to a clicking hard drive. Obviously the thing was shot so I went and grabbed a 2 TB Barracuda hard drive from Micro Center and reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit.
I have had a 500gb 3.5 7200rpm Seagate hard drive connected to various computers via an external case for a couple years and suddenly today it is no longer recognized. It was recognized last night after I had reinstalled Windows however it is no longer recognized this morning, When I got into Device Manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to "Cypress AT2LP RC58. "
I found this solution for Windows XP, supposedly it works I have no idea, but I can't find a similar solution for Windows 7.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. It looks like this is more than a simple driver issue.
04-20-2010 04:57 PM - edited 04-20-2010 05:02 PM
04-20-2010 09:56 PM
02-15-2011 09:33 PM
i found the solution, no installs, no drivers, none of that excess stuff. Turns out windows updates corrupt some drivers. In this case it made your OS think that the portable HD was in fact an ACTUAL HDD, completely changing the driver from USB, into some Cypress AT2LP-RC58.
All you have to do is "Remove Driver"
Then unplug, and replug the device in.
Just follow the steps as the xp solution you found, install the driver.
Repeat the steps, except it should be saying that its functioning properly, yet, its not.
go through it all, and find the properties of the device, look for "Remove Driver" or something on the lines of it. If done correctly you should hear that familar sound as if something was unplugged through your speakers. I hope i helped, i couldnt describe it THAT well because i cant repeat the steps to do so considering i just fixed my portable USB HDD, and its not showing up as some "Cypress" problem
Hope I helped