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  1. Looks like Toshiba answered my prayers (possibly): http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su...lFamily=2409110 Similar file that I was sent by that other dev, but a newer version that may work for my drive. I don't really want to test it out immediately (I have 160gb of stuff on it and only 20gb on my hdd) so I can't report any results immediately. Click on "The Desktop External Hard Drive Powers Off and is No Longer Recognized by the Computer" and scroll down, the drive converter link is near the bottom. Apparently there's some other issue that I don't have that has lead to this potential fix. Hopefully this helps someone. Edit: Tested. Worked. Little glitch though, said the firmware failed to install but the drive is operating normally and the virtual cd is gone.
  2. Just posted this in a similar thread, thought I'd drop it here for you to try. Got it from an Acomdata guy (formerly duramicro). If it's an incompatible HDD then it'll tell you so, so no worries there. http://www.mediafire.com/?xjhmqztz0vj
  3. Should work with some other Toshiba, I have no idea which, but it's not the 1tb model I have: http://www.mediafire.com/?xjhmqztz0vj Let me know if you get any ideas
  4. I tried that a while back, seems like that it's designed for another drive. In fact I'm not sure if any of the onspec utilities will work with my drive, I tried contacting them and they told me to ask elsewhere. So when I run that app it doesn't do anything, just causes my cpu to start heating up, but no window ever pops up. I did contact duranmicro, they designed the backup software that was on the virtual cd and they sent me a utility for flashing the firmware and removing the cd part. However it was designed for an older model, and I've basically given up my search. I'll probably end up trying to exchange it at best buy.
  5. Yeah, tell me about it. Been searching for days now trying to find something. I somehow broke the virtual cd so the files are all gone from it, but the drive still boots up which is my main problem. I've done a lot of research, so this is what I've got: (I did backup the backup software elsewhere) Backup Software by Dura Micro Inc, including a drive monitor by the same. No other applications, or helpful readmes. Wrote them an e-mail asking if they knew anything about the virtual drive. The CD+HDD to HDD and vice versa programs are located at http://www.techsupportlive.com/index.php?_...d=8&nav=0,8 and I believe theres a couple more scattered on that site. At least one other program missing from that list. That led me to the company OnSpec, the people who made that software. Dropped a line at that techsupportlive place in regards to this, which is their tech support page. I did run a program called HDDScan, it was on the Hiren's BootCD, and it came up with something interesting. Says it's a Hitachi HDT721010SLA360, which in other words, is a Deskstar 7K1000.B. However the firmware listed is ST60A3AA, which doesn't match the model # on some firmware I found at http://www.proware.com.tw . That didn't really turn anything up. I'm guessing it's a bug with HDDScan, since it's a S.M.A.R.T. tool and I'm fairly positive USB drives don't have it, but it's possible that might be what's inside here. I made the realization just paying attention to when my computer boots, the virtual CD loads first and it loads very quick, while the actual hard drive takes a while to start spinnin'. Makes me think this could be a physical connection that could just be severed. Any other tools I can try getting info with? Used chipgenius already. Thanks for gettin back to me
  6. Hi. This is kind of a curve ball, but I've been searching for a solution for about a week now and I just came across this thread. Luckily it's still going! Anyways, it's an external 1TB HDD, not exactly the right topic for me, but I got a virtual CD problem, too. Toshiba PH3100U-1EXB. ChipGenius didn't turn anything up except: VID:0939 PID:0b13 rest is unknown. I've tried hunting down official software, closet thing I found was Shd2cdhd.exe which won't work with my model. I've tried inputting the VID and PID into the config file but still, no go. Any other leads for me? Thanks
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