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Old 11/24/2012, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime I connect my hp touchpad to my computer via usb cable that came with the touchpad, I activate the usb mode on the touchpad.


Windows 7 asks me to format it.

Should I do that?
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Old 11/24/2012, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, don't format it.

If you decline formatting, does you computer still let you access?
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Old 11/24/2012, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you can still access files from the device, set up SSH and WinSCP or FileZilla and transfer files out that way.
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Old 11/25/2012, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Everytime I connect my hp touchpad to my computer via usb cable that came with the touchpad, I activate the usb mode on the touchpad.


Windows 7 asks me to format it.

Should I do that?
That's a bit worrisome... Win 7 isn't really reading the TouchPad as a device with an independent OS, it must be classifying it as an external drive and it wants to see it in FAT or NTFS format. Formatting would, of course, destroy everything on the drive and render it blank.

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When first connecting the TouchPad, Windows should identify it properly and install some device drivers. Then every time you connect after that it should see it as a TouchPad.
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Old 11/25/2012, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Novacom has no bearing on the USB Drive partition. In fact if Developer Mode is off the device for Novacom won't even be present. The partition itself is supposed to be FAT, though somehow it is corrupt or otherwise unrecognizable from Windows. Pull the data off, then format the USB Drive partition from webOS (mkdosfs).
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