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it just stopped being ecgnized from one minute to another. I have tried to rescan disks option and no go have opened all hiden files and folders also to no avail HELP !!!! I'll cut to the chase - PLUG THE HARD DRIVE IN VIA A PORT ON THE BACK OF THE PC. I only had the lowerlifters value, but I'm wondering why it was there if it isn't needed and what if any, exposure I have without it. Source

If you go into Devices & Printers on Win 7, you'll see a yellow warning marker next to "UserName-PC". Click on the line Disk Management. I first noticed it with an 8GB thumb drive. What els can Ido? (the USB Hub is powered with a second powerplug not usb powered) Report jack4rall 6529Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 7

JOIN THE DISCUSSION (2 REPLIES) October 31, 2016 George Pinks Nirsoft has a nice little portable program that can help with this sort of thing http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

October 31, 2016 Jamie If You'll have to be running OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher or Windows XP or higher. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:20 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote oh my god thanks so much !! Sunday, January 02, 2011 9:39 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote i have the same problem but i found out the solution just right click on my computer

This should load the drivers. Sunday, October 02, 2011 2:32 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote This is it! Windows7Forums 1,262,087 views 5:39 How to recover data on external hard drive - Duration: 5:18. External Hdd Not Detected Satisfaction Guaranteed We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund - no receipt needed if you have a Micro Center Insider Account.

Some of these external drives have a proprietary backup software etc which it requires to be run before the drive can be mounted such as my maxtor one touch.. But I had to go into safe mode first. Worked fine too! my site To read a drive like this one, you can either connect it to the Mac or Linux PC it was made on, and copy your files off of it onto another drive.

Proposed as answer by SAZMND Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:45 PM Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:14 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I have tried all the solutions External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 8 CA - Orange County/TustinCO - Denver/Denver Tech CenterGA - Greater Atlanta/DuluthGA - Greater Atlanta/MariettaIL - Chicagoland/CentralIL - Chicagoland/WestmontKS - Kansas City/Overland ParkMA - Boston/CambridgeMD - Beltway/RockvilleMD - Baltimore/TowsonMI - Detroit/Madison HeightsMN Currently, neither of them will appear either on the computer page, or under device manager. Good Luck Report cheese- Nov 30, 2012 06:08AM hello, I did this one too and this time smth actually happened, somehow it started installing it again but this time it couldnt

External Hard Drive Not Showing Windows 10

Monday, October 03, 2011 11:14 AM Reply | Quote 1 Sign in to vote "windows 7 not detecting usb device" "usb device not recognized windows 7" "usb device not recognized by There are links in this document that will permit you to connect to third-party web sites over which Seagate has no control. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 7 Rating is available when the video has been rented. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management I clicked on 'make changes' and then "enable" and everything is working again.

Proposed As Answer bySAZMNDWednesday, July 13, 2011 12:45 PM Friday, August 26, 2011 6:41 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Hi all, I got weird problems with this contact form In Disc Management "Mark Partition as Active" and "Change Drive Letter and Paths" are greyed out so I can't click them. If the drive is showing, but you're getting messages about the drive needing to be formatted, etc., then read the next section below. Sign in to add this video to a playlist. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 10

you save me .... I used a shorter USB cable and there was the drive! Cheers ************************** Symptoms: USBshows in the device manager (right click on my computer and click manage, devices) either "Unknown USB device" or "name of USB hard drive manufacturer" both of which have a peek here It may not work for everyone though.

What do I do? External Hard Drive Not Working thanks. thanks again!

the resolution to my issue as here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976972 good luck!

I tried several HDD recovery software but all they are helpless since Windows can't connect to Virtual Device Drivers that talk to NTFS partition. format to ntfs :) Saturday, July 30, 2011 3:32 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I don't know if my issue is similar to someone, here. I popped out a circa 1995 laptop hard drive (yes, there were laptops then) and put it into one of those external enclosures that provide a USB connection. (I'd used it External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:51 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Did not work for me, it slike i have an HDD HXD5 320gb, it works on others

I've tried this method in an attempt to fix this issue, but was unsuccessful. Your advice really worked. Ask a question Members get more answers than anonymous users. Check This Out USB Ports/Secondary PC You can also try plugging the drive into another USB port on the computer to make sure it's not a problem with that particular port.

And also I havent tried the uninstall option of the drive, because I am not sure if doing this I will definitely loose the data. Wednesday, December 23, 2009 3:46 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Hi - i tried your solution(using Windows7 with an Hitachi external drive) but myproblem is - the Report pink- Jan 12, 2013 05:40PM I had this problem today w/ a new update. Open the Windows folder on the C: drive (Computer > C: > Windows) and click OK.

Delete the file INFCACHE.1. If you get an error when trying to delete this file, try the following steps: Right-click on INFCACHE.1. The laptop (Windows XP) detects the hard drive and it even shows up in the Device Driver under Disk drives as "ST9190AG USB Device". Seagate makes no representations whatsoever about the content of any of these web sites. If the drive is not showing up in Disk Management or Disk Utility at all, you have some other type of problem.

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