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Windows 7: How do I see my external drive?


27 Jul 2013   #11

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Some imaging programs (e.g. the older versions of Macrium) do not support USB3 for the recovery. Attach the disk to a USB2 port - you may have more luck.
Is this what solved your problem?


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27 Jul 2013   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Some imaging programs (e.g. the older versions of Macrium) do not support USB3 for the recovery. Attach the disk to a USB2 port - you may have more luck.
Is this what solved your problem?
I think the problem was the BIOS wasn't allowing him to boot from the USB 3.0 ports. Additionally the fact that the BIOS wasn't set up to boot from a USB device could have also been a problem.

Could use a bit of clarification from the OP though.
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27 Jul 2013   #13

 

I still don't know why I can't see my USB 3 external drive while its plugs into the USB 3 port but if I plug the blue USB 3 cable into the USB 2 port it will work & I can see my image on my external drive!

As I said before I may lose some speed but it works!

Thanks for all your help.

Regent from Canada
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27 Jul 2013   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Regent View Post
I still don't know why I can't see my USB 3 external drive while its plugs into the USB 3 port but if I plug the blue USB 3 cable into the USB 2 port it will work & I can see my image on my external drive!
You've actually confirmed what we thought problem was.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Regent View Post
My usb3 external drive is 1.5TB. Thanks guys for the links but all theses drivers are install from windows! I need the driver that can be loaded while am in boot mode.
When I try to restore my image from my Windows 7 boot cd (the boot cd was created from Windows 7 after it made the backup) it can't see the USB 3 external drive so I need the drivers that will allowed me to see my image that is on my USB 3 external drive?
You don't need drivers for that, the BIOS should just pick it up. What you need to do is go into the BIOS and make sure you choose boot from USB as the first boot device. Than, as whs tells you, use a USB 2.0 slot as USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, so just use the 2.0 slot.
Thanks.
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28 Jul 2013   #15

7 64
 
 

I have a SD CR-35m card reader. I have lost the original driver. The computer will not recognise it. On searching the net, I was urged to download Bearshare which seems to be a prog for music etc.
Any ideas how I can get the computer to acknowledge. On first plugging in was told software installed. However, does not appear on list of drives in 'computer'. I also have a HAMA stick with no problem.
johnep
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28 Jul 2013   #16

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. If you know the Model Number of your Dell .You can get the Driver from their website .. As for Bearshare i would Uninstall it . As it will only cause you problems
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28 Jul 2013   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi johnep, Welcome to seven forums.

You need to create your own post on your issue as this one is different from yours, and it has been solved. This also helps to keep posts organized here. You can create yours in the Drivers forum.

That said, when you do, please tell us the name and manufacture of the card reader. Example IOGEAR GUH 287

Thanks.
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28 Jul 2013   #18

7 64
 
 

Thanks for the Welcome, I have all the drivers for Dell. It was just an old card reader I found in my drawer and I wanted to use it. I have avoided Bear Share.
My Dell is an XPS 17 which I bought in 2010.

johnep
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02 Aug 2013   #19

 

I talk to Asus about my problem & we where able to solve it. When I boot to my Windows 7 backup restore CD I needed to load two drivers file from my flash drive!I needed to load the Generic USB Hub & one of the ASMedia XHCI Controller drivers! then click load & the image on the USB 3 drive showed up!
Now I have the USB 3 speed when the image is restore!
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02 Aug 2013   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the update.
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