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Windows 7: External Hard Drive Connection Problems

17 May 2013   #1
smac

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
External Hard Drive Connection Problems

ve an external hard that when I plug it into my computer via USB doesn't allow me to access it via my computer. The computer bleeps and show me its connected but I am unable to access it.

I have done a low level format on it to wipe it clean.

Can someone please help, I need to copy a lot of files on to it but because it is not listed on my computer I am unable.

Regards

Stuart


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17 May 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Try following this tutorial to create a partition on that drive. DO NOT touch the C: drive nor drives you have already, only the new drive. (look at the drive letter from My Computer to identify it)

If it's a brand new drive it should be all "unallocated space" in that window.
Post a screenshot of the Disk Management window otherwise.
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20 May 2013   #3
smac

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Hi there

Many thanks for that info, I have just tried it and now can access it through my computer. Thanks again.

Regards

Stuart
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