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Windows 7: External hard drive not showing up when turned on?(reboot required)


13 Mar 2011   #1

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External hard drive not showing up when turned on?(reboot required)

Hi

I have been having this problem for about a year now, I usually turn my external HD off (built my own with a WD hard drive and antec external case)

It will not show up after turning it on unless i reboot windows, I have gone into device manager and searched for new hardware but rarely that ever works.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Thanks!


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12 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

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12 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Not sure if it will help, but............
Make sure that you have all the important USB items enabled in the BIOS.
Don't disable USB 1.0.

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12 Apr 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sounds like the system is getting no interrupt from the disk. That is most likely a "mechanical" problem. Either the disk does not connect correctly in the enclosure or there is a problem with the USB cable.

Next time it does not connect, shake everything (enclosure and cable) and see what happens.
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12 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi Shockwave

Also check all the ports the cables push in to for dust / obstructions, and the cable plug ends. If you have any other cables also try swapping them.
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