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Windows 7: External hard drive not detected---again

15 Apr 2011   #11
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 

Sometimes programs like tuneup utilities and spybot search and destroy have access to your registry, Any type of program that you may have that associates itself to it?

Also try going into your bios and boot priority plug in your external and then turn off your main hard drive and if it does not show up in bios just keep your main hard drive disabled and reboot then it should force boot the external hard drive, it happened to me with an external cd drive.


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30 Aug 2013   #12
bernd

windows t 64 bit
 
 

Hello TEEKZ, super advice!!! I tried everything before and just posted my question to another Thread. your suggestioon worked like a charme thank you very much
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12 Sep 2013   #13
jacksonandco04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
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Hi guys,
I have a WD external hd. When I connect to my friend's computer, it recognizes fine.
When I connect to mine, it just keeps making the noise like I plugged it in, about every 30 seconds, but never gets to autoplay or continues to search or install drivers.
Now, I'm running out of space, quickly, on my main hard drive, could this be why?
Otherwise I'm at a complete loss as to why it recognizes and loads on her computer but not mine.
Same thing happens with my Ultra usb 2.0 external hd.
Help?
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12 Sep 2013   #14
jacksonandco04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

update; It finished w/ its driver installation. there were 2 messages, one says External HDD - device unplugged [not]
the other says WD n ExterExternal Hard Drive - device unplugged [not]
it's the same cord I used on my friend's computer so I know it works...
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12 Sep 2013   #15
bernd

windows t 64 bit
 
 

hi jacksonandco04. I solved my problem following: connect external drive - right click computer - manage - disk management. see if external drive is shown. most probably yes. lower portion: right click that drive - change drive letter - accept given letter - apply ok. after that the drive is shown and all other externals too. Worked like a charm with me and no more problems after that.
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12 Sep 2013   #16
jacksonandco04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

What happens if the drive is not shown?
As I said it works perfectly on my friend's computer.
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12 Sep 2013   #17
bernd

windows t 64 bit
 
 

same happened to me it worked on other computers but not on my laptop. Then I did what I told you before and it was shown in my laptop. I don't think that it will not show
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13 Sep 2013   #18
jacksonandco04

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I'm sorry, I should've clarified.
It didn't show. All that shows up are my available drives, C,D, and if I recall correctly, H for my memory card slot. I don't have a D drive, but that's my virtual drive.
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14 Sep 2013   #19
bernd

windows t 64 bit
 
 

are you sure that there was nota drive shown without a drive letter? because that would be the one
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