|01 Jul 2011||#1|
External Hard drive not recognised
Once again i need your help. I have an external hard drive, and a lot of data saved on it. My laptop recognises it, but i can't access it. When i go to device manager and try intialize, it says it is not ready.
Thanks for ur help
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|02 Jul 2011||#3|
this problem is more common than I suspect you think -- it fortunately is easy to solve
1) Control Panel ====> administrative tools==> computer management ===>disk management
wait for the disk snap in to appear and you should see a list of your drives and DVD's.
You'll see one probably without a partition letter
right mouse click on it and choose ADD -- it will show a dropdown where you can choose a drive letter.
wait a little while and you'll see windows scanning the disk -- then you can acess it again normally.
I often have to do this when switching USB drives frequently between seeveral computers -- I've heard that a more permanent solution exists where you have to assign an id or something -- but my method is easy and always works.
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