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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesn't recognize my external HDD

15 Aug 2011   #31
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by docjoe View Post
how can d power issue suddenyl happen cos d hdd was working just fine a month ago
If absolutely everything is the same (eg. you haven't plugged in an extra peripheral etc) then to me it points to the ext HDD and not specifically a power issue. I would try the ext HDD on a friend's PC and use diagnostics on the drive as suggested earlier.

The driver update may be the solution. I'm sure essenbe will add more here.


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15 Aug 2011   #32
docjoe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OMG!!! GUYS I SOLVED THE PROBLEM.. out of sheer frustration.. i did the following:
plugged in my HDD..
> "DING DONG"
> Device manager
> Disk drive
> "Tosoiba exxernal rdd USB" (wonder y it reads it lik dat)
> uninstall
> (it disappears)
> unplug device
> plug in again
> automatically detects and installs
> AND BOOM its WORKING!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

i hope my problem does not happen again!!!! if it does i will b bac.. lol.. although none of ur inputs really fixed the problem.. i must say.. thnq essenbe, seavixan32 and mjf for all your help.. i really appretiate it.. anywayz.. my name is Dr.Nithin Joe.. nice meeting with you all
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15 Aug 2011   #33
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well done doc! The procedure you carried out often produces a result after a device hasn't been recognised or a driver hasn't correctly installed.

Nice to meet you too and thanks for the feedback.
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15 Aug 2011   #34
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm glad you have it working again.
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15 Aug 2011   #35
docjoe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thnx again for all ur support.. keep up the gud work guyz..
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15 Aug 2011   #36
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Good to see you got it working. It had to be related to the external disk. In this case apparently the Windows plug n play driver for the external HDD. It's curious how it suddenly played up.
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15 Aug 2011   #37
docjoe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

guyz.. 1 more problem.. dis time its my

CR523 High Speed US2.0 All in 1 Multiple Card Reader (pink)

it isn bein recognized by Windows 7.. but it is recognized by vista.. any ideas.. i tried everythin i did for d HDD.. no luck
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31 Dec 2011   #38
UKTrojan

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
In Disk Management, Not device Manager, Right click on the drive, select change drive letter or path, click add, then select a drive letter, click OK and exit. It should show up in computer. If in this process it wants to format it, select no, or you will lose all data on it.

Thanks, essenbe. I followed these instructions and was able to get my laptop to see/read my Toshiba external hdd.

props.
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31 Dec 2011   #39
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm very glad you have it working. Good job.
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