Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: blacX duet docking station external hard drive help

27 Nov 2011   #11
bigredandtulips

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Initializing the disk will erase it? oh no!

OK, it is definitely a SATA disk and I did try to initialize it but it gave me an error. I can go to the disk..through devices, but I cannot open it? it also says that is has tons of space on it, like all the space on it is available? Oh crap, I think I just erased 4 years of my life! Aw, man, there were 1000's of pictures and 1000's of songs and all my homework and tax returns etc on there! I have included a screen shot of what it says about it...Oh I am just heart sick.




Attached Files
File Type: docx screen shot.docx (236.6 KB, 13 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Nov 2011   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You still don't say how it's connected.
It sounds like you formatted the drive in the first place to be honest. I can't think of any other reason why it would not open in Explorer when plugged in.

Also when you post screen shots please use a standard graphics format. I don't know about anybody else, but I don't download and open attachments from the web.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #13
bigredandtulips

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It was connected by a USB cable as my new computer does not have an eSATA connection. There was only one cable for the unit, not two for each dock. I didn't format anything when I put it in the dock, I couldn't even find the darn thing on my computer for the longest time. sorry about that attachment. Yea, I thought about that, I wouldn't open it either if I were you.

Thanks for the feedback. I should have waited until I got to work tomorrow and had one of the IT guys help me with the darn thing.

Silly me for thinking I would be able to dock the hard drive and just open things in it.

It's never that easy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Nov 2011   #14
bigredandtulips

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

maybe this screen shot will work better?


Attached Thumbnails
blacX duet docking station external hard drive help-prob-external-hard-drive.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #15
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You mean after you plug in the USB from the dock, it doesn't appear in the window that opens when you click Computer , under the Devices with removable storage?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #16
bigredandtulips

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Correct, it does not show up under devices with removable storage, all that shows there is my dvd/cd reader. That is why I have been so confused by this whole thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #17
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hmm. Then perhaps there is an issue with the dock. Your computer should detect when it is plugged in. Does your machine do the typical found new hardware thing when the USB is plugged in?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Does the dock drive show up in Disk Management and does it have a drive letter. Also, if it shows, oes it how as "RAW" ??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #19
bigredandtulips

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It did show the message that new hardware had been found, it found the dock but not the hard drive inside it and it did not list the dock in the removable storage area it instead listed it under the computer itself, as if it were a part of the computer. then when I opened the properties of the dock, it listed the hard drive there. Very confusing. and it will not let me open the harddrive there either. I don't know what the deal is with the dock or the harddrive. It's all very strange. I sure do appreciate all of you trying to help me with this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #20
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Do you have another internal drive to plug in the dock? Either it's a defective dock or the drive has an issue. If you don't have another drive maybe you can get someone else to insert one just to see if it shows up in Explorer.

Is this dock a Best Buy "open box" deal?
You could be killing yourself for a long time if the dock is bad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 blacX duet docking station external hard drive help




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Accessing SATA drive in USB docking station?
Hi Guys, I have an 80g sata drive (secondary internal) that was getting quite full. I went to buy a new terabyte drive and bought an external docking station while at it. I swapped out the the two drives, thinking I would simply put the 80g in the docking station and transfer the 80g back...
Hardware & Devices
usb 3.0 docking station
Hi does anyone know of a usb 3.0 docking station for 3.5" and 2.5" sata drives that runs off the usb power? ie no power supply thanks.
Hardware & Devices
XircomRex USB Docking Station
I have just purchased a new computer with Windows 7. I use a REX 6000 PDA which I was able to install the software for desktop, etc. However, I am unable to connect my Usb docking station. W7 will not recognize it. Suggestions?
Drivers
Docking Station
I have a Dell D620. When i connect to my docking station. I can not access my my wireless, air card or lan connection.
Network & Sharing
Docking station no sound
My desktop speakers worked plugged into the Dell docking station using VISTA. Now, unless it's a total coincidence, when I installed Windows 7, the sound only comes through the laptop speakers --- unless I plug them directly into the laptop, then they work. Dell Latitude D830 with Dell Doc...
Sound & Audio
USB issue with docking station
I have dell LD630 and i recently installed win7 32bit enterprise on it. everytime i slap my laptop into dock it doesn't recongize the USB keyboard and mouse. it search and then install the on laptop everytime i put on the dock. thoughts? yasir
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App