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Windows 7: external HDD does not show?

20 Dec 2011   #21
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If you unplug/re-plug this drive, do you get a window that says the drive needs to be initialized? IF so go ahead and do it. Then in Disk management highlight tit and click Actions/All actions from the top menu and you will see options to do.
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unpluged usb hdd, and replug it, no change?
You may have Auto-Play Disabled:

Head over to Control Panel: Select Auto-Play.

Next select "Use Auto Play for all media and devices".

And in each dropdown box select Ask me every time.

I think this person has the same problem as you, try following the instructions from here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-aa4d48201736

Hope this Helps, Joe.


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21 Dec 2011   #22
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

I connected 1G USB pen drive, autoplay shows up

external HDD does not show?-autoplay.png

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If you unplug/re-plug this drive, do you get a window that says the drive needs to be initialized? IF so go ahead and do it. Then in Disk management highlight tit and click Actions/All actions from the top menu and you will see options to do.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fluidmotion View Post
unpluged usb hdd, and replug it, no change?
You may have Auto-Play Disabled:

Head over to Control Panel: Select Auto-Play.

Next select "Use Auto Play for all media and devices".

And in each dropdown box select Ask me every time.

I think this person has the same problem as you, try following the instructions from here:
Computer not detecting Hard Disk and showing as Unallocated Space - Microsoft Answers

Hope this Helps, Joe.


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21 Dec 2011   #23
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why is your drive Icon an invalid Icon?

Try an System File Checker Scan or a ChkDsk scan please.
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21 Dec 2011   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

did you try to dual boot Xubuntu with win 7?
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