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Windows 7: 7 Home Premium not Detecting USB Drives

20 Dec 2011   #1
rumblecat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
7 Home Premium not Detecting USB Drives

I added a Vantec Internal Media Reader (UGT-CR960) and now cannot access an external USB HDD I use for system backup purposes. I have attempted to reboot the PC and disconnect / reconnect the ext USB HDD to different USB ports without success. When I plug the ext USB HDD into a port I do hear the detection chime but nothing registers within the file system. My non-Microsoft OS savy wild theory is the Vantec Media Reader may have hijacked a physical drive address/letter that the ext USB HDD once occupied.

Any ideas how I might rectify my isssue?


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20 Dec 2011   #2
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Open Disk Management to view all listed drives and post a pic of it.
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22 Dec 2011   #3
rumblecat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Screencap attached - "Fantom" is the drive that doesn't display in Explorer


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22 Dec 2011   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

That is device manager. Open Disk management: Start Menu->Right Click My Computer->Manage->Disk Management from the left pane
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22 Dec 2011   #5
rumblecat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ah - Thanks!

Assigned drive letter "Z" to the Fantom drive and all is now well.
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22 Dec 2011   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rumblecat View Post
Ah - Thanks!

Assigned drive letter "Z" to the Fantom drive and all is now well.
Alright, that's what we were trying to get to. Congrats on figuring it out on your own once you got there!
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08 Nov 2013   #7
kadiswati

MAHARASHTRA
 
 

I am facing similar problem. New hard disk suddenly stopped working. It is not getting detected on any windows 7 laptop. The upper solution is not working for me... Please help
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