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: External HDD not detected

02 Feb 2012   #1
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
External HDD not detected

This has been a problem since moving to a W7 64 bit machine.

I plug a HDD into an external USB and...nothing. Not listed in the computer "tree" when I go to administrative tools/Disk management it is not listed, and in the bottom tray there is no icon to safely eject the drive, as if it isnt even there. It is spinning though so I am afraid to unplug it lest I corrupt info on the drive.

Why is this such an ongoing problem with W7? And what can I do about it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Feb 2012   #2
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Restarted the PC....still nothing WTF?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do other USB devices work in that same port?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 External HDD not detected




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External HDD is detected but not accessable.
Hi, I've a problem with my external HDD. It's WD 1 My Passport Ultra, 1 TB and I had no problem with it until 4-5 days ago. It's formatted as NTFS and I'm using Windows 7, 32 bit. Firstly, I couldn't copy files from pc to HDD, couldn't crate a new folder etc. So, I'd tried to do an...
Hardware & Devices
external HDD not detected
hello, i am new to this forum & want to solve a problem about my external HDD. the HDD is a make of I OMEGA & is of 320 gb capacity.. i am running on windows 7 home basic on dell laptop.. i have tried different usb ports but still the problem is same.. whenever i attach the HDD it plays the...
Hardware & Devices
external HDD ( detected and seen but not accessible)
hi tech gurus, need help for this one... my external hdd is detected by My Computer and the dive I: is seen... but, there is no capacity seen also.. when i tried to click the drive, it stated "needs reformat." is there a way to recover this problem..? picture is attached... ...
Hardware & Devices
External microphone not detected
I recently bought a Zalman ZM-MIC1 because the built-in microphone of my pc (Qosmio X500) is rather crappy. However I've been trying for hours now but I can't get it to work at all. It doesn't even show up under recording devices, the only thing that is displayed there is Conexant SmartAudio HD. ...
Sound & Audio
External HDD not detected
Hi i recently had a hard drive failure which meant i was unable to use my laptop so i decide to use my external HDD (work on windows) as a backup drive until i bought a new HDD so i install Linux Ubuntu 11.04 on it (work fine) then when i fixed my laptop i wanted to remove linux and use my...
Hardware & Devices
External HD detected but can't be accessed
After some troubles with the boot of this PC, now I'm faced with another challenge --- I can't access the external hard disk that is usually plugged in this PC. Everything else in this PC works fine before it started not booting. After several attempts on fixing the computer's boot, it came to a...
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 19:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App