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Windows 7: external hard drive not showing in 'My Computer'

26 Feb 2012   #1
whatfor

home premium 64 bit
 
 
external hard drive not showing in 'My Computer'

I have a internal western digital drive mounted in an external caddy. its not showing in Disk Drives in device manager but is showing under universal serial bus controllers as Cypress AT2LP. Its an IDE type drive and I have moved the jumper settings around but still cant get it recognised in 'My Computer'.
Anyone come across this before. Help appreciated


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30 Apr 2013   #2
Compufix

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I also had this problem and found that the only solution was to 'flash' the EEPROM.
It was a very simple process which may require several re-boots and it does work.
Try here:
cypress
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