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Windows 7: External Hard Drive not showing up anywhere

23 Mar 2012   #1
blueshift314

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
External Hard Drive not showing up anywhere

Hi everybody. I have a problem My 3TB Western Digital Hard Drive is not showing up on any PC I connect it to. The light on the drive itself is on, but no where on the PC does it register.

I am pretty sure the disks aren't spinning either, but that is probably because the computer isn't picking it up, and no vice-versa. Any help with this?


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23 Mar 2012   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Please fill in your specs.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy
Some motherboards require that you configure the BIOS to accept larger drives (2, 3Gb>).
If you're positive that the disks aren't spinning, then that's a red flag as to why the computer doesn't see the drive.
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23 Mar 2012   #3
blueshift314

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

The drive used to work, but then it stopped working one day. Probably because I dropped it. I also unplugged it from the laptop without first ejecting, but I'm not sure how harmful that can be

edit: I just unplugged and plugged it in, and the disks were spinning but then they slowed to a stop.
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23 Mar 2012   #4
blueshift314

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
Please fill in your specs.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
Some motherboards require that you configure the BIOS to accept larger drives (2, 3Gb>).
If you're positive that the disks aren't spinning, then that's a red flag as to why the computer doesn't see the drive.
How do I know if my motherboard is one of these ones?
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24 Mar 2012   #5
blueshift314

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Just wondering if anyone has any idea as to my earlier question
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11 Nov 2012   #6
Zazai Eagle

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I have precisely the same problem with my HDD as yours. I guess i dropped it too, when i plug it in my laptop, its light's on, but it ain't showing me nothing at all neither in the Disk Management stuff. I took it to an engineer, but he said its media was damaged, well, I am worried coz it contains a highly important data, Guyz please help both of us.
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