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: IOMEGA External Harddrive stopped recognizing after system restart.


21 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
IOMEGA External Harddrive stopped recognizing after system restart.

I had to restart my computer after installing something, upon logging back in the light on the back of my external stopped working and it stopped recognizing. But I can still hear it spinning. Can I fix this? If not how do I recover my files?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Carbomb and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your expanded Disk Managment. It may give a clue as to why your external Iomega is no longer being recognized. Perhaps it no longer has a drive letter associated with it, or something else.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My external was showing up a "G" drive.


Attached Thumbnails
IOMEGA External Harddrive stopped recognizing after system restart.-dm.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


21 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i had the same issue with a iomega, it would show up eventually after trying a few restarts, when i finally got it to show i copied everything off it to a different external, and i havent used it since,
if you manage to get it to show you may want to do the same,
personally i feel it cant be trusted with my data, so until i can try it in a different enclosure then its redundant.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'd have to agree with boohbah. The IT dept where I work bought a bunch of Iomega externals a few months ago. They had to replace all of them due to a very high failure rate (they said roughly 3 out of 4 failed.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thats pretty poor 3 in 4 fails, i certainly wont be buying another iomega.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Is there anyway I can get my files off it? It's still spinning like I said.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Anyone?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you tried rebooting , i would try several times , maybe try ejecting it via the safe eject and plugging it back in, try a different usb port, keep at it until it shows then remove your data
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 IOMEGA External Harddrive stopped recognizing after system restart.




Thread Tools




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 02:55 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33