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Windows 7: Cannot detect External Hard drive

22 Jul 2012   #1

Windows Ultimate x32
 
 
Cannot detect External Hard drive

Laptop : LG R410-AP62E1
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Recently I change my Os from windows vista to 7. Because I can't find a way to make the original OS to become genuine.

From there, my laptop can't read external hard drive but it can only read flash drives.
I don't know what my laptop is missing, if it is updates or drivers.

Please help me I really need to fix this problem to backup my files.

thanks in advance.!

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22 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

How did you get Win 7 Ultimate? If it's not bought from a legit source with a legit key then nobody here can help you.
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22 Jul 2012   #3

Windows Ultimate x32
 
 

Well it's like a price from our school,. and it's genuine license.
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27 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Had the same problem. Try using a powered USB hub.
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28 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With the external connected, can you post a screenshot of Disk Management, window maximized and columns/panes adjusted to show maximum info?
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28 Jul 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

melvin,

Care and Feeding of MGADiag tool

Credits: This is based upon information from NoelDP

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation,

we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool.

Download and save to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

After saving, run the downloaded tool.


Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.


To copy the report to your response:
Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages),

Enclose your response in a CODE block.
Paste (using either right-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.

State the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker

which is located on the case of your machine or
inside the battery compartment.

Do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

COA -- Where and what is it.
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28 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
melvin,

Care and Feeding of MGADiag tool

Credits: This is based upon information from NoelDP

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation,
we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool.
Karl, are you wanting the OP to reinstall the Vista to do this? The way I understand the first post the OP had the genuine problem with Vista and not the Windows 7 install he's on now.
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28 Jul 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

No reinstall.
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28 Jul 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by melvinabad06 View Post
Laptop : LG R410-AP62E1
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Recently I change my Os from windows vista to 7. Because I can't find a way to make the original OS to become genuine.

From there, my laptop can't read external hard drive but it can only read flash drives.
I don't know what my laptop is missing, if it is updates or drivers.

Please help me I really need to fix this problem to backup my files.

thanks in advance.!
Basically, that means it worked on Vista before?... sounds weird. Do the disk spins and leds are on?
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