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Windows 7: Western Digital External HDD - Not being recognized


29 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Western Digital External HDD - Not being recognized

Hello all. Hoping you can help me out.
You see, here's the problem: I installed Windows 8 Release Preview on my external HDD (which is not in an enclosure.) I was messing around using Windows 8 (booted from the HDD) and suddenly, the cable came loose. Everything stopped. I got a BSOD, and then it shut down. Since then, I have booted into Windows 7, and the device is not at all recognised. It isn't displaying in Disk Management, or Device Manager.
I'm not sure where to go to next.
Please try to help me.
Greatly Appreciated!

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29 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Is there not a reset button on the back that you can press to reset it?
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29 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdemon View Post
Is there not a reset button on the back that you can press to reset it?
Nope. This is my HDD. (see image)


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30 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

When you said "external HDD" what did you mean as the pic is showing a Internal HDD. Have you tried to plugging this in the Desktop PC and seeing if it can be selected there. Also Download WD Drive Tools, this may get your HD back.
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31 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

No. It's not being recognised. I think I found the problem. The dock is faulty. Thanks for your help!
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31 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You think it's the dock? How did you deduce that?
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01 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Because it is a multi purpose dock, so it has USB ports on it. (I tested it, it failed.)
Anyway, it's been resolved.
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