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: my external hard drive is not recognised anymore by my computer

08 Aug 2012   #1
lozzi

windows 7 Home
 
 
my external hard drive is not recognised anymore by my computer

i have a seagate external hard drive that my computer no longer recognises even though it used to, i have tried all three of my USB ports and it still wont work even though they work for other things but when i connect the hard drive to my TV it is recognised and can b used so im assuming its setting on my pc? what can i do?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello lozzi, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is the HDD listed in diskpart?



Name:  cmd.JPG
Views: 18
Size:  44.3 KBName:  disk.JPG
Views: 37
Size:  70.9 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2012   #3
lozzi

windows 7 Home
 
 

it tells me 'disk 0 online 232gb 0b
if that helps?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Aug 2012   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It doesn't list 2 disks as mine does?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2012   #5
lozzi

windows 7 Home
 
 

no just disk 0
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2012   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried other USB connecting cables to rule that out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 my external hard drive is not recognised anymore by my computer




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Seagate external hard drive not recognised by my computer
I have attached a Seagate 500 GG external hard drive to my computer but it is not showing up in My Computer. I have browsed similar threads and on their advice gone into Device Manager. The drive is there but with no letter assigned to it but when I right click to assign one, it refers me to...
Hardware & Devices
My computer is not see my External Hard drive
At first part of my hard drive was "not allocated" so I downloaded Test Disk to try to fix it. However instead of fixing it now the whole storage device is not being seen by my laptop. I'm sure it is because on test disk I clicked on no partition for the device. Can somebody help me please-I'm...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard drive not recognised
Hello everyone, Once again i need your help. I have an external hard drive, and a lot of data saved on it. My laptop recognises it, but i can't access it. When i go to device manager and try intialize, it says it is not ready. Thanks for ur help
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Drive Not Recognised Following Windows Update
Hi, I'm new here, so please don't shout at me if I say something stupid. :p Anyway, here's my problem: I have a Maxtor 500GB stand alone hard drive which I originally bought for a Vista laptop, but have also been using it on my new Win7 laptop. It has been absolutely fine for the 6...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Drive Not Being Recognised
Hi, I've been using a 1TB iOmega external hard drive with my laptop for about a month and a few days ago it stopped working and isn't being recognised, the power light comes on when i connect the usb cable to the laptop but there is no noise from the hard drive at all and it doesn't show in disk...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Disc not recognised
I have 2 external hard discs which I use for back up purposes. Both are on the hardware compatibility list: Iomega 1 Tb drive connected via usb (no lights and completely dead) Seagate 160 Mg Freeagent classic (power seems to come on when connected via usb) After installing Windows 7...
Hardware & Devices


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 22:56.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App