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Windows 7: Perplexed !!

19 Dec 2012   #1

Win7 home 64bit
 
 
Perplexed !!

Hi there,
Just a slight problem...for the past 3 years I have used my P/B pc with Linux Ubuntu O/S, together with my Maxtor 3200 ext HD, not a moments trouble.

Two days ago I re installed Windows 7 64bit O/S on my PC, and my ext HD is no where to be found, the device manager says its there and working perfectly, but its no where to be seen,
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Please can some kind person point me in the right direction to find it, it works OK when I connect it to my laptop. but back on my PC its back to playing hide and seek.

Regards Bob

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19 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Try in the device manager, uninstalling the device and unplug the usb cable. Then reboot the system and reconnect the device and see it that doesn't work for you.
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19 Dec 2012   #3

Win7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Try in the device manager, uninstalling the device and unplug the usb cable. Then reboot the system and reconnect the device and see it that doesn't work for you.
Hi,
Thanks for the reply, did as you suggested, it reloaded the ext HD and its there in devize manager and it tells me its loaded and working correctly BUT I still can not find the bloody thing anywhere.

When I check on my computer it just shows the "C" drive and my DVD drive.

When I look in devises and printers its listed there but no where else!!!!!! except device manager.

Regards Bob
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19 Dec 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

Right click computer, select manage, in the left column select disk management. In the bottom half, see if it is there. If so, right click the bottom portion on the drive, select 'change drive letter or path', next screen select add. Give it a drive letter. If it wants to format it, don't do it. You will lose everything on the drive.
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19 Dec 2012   #5

Win7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Right click computer, select manage, in the left column select disk management. In the bottom half, see if it is there. If so, right click the bottom portion on the drive, select 'change drive letter or path', next screen select add. Give it a drive letter. If it wants to format it, don't do it. You will lose everything on the drive.
Thanks I will try that, if it wants to format it can do its empty anyway.
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19 Dec 2012   #6

Win7 home 64bit
 
 

Thanks essenbe, but that didn't work.
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19 Dec 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

Darn! I thought it would. Have you tried connecting the drive and restarting the computer? And do other USB devices work on the computer? I'm sure you have installed the chipset drivers for your motherboard.
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20 Dec 2012   #8

Win7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Darn! I thought it would. Have you tried connecting the drive and restarting the computer? And do other USB devices work on the computer? I'm sure you have installed the chipset drivers for your motherboard.
Everything works fine except the ext HD, I have even disconnected the wireless printer and reconnected using the same USB connection and that works fine, so its got me beat.

When I used Linux I installed WinXP as a VM and the ext HD worked OK, so its got to be something in Windows 7 that's causing the problem????
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20 Dec 2012   #9

Win7 home 64bit
 
 

Just checked Bios, no problems there!!!!!!
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20 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Could it be that you had it formatted to linux? Do they have a different formats to windows like windows to mac?
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