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Windows 7: windows 7 cant detect external hard drive

28 May 2013   #1
theawkwardzolu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows 7 cant detect external hard drive

hello, im new here. ive a problem with my external hard disk. im using 64-bit windows 7 ultimate. and i have a imation hard disk (i dont remember any details about it tho). i still can hear the normal sound it produced but the problem is, it didnt show up in the 'my computer'

help me please!
thanks
(sorry for the bad english tho)


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28 May 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to the Forums ..... Does it show up in Device Manager or in Disk Management ? Have you tried using it in different ports?
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28 May 2013   #3
theawkwardzolu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes, ive tried using different ports but nothing happened
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28 May 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Can you answer my questions please ...... Does it show up in Device Manager or in Disk Management ?
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28 May 2013   #5
theawkwardzolu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh. sorry. no. it does not show up in disk management
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28 May 2013   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Is there some one else s computer that you could try the drive on? How long have you had the Drive ?....
And when was the last time it worked ?
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28 May 2013   #7
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

as you are saying that it is making a sound, that means it is getting power. But, it is not showing up in disk management even. That can be an issue with the cable that you are using to connect or the port to which you are connecting to. Try a different cable. You have already tried ports.
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28 May 2013   #8
theawkwardzolu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

maxie : i already tried using other laptops but it didnt show up

archer : i already tried a different cable. maybe the cable is broke?
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28 May 2013   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Does the drive light up when plugged in ?
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28 May 2013   #10
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theawkwardzolu View Post
maxie : i already tried using other laptops but it didnt show up

archer : i already tried a different cable. maybe the cable is broke?
Let me share something that happened with me...I tried 5 cables and was not able to get the power on my external DVD player....So yes, the cable can be an issue.
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