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Windows 7: External hard drive not detected

19 Jul 2013   #1
Frankier77

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 86x
 
 
External hard drive not detected

Hi guys,

My computer cannot detect my 250GB external hard drive and I'm having a hard time fixing this issue, and I've been searching for the problem to be fixed in the internet, unfortunately nothing was found. Before this issue happened, there was no problem, it was working fine until I did something with the registry-cleaning and such. However, my external hard drive can be detected by other computers, and I don't know why my computer can't detect it.

Does anyone of you know what the cause of this problem? I'd be glad if you can help with this problem.


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19 Jul 2013   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frankier77 View Post
Hi guys,

My computer cannot detect my 250GB external hard drive and I'm having a hard time fixing this issue, and I've been searching for the problem to be fixed in the internet, unfortunately nothing was found. Before this issue happened, there was no problem, it was working fine until I did something with the registry-cleaning and such. However, my external hard drive can be detected by other computers, and I don't know why my computer can't detect it.

Does anyone of you know what the cause of this problem? I'd be glad if you can help with this problem.
Hi Frankier77,

I understand that you have checked this harddrive on a different system and it worked fine. As you said issue occurred after you made changes on the system so you can try doing a system restore:

System Restore

Also, kindly post a screenshot of your device manager and disk management. Check instructions here:

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, check this link which would be useful in resolving this issue:

Windows 7 not detecting my External Hard drive - Microsoft Community

Keep us posted with the results.
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19 Jul 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Wait a minute, it worked fine, then you ran a registry cleaner and now it doesn`t work ? You answered your own question. There is no reason to mess with the registry if you don`t know what you`re doing.

Try a system file check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Or better yet just do a system restore.
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20 Jul 2013   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Also, please post a screenshot of disk management. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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