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Windows 7: Why doesnt my external harddrive show up in my computer?

14 Dec 2013   #11
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

IDE yes


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14 Dec 2013   #12
getsystems

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Yes it is an IDE enclosure
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14 Dec 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Then there are only 2 possibilities - either the enclosure does not play or there is a driver problem. As far as jumpers are concerned, I have no experience. Maybe you should try the different settings.
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14 Dec 2013   #14
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Its probably a driver problem do you know any drivers that might work?
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14 Dec 2013   #15
whs
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You would have to check on the Seagate site.
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14 Dec 2013   #16
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But the case that makes it an "External" harddrive part is not Seagate its the hdd that is seagate with they're driver still work?
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14 Dec 2013   #17
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14 Dec 2013   #18
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Uh well the hardrive is making clicking noises now im starting to thing its a HDD problem..
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14 Dec 2013   #19
whs
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Nah, some disks do click at times. That is not necessarily a sign of a problem. But if that disk was never clicking before, then it may be a new problem.

The driver you are looking for could be for the HDD or the enclosure.

What is so important about that disk. Do you have data on it? Else I would just buy a modern Sata HDD. They are relatively cheap these days.
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14 Dec 2013   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Consistent clicking would be a warning to me (not an odd intermittent click). If it is visible in "Device Manager" (not disk management) under Disk Drives you could try right click and select update device driver.
Also, if you have valuable data on the drive you could try a linux distro boot CD like "Puppy linux" and see if that recognizes the drive.
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