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

14 Dec 2013   #1
getsystems

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Why doesnt my external harddrive show up in my computer?

Hello my external harddrive does not show up in my computer and in device manager? I know its plugged in and on and the usb cable in brand new.


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14 Dec 2013   #2
whs
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Does it show in Disk Management and is it initialized.
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14 Dec 2013   #3
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No it does not and if you know what slot does the jumper have to be on the HDD?

Oh and I know its on it has a green light on and I can hear it spinning
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14 Dec 2013   #4
whs
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There are no jumpers on Sata drives. Although unususal, it could be that this disk needs a special driver. Check on the manufacturers website.
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14 Dec 2013   #5
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Its a IDE drive... And there is no branding on it but I remember it used to work...
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14 Dec 2013   #6
whs
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Hmm, IDE - if I owned it, I would donate it to a museum, lol.
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14 Dec 2013   #7
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Haha but l mean I need it working do you have a way?

Oh and just to let you know its made at FOXCONN
And its a seagate HDD
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14 Dec 2013   #8
whs
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I understand. But I never owned an IDE disk and know zero about them. But let's see:

how did you attach it - via an enclosure ??

Do you have a driver for it ??

Here are some guys who had the same problem. Maybe you see something that can help.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/302795-28-windows-recognize-drives
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14 Dec 2013   #9
getsystems

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ya its in a enclosure and they're solution dies not work for me and it doesnt show up in device manager or disk management
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14 Dec 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Can I assume that this is an IDE enclosure and not a Sata enclosure ?? What is the make/model ??
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