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Windows 7: labtop don't see hdd

07 Feb 2014   #1
dvdcarr

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 
labtop don't see hdd

i just got a toshiba usb 3.0 hdd my labtop seen it ok i put a movie file on and could watch it. i want to use to record tv shows for my wife.when i hook up hdd to my satellite reciver it makes me format it. i can record shows and able to watch when hdd is hooked to satellite reciver.but hook to puter it don't see it in (my computer) but it listed in device mamger can any one help me please


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07 Feb 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to forums

Is your hdd visible in disk management?


Try these steps:

Open Command Prompt. (CMD)
Type: diskpart
At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume
Make note of the number of the simple volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
At the DISKPART prompt, type: select volume n
Select the volume, where n is the volume's number, whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following: assign letter=L
Where L is the drive letter you want to assign or change.
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07 Feb 2014   #3
dvdcarr

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

hi no i don't see it in disk management.
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07 Feb 2014   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dvdcarr View Post
hi no i don't see it in disk management.
Is it visible in BIOS? Can you connect it to a different PC and check, if it is visible there?
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07 Feb 2014   #5
dvdcarr

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

no it don't show up on my pc either. on pc it did come up by clock that it seen the hdd on labtop i just get sound.it shows up in device manger but i don't think it shows in disk management.it did same with my other hdd.after formate it doesn't show up in(my computer) if i reformat it works. but if i want to use to record shows om my sat recive it makes me format it again. when i hook to bell reciver it formates it
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07 Feb 2014   #6
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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07 Feb 2014   #7
dvdcarr

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

this is for external hard drive
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07 Feb 2014   #8
dvdcarr

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

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07 Feb 2014   #9
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

From the screen shot of disk managment, I see couple of drives (500 GB, 430.51 GB). But, I don't see them that they are formatted or drive letter assigned to them.

Here's how you can assign drive letter to them. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
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07 Feb 2014   #10
dvdcarr

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

have u used or heard of this and would it do what i think u just said about setting letter and formating the drive (easeUs partion master) and my hdd is 1tb and it looks to me its split in half my c drive 500 and there's 2 more 500 in disk management just want make sure or least try to understand what i'm doing and thanks for all your help

trying to follow the link archer posted to give or add drive letter but that option is greyed won't let me
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