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Windows 7: Windows 7: External hard drive not showing up in my computer

19 Feb 2014   #1
Majstor1994

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Windows 7: External hard drive not showing up in my computer

my external hard drive not showing up in my computer and it is working fine before.
I can see my external hard drive in Disk Management and Device Management, but not in my computer.
I need help and i doesn't won't lose any data.


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and when i go to the disk managment they they said you must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it. I dont want to initialize because i will lose all my data.
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19 Feb 2014   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

People have been able to recover from "drive gone unallocated" by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Download here: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
You can install the program in Windows, or run it off a Bootable CD or flash drive.

You then use the tool to Rebuild the MBR (assuming the disk was originally initiated MBR and not GPT.)
Directions here: How to Rebuild MBR with partition magic? Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

If the rebuild is successful then you need to give the partition(s) a drive letter, which you can do in PW also.

See if that works.
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30 Sep 2015   #3
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am having the same problem with a 2 terabyte external drive but I do not have a "rebuild MBR" in Minitool Partition Wizard. what do I do now?
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02 Oct 2015   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are you saying that your version of Partition Wizard does not have a Rebuild MBR option, or that the option is greyed out, or that it will not work with your drive?
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