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Windows 7: Explorer Not Showing External Drive - Help!

03 Nov 2009   #1

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Explorer Not Showing External Drive - Help!

Installed Windows 7 on my MSI Wind U100 with out any hitches. The only problem is that although my external drive is recognized and shown as functioning in Device Manager, it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer. USB sticks show up just fine. Tried 3 different functioning external drives without success.

2GB RAM
U100 Windows 7 Drivers installed
Upgraded BIOS 11/2/09

What am I missing?

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03 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Let me guess. Are they all empty drives with 0 space used?


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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the tip; however my external drive wasn't empty. I finally found the problem/fix. I went to Disk Management and had to manually assign a drive letter for the drive to show up in Explorer.

I don't recall ever having to do that with XP.
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30 Dec 2011   #4

win7ult64sp1retail
 
 

http://jesusnjim.com/pc-repair/disks-int-ext/
look in the navigation on this web page and see if one of these has the solution. many of the links are from this forum.
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