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Windows 7: Usb external drive not found - but thumbdrive is


04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM
 
 
Usb external drive not found - but thumbdrive is

Okay so my clean Windows 7 x64 went off without a hitch... at least at first.

Now that I am reinstalling stuff - I have a Thermaltake Max-4 external drive enclosure and connected it to the USB. But to my surprise Windows 7 did not check for drivers when I connected.

I shut off the power to the drive and turned it back on .. still nothing. I unplugged and replugged.. and still nothing...

So I take my USB stick and plug it in.. and BAM - sure enough - it searches for a driver, finds it and I can access the thumbdrive.

What am I missing?


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04 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Check disk management. Assign it a drive letter if you have to.

compmgmt.msc

Copy and paste that to start menu search box. Hit enter.
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