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Windows 7: HDD won't work externally or internally

10 May 2015   #1
Shub Niggurath

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
HDD won't work externally or internally

For the past few days my new drive hasn't worked on my PC at all, I was copying stuff over to it as I suddenly got an I/O error. I restarted my system to find that the drive had disappeared completely, not only in file explorer but in disk management as well.

Recently I took out the drive and tried it as an external drive on another computer, it loaded fine without any issues. I figured there must be a problem with the cables, so I took it back and used the external slot on my PC to try it. But it still doesn't appear anywhere on my computer.

It's a WD 1 TB WD10EZEX.


EDIT: it seems I found the issue, the cables were loose. Nevermind.


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10 May 2015   #2
dikbozo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try rebooting your computer before plugging in the external drive. Wait a few minutes after boot before doing so. You may be dealing with a sudden drive failure.
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10 May 2015   #3
Shub Niggurath

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, I found the issue though. Loose cables, probably been the cause of all of these hard drive issues I've been having over the past few months.
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