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Windows 7: External USB HDD not showing in My Computer or Disk Management

25 Oct 2015   #1
ammoun

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 in VMware Fusion 3 virtual machine on MACBook Pro
 
 
External USB HDD not showing in My Computer or Disk Management

Hi all,
I had a problem of Windows 7 x64 Pro not seeing my 8TB Seagate USB HDD no matter what I tried, it just would not show anywhere except in "Devices and printers" and there was nothing I could do with it there!
After several weeks and hours spent on the net searching for an answer I struck the resolution by chance, because i like to fiddle about my operating system.
In case someone is still facing such a problem of external USB HDDs not being recognized and not even showing in "My Computer" or in "Disk Management" (as I had), here is what I did to resolve this problem:
1. Open "Device Manager>Universal Serial Bus Controllers",
2. Look for the USB "Mass Storage Device" and uninstall it by selecting it and hitting the "Uninstall" menu button at the top (with the red X on it),
3. Do a "Scan for hardware changes", the system will find and install the appropriate drivers and you should be able to find and use your device now.
I hope this will be of help to someone.
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25 Oct 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Info save to my hard-drive, thanks! I could have used that some time ago. May need it again someday.
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