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Windows 7: WD Hard 1TB detect and show up but only as a Shortcut

01 Feb 2016   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is this the way you are trying to get to Disk Management?

Start Orb
Right tick on Computer and select Manage then select Disk Management which is under Storage


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01 Feb 2016   #22
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And when I first open Diskmgmt then connect hard


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01 Feb 2016   #23
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Layback Bear Yes. and I tried Run/ Diskmgmt.msc
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01 Feb 2016   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well we are gaining on it.
It would be helpful if you went back over the tutorial again so we could have a picture like mine with out the side panels. The side panels cover up to much information.

Is the picture above with or with out your external hard drive hooked up?

Diskmgmt.msc should of got you to the same place. I just wanted to do it the long way to see if you could get there.

Are you using the 12v power connection on your external drive. (WD Element 10B8)?
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01 Feb 2016   #25
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Layback Bear First I opened DiskManagement then connected Hard.
as you see it's "Not Responding" .
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01 Feb 2016   #26
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I'm using WD Elements 10B8
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01 Feb 2016   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Don't forget to answer the other questions.

Try this. Shut down computer. Hook up external hard drive and then Start the computer and see how things look.

How many usb ports does your laptop have and what are they 2.0 or 3.0?
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01 Feb 2016   #28
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Don't forget to answer the other questions.

Try this. Shut down computer. Hook up external hard drive and then Start the computer and see how things look.
All right
ok w8
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01 Feb 2016   #29
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it's disk management status

+My laptop has 2 usb port and they're 3.0


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01 Feb 2016   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well now that is strange. I can understand not seeing the external drive but I don't understand not seeing any drives.

Is that the exact same way it acted on the other computer?

Once again. Are you using the 12 volt connection on your external drive??
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