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Windows 7: Cannot see my external hard drive


04 Dec 2009   #1
BuKarrar

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Cannot see my external hard drive

Greeting every one.

When I usually plug in my external hard drive, Windows detects that there is a new hardware that has been connected and install its driver successfully. However, when I open my computer, I don't see that my external hard drive is there. No icon, nothing at all shows that I can open while it's working.

I tried to connect the external hard drive to windows XP, Vista, and 7 but it's the same. I couldn't see my external hard drive.

Please Help

Karrar


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04 Dec 2009   #2
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Karrar, Is there data on the drive?
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05 Dec 2009   #3
BuKarrar

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yes, there is a lot of data on the hard drive.
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05 Dec 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Open a command prompt and type;

diskpart
list disk
list vol

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Is the drive detected?

If not try testdisk to see if the drive can be recognised.
TestDisk - CGSecurity


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06 Dec 2009   #5
BuKarrar

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

First I did everything with the command prompt and it was not detected.

Then I downloaded the testdisk application and it was not recongnized.

Thanks for your follow up and I'm waiting for other options.
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06 Dec 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you try it on another OS/PC?
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07 Dec 2009   #7
BuKarrar

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I wrote in the beginning that I tried it in different OS and PCs.

So I tested it on XP on different PC, then on Vista on different PC, finally on 7 on different PC.

Best Regards,
Karrar
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