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Windows 7: External HDD 1TB not showing up please help (urgent)

30 Jul 2014   #1
sn1p3r

win7 sp1 32-bit & Ubuntu 10.4 , kali Linux , Back Track , Xp , Mac osX
 
 
External HDD 1TB not showing up please help (urgent)

Good Evening guys,

My External HDD Toshiba 1TB doesn't show up at MY COMPUTER
..... 1st let me explain how this error occured ...

1. I used my external HDD to install KALI LINUX on it ( here my external HDD was converted to linux file system partition for its boot system)

2. After 1 day i thought to install that Kali linux on my internal Hard disk along with my win 7 side by side

3. I uninstall Kali linux by connecting USB flash drive & external HDD 1TB by help of "Linux Boot repair disc os uninstaller"

4. Kali os was uninstalled & i repair grub rescue too ... now am running back my win7 only

5. Now main problem is i can't see my Toshiba external HDD 1TB storage drive on MY COMPUTER

>>> Can anybody tell me how can i recover my that Toshiba external HDD & use for storage as before


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30 Jul 2014   #2
sn1p3r

win7 sp1 32-bit & Ubuntu 10.4 , kali Linux , Back Track , Xp , Mac osX
 
 

Actually i want to change this to my storage HDD . I explained all these on top
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30 Jul 2014   #3
sn1p3r

win7 sp1 32-bit & Ubuntu 10.4 , kali Linux , Back Track , Xp , Mac osX
 
 

Thank's for all for not Replying

Problem solved by Myself after some try

solution

- delete the partition ( wipes all datas stored by linux system ) & and again Mount it , enter the space value & drive name !
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30 Jul 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You seem to forget that everyone here is a volunteer and we have a real life and other real jobs. Waiting 5 hours is hardly a long time.
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30 Jul 2014   #5
skyred5

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good that you figure out the problem yourself. In case you're interested to know, the reason why it's not detected is because the file system was changed when you installed linux which is different from what windows usually use. Hence, the outcome of it not being detected.

When you delete the partition, you delete the file system as well and it was formatted to the default file system.
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31 Jul 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Very well put Skyred5
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31 Jul 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

You also had no drive letters which need assignment via right click in Disk Mgmt before you can access the drive.

However after a Linux install I'd want to first wipe the drive with Diskpart Clean Command to clear boot code which may interfere otherwise, then repartition in Disk Mgmt.

A data drive is always best to partition Logically: Partition / Extended : Logical Drives - Windows 7 Forums because then boot files cannot be derailed onto it or it cannot interfere otherwise with boot.
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09 Aug 2014   #8
sn1p3r

win7 sp1 32-bit & Ubuntu 10.4 , kali Linux , Back Track , Xp , Mac osX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You seem to forget that everyone here is a volunteer and we have a real life and other real jobs. Waiting 5 hours is hardly a long time.

Ztruker : What exactly u mean to say waiting 5 hrs is hardly a long time ?
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09 Aug 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

Did you assign letters to the two partitions on the External drive? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Focus on the issues at hand and the solutions we gave you to try. It looks like a relatively easy case.
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