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Windows 7: Doesn't show external drive anymore but visible in the disk management

01 Jun 2010   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Bill2 asks if you are running the RC version, if so it will cease to function today 1st June!


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01 Jun 2010   #12
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

1.) I tried two other USB ports
2.) It's the final version (although my profile says otherwise)
3.) I tried exactly what you suggested Bill2 (turning off etc) but it didn't work
4.) The drive isn't browsable (it doesn't have a driveletter)
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01 Jun 2010   #13
ryo

 
 

trying in safe mode.
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01 Jun 2010   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
1.)
2.) It's the final version (although my profile says otherwise)
What version exactly? Is there any chance you could try plugging this HD into another PC preferably with XP on it to see if it works? A friend, relative maybe!
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01 Jun 2010   #15
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Safe mode didn't work.

I have 2 PCs here.
One with Windows XP and Windows 7 Professional on it
and another one with only Windows 7 Professional on it.

It doesn't work on the 2nd PC (with only Win7 Pro) and on Windows XP of the first PC.
I just noticed the HDD works on Windows 7 Pro of the first PC perfectly.
That is really strange.
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01 Jun 2010   #16
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Would suggest you backup the data to your internal drive temporarily, then format the usb drive and check it has a drive letter and works properly on either computer before reusing it.
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01 Jun 2010   #17
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Looks like I'll go that way, but I'm happy that I can at least safe the data without much hazzle.
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01 Jun 2010   #18
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Would endorse what Bill 2 says and add that I would run scannow on the machine with just Win 7 as it looks as if there may be the odd corrupt system file on there!
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