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Windows 7: Newbie Western Dig HDD issue, Wont recognize

26 Jun 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
sata drive prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by automagp68 View Post
Sorry Ken

I edited one of the posts above after figureing out what IDE ment. They are not IDE. They are ESATA drives with USB Wester Digital 500 gig.

( the little black boxes from Best Buy
OK esata external drives (connected via usb?) since connected via us the drives should function together. Are they both formatted the same? Is one of them a logical drive? Im just asking relevant questions.

edit... I didnt see the post abt disk management. If you could use the sniping tool to upload a pic it would help tons

Ken


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26 Jun 2009   #12
automagp68

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
OK esata external drives (connected via usb?) since connected via us the drives should function together. Are they both formatted the same? Is one of them a logical drive? Im just asking relevant questions.

Ken
Sorry forget the Esata part. Lets just call them External MINI USB drives. They are both formated the same Fat 32.
No they are not logical drives. Neither have been partitioned which is what im assumeing your asking. Thanks again for trying to help me reason this all out
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26 Jun 2009   #13
automagp68

Windows 7
 
 

Here is quick update for you guys. I cant even get the HDD to show up in disk managment for some reason. Only whatever one is plugged in first will show up. Very odd
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26 Jun 2009   #14
automagp68

Windows 7
 
 

No thought hu guys?
Hmm
Is very odd
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26 Jun 2009   #15
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yea, I'm stumped. It definitely seems like a hardware conflict. Maybe it's related to the USB driver in Windows 7 (since XP does work).
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26 Jun 2009   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
HDD

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No thought hu guys?
Hmm
Is very odd
hey sorry

formatted to fat32? why? im not sure but i will have to check fat32 limitations.

dont worry we will worry this fixed soon I hope

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #17
automagp68

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for any additional help guys i appreciate it
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26 Jun 2009   #18
automagp68

Windows 7
 
 

Ok here is what i wanted to show you

I think its a naming conflict.

Althought the drives are lettered diff and also now named apples and bananas for some reason 7 still sees them named as my book and i dont think it can figure out which is which. Which would also be why it isnt company up in disk managment right?

Im asking of course lol

P.S The worldbook is just my NAS device on my network


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26 Jun 2009   #19
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
HD issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by automagp68 View Post
Ok here is what i wanted to show you

I think its a naming conflict.

Althought the drives are lettered diff and also now named apples and bananas for some reason 7 still sees them named as my book and i dont think it can figure out which is which. Which would also be why it isnt company up in disk managment right?

Im asking of course lol

P.S The worldbook is just my NAS device on my network
Thats it. where did you change the drive names and how?
K
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26 Jun 2009   #20
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

and have you tried rebooting since you renamed them?
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