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Windows 7: Verbatim external hard drive not picking up

15 Jun 2011   #1
Nelta18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Verbatim external hard drive not picking up

I just bought a Verbatim 1TB external hard drive (USB 2.0, 3.5") and my PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit is not picking it up.


I have tested the USB port and it definitely works. I have tried searching for new devices. I have tried the hard drive on friend's PC also with Windows 7 and it worked.
Is there some setting or something I can change on my PC to get it to pick up the hard drive?


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15 Jun 2011   #2
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Did you use the same cable at your friends?
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15 Jun 2011   #3
Nelta18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes
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15 Jun 2011   #4
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

What is the model of the drive?
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15 Jun 2011   #5
Nelta18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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15 Jun 2011   #6
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

It mentions on the Verbatim website that some users need to use a power booster cable. Here is the link to it.

External Hard Drive Storage Solutions: Portable, Desktop, Network Storage, Hard Drives
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15 Jun 2011   #7
Nelta18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am already using one of those
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15 Jun 2011   #8
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Is the drive seen by Disk Management? Click start, right click on computer, click manage, click disk management.
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16 Jun 2011   #9
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Sometimes new drives cannot be seen in explorer because they have not been assigned a drive letter, but as Commadore Pet suggested they are seen in disk management. If Disk management sees them, right click and select add or change drive letter or path, click add and windows will allow you to select any drive letter not already assigned to another drive, select a drive letter and click OK or Add. It will then be seen in explorer and will now be usble.
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15 Nov 2012   #10
John A Forbes

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x 64 bit
 
 

Had the very same problem with a Verbatim external hard drive whereby I could not find the drive on a Windows 7 64 system and thereby files stored on the drive. I solved the problem thanks to the forum and by using Partition Wizard Home Edition by Mini Tool Googled and downloaded from the web.

Partition Wizard showed up the drive but it had no drive character assigned to it. This omission was then easily corrected thereby solving my problem.
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