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Windows 7: External hard drive

06 Jul 2011   #1
Alennia

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 
External hard drive

I have a 250gb Seagate Expansion drive- I have not disconnected it improperly at all. When I connect it to my computer the drive turns on (green light displays on the drive) but my computer does... nothing. Doesn't recognize it at all. I've tried going into disk management in my control panel, but it doesn't even show up there. Suggestions please?


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06 Jul 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Alennia,
Welcome to SF. Are you plugging this into the same usb 2.0 port you normally had when it worked previously?
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06 Jul 2011   #3
Alennia

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I am. My laptop has two USB ports, I've tried both of them and they do the same thing
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06 Jul 2011   #4
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

How about re-booting and leaving this drive connected.....same thing?
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07 Jul 2011   #5
Alennia

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Sadly still nothing. Checked in disc management again, just in case, and it's still not there.
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07 Jul 2011   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Look in windows explorer and see if it's there and you can see whats on it. Let us know.
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07 Jul 2011   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Also feel the drive when it lights up for a vibration to tell if it's spinning?
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07 Jul 2011   #8
Alennia

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

I can hear something going inside it when I hook it up, but I don't feel any vibrations. It's not in Windows Explorer either. Please tell me this isn't drive death.
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07 Jul 2011   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have any other computers that you can connect it to, to see if it can be seen on them ?
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07 Jul 2011   #10
Alennia

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

On a whim, I just tried switching out the cable it came with for the ancient cable to my MP3 player. Turns out the cable is what's hosed, got it going now. Feeling like an idiot, also. Thanks for the help guys!
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