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Windows 7: Hitachi Ext HD worked fine until importing Pix from camera

25 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7
Hitachi Ext HD worked fine until importing Pix from camera

I was importing Pix from my Kodak Easy Share camera. After doing that, I unplugged my USB plug, but inadvertently unplugged my Ext HD USb plug(formerly Drive F). I then removed the USB for the camera and then plugged in the HD USB plug.

My computer now showed my Camera as an external device. I uninstalled it. I turned off the computer, but still I can't access the F drive. Finding the device via Ctrl Panel doesn't help either. I am out of ideas.

Can anyone help?


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25 Sep 2011   #2

7 ultimate x64

Is the drive receiving power? Another usb port? Is it appearing in Device Manager? Sure that it is not under a different drive letter now?
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26 Sep 2011   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

A couple of ideas for you to try:

With the external connected and on,
Go to Disk Management > 'Action' on the menu bar >click on 'Rescan Disks'

If it does not show up then try:

With the external connected and on,
  1. Go to Device Manager
  2. Expand the USB list
  3. Find the likely USB device for your External Drive (most likely the one that has no description)
  4. Right click - Uninstall
  5. Turn off the external drive
  6. Turn on the external drive and let it find and install the driver
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26 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7

Thx. Did some more troubleshooting and it turns out that the multi-USB port I own got 'blown up' good. Gotta go get a new one. Oh's only $$$$
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