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Windows 7: Windows 7 Doesn't recognize USB HD

12 Aug 2009   #1

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
Windows 7 Doesn't recognize USB HD

This problem used to happen in Vista and just started popping up in my Windows 7 32 bit 7100.0.090421-1700. The drive is a 100gb Maxtor external usb drive. I've tried unplugging it and replugging it. Also I just rebooted with no luck. I'm going to boot to my 64 bit version to see if this problem occurs there.

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12 Aug 2009   #2

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1

Well, I booted to my 64 bit Windows 7 and the same problem occured. It didn't see the external usb hard drive. I restarted and booted to Vista and the it saw the drive. I rebooted back into Windows 7 32 bit and it recognized the drive......................very strange.
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13 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC 7100

That is a bit wierd. Could've have been some sort of initializing issue with the HDD. You could perhaps try formatting it in Windows 7 to (hopefully) prevent these sort of issues happening in the future.
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