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Windows 7: computer wont recognise ext hd

15 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit retail
computer wont recognise ext hd

Hi can anyone help me here please? I have a desktop (homebuild) and a laptop, I use several ext hd's for storage, I have two 'boxes', one 51/2inch format for a WD 1T hd and the other is a 31/2 inch for the several 'laptop format' I use.
My prob is that when I connect either of my boxes with a drive inside to either of the 'putes' ( that may be an english abbrev for computer but it's also French slang for a lady of low morals) I get ' installation of driver complete' then when I click
'computer' on the start panel neither of my ext hd's shows up. can't open can't access. I'm sure it's pilot error, but which? Can someone advise please ?

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15 Dec 2012   #2

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

Hello nongeek,

Are these ext boxes for Sata or IDE HD's ? Do they show up in Disk Management ?

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15 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit retail

Hi doc thanks for the reply, have to say slight prob, I MEAN my name, Used to be a mechanic built lotsa FAST cars, but don't ask me to drive em. Same with putes. On top my pute is in french, so I have to translate. OK theyr'e all sata.

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