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Windows 7: External HD Not Showing Up

04 Apr 2014   #1
negan1234

Windows 7
 
 
External HD Not Showing Up

Have searched the forum and saw some people with similar problems but I am unable to self diagnose/fix this problem. HD used to work fine but I haven't used it in months. It makes the noise when I plug it in but it does not show up under computer. Shows up in disk management as "Disk 1" (see screenshot) I have also included a screen shot from minitool partition wizard which some other posts said might be able to fix the problem. Any ideas?




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04 Apr 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

It appears it has not been formatted. Does it have any data on it?
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04 Apr 2014   #3
negan1234

Windows 7
 
 

It has 24GB of data on it. I do have a backup of the data so all is not lost. Has it crashed?
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04 Apr 2014   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

This sounds like your problem here. Read this thread. disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated
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