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Windows 7: 500GB hardrive not showing up

10 Dec 2014   #11
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If the driver was found using that button it came from Windows Updates, so be sure you've enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and keep all Important and Optional Updates current.

I believe a Windows Update changed that setting to enabled, another reason all Updates need to be installed since many contain patches that make the OS and your specific hardware run better.

It is still a concern why an external HD would not auto-load the driver - unless that setting was off.

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11 Dec 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

If you managed to update the drive and its drivers and everything's fixed, I'm glad to hear it!
Don't forget to back up your files in case that if it happens again, you won't be worried about any data you'd have on the drive.

Good luck! :)

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 500GB hardrive not showing up

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