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Windows 7: Hard disk detection problem

30 Jan 2016   #1

win 8 64bit
Hard disk detection problem

HP portable 1tb hard disk is detecting in devices and printer, disk manager but not showing in My computer

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30 Jan 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
It's pretty staggering to see 133 multimedia devices listed that could be a record
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30 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Does it have a letter ?

It needs a letter.
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31 Jan 2016   #4

windows 7 Home 64 bit

Check if the external drives have drive letter assigned using Disk management.
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31 Jan 2016   #5

win 8 64bit

It's has assigned a letter n all those things but the problem remains the same
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31 Jan 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Could we have a better picture of Disk Management using this tutorial by Golden. Please use the tutorial exactly as it instructs.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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01 Feb 2016   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


I see you have one internal hard drive – a WD Blue 2.5'' 1TB. It has four partitions, including the OS and three data partitions. In the screenshot of the Disk Management beneath it's only visible that there is no CD-ROM Media, which is not your external unrecognized; the image is partial, could you screenshot the entire screen, please? The external is not recognized in the system through Disk Management. It also gives out partial data in Device Manager.

Do you have data on the drive you need? What happened prior to the issue occurring and the drive not showing up? I would be able to analyze more once I see a full image of Disk Management.

I could suggest you for now to change the external's cable, try all ports and test the drive on another system.

Post back! :)

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