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Windows 7: External hard drives recognized but not showing up in My Computer

05 Jun 2017   #1
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
External hard drives recognized but not showing up in My Computer

I am having an issue with many external hard drives being recognized by Windows 7, it makes the hardware insert sound but the drives do not show up in My Computer. I have the same problem with some Android tablets as well, recognized, hardware insert sound, but not showing up in My Computer.

It is as if Windows 7 is just refusing to display these drives. They do not even show up in Disk Management, so doing the usual fix found all over the internet for a similar but different problem will not work, because the drives are not even listed in Disk Management.

Does anybody know what the problem could be?

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05 Jun 2017   #2

Win7 pro x64

some usb drives will do that if they are not getting enough power from the port, and the solution is to try other ports like on the back of the pc instead of the front of the case, or to try a powered usb hub

this program may also help
USB Drive Letter Manager - USBDLM
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05 Jun 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

// Try a drive cleanup as per post#2 in the above thread.(huff...very difficult to post from a Windows phone)
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