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Windows 7: i can't see my external hard drive

05 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
i can't see my external hard drive

so,when i installed windows 7 everything was great,now i can't see my external hard drive.if i unplug it and try another usb port my wireless mouse and keyboard stop working.then i have to restart and then they work ,but not the hard drive.i can't see it anywhere not in device manager or bios.
i'm pretty sure i've tried everything i know but i'm no expert.

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05 Dec 2009   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

This sometimes happens due to it not being assigned a drive letter or the letter is already assigned -- especially when plugging / unplugging USB drives.

Easy to solve.

1) Control panel ===> Adminitrative tools ===>Computer management===>Storage==Disk management.

2) Scroll down -- You'll see a disk without a letter.

3) Right click on it ===>Change drive letter and paths

4) Assign it a letter

5) Exit

6) now you should see it again in Windows explorer etc etc.

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05 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7

sorry jimbo45 but like i said i can't see another drive anywhere to assign a letter to.
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