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Windows 7: External Hard drive doesn't show up!

01 Feb 2010   #21
Ch@n

 

are u logged in as an admin and the trying to assign letters?


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01 Feb 2010   #22
selakos

windows 7 professional
 
 

Same problem here. I Have an external drive "My book essential 2" and in the begining everything was ok. And suddently windows doesn't recognize the hard drive. I Can hear a sound that a device is connected but nothing more. I Went to disk managment to give a name as jimbo45 described but i can't see the hard drive at all.
In my netbook (xp) works perfectly.
What i can do? :/
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02 Feb 2010   #23
Ch@n

 

Does ur drive gets detected in DM?
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02 Feb 2010   #24
selakos

windows 7 professional
 
 

No! Not at all! When i am going to see what devices are in my usb, i can see a hard drive that not recognize but i am not sure if it's really the one hard disk that don't work or my other external disk that works.
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02 Feb 2010   #25
Ch@n

 

right click on the not recognised drive and try updating the drivers. if doesnt work, disable and then enable it and check.
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02 Feb 2010   #26
selakos

windows 7 professional
 
 

Nope, it doesn't work, i think it's the external drive that already recognizes.
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02 Feb 2010   #27
Ch@n

 

then, can u try it in safe mode?
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03 Feb 2010   #28
selakos

windows 7 professional
 
 

Everything ok! Thank you very much!
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03 Feb 2010   #29
Ch@n

 

Mind sharing the solution that worked or the spreading the cause, which wil help fella members having ur issue.

Thnx and happy 7ing.
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04 Feb 2010   #30
dyboc

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes, that would be really appreciated, since I also cannot find my portable disk in Explorer (but it shows up as an Unspecified device), assigning a letter via Disk management doesn't work since the portable HDD does not show up. Also, rebooting in Safe mode hasn't helped.
I'm really lost and I need the data on the HDD as soon as possible :S
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