Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: OS in external harddrive not recognised

05 Feb 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by str455n View Post
im trying to clone my windows 7 on to a sshd drive that is currently in a caddy waiting to be detected but the laptop can't see it. i went in to the manager on c drive and it's there, but doesn't give any options for formatting . i need it to be recognized on plug in so I can run the software and get it plugged in place of my other drive. This is doing my head in. Please help if you can.
Now that you can access the drive, you just need to image the drive and restore it to the SSHD, This tutorial I made for SSDs, but it would work just as well for a SSHD.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 OS in external harddrive not recognised

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External IDE HDD not recognised by OS.
I have an old IDE 100gb HDD which was installed in an external enclosure. Everything was fine till I cloned the OS from a new SSD to it for backup using the EaseUS Todo Backup Free 7.5 programe. When complete the following messages showed. "Failed-Partition Clone-)x1760E077"; Partition Clone...
Hardware & Devices
External HDD not recognised by comouter
Hi, I just had an upgrade to my computer. I had a HDD installed replacing 3 older drives. I need some of the information on the older drives so instead of purchasing 3 sata enclosures I purchased a docking station. But my problem is the computer does not see any of the drives in the docking...
Hardware & Devices
External harddrive recognised but files cant be acessed
my ciphertex 750gb hard drive is recognized when i plug it in, but the name of the hard drive dose not come up but insted there is "local disk F" and i cant access my files. the drive is also recognized in the disk management, and i have tried changing the disk letter but i cant. pls what can i do...
Hardware & Devices
WD external HD recognised as
Hi everybody, I have a weird situation on an w7 x64 OS. I have 2 Western Digital My book essential external hard disk (1TB each) and they are not both correctly recognised by the OS. They are both detected but one of them is recognised as CD Drive. I have another 2 internal hard disk - one...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard drive not recognised
Hello everyone, Once again i need your help. I have an external hard drive, and a lot of data saved on it. My laptop recognises it, but i can't access it. When i go to device manager and try intialize, it says it is not ready. Thanks for ur help
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+