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External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Q: External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Today, my external hard drive has not appeared on my PC. It did work before I went to sleep yet when I began my PC in the next morning, it didn't show. Can you please help me how to fix this?

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A: External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

Try using a different USB cable, make sure it is as short as the original one, or even shorter. This is important it terms of providing enough power for the drive to function properly.

Try connecting it to different USB ports.

Try connecting it to a different PC.

Sometimes the drive can misbehave due to insufficient power even if it appears to be spinning make sure you connect the HDD directly to the USB port and not through a USB hub.

Check if you can see the HDD in Windows Device Manager and in Disk Management. Good luck.

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A:External Hard Drive not showing up!

Call WD, see if they have any tech bulletins on that model, does not sound good.

They had a bunch of problems with 1.5 tb drives when they first came out.

I hope you had your data in more than 1 place, it may be gone on that drive.

.
 

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A:External Hard Drive Not Showing Up

Hello Trixi


Try a different USB port with the WD Ext HD power turned off. Then power it on to see if the device is found & added. Then check Disk Management.

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The new external drive needs to be formatted. With the external drive connected, Right-click on My Computer and select "manage" disk management, and right-click on the external drive in the list and select format
 

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A:External Hard Drive not showing up

If there's no letter assigned to it then it's hidden. Right click on it -> Change Drive Letter.... then assign a letter for it.

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A:External Hard Drive not showing up

If there's no letter assigned to it then it's hidden. Right click on it -> Change Drive Letter.... then assign a letter for it.

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A:External Hard Drive not showing up.

Hello jimithing33 ,

Getting an I/o error usually isn't a good sign as often it's related to failed hardware. I guess you already tried using different USB port and cable. What model is this HDD? Is it power fed through the USB cable? You could run the manufacturer’s diagnostics tool to see if it will detect it.

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A:External hard drive not showing up

Hello!

Have you tried assigning the drive a letter in Disk Management?

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Im here to write an HELP thread for my external hard drive.
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I go onto my computer and nothing comes up? Its not in My Computer or anything.
DO i need to Do Something Thanks?

PS: im on Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-Bit

CHEERS

A:External Hard-Drive Not Showing Up

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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A:External Hard Drive not showing up anywhere

Please fill in your specs.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy
Some motherboards require that you configure the BIOS to accept larger drives (2, 3Gb>).
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A:Samsung s2 external hard drive not loading showing local disk F drive

With the external drive connected, Go to Disk Management (Start > type: "computer" > click on Computer Management > click on Disk Management)

Determine which disk is the external drive.
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If there is nothing but a grey box or "Unallocated Space" next to the disk number then Right click on the disk number (the box) and choose: Change Drive Letter and Path.

Change the drive letter to anything else > OK.

If you can't do any of the above post back. If you can post a screen shot of the Disk Management window that can help.
Do not initialize the disk or format it or you will lose your data.

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A:problem with external hard drive not showing as a drive in windows 7

Go into Control Panel (classic view) ---> Administrative Tools ---> Computer Management ---> Disk Management.

In bottom-right pane, if you see a horizontal band representing a drive with no drive-letter assigned to it, that's the cause of your problem. You need to give it a drive-letter:

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A:External hard drive not showing in My Computer

Hey pcrquals. I would try the drive in another pc to narrow down where the problem is, a problem with the drive itself, or a problem with the pc recognizing the drive, which might be a problem with the USB port(s) or with the USB drivers. Does another USB device like a flashdrive work when plugged into the same port?
 

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A:External hard drive not showing in my computer

It depends on your operating system. From past experience XP has no problem, older versions of windows need the correct driver and win95 early version wont see it at all.

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A:External Hard Drive Not Showing On My Computer

"i get the message "I/O device error"

That almost certainly indicates that the drive in question is faulty. It's by no means unheard of for a new drive to be faulty.
 

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If the drive is formatted to use on a MAC then you will not be able yo use it on an IBM machine.
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A:Solved: New external hard drive not showing up

Set jumpers to master.
 

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A:External Hard Drive not showing on my laptop

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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A:external hard drive not showing in 'My Computer'

I also had this problem and found that the only solution was to 'flash' the EEPROM.
It was a very simple process which may require several re-boots and it does work.
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A:Need help with a external hard drive not showing up in explorer

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A:External hard drive not showing as a drive in windows 7

Hi have you tried it in another computer to see if it works there

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saying cyclic redundancy check. I 've
tried everything but still not working.
this is a new hard drive which has
never fell and no physical damage.
and please don' t tell me to return it
cos it was bought in another country.
the only option right now is to fix it .
any help ?? thanks
 

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People have been able to recover from "drive gone unallocated" by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Download here: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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A:USB/External hard drive not showing anywhere (my com, device man, disk man, etc)

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 

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Post the data reflected in Disk Management for this drive, please.

Both from the upper and lower levels of the Disk Management screen.

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Welcome BmBranch


In Disk Management, does it show that it has been assigned a drive letter. Can you right click on it & open it, & browse the HD to see what is on it ?

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Have you tried using it in another computer?
 

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A:External Hard Drive Stopped Showing Up In My Computer

Answers to your questions:
1) The only way that MIGHT work is if you buy a new enclosure
2) No
3) no
4) Just break the case open, then you can connect it via SATA, and if that doesn't work it is un-salvageable
 

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A:External hard drive is showing 'Unknown Not Initialized'

Welcome onboard.

External HDD - Western Digital Model No/Name: ? Capacity : ?

Please post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management with only the faulty external connected. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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If you access Disk Management, what does it say about the drive. How many partitions does it show and is one of them shown as RAW or unallocatted?

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A:External hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

If it won't show up, I don't see how you can format it in DOS.

Anyway, check out Device Manager and tell us more.

Other suggestions:

1. Test your drive on another pc
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Hello Kevin,

If you don't use it, then turning off AutoPlay should sort this for you.

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Those HP Pavillion Slimline's are nice.
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Hey Vistasucks,

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Check that the usb drivers are properly installed,
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The hd letter shouldn't have anything to do with it normally. But your work computer may be locked down in such a way that it is. But no, you do not have to reformat to get a new drive letter. See if you can get into disk management from the administrative tools control panel, in there you can change drive letters (ie - make the cd drive drive X or something temporarly).
 

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A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

"I hear a weird intermittent constant "Sound" and it's NOT loud, MAYBE It's a "Clicking" sound, But I'm not sure."

Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

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A:Seagate external hard drive not showing up in my computer. It is detected.

Yes, if you initialize it you will 'lose' everything. You will want to try something like [email protected] Recovery or maybe Easeus Partition Recovery.
 

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A:Recycle bin not showing deleted files for an external hard drive

I think this is quite normal if I have read your post correctly. When you delete a file from your external HD the deleted file get transferred to the Recycle Bin of the computer you are using. When you change the external HD to your laptop then there is no record of those files as they have already been deleted & would still be the Recycle Bin of desktop, unless you have deleted them from there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/314863-recycle-bin-not-showing-deleted-files-external-hard-drive.html
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"I try to take the files out that I put on a windows 7 PC" is a confusing statement. If you want to read the files on the drive from 7, you can't without a 3rd party tool. If you are just wanting to put stuff on there from the PC and don't care about the Mac backup, then just format the drive. Do that through Disk Management in the Admin Tools control panel.
 

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Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?
 

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Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
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Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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A:External hard drives not showing up

Hello,

I'm not completely certain that I understood your situation. I wonder if it's possible to clarify the question? Otherwise Disk Management is a good place to start looking for a missing HDD.
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do they show up in device manager?

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Check here: http://illbethejudgeofthat.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/repairing-a-dynamic-invalid-drive-in-windows/

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Can you provide a screenshot of disk management please?

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A:External Hard Drives Showing As: (J:) Error

Spyware Symptom

Check for spyware. You can find the following 3 anti-spyware utlities in the downloads section:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SpuerAntispyware
Spybot Search & Destroy

A common symptom of spyware is that it disables one or more of your devices. You need to run 3 anti-spyware utilities as there are many different types of spyware.

Repost with results.

-- Andy
 

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anyone?
 

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Have you tried plugging the WD into a different USB port?

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Quote: Originally Posted by DaveTheRealtor


My 1TB Western Digital external drive is showing up as a local drive under My Computer after I formated it. How do I make it show up as removable storage again?


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Well since it doesn't seem to work in any computer, this is a problem with the drive. Are you sure that it is still good?

What was the computer running that it first worked with?

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~Lordbob

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