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External HDD shows as local disk F & it cannot be accessed

Q: External HDD shows as local disk F & it cannot be accessed

My iOmega TB External hard drive stopped working after it was accidentally unplugged I googled the problem amp found the exact thread here for my problem When plugged in instead of being identified by it s name as before it s listed as Local disc F First I tried disabling write caching to no avail so I followed HDD disk shows as it local & F cannot be accessed External the instructions I found here to External HDD shows as local disk F & it cannot be accessed the same problem started by fish in Aug Mark replied several times giving good instructions which I have followed but my problem isn t solved I downloaded Sea Tools for Windows amp ran both Short amp Long tests which both failed The hard drive when dismantled is a Seagate Barracuda TB amp my PC is Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pk The HDD has much loved photo s of my kids amp tons of video amp music too is there any way to retrieve it now or is it a hopeless case Any help would be very much appreciated I think maybe if possible to get any data now I would have to take it to proffessionals but don t want to get ripped off if the drive is totally broken Thanx so much if u can help all nbsp

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A: External HDD shows as local disk F & it cannot be accessed

You could try going into disk management and deleting F: drive, while the External HDD is unplugged, then try reconnecting - OS might have just assigned the drive incorrectly?
Also strongly recommend updating to SP2 if possible (probably not connected to this issue though).
Hope this helps.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-hdd-shows-as-local-disk-f-it-cannot-be-accessed.186348/
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A:External hard drive stopped working, only shows up as Local Disk -- won't open

Hi, first I would run the Seagate diagnostics to check the hard drive is still healthy following this guide.



Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.

http://www.isoimageburner.com/



ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

If you have a Toshiba hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...

It sounds likely that the circuitry in the drive enclosure is failing (or the drive), if the test won't run then remove the drive from the enclosure and purchase a USB Hard Drive adapter, or use the internal connections in a desktop PC to connect the drive. This should allow you to run the test and/or extract all the files.

If the test runs ok with the drive connected to another PC internally, or with a USB adapter then you will know for sure that it is the enclosure that has failed.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-hard-drive-stopped-working-only-shows-up-as-local-disk-wont-open.169973/
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A:External Hard Drive Works In Ubuntu / Shows as "Local Disk" in Win 7 and doesn't work

I suggest that while in Ubuntu you move the files to local HDD, then reformat external HDD, then copy the files back.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/external-hard-drive-works-in-ubuntu-shows-as-local-disk-in-win-7-and-doesnt-work-500728.html
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A:External Hard drive shows up in PM but freezes when accessed

TweakUI to change drive letters? No wonder you are having trouble. What version of TweakUI?

Drive letter changes need to be made in Disk Management. I don't recall any TweakUI's tha changed drive letters since Win 98 and that program is for a whole different family of operating systems.
 

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Hello Shwetha, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Just a thought.
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Did you wipe the stick; their might be something on the stick from the manufacture.

Crazy thoughts but sometimes I think that way.

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A:External disk : diskpart shows disk but no drive letter

What does Win8 Disk Management show for that drive? If it shows as "raw" in the list, and it won't let you assign a drive letter, it could be that the drive has failed.

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A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
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I'm attaching my screenshot for comparison as I have a similar configuration.

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A:External HDD shows disk not formatted

Start by testing the drive with diagnostic software. Regardless of who manufactured it, you can test it with Seagate's SeaTools for Windows from here: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hdd-shows-disk-not-formatted.1078971/
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A:External HDD showing as local disk

I would try another cable first, or another USB port. Chances drive is going bad or already is.

When in the past you disconnect this drive did you use Safely Remove Hardware icon in notification area? If not can damage the partition on the drive. Ever used on a different PC ? Saying local disk does not mean drive is bad, somehow seagate name was erased by incorrect shutdown, windows seeing the drive differently.

Can try Seatools here
Downloads | Seagate Check SMART status of the drive and health. Any way take a screen shot of when plugged in and disk management is open, without trying anything with the drive.

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A:External HDD showing as local disk

We could give you some ideas but since data is extremely important:
Remove the disk and don't do anything until an expert (like Jumanji) responds.

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Are you getting any error messages??
 

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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)

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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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what is shows in device manager?..
Disk management?

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A:External Hard Drive inaccessible, becomes "Local Disk"

I had this exact same problem with a 16GB Toshiba thumb-drive a few days ago.
I'd been having heat-related shutdowns, and believe this to be what caused the issue in the first place.
Deleting the volume, then re-creating it allowed me to format and assign a drive-letter.
But yes, I did lose the (non-critical - a recorded TV show) data.
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Wenda.

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A:External HD detected but can't be accessed

hi and welcome

go to device manager and find the drive in the tree go to properties and go to drivers now uninstall the driver unplug the usb connection and reboot. When you have the desktop open re-plug the usb in, windows should install the driver back again (make sure you are connected to the internet in-case windows need to access it

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Check in Device Manager whether the drivers are OK.

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A:[SOLVED] Old HDD as external can't be accessed by Win7

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A:WD external HDD cannot be accessed, system not responding.

Hi there.

Did you try to connect the external drive to another computer to see if it's going to be recognized?
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Hi and welcome,

So when you plug her in, your machine doesn't scan or it scans, but comes up with no new hardware found?

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A:External HD keeps telling me to format when accessed

I know it's only been awhile but does no one have a solution? I can't seem to get an answer anywhere.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hd-keeps-telling-me-to-format-when-accessed.639200/
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Have scanned both with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes, system is clean. Could it be that the drive is beginning to fail?

A:External hard drive being constantly accessed

If you installed the WD software, check it to see if it is doing some incremental backup of some sort. I have the same drive and have noticed that too.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/56298-external-hard-drive-being-constantly-accessed.html
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A:External HD of Laptop being mysteriously accessed by system.

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can use the native Resource Monitor to see what app is hitting that drive.

Start > Resource Monitor - select the tab named Disk

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A:When teac external floppy drive is accessed, pc reboots

You might try removing your all USB controllers (via Device Manager) and then rebooting and allowing them to reinstall.Worth reading, IMO: General USB Problems in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310575.Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/266802/when-teac-external-floppy-drive-is-accessed-pc-reboots/
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A:Computer Freezes When External Hard Drive is Accessed

Hello and welcome Ben mate a little more specs would help mate because to see what speed USB the machine supports we need at least the model and more inportnatly the motherboard.
Use this to find those details out.
Using HW Info
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
Open each + down into the component itself and then click on it - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that device. See pic for example.
Use the lower part and find the model of the motherboard please.

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A:Files on external drive cannot be accessed (owner + permissions hell!)

I saw some User like S-1-5-... on my XP machine when my Recycle Bin malfunctioned while trying to clear a drive. Had to get bit-unlocker to keep the Recycle Bin from locking up on a folder with that username every time I tried to empty the Recycle Bin. The problem eventually went away, maybe after I repartitioned the other drive.

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A:Internal DSL Modem w/ External IP + External Router, how to get into local network?

My interpretation is that you have dial-up internet access and are using ICS? Correct?

If the above is correct does the ICS machine connect to the router's WAN port or a LAN port?
 

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A:Windows Explorer crashes when external hard drive is attached/accessed

Hi,

Normally in this situation I would recommend that you went into the Device Manager console and tried to uninstall then re-install the driver for the hard drive; but since you experience this on another machine as well it seems as though there are one of two possible causes - either the filesystem may have become corrupt to some extent, or the PCB in the external enclosure has developed some sort of fault. I would say try and take out the hard drive if possible (and if you don't mind potentially voiding any warranty that may remain), and install it either in an available desktop or another external enclosure and see whether or not you can access your data. If you cannot I would say the cause is the former unfortunately.

Hope this helps.


Regards,

Jon.

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A:Outlook Connector for Lotus Notes - "local message file can't be accessed"

Does anybody know anything about the IBM Notes connector (or a URL for it)? Does it use the Outlook interface?

Thanks,
JB
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/outlook-connector-for-lotus-notes-local-message-file-cant-be-accessed.355184/
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A:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
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A:multiple errors on start up, disk partition cannot be accessed

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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anyhowm here's the full description of my problem:

everytime i insert a multi session disc in my drive and access it, the blue sceen appears with the error bad_pool_header.

other cds work, just as long as they are not multi-sessioned

(note: multi-session cds are cds that had more than 1 writing session. when i dont usually fill uo the 700mb limit of the cds, i set it to multi-session so that i can burn on that cd again until i fill the 700mb)

pc specs:

amd duron 750 mhz
via mobo
WDC 10gigs
128MB SDram pc 133
Win Xp Sp2
Mag Innovision DVD Drive
Asus 52x32x52 Writer

thanks in advance!
 

A:BAD_POOL_HEADER error when Multi Session Disk is accessed in DVD-Rom

try getting your drive's firmware updated (check the mfg website)
 

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Hello johnbouy and welcome to BC

In order to assist you, we need a bit more information.

What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?

How do you connect to the internet: Dial-up, Cable, DSL, Wireless, etc.

Do you use a router? If so, which one?

Orange Blossom

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A:Wireless Shows Local Only

Usually a office environment will only allow Pc's that have been setup over Microsoft active directory, u will need to contact your system admin to give u wireless access.

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A:Local Disk folder in Local Disk C

I would reinstall delete the old partition and create a new 1 unless you are wanting to save any of your old files. The windows.old are your old files. You have two operating systems on the same partition, I believe.
 

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Hi,
What is the exact number of your multiple physical drives?
When you open  files in D, E, F or some other drives, what are the results in resource monitor?
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A:User window shows 2 local drives?...

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The graphics interface looks even older than XP. Rightclick on an empty area of your Desktop to choose Personalize, then choose an Aero theme. You can set up Background slideshow there, too.

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Hi, Please do not worry about it. The Windows updating process created it, it should be hidden and it will go away after updating process completed. I think Microsoft should tell users about this. Regards.

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OK - I went ahead & deleted it. No ill effects.

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Don't know...
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands:

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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A:[SOLVED] ipconfig shows 83 Tunnel adapter Local Area Connections

Hello,

Windows Vista includes a full IPv6 stack that is enabled by default. You may try to uninstall/reinstall your Network Adapter from Device Manager, here's how.

After the reinstallation, Disable IPV6.

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A:Changing a Removable Disk to Local Disk?

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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But in theory, a multi-port power switch could do the job, sure.

EDIT:
Keep in mind, for your splendid idea: you need (at least) two separate partitions on the HDD, one formatted in FATX, and one formatted in (whatever format the PS2 uses). It is possible to format two different partitions on a drive in different formats, but it is tricky.
 

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Delete all the partitions?
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by Jaffle


When I go to do a disk check it says that local disk is still in use! PLZ HELP!!!



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Here's a thought...

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A:External HD detached though it still shows on my computer

Very Strange.

Please run CCleaner
 

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A:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
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Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Optec


HI everyone,

Ive been using my WD Elements 1.5TB for quite a while now but I recently had trouble with it.
It doesn't show any of the maps I created on it. However if I type the name of the map in the address bars it does reach the map. I use it to store all my programs, games and movies so its quite important.

Example:
E:\ = It will show that this folder (drive) is empty
E:\Movies = It will show all the movies.

Its the same with my other folders on that drive.

I had the same problem with a smaller drive but there wasn't much on that so I just formatted it and it works fine again.
I can't afford to have all this data wiped so it will take a lot of time backing everything up. (which I also don't have to room for)

I hope anyone knows a solution for this except formatting the drive,

Thanks in advance


It sounds like your permissions have been changed. Do the following steps.Click Start Menu
Click My Computer/Computer
Right Click the drive in question
Click Properties
Go to the Security tab

What is listed under Group or user names: ?

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Did you check the external drive to make sure windows could see/access and had a drive letter assigned to it before you used it?

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Hi,

Have a look at this.

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If your running windows now safe and clean, you can check your external drive for viruses, malwares or anything else that could be the culprit and see if that solves your problem, or you can do a chkdsk

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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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F0 - system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe, killer.exe
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Laptop: HP OMEN 15-ax003nMonitor: HP 22xw Monitor 21.5" DisplayConnected via HDMII'm having issues when trying to play a video in fullscreen on my secondary monitor. I'm runing dual screens with the external monitor being my Primary Monitor  So when I play a youtube video in fullscreen on the secondary I can hear audio, pause,play etc but it's just a black screen.However, if I make the laptop screen my primary display in the microsoft display settings and play a youtube video fullscreen on the secondary monitor it works.... but I can see the quality is not as clear as it should be. Is this an issue with the graphics cards? It looks like the laptop runs of the intel card and the monitior runs of the nVidia... or do the display sizes just not work together?

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Hi everyone I did do a search for this before posting but most of the threads I found were people with a problem opposite to mine - their HDDs appeared in the Safely Remove Hardware window but didn't show up in My Computer I am having exactly but shows Computer Remove & in up My External Safely not in works HDD the opposite issue - I just purchased this external HDD it is a TB USB Seagate portable external HDD When I first got the device it seemed to behave normally Windows would make a sound - I'm running Windows x FYI - when I plugged it in it would prompt me for what to do with it and I was able to right-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the tray to eject External HDD works & shows up in My Computer but not in Safely Remove it I've only had it for about a week maybe just over a week now and while it still appears to be working fine I've noticed that it no longer makes the sound when I connect it to my computer and it also no longer appears in the Safely Remove Hardware window even though it's connected However I seem to still be able to use the drive fine - it shows up in My Computer I can read and write files from to it and there doesn't seem to be anything else strange about it other than the fact that I can no longer safely remove it Can anyone tell me if this is a common problem Is it serious I have always liked to safely remove my connected devices because I fear something will get corrupted if I just yank it out of the port Is there a reason why it doesn't show up in the Safely Remove Hardware window anymore and is there a way that I can get it to do that again PS - this issue seems specific to my home computer again running Windows x since when I connect it to my work computer Windows x it shows up in the Safely Remove Hardware window just fine Any ideas Thanks in advance for any help

A:External HDD works & shows up in My Computer but not in Safely Remove

You can try HotSwap! freeware

Remove external, restart, run drivecleanup as admin (Drive Tools for Windows), restart, re-install external

Or removing filters Step by Step Guide to Deleting the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry Values

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Hi! I have a little annoying problem. A previously connected external drive shows up in my windows explorer even though it's not connected. It also takes up a drive letter. I can't eject it, when I try it says: "An error occurred while ejecting (G).

I would like to remove this non existent external drive and free up the drive letter G:. Any ideas?

A:A external drive that is not connected to the computer shows in explor

Do a complete proper Shut Down and Start Up and see if it works for you.

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I just recently created a Windows System Image backup and stored it on my External HDD. However, after this occurred, it seems as though Windows has reported an incorrect amount of free space left. My drive is has 931 GB of total space (1 TB in base 10) and currently reports 272 GB of free space. However, when I select all of my files and folders in the volume and select "Properties", both SIZE and SIZE ON DISK report 639 GB used, which would mean that there is supposed to be 292 GB of free space. There are no hidden folders, and in addition, chkdsk /f didn't seem to find any problems. I heard that formatting generally fixes this but it is not a feasible option at all. What are my options?

A:External HDD Shows incorrect amount of free space?

That 639 gigs used might be the problem instead, 639 gigs used not counting all the extra space taking up by filenames and such.

Here's a link to download a free partition manager, one I use:

Download Active@ Partition Manager 1.3.12 Free - Disk management software. Create, format, and delete disk partitions. - Softpedia

See what free space shows up using that, I'll believe it's reading which will appear in the top section.

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