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External HDD not recognize my laptop & cann't initialize it from Device manegment

Q: External HDD not recognize my laptop & cann't initialize it from Device manegment

I've a External HDD( Western Digital company-500GB) which was working properly last night but today it's not working. when I connect the EXt. HDD to my laptop usb port then it's got power but not shows in my computer.
when I go to device management it shows a window (you need to initialize before logical disk management can access it.) but when I go to initialize the HDD then show it "the media write protected". I cann't initialize the HDD and cann't access the HDD.

Someone help me to recover my old DATA from this Ext. HDD.

Thanks for advance.

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A: External HDD not recognize my laptop & cann't initialize it from Device manegment

Hello Rajib Sarker,
The first important thing to note here is that if you initialize your HDD you will lose all the information that was stored on it. Sometimes portable external HDDs can behave like that if they are not getting enough power. It would be a good idea to try and connect your HDD using a different USB cable, preferably a short one. Another thing you can try is connecting your HDD to different USB ports and to a different computer. You can also run WD DLG diagnostics tool to test the HDD http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=GTBpZQ .
Hope that helps.

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A:Laptop doesn't recognize external optical drive...

Things to check;
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My computer:

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model: X751LA
BIOS: X751LA.312
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System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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Display Devices
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Quote: Originally Posted by kutujenggot


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Hello GingerKidStudio!

When Windows was failing did you have your external drive plugged in? If so, that could have damaged it.

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exact model external ?
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

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Quote:





Originally Posted by bswb


I found out that it was natively formated as FAT32 and had to be reformatted as NTSC.




Do you mean NTFS?

Regardless, XP, Vista, Windows 7 can read/ write FAT32 external formatted drives. New USB sticks and external HDDs are FAT32.

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A:ComStar external detected but will not initialize

What you are reporting is normal.
What do you want to reformat it while it is in external drive mode?
But, wait, is it really a ComStar drive? What cables are connected?
How is it formatted?
 

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A:Cannot initialize, format, or wipe external HD

Go to the drive manufacturers site and most have diagnostic utilities you can download and burn to a CD to test the drive. Burn a disc and test the drive.
 

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When you deleted the keyboard driver for the laptop...did you reboot after doing so?
 
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A:help trying to initialize an external hard drive on xp home ed

i had a similar problem. this came on my enternal when i "safely removed" it WITHOUT installing it as hardware. So, it assumed i no longer wanted to try to install it, and since i safely removed it, it never again saw it. this required a restore point to before it had made that decision, so that it would once again ask to install it. once i said "sure", it was fine.

Now, the problem was, because of the incident, not only did it not read it, but the external was also corrupted, so any and all info on it was lost when i was forced to format it. after that, it was absolutely fine. don't know if this helps much, just sharing my experience.

as far as what you can do, there are a few things. You could revert to just before you got it and see if it reads it then. you could also install a new fresh windows on a partition, boot to that partition, and see if it recognizes it then. Then you can format it and make it new. it should then read it in the other partition. or if you have another computer :P.

Good luck and WELCOME TO TSF!!!

God Bless and In Him,

Christian Dude

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Hi there.

I'm sorry to hear about the problem you have. Probably something went wrong because of the BSOD, so can you run a test on the drive using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics and post back the results? You can download the program from here:

Support Answers

Let me know how it went.

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A:Unable to initialize the external drive in Windows 7

Welcome aboard.

If you restart with the laptop with the external drive connected, it may recognize the drive.

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A:Can't access external hard drive -- it won't initialize

Similar thing happened to me.. I'd love to hear an answer on how to recover the data as some of it is rather important.. Good luck DJC, I'll check back in and hopefully we will have our files back!!
 

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Try this:
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A:windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware Code 37

See if this helps:





Quote:
If anyone is interested, I uninstalled the driver (from device manager) then shutdown computer
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A:Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. Code 37

Have you tried removing both entries from Device Manager?

Clearing the motherboard's CMOS?

This may not be relevant to a 9800 Pro, but see:

AMD Catalyst

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A:Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

Control panel -> Administrative tools -> Event Viewer

Click on the caret > next to WINDOWS LOGS. Then click on SYSTEM. There ought to be a traced event of some kind with a physical I/O error.

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A:Unable to initialize external HDD in Disk Management due to I/O error

Hello, tommythecat.
Is the external drive used much? Is it aging? Damaged (from moisture, shock [dropping] or misuse)?
If you can, back-up all the data to another HDD.
Connect the problematic HDD to the troublesome PC.
Open an administrative command prompt > type diskpart > type list disk.
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Cheers - Happy Holidays.

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For us dummies....what's a gigabeat?

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Tru plugging it into your computer again. If it still is not recognized, leave it plugged in and shutdown the computer then restart it.

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All three of my internal SATA drives act the same way. It's normal because SATA devices support hotplugging when the controller is running in AHCI mode.

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Shut down your machine = Power off.
Disconnect the external,
Power up and after login reconnect it into a different usb port,
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I would guess some security features are stopping access ?
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The first thing you need to do is try the external in another system. See if it works there. That will tell you very quickly where the problem lies; the external OR your system.

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Hello jklinken. This is well beyond anything that I would understand but this may help.
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Are the USB ports working correctly with other devices attached?
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I had the same sort of problem a while back with an external HDD, my system wouldnt recognise it at all, just pluging it in, although the manual sed it would instantly recognise and install it.
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Would this help you?
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Thanks Joules, However, I had mentioned I did the steps you are suggesting in my OP. This did not work for me.






  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kin3tic


I have tired: - Uninstalling each USB from devmgmt individually then restarting to let it reinstall each USB driver.


But please, if possible, suggest something else because I still can't seem to find a solution to my problem. To further add, I cannot restore my system as that I have been running win7 for not too long and there has not been a time to make a system restore point.

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A:Windows can't recognize USB device at start up

Try a System Restore to a point before the problem arose.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/303392-windows-cant-recognize-usb-device-start-up.html
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What is the problem? Can anything be done to rectify it?

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A:Satellite Pro M70 - USB port not recognize the device

Just to clarify. My laptop is a Satellite M70 (PSM76E-00500K-AS).

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A:Windows (Vista) Does Not Recognize USB Device

I apologize for the fact that it took such a long time to post a reply. I think that I can safely say that you were not overlooked, but me and the other members were puzzled by your dillemma. I think that you will have a better chance at solving your problem if I take a few educated guesses rather than just ignore the question. It would be a nice New Year for us both if we can get this resolved.
My first inclination is to believe that the printer is defective, since it does not work on any computer that you tried.
Most printers have a print test that you can try, lets start there and see whay happens. My answers will be posted spordically, since I will be away for the holidays.
How do*I print a Test page? : Brother

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A:Computer won't recognize audio device

Hello and welcome to the forum!Try these from Dell.Install the chipset drivers first.Edit: Dont use anything else!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/435078/computer-wont-recognize-audio-device/
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A:Toshiba does not allways recognize USB device

Hi prgmz,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Do you know when this problem began (you said recently)? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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A:Windows doesnt recognize usb device

If it is a driver issue the English page translated for the download is at Google Translate

Note the Systems Requirements are Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista so I would suggest trying it in Compatibility Mode in either Vista SP2 or XP SP3 it appears to be quite old.

Your other option is to revert back to a time you are sure it was working say 3 weeks and 2 or 3 days ago, this will either get it operational again and allow you to figure out what update may have caused it to stop working.

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A:Windows XP will not recognize standard USD device

have you tried telling it where your drivers are?! easier way..rather than trusting it to look?

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A:System won't recognize external drives

welcome to TSG.
Have you tried to go to Add Hardware in the Control Panel and try to search for new hardware? And restart computer?
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