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External hard drive broken shows up in device manager but not My Computer

Q: External hard drive broken shows up in device manager but not My Computer

I have a Western Digital 250 GB external HD that had been working perfectly until yesterday afternoon. It has been making this repetitive whirring noise *not the clicking noise of death* and it died before I had a chance to copy the data onto another external. When I plug in the USB it makes the connection noise, but autoplay does not come up and it does not show up in my computer anymore. I did look in device manager and disk management and it does show up but it had no drive letter and it says unreadable. (I've attached a screenshot of this)

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Is there any way I can recover the data off of it? Should I just take it out of the enclosure and hook it up to a desktop pc?

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A: External hard drive broken shows up in device manager but not My Computer

It sounds like the drive itself is dead rather than the enclosure. The repetitive 'whirring' noise likely is immediately following the click of death, just the click is pretty quiet on a lot of notebook drives. If yours is a full size (3.5") drive in that enclosure, then perhaps you are right and the click of death isn't occurring.

In either case, its not going to hurt to hook it up internally, because even if it doesn't work you aren't any worse off than you are now.

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A:Hard Drive shows in device manager, not My Computer

Did you try accesing the drivers from device manager ? (right click 'open')

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A:Secondary Hard Drive Disappears in 'Computer' Shows in Device Manager

You seem to need to assign the drive a path. Do this:
1. Open the windows search bar by pressing the windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen
2. Search disk
3. Find the option labeled Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions
4. Select it
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Hope I helped!

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A:3rd hard drive shows in device manager but..

The fact that your system will not load your disk is worrisome, but I suspect you have a defective drive, or inadequate resources. Tell us more about your computer brand and model, or about the motherboard.
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A:hard drive w/ usb adapter- drive shows in disk manager, not computer

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a maximized screenshot of your full disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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A:External hard drive shows up in devices but not in my computer

Hello indoow and welcome to Seven Forums. Couple of things to try:

1. Try using a different USB port.

2. Try changing the drive letter.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

3. If you have access to a live Linux CD like Ubuntu you may find that Ubuntu will recognize the external hard drive in Computer.

4. The hard drive may be going bad. You could go to the manufacturer's web site and look for diagnostic tools to check the drive. Or you could use SeaTools for Windows from Seagate (works on non-Seagate drives as well.)

| Seagate

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A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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A:Solved: Installed hard drive not detected in My Computer but seen in Device manager.

Is it partitioned, formatted, have a drive letter?

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

Is the CD-ROM in Device Manager and working properly?
 

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A:External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer

Hi Dick1030,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


Please do as follows:

1. It is unusual for the System Reserved Partition to have a drive letter. Please remove the drive letter.

2. Please remove (always Safely Remove) all the external drives including any card reader and do a drive cleanup as indicated here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298744-usb-thumb-drives-not-recognised-not-drive-letter.html#post2477076 It will clean your system of all non-present devices and you will be starting with a clean slate.(Incidentally this can resolve many drive letter assignment confusion of Windows OS, as you can see in the referenced thread.)

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4. Now take a screenshot of the Disk Management and post. While taking the screenshot, click on "Show/Hide Console Tree” and “Show/Hide Action Pane” buttons on the toolbar on top to hide those and also pull up the center partition line up as much as possible so that we get a clear and full view.





5. Also tell us whether you are sure that you had formatted the Fantom drive and it contains data and whether you want to recover the data..


(Your statements and the screenshots are so confusing - atleast to me - it is necessary that you do the above and restate the problem.)

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A:Previously functional USB3 external hard drive shows not initialized

1. Please post a screenshot of Disk Management with your external HDD plugged in. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

2. It would indeed be prudent to recover the data before you try anything else on the HDD.

You may try to access the hard drive booting into a live Linux CD/pendrive.

Download Lucid Puppy (Ubuntu-Compatible Build) v5.2.8 ISO from http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm

It is light and only 132.6 MB.

Make a Bootable pendrive with Rufus v1.3.2 (442 KB) http://rufus.akeo.ie/

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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...

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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.
 

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A:Hard drive not in device manager

hiya,try removing the HDD then replace and try,it could also be a rootkit virus on your machine.
 

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A:Hard drive not visible except only in device manager: Help!

How was this "bad" drive formatted? NTFS or FAT32?
 

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Unless I am wrong that is only showing that your mobo has 4 sata I guess sataII ports. If using only 1 drive that is chann 0.

You notice the numbers skip a few. That should mean other chips and or drivers run other ports on your mobo say for ide or sata 1.5 or sataIII ports? I would guess looking at it channels 2 and 3 are ran by another chip or controller and are a different speed or interface?

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A:Computer shows external drive empty while its not.

  
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.
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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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have you tried wd data lifeguard tools?

since I don't know which drive you have I can't post a direct link to it for your drive but here is a link to all of them.
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product

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A:i/o device error external hard drive please help me anyone

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theres a few things you can try first.

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A:I/O device error with external hard drive

The Freeagent's power supply has probably failed
 

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A:USB external hard drive comes up as unknown device

I'm not sure what you mean by Deactivate a storage volume?
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Bump.... Please help i need those files back
 

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It's a process of eliminating one source at a time.

The following assumes you have experienced no prior problems using your USB ports.

The first thing I would do is remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to a desktop computer where I would run CHKDSK /R. If that is negative, I would download the drive manufacturer's testing utility and check it for fitness. (Some second-rate companies offer no such testing utility.)

If all of that is negative, you have either a bad enclosure or some problem with your USB port.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hard-drive-i-o-device-error.826398/
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Howdy markhimself.. Try setting the External to master.. When you open your device manager are there any yellow question marks besides the Hard drive?

Also right click ym computer..Click manage..Then disk management..Does the HD show in there/

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Have you gone into the Disk Management tool to see if simply right clicking on the volume to change drive letter would initialze the drive again? The drive may be being seen as offline in the block on the left side of the item there you right click on to select the online option.

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NOT a pro ! but i think after what u have done the only thing faulty would be your ports <<<<

I had the same problem with my pc and after a hell lot of time waste i came to know that my ports are out ......

Am not sure whats the case with yours ........

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I think it likely that the usb interface in your external enclosure may be damaged.
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Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-external-hard-drive-not-showing-anywhere-my-com-device-man-disk-man-etc.1149955/
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A:200gb hard drive visible in Device manager, not disk management.

take it easy, there's nothing wrong with your computer. the hard drive case needs it's own drivers or you'll have to return it and get a different (and possibly better) one.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/200gb-hard-drive-visible-in-device-manager-not-disk-management.26812/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-o-device-error-when-initializing-external-hard-drive-in-disk-management.883422/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-bios-sees-additional-hard-drive-s-o-does-device-manager-but-windows-explorer-does-not.398121/
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Is the drive a secondary one?
 

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Does the CD drive have an error in Device Manager? What is the model it lists for the drive in Device Manager and what version of Windows?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cd-drive-not-appearing-in-my-computer-but-in-device-manager.989032/
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Do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1032954-device-manager-shows-yellow.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/device-manager-shows-a-yellow.1032956/
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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/device-manager-is-blank/51a16b23-d188-4501-91c0-0a257a643e4b

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>Start, >Control Panel, >Administrative Tools >Services
post back the status of that process - is it running

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A:device manager link broken

Quote:





Originally Posted by valmiki.prasad


. . . When I took My Computer-->Properties--> Hardware-->Device manager, the link was broken and it doesnot show the device manager. . . .




Hi. . .

Welcome back.

When you right-click on Computer and select Properties the following screen should appear where you can then select Device Manager - top left.

I am not following your reference to "hardware".

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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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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Alright.. So my DVD only works when it wants too. I need to install a bunch of software and anti virus programs so its important I get it too work

there is no "cd/dvd drive" list thingy in device manager for me
it doesn't show up on my computer either

I just reformated my laptop

its a HP pavillon DV6000, dv6824ca to be more specific.. Vista OS

Any clue whats going on?
I searched but got 50 pages of results, went through 5 couldn't find the same problem and gave up.

If you need more info let me no

A:DVD drive not showing up in device manager or my computer [urgent]

Hi

Here is the resolution for this kind of issue


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/dvd-drive-not-showing-up-in-device-manager-or-my-computer-urgent-449149.html
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A:Drive not seen in Computer, present in Device Manager but unavailable.

Hello and welcome Deadtroopers mate the attachments are not showing up please follow this Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If you can send us a pic of the Disk Management Start > Computer(right click it) > Disk Management - see pic

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/398213-drive-not-seen-computer-present-device-manager-but-unavailable.html
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hey
my dvd/cd drive stoped reading discs and isnt showing up inn my computer its in device manager but says this device cannot start iv tried updating driver my drivers are up to date iv tried uninstalling and reinstalling and its starting to get on my nerves

Thank You
Kallum

A:Disc drive not showing up in my computer but in device manager

try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/disc-drive-not-showing-up-in-my-computer-but-in-device-manager-404410.html
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Hello all,

I have just finished building my first system form the ground up. My problem is not what I expected, as I was waiting for a major catastrophy...LOL

On post, and in the device manager, the info about my processor is wrong.

Here is what I have:

ECS KT600-A Mobo
Athlon 2400XP
512 Kingston DDR 333
ATI 9000 Pro
WinXP Pro

On post, and in the device manager, it shows that my CPU is only an 1800+ and 1.5 gig. This was bought in a retail box from a respected dealer here, and I understand this to be a 2 gig CPU.

Is there something I have to do in the bios to recognise the full spec of the CPU?

I have been at this all night, and I am now off to bed. I will look for responses in when I get up.

Thanks in advance

Parm
 

A:Device Manager Shows wrong info

Go into bios and check your FSB setting.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/device-manager-shows-wrong-info.209089/
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I've had this 2TB Ext hdd 1021 for about a year and it's worked perfectly up until today. I don't want to reformat or anything like that, as I have nearly the entire 2TB worth of memory filled with films and TV shows. It won't read when it's hooked up to any of the ports, it doesn't show up in disc management, but it does show up in device manager. But now that I have it showing up there - now what? The drive still won't open nor (obviously) play any of my films/shows on it. I want to - at the very least - extract the data from it and move it elsewhere.

A:2TB Ext HDD 1021 shows in device manager, won't play

Probably the cheapest way to figure out if it was the enclosure or the drive that crapped out on you is to buy one of those drive dock devices that looks like a mini-toaster. Then pull apart the enclosure, extract the drive, and stick it in the dock. If the drive works, you're in business. If it doesn't, short of sending it to a recovery service (which would probably cost a couple grand) the data's as good as gone.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/56972-2tb-ext-hdd-1021-shows-device-manager-wont-play.html
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Installed a 1.5tb wd caviar green i bought on boxing day today

hd is detected in bios
Started up windows, windows automatically detected and installed the driver, but i dont see the drive in explorer.

I can see the drive in the device manager but it is not even detected by the westerm digital data lifeguard diagnostic program.

Any thoughts?

A:wd green1.5tb shows up in device manager, but nowre els

Have you formatted it? Are all data cables plugged in firmly at both mobo and drive? All power cables plugged in firmly?

Try Disk Manager... START ---> All Programs ---> Administrative Tools ---> Computer Management (Or right click on Computer and choose Manage)

Now go to Disk Management... What do you see there?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/69578-wd-green1-5tb-shows-up-device-manager-but-nowre-els.html