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Ensure that at least the following users are there: Everyone; CREATOR OWNER; System; Administrators; Users 8. I HAVE LOOKED ALL OVER AND THIS WAS SO SIMPLE...! When was the last time it did work? Reply Krishanth February 3, 2016 at 4:16 am Thanks a lot mate. (Y) Reply Candy Ray February 2, 2016 at 3:06 am Update the device driver is also a workable solution. check my blog

If You See the Drive in Disk Management, But It's Empty If you see the drive in Disk Management, but it's "Unallocated", with a black bar along the top, this means Appreciate ya.!!! Many of these NAS boxes do not use standard recording methods and the drives are not readable outside the original box. Karishma October 14, 2014 at 6:17 am And how can I reboot my computer then? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

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This is a common problem, especially when connecting hard drives between Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. If you can’t access the drive from another device, such as a DVD player, smart TV, game console, or media center device, it may be formatted as NTFS. DirecTV Now vs. You saved me a lot of money -- Singapore about $300 !

Please Help anyone. 10 answers Last reply Jan 28, 2012 More about computer recognize external hard drive EnderWigginSep 11, 2010, 2:06 AM We would need more info, what is the make I tried the Seagate Diagnostic Too "SeaTools" and it didn't recognize it. It is identified as Disk 2 and online. External Hard Disk Not Detected How To Recover Data Reply Brian February 5, 2016 at 2:38 am Sorry, I had a new drive and did not need to worry about data.

any suggestions? I believe the the drive is already erased, does Delete Volume erase the information so I can format it or does it delete the existing partition? I've got a bricked seagate too. http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/wont-pc-recognise-external-drive/ Hide Question All replies Helpful answers by trigeek08, trigeek08 Mar 26, 2008 6:59 PM in response to trigeek08 Level 1 (0 points) Mar 26, 2008 6:59 PM in response to trigeek08

Look under Disk drives and check for any devices with a yellow exclamation mark next to them. External Hard Drive Not Showing In Disk Management Reply Yeah2 August 27, 2016 at 6:02 am Still not recognize. Seagate site says no jumper is needed for this drive. It has the windows logo on it.

External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In My Computer

Reply Dianne August 2, 2016 at 10:29 am Thank You for your help. all of them with Windows 7, both 32 and 64 bits. External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 No, create an account now. External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Everyone else kept saying the same thing that wasn't working.

This article says I may have a dead drive. http://mffonline.com/external-hard/cannot-see-external-usb-hdd-in-my-computer.php Here are a few possible solutions based on what you found when searching for the drive in Disk Management. I hope he answers both our questions on this issue. If you can't click "Change Drive Letter and Paths", that's because Windows doesn't support the file system on the partition-see below for more information. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management

Reply Leoquaz October 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm i have change the letter it shows no media at diskpart - list disk i cannot format the flash drive with ANY program Pick a letter for your drive and you should be good to go. I don't know what to do. news I believe the the drive is already erased, does Delete Volume erase the information so I can format it or does it delete the existing partition?

To read a drive like this one, you can either connect it to the Mac or Linux PC it was made on, and copy your files off of it onto another drive. External Hard Drive Not Detected Mac What should I do? What should I do now.

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If you can’t access the drive from another device, such as a DVD player, smart TV, game console, or media center device, it may be formatted as NTFS. can you install it on a laptop? I have a lot of important files on that drive. External Hard Disk Not Detected In Windows 7 Reply Scotty B December 20, 2015 at 9:41 pm Thank you so much!!

This WD Elements USB hard drive was working fine. Hope this helps those who are at their wits end like i was. N m sure that I had just uninstalled it. http://mffonline.com/external-hard/computer-won-t-recognize-external-hard-drive.php Chinese power supply are too soft, there is not 12 V and 2000 mA, but only 9 V and 500 mA.

I didn't realise when I bought it that it wouldn't work straight away and it needed formatting and partitioning. But when I opened up device properties..the device status reads as ' the device is working properly' ..so does that mean the disk is fyn n shd I change the cable..hv Please help. I still can see the hard drive in Disk Management but not in explorer.

Reply Tim February 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm This comment was so incredibly helpful to me! If Windows Asks You to Format the Partition When You Insert It If Windows can see the drive but can't read it, it's possible the drive was formatted with a file It was defaulting to a quick scan i was heartbroken. Loaded w8.1 and the drive was not recognized there.

I wonder if there was an update that killed it. MousemonkeyJan 28, 2012, 5:59 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Ask a new question Read More Hard Drives External Hard Drive Devices Computer Storage Related Resources How to get How to do ? Read More , can’t read the Windows NTFS file system.

Reply Pedro February 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm It worked :D Thanks! Making Windows Recognize the Drive If Windows doesn’t see your drive at all, it’s possible there’s a hardware issue with your computer’s USB port, a driver problem with your Windwos computer, Note that this will erase all the files on your drive, so you’ll want to copy any important files off of it first — for example, if you formatted the drive