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External HD not visible

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#1 steve1242


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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:26 PM

I am having an issue with an Maxtor external hard drive. For some reason it no longer appears under "My Computer" and the program I am using it to store data on doesn't see it either. I am able to go into device manager and check for it and it indicates that it is working properly. Additionally, the Safely Remove Hardware icon appears and when you check properties that way, it also shows up. Other HD and flash drives do appear on this computer. I have attempted to try the Maxtor on another computer and get the same results. Anyone have any ideas?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:44 PM

Drive is unreliable...or connections are loose.

I'd check all connections first...then run a disk diagnostic on the hard drive inside the enclosure.

The enclosure could be problematical...or the drive. If possible, I would remove the actual hard drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to the motherboard and see if it is reflected properly in My Computer then.


#3 mike pyne

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:22 AM

Hi Steve,
YOu hard disk is working perfectly, because if there would be an hard disk problem then computer might not able to start , as OD is installed in your hard disk. The only thing is that you cannot see the drive images, then just right click at start butten , a menu will open, select the explorer from the option, then see whether your able to watch drives or hard disk image.
Please revert back for further suggestions.


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