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my external drive is not being recognized


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#1 mikea_304

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

Ok so I recently purchased a external harddrive and hard drive case from new egg

I installed the harddrive in the case plug it in and power it up

the device manager pops up saying it detects new hardware waits a bit and says my device is ready to use
it says the harddrive case and harddrive are ready to use

I opens up my computer and the device is not listed

I have already sent one pair of these back and I dont want to pay shipping again

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:50 PM

Have you tried connecting it to another computer, just to check if it works?
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:58 PM

One small matter...My Computer cannot see a drive...if it is not formatted in FAT or NTFS.

You might go to Disk Management (Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter) and see if the drive is reflected there as nothing an uninitialized drive.

If so...right-click on the drive as reflected...in the left lower portion of Disk Management...and select Initialize.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4918155_initialize...hard-drive.html

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:11 AM

A couple of months ago I purchased a new external drive.
When connected to my husbands computer, it was immediately recognized.
After backing up his files and folders, I hooked it up to my computer using an unused front USB port.
My computer did not recognize the external drive.
After about an hour of working with it, and it still not being recognized, I decicded to do something that
I figured would not work. I did try finding it in disk management and it wasn't listed.
I disconnected it from the front USB port, pulled out the case, unhooked the printer cable from a back USB port,
plugged in the external drive, and BINGO success.
My suggestion, if you haven't tried a different USB port, do so.
A very simple solution that might work for you.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 January 2010 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:44 PM

thanks guys it just needed to be initiallized

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:16 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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