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Windows 7 can't detect my external harddrive

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#1 jeremyvbte


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:26 AM


I have a Samsung S2 External Harddrive HXMU0500A. I tried formatting it, which seemed like a simple enough task to from NTFS to exFAT .

It then said 'Windows was unable to complete the format'.
After that I just unticked 'Quick Format' and changed 'Allocation Unit Size' to 4096Kb

I think another messaged popped up, which I forgot what it exactly said, but basically it said something about formatting being cancelled, because it froze.

Anyhow, just unplugged the harddrive, and plugged it in, then afterwards, it just didn't show up on 'My Computer'

I saw something about going into 'Disk Management'

This is all I see


It shows up here though ... capture1.png

But again not on 'My Computer'

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:08 AM

If the hdd isn't formatted it will not show up in Computer.

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