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External Hd Does Not Appear In "disk Management"

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#1 Omar


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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:51 AM

Hi, I own a Toshiba laptop and just bought a portable external HD (with no external power adapter).

When I connect the USB it is recognized but does not appear under "my computer" or in "Disk Management". It does appear under "Device Manager" as a disk drive.

How can I fix this to access the external HD?

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:51 AM

From what I understand external HDs shouldn't come up under Disk Management. They should come with software to install so you have an icon on your desktop or toolbar you can use to access the HD.

But don't take my word for it.. maybe someone else can share some advice.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:56 AM

Please advise type of HD furthermore did you do a format on this drive?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:58 AM

There's a couple of reasons for this - but we'll need the specs on the external drive to be sure.

One possibility is that the drive isn't formatted properly for your system. What does it say when you right click on it in Disk Management?

Another possibility is that the drive letter that it want's to use is already taken by another device. If that's the case, just change the drive letter in Disk Management to something else (unused).
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