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When I restarted it and checked my drive it didn't show the 2GB file anymore. Thing is, it'll take 4000+ minutes to finish scanning my drive.Is there any other explanation or solution for this!? Leave a comment and let us know what worked for you! In Disk Management it shows up a drive with Simple Layout, Basic Type, Status is Healthy (Primary Partition) with Capacity of 1.8TB. http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/problem-with-an-external-hard-drive.html

Actually it was working properly a week ago but now when I connect it on my Lenovo laptop the sound that is connected and even the light on the hard disk If it works, then most likely it is a problem with either 3 or 4 (hard to tell - best off taking whole unit back). Though if you've been doing this for a bit and it suddenly changed that seems odd... I don't know what to do.

External Hard Drive Not Showing

As soon as the drives develop even a few bad sectors they start to get stuck busy, work sporadically for a bit, then stop working altogether. 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 Plese help me to find a soln.... Feb 7, 2008 12:32 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by The hatter, The hatter Feb 7, 2008 2:03 AM in response to sonic freak Level 9 (60,949

I am running a Sony VAIO. I've been searching online and have seen many things where it says to create new partitions, but from what I understand that will delete all the data on the existing drive, All you need to do is to:Click on the start button.Go to to My computer option.Then organize to the option.Go to folder and search options.Click on View Tab.Uncheck the Hide empty External Hard Drive Not Showing In Disk Management If a drive isn’t recognized by any computer you connect it to and never shows up in the Disk Management window, it’s probably dead.

If it cant be seen or read. External Hard Drive Not Detected Reply Srikanth January 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm Hallo Chris! You can use a free defragmenting program to help extend the life of your hard drive, but it probably won't fix the problem in most noisy hard drives.If your hard drive Theres a lot out there.

But I can't create a New Simple Volume or format or any thing. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac No, create an account now. I tried to run Check Disk a few minutes ago and it froze once at step 2 of 5 and a second time at step 4 of 5. I then r/clicked >Device Status "this device is working properly".

External Hard Drive Not Detected

i tried to open external hard disk from other computer i am n Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK however the onboard USB is old and a few crashed. External Hard Drive Not Showing recovered all to a new usb drive i bought and back in business. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 10 More than three times what my HDD's capacity is!

The fact is that the issue only arises after it starts developing bad sectors, effectively failing in that way. http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/help-please-problem-with-my-external-hard-drive.html Next, open the Disk Management tool. I still have a problem that is not fixed. Or should I just resign and format my drive and just lose all my files? External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management

Reply Sunilkumar Jeerankalagi February 4, 2016 at 6:17 am Also, For that disk, it shows as "Not initialized". Microsoft is using all consumers to be used as testers and that is why they so much data error reports sent to them. Replaced with 3 WD externals, all still going strong after 7 years. http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/serious-problem-with-external-hard-drive-please-help.html Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More...

Unfortunately recent work I was saving my photos under a main folder and not the subfolders utilized within the software parameters, so no recent photos were available for formal retrieval. (my Usb Drive Not Showing Up Windows 7 example "attrib party.jpg -r -a -s -h" **if you have folders with 6 characters and above, type the first 6 characters then "~1".. Helped me in getting my HDD troubleshooting Reply Paul Read February 24, 2016 at 3:15 am Thanks.

I have hard disk with USB 3 which is not mounted when I installed windows 10.

The solution. List What are AwardBIOS Beep Codes and What Do They Mean? This discussion is locked            sonic freak Level 1 (0 points) Q: Bizarre problem! External Hard Drive Not Working I tried everything.

Hence why I am adding this comment. not!!! Thank you for the help. Also, if I just click on Properties, it shows that I have 220GB of used space and about 70GB of free space, So my files are still there.

Reply Sol January 6, 2017 at 8:36 am Hi Tried this opened disk management, I don't have a windows key so used the "search programs and files" instead. Reply Brian Hix December 20, 2016 at 2:00 am THIS WORKED...! I didn't realise when I bought it that it wouldn't work straight away and it needed formatting and partitioning.