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But its not showing any external drive. I though my HDD was corrputed, but this helped fixed it. All the tests I did with 'Data Life Guard' gave me a tick for good health. Reply Cat November 30, 2015 at 5:45 pm Thank you so much.

How can I do this if I can't get the drive recognised? Unaware of consequences, I just clicked Yes and then later I unplugged the hard drive, while the process was still going on (I guess it was). The same with every thumb drive I try. in disk management it says that it is Removable, 7.87Gb read Only, and it shows the primary partition is 7.87 GB RAW, Healthy (Active, Primary Partition).

How To Fix External Hard Drive Without Formatting

New SATA cable, switching with another drive in the computer. They said try plugging directly into a sata port in my pc and see if it was recognised. Connect the drive to a different USB port on the console. I followed your above instructions up to and including going to Device Manager > Disk Drives > and found the 'seagate expansion desk SCSI Disk Device'.

Hard drives are fragile in general, regardless, ... Reply Reuben February 1, 2016 at 6:44 am Have you solved this problem? Reformat the drive with the newer NTFS file system or older FAT32 file system so Windows will be able to recognize it. External Hard Disk Not Detected Nope!

run the diagnostics program designed for the model drive not being detected: See Answer ID 940: How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows Test the I am angry... stuff that. Reply Brian Probetts August 4, 2016 at 10:15 am Brilliant!

the flash disk is really old and cheap. External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac BUT THIS WAS SIMPLE, HONEST, AND TO THE POINT VERY PRACTICAL. but i can see that device at task bar for ejection. Reply Keith November 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm None of these steps work.

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Larger "desktop" external hard drives (i.e. 3.5" boxed drives) do not encounter this issue currently from any mfg. If your hard drive fails within the first 2 months, highest liklihood is 'infant mortality' (see below), common to new HD where failure runs 'high'. How To Fix External Hard Drive Without Formatting The SATA bridge card inside a USB external HD has a very high failure rate in generalTypical SATA bridge cards as seen inside a 3.5" external HD with power input (#1), External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In My Computer It works well there!

Reply Litiane April 25, 2016 at 12:39 am I did all the instructions written but the flash drive still not working. I hope others find this solution helpful. Reply Yash Aggarwal June 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm Thanks it work ...but only problem come that i have to format the drive and lose my all nesscary data Reply Akilesh Thank you! External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management

Awaiting reply. Reply Jason January 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm Take out the USB connected headphone (which did show up days ago as I put audio files in and listened to them over Thanks! http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/slow-external-hard-drive-issues-with-vista.html If the drive doesn’t show up in Disk Management even after you skip the USB hub and connect it to another USB port on your computer, it’s tough to know for

have a nice moments. External Hard Drive Not Showing In Disk Management The first USB port could be malfunctioning. 6)  If your drive still isn't being recognized, turn your PC off, disconnect the data cable, restart the computer, and once the operating system Reply Dustin April 27, 2016 at 12:30 am I've been trying to fix a bricked 320 GB Seagate drive...

You will find links for data recovery and warranty replacement below. 4)  If the drive is spinning but not recognized in My Computer, then change out the data cable with one

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, How can I do this if I can't get the drive recognised? The light on the HDD is flashing blue, but I am not able to see it. External Hard Drive Not Working Reply Brian February 5, 2016 at 2:38 am Sorry, I had a new drive and did not need to worry about data.

Reply Mr. For how many times I've tried to search and follow instructions on the internet, this is the most helpful one of all. Reply Aditya Kulkarni October 24, 2016 at 10:54 am My ext HDD is visible, but is not being detected. Archives.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem would be appreciated. Reply Mukarji November 21, 2015 at 3:30 am I have a USB that is recognized by the Disk Management (Windows 7) and shows an Unallocated partition. I'm using Win 10. All this "you'll see it here".