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It would not let me change the drive letter. Reply Krishanth February 3, 2016 at 4:16 am Thanks a lot mate. (Y) Reply Candy Ray February 2, 2016 at 3:06 am Update the device driver is also a workable solution. Discussion The disks have somehow become confused (I surmise because the inrush current of the cleaners vacuum cleaner has disturbed the state machine in the disks). Other USB devices like flash drives did connect to this laptop. http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/external-hdd-not-working.html

SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. The pc could see the drive but said it needed formatting. External Hard Drive Not Showing UP, How to Recover files? If you see a yellow exclamation mark, you have a driver problem.

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Thank you very much, the steps were really simple! Is there a solution to this? Due to the importance of data, I contacted my PC dealer for the best possible option to recover the data at lesser time. You should be able to open the Thermaltake case and uninstall the HDD inside. "Uninstall" normally means something simple like removing a couple of screws and unplugging the unit from a

If not, you have a hardware problem.(e) IF you can see the unit in Disk Management's lower right pane, look at the main block which has info on it. It also, I discovered, works perfectly fine when plugged into my new Samsung HDTV, and it has been serving movies for a year or so with no chirping and no symptoms I went through your steps above to add access to the external hard drive from my work laptop which is a PC. External Hdd Not Detected In Disk management you can see the device appear and the disappear every 30 seconds or so.

Hence why I am adding this comment. I had tried Minitool for Data Recovery, but was unsuccessful. Reply Cat November 30, 2015 at 5:45 pm Thank you so much. Recently when i plug it into my laptop(USB 3.0) the hard disk is not detected ,ie its not showinng up in my computer ,its not in disk management.

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 External Hard Drive Not Showing In Disk Management Reply Prakash December 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm This document was very useful. Reply Andy Baron December 14, 2016 Nice write-up!!! Reply Kim January 20, 2017 at 2:18 am I'm having the same issue! :( Reply erst December 12, 2016 at 5:59 am Is there a way to fix this without formatting

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Only it's not. Any advice? External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In My Computer I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on a 32bit system on a old Toshiba laptop. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management No exclamation marks, etc.

can you talk me through it? The light on the HDD is flashing blue, but I am not able to see it. Here you can see C & D drives are of the other laptop where I have connected this HDD. The problem is that when I plug it in it is first recognized (at least it sees something) and then it goes away (with the corresponding sound). External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac

I have a NExstar CX 2.5 with a hitachi HD. Reply Phillip December 1, 2015 at 5:06 am I dont have a mac. Cables to the disk (in my case, going to an external USB 2.0 hub) were checked and found to be OK. Device Manager USB Attached SCSI (UAS) Mass Storage Device (with Yellow Exclamation Point) right-click update driver software browse my computer for driver software let me pick from a list of device

Since, this is a older PATA type drive, then EIDE as well, be sure to use "CS" jumper or none as the drive may require that to work or be ready External Hard Drive Not Working You will then need to try some "data retrieval s/w" under windows to hopefully get data, like Rescuva. Reply Lis Judkins June 22, 2016 I have the exact same issue as Jose Brown and am anxious to hear your reply.

In order to resolve such problem you can also run System Restore or can also use the Update Driver button to install an updated driver.

hope this help Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to PC Hardware forum 16 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops Any of my older flash drives or Seagate portable HD are recognized and connect to the computer. No go. External Hard Disk Not Detected How To Recover Data Today I tried to plug it into my work PC to get some files off it (Windows 8), and it wasn't recognized.

This error message can help you resolve the issue. Thoughts? reply quote 11 months agoGeoffrey N. http://magicnewspaper.com/external-hard/solved-external-hd-not-working.html BUT THIS WAS SIMPLE, HONEST, AND TO THE POINT VERY PRACTICAL.

What should I do? Craigy-lif4hacker. If it works in one USB port but not another, you may have a dead USB port Dead USB Port? reply quote 2 months agoJane Hi, I am having aproble with the connection.

Reply Candy Ray December 7, 2015 at 2:37 am If the device driver is old or broken, then computer can not recognize the USB interfaces. Everything works fine now .. case HD mounted. Helpful +2 Report WindsurferVP Oct 13, 2009 at 02:10 PM I have had this problem.

Installing a hard drive in an external enclosure is very easy; usually all you need is a screwdriver. If the drive does appear to be partitioned, it may be partitioned with the wrong file system. Seagate site says no jumper is needed for this drive. Whenever I plug it into my PC it does light up showing it is getting power and working, it just doesn't show up as a device like my phone or any

Reply Sunilkumar February 4, 2016 at 5:22 am Hi Brian, I have WD Passport Hard disk. Orders placed after 4PM on weekdays will not ship until the next business day. Is there any way i can repair it without formatting it? Do I need any transfer software,Laptop is also running Win 10.

Reply Sharon December 17, 2015 at 1:06 am Hi, this was all very helpful however when i reached “devmgmt.msc”, my external hard drive did not appear. If anyone can tell me which update exactly (within SP1 for Vista Home Premium ENG) is causing this problem I will be grateful! Reply John June 30, 2016 My hard drive is not recognized by my system… I had checked it even in the Disk Management… I am very much scared I was worried when it wasn't detected cause in the past, I read that it was corrupted paths that lead me to do a tiresome copy-paste mode in a linux OS.