Re: My book external hard drive does not show in my...
Shut down your computer. Turn off the power for your external hard drive and disconnect from the computer. Boot up the computer and then plug the hard drive back in and turn it on. Does your computer find it?
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Have a external Hard drive? Does not power on or the computer does not find it? Do these steps below for your fix.
Folks I am going to demonstrate to you how to save your data on your failed external usb hard drive.
The Videos below will show you how to retrieve the hard drive out of a My book 1TB drive. This method can be used for all external hard drives as there all basically SATA drives.
1. You need a flat head screw driver. 2. You take the drive in your hand and you pry it open around the sides and back there are no screws on this drive. 3. Once you got it open you basically follow the steps below in the video and what you can do is put this hard drive inside of another case or directly into the computer.
The videos are kinda dark but you can basically see and hear what I am doing here folks.
When you follow my video's here you will have a fix as long as the drive is not crashed. Opening the drive up VOIDS the warranty for the drive so please if you have a warranty and care less about the data sent it back to the manufacture.
I hope you find these video's helpful
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Before formatting the drive, be sure to back up any data from the external hard drive that you want to keep. If you want to make your external hard drive bootable, make sure the "File System" option on the "Format" screen matches your operating system. For Windows XP, the file system should be NTFS, while for Windows 98, it would be Fat 32.
Attach the external hard drive to your computer with the supplied cables. Most modern external hard drives are attached via one of the USB ports on your computer. Older drives may be attached via either the serial port or the parallel (or printer) port.
Step2Click on "My Computer" to see if your computer recognizes that the drive has been installed. If the drive is not showing, reboot your computer and check again.
Step3Right-click on the letter that corresponds to your external hard drive. This will most likely be the letter "E" or higher, as your primary drive will be "C" and your CD or DVD drive will be "D."
Step4Click on "Format" from the option screen that is displayed.
Step5Choose the options you want from the "Format" screen. In most cases, the first three options should be left as is. You can give the drive a volume name in the text box that is provided, if you desire.
Step6Click on the "Start" button to begin the process. When the formatting is complete, the external hard drive will be ready for use.
You can't put your external drive like a default at least that your bios allow to this drive to boot your computer.
The answer to this question depends on your BIOS. Check the manual that came with your computer for information, or look in the BIOS setup screen (usually accessed by pressing some function key at the beginning of the boot sequence) to see what options you can set regarding boot order.
Does it see your external hard drive at all? If so I hope you have like a 500 gb and transfer all your pics, vids and other data files over to your external to free up space on you computer hard drive.
gud day...does ur mac book support any plug and play device? if it is then try to plug it to ur another usb port if it doesnt work...there sumthing wrong with your mac book.,it means that your mac book doesnt recognize the hardware to attach on to it...or ur mac software doesnt support the external hard drive...mac book operating system doesnt work with your essential edition external drive
Hi, at bootup go into the bios settings and make sure you have enabled the drive, some bios settings need to have any drive over 160Gb enabled. Do an auto detect and see how that works. Regards mistyman