- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
That software is just there to put up an icon and name of the drive etc it is not important Your drive shows up in in Windows Explorer as a new drive letter If it is not showing you may need to download a mass storage driver.
I found that often, external hard drives just don't have any active partitions and thus don't show up in Windows. Go into the control panel, administrative tools, computer management and then the disk manager and see if it has a partition. If it's just unallocated space, right click and make one.
Check to see if its still under warranty. Most times they have at least 1 to 2 years. If it isn't, I would remove the drive from the case and slave it to your system to see if will work that way. Doing that will narrow it down if its a drive issue or a USB issue. Good Luck.
Hello, Try to go through disk management and see if it works? Open control panel then select administrative tools then disk management. Then in left column click disk management. If you locate it may be it must be initialise by the system or need to create partition by formatting. You can also check all the cables , the power cables the adapter , try to change the Usb cable also.. ok Good luck !!
It has to do with the way computers count. Computers count in binary where we count in decimal. Hard drive makers list there drives capacities in the decimal format, where windows lists it in it's binary format. Wikipedia has a good explanation.
Also, the drive may have some preinstalled software on it that could be taking up a bit of space (it's usually not much).