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I forgot to disconnect the drive from my computer when I upgraded to the latest Windows software.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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i dont know if your drive is dead , but try to connected to an Other Pc with different System (windows Xp Or 7 ) and see if it work try to formate it , but if he didn't work that's mean is dead ,
Posted on May 23, 2011
If this is a NEW drive you will have to set it up first to be used.
Under control panel you will find an icon called "Administrative tools" Under that you will find another option called "computer management", Here you will find another option called, "Disk Management"
This is where you should be able to see the drive. You will need to partition it and format it.. Once you do that it will automatically be assigned a drive letter.
Just right click on it for the partition and format options. Keep the default size options unless you really want them to be different.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
Its seems that the PC is not detecting the drive, Try connecting the drive to any other PC. That will help you find out if the drive is bad, You can try changing the connectin cable too.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
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External hard drives are plug-and-play devices used to store music, video and data files. Once the drive is connected, the computer checks its systems for the appropriate drivers, loads them, and the external drive is ready to use.
If the computer does not recognize the external drive, plug it into another computer to ensure the drive is not corrupted.
If the drive is good, a few simple steps should help re-enable the drive for use.
Switch the power button to "off."
Disconnect the power cord from any extension cords or power strip, then re-seat the power cord into the hard drive.
Connect the cord directly into an outlet and power up the drive.
If the drive is powered and still not working, check the data cable.
Power down the hard drive and disconnect the data cable from the computer.
Wait 30 seconds to one minute.
Reconnect the data cable and power up the drive.
If the drive is not detected, power down the hard drive and connect the cable to a different port.
Power up the drive.
If the drive is detected but not working, check for a missing driver.
Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."
Enter your administrator password if requested.
Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Disk Drives."
Right-click the yellow exclamation point and install the missing driver. Close the Device Manager.
If the drive is detected but not working check to ensure it has an assigned drive letter.
Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer. Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.
Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage." Enter your administrator password if requested.
Click on "Disk Management," right-click the external hard drive, click "change drive letter and path," and click "Add."
Assign a drive letter.
Avoid using A, B or C (C is usually assigned to the computer's internal hard drive). Click "OK" close the window.
If the drive is detected but not working, check whether the drive is in sleep mode.
Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer.
Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.
Click the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."
Enter your administrator password if requested.
Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Universal Serial Bus Controllers."
Double-click the first instance of "USB Root Hub" or "Root Hub."
Check for the hard drive.
If the drive is not visible, move to the next instance of "USB Root Hub."
Continue checking each instance until the hard drive is located.
Once located, click the "Power Management" tab and uncheck the "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power" box, click "OK," then close the Device Manager.
Power the computer down, wait 30 seconds to one minute, and power the computer back up to ensure the drive is detected.
Hope this helps
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