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Harddisk data not acceseble

I have 40gb usb hard disk its detected in task bar but not showing is patition and there data

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  • Patrick Kam May 11, 2010

    Is the USB Hard disk new or used? If used, is it from Mac?


    You can try R-Studio Data Recovery System to see whether there are data in there before.


    Otherwise, just format it in Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management (if you are using XP).

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Please give some more details on the machine and OS u are using, sounds like you have got windows installed and the external harddisk is being recognized as an unknown hardware device.
you may face following problems:

- either you need special drivers for it suiting to the windows version u are using(google!)
- or your PC still has only the 1.1 USB ability
but the external hd is 2.0 USB and that's producing trouble

anyway

in windows XXX:
-make sure you are logged in as an administrator
-then you may try to find the harddisk using the windows explorer or
-left-click'start' goto 'system' then 'hardware'. double-click now and perform a search for new hardware
- does windows find the harddisk now?
- let it install the drivers, unplug usb-device, reboot, reconnect and now it can be found like any other harddrive

good luck - if still facing the problem, please post another request on fixya and give more details on your pc and the harddisk..

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