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Portable Hard Disk not being recognised

I have a portable 60 gb hard disk. ( Brand Buffalo). When I switched on the computer my keyboard would not function and I noticed that my portable hard disk was not showing up in explorer. When I rebooted, the keyboard started doing fine but the hard disk is still not showing up. I changed the case thinking that it might be the case. But that does not seem to be the problem .

I have important data on it...any advice as to how to get it working or just recover the data.

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  • dillyman May 16, 2008

    Have a 160 Gig ide hdd as c and d partition. Added a new Sata 7200 500gig hdd on the sata MB connection. BIOS enabled , show up as IDE 3 drive on boot up info but is not visible in windows explorer. I have tried removing the pin doppler pin as in master or slave drives although I did not think it was required. I get a nessage searching for fixit file, tried the MB setup drivers disk - no go also put in the PCI Express disk but no response. Still cannot see sata drive in Explorer. MB only a few months old. apreciate assistance


  • julesbuijs Dec 09, 2008

    mp3 harddisk 2,5 inch fujitsu siemens 60 gb

    casing works fine, but doesn't show up in explorer though its recognized by safely remove hardware as generic usb disk usb device

    got some tips?



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If you cannot get the USB connection working, you can recover the data by taking the drive out of the case and connecting it directly to the PC as a second drive.  Make sure the jumper settings are correct for use as a second drive.  You can get the drive information and jumper settings from the web site of the drive manufacturer.

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