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External hard drive ejects after computer sleep

After putting my computer to sleep and then waking it up later I find the external hard drive is no longer recognised

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Whilst that can be resolved by reconfiguring the Operating System setup - the simplest way that normally resolves such problems is to just unplug the USB lead and replug, when the computer will normally "find" the new hardware. if not, try plugging the lead into a different USB socket. If you have no spares - an inexpensive USB extender can be obtained to provide several USB ports from one of the main USB ports on the computer. I would also advise (beneficial for this and other installed drivers) to get the excellent free IOBIT Driver Booster - it really is free, not like all other free-download driver offerings where you download, install, do a scan and then find you have to pay. In addition, this actually finds missing drivers, as well as updating those you have. Can thoroughly recommend. Just remove the two gaps in following link - as I think this website would otherwise delete full links. http:// www. iobit.com/driver-booster.php

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SOURCE: Wd 120gb External no longer recognised by my PC

It stile does not work

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

SOURCE: External Hard Drive No Longer Recognized

hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: My Western Digital Elements external hard drive is no longer recognised by either of my computers. When I attach it to computer it says it has found new hardware and installs it and when I look in de

Check the Disk Manager to see if the disk has a valid partition and is recognized as being formatted. Start -> right-click My Computer -> Manage -> select Disk Management.

If not, then your MBR could be corrupted.

This troubleshooting external hard disk article should help you further.

Jules

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Flashing blue light on external WD hard drive & not recognised

sounds like you are using the wrong power supply. Check the amp output on the power plug you plug into the wall make sure its the same as the amp input of your external harddrive

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SOURCE: Sony Vaio laptop could not access 1TB external hard drive

try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use this data recovery program to recover your files.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

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