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IOGEAR COMBO not recognised


I am having a problem with my IOGear COMBO external hard drive... it is no longer being recognised by my computer. I have had it over two years and never had a problem until recently.

I have tried to connect using the firewire port as well as the USB port but it's still not recognised.

There is power to the device as I can see the blue light at the front. However it is now flashing intermitantly... one flash and then a pause followed by six continuous flashes and then a pause again before the sequence is repeated again.

Can anyone help and advise me what the flashing means and if there is anyway i can get my computer to recognise the IOGEAR devices again.

By the way i am running an XP machine and have the IOGEAR GHD135C160 model



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  • mistrydanzel Jan 02, 2008

    Thank you for your reply unfortunately I still do not see the IOGEAR Combo hard drive under 'storage' in 'computer management tools'.

    Like i said in my earlier post the power is on as i can see the blue light. Also i can hear the drive spinning or at least making a whirling noise when i first swtich it on. Then it stops with the blue light flashing 6 times periodically.

    Any other suggestions are most welcome.

  • mistrydanzel Oct 13, 2008

    Any more suggestions would be most welcome... PLEASE HELP :(

  • shantimar Dec 13, 2008

    I have pretty much the same problem. When I turn mine on it does make the normal noise it does when it comes on. It then just blinks and it isn't recognized by my computer. Did anyone ever figure out this problem? I changed the usb port and tried a web camera through the usb I initially had the iogear on and its working fine. my email is in case someone can help me. I have tons of photos on there that are very important and I hope to get them back.



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Is your hard drive detected by the computer? Did you try changing the USB ports? You can check if the drive is detected by Right click on taskbar > properties > startmenu > customize > advanced > scroll down completely and select system administration tools "Display on the all programs menu" > ok. Click on start > all programs > administrative tools > computer management > double click on storage. click on disk management(local) here you should see your drive. If you dont then the drive is probably not detected. If you see, you can just re-format it from here and it will appear in your my computer.

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