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Hard drive not recognized

My os is vista home premium in hardware management the disc says working properly as i,m using this disc externally as amedia drive i cannot see why it does not work as when i place internallly instead of my cd playe it is recognized and works perfectly i have other usb,firewire external hard dives and they all work giving no problems ,i need o find a solution as the drive is brand new and has never been used before .can you help

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Re: hard drive not recognized

Make sure your using your jumper correctly if your using ide.
however if your using a sata drive go into the control panel and click on the device manager check under disk drives and if it is recognized then you most likely need to add the drivers.if it still dose not want to work contact the support line for the manufacture and or windows but i do beleave that my advice should fix or help find the problum.

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Not recognice by usb hard

A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive.

The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.

Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.

If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.

Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).

The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.

If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Ensure that the data cable is working properly.

Try another USB cable if you have one available.

Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.

Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.

If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.

If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.

Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."

For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter."

Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."

If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.

The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.

Hope this helps

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Problem not resolved new to the site

The only way to use this externally would be to get an ide/sata to usb adapter, like this:

As for using it internally, you would connect it with the same ribbon cable that is connected to your current hard drive. Then the new drive you would have to set to slave, there will be a jumper on the end of the drive where you plug it in. It should tell you where to move the jumper to to set it as slave.

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Installing 7200.10 with a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, 32 Bit OS,. Have placed drive into an external case with USB connection and external power source. Laptop Computer does not recognize this...

it is impossible to install windows 7 to an external drive on any PC. to install it you will have to remove the drive you have in the laptop and then run the setup for windows

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My maxtor external hard drive disc is damaged and I am unable to access my hard drive. I am running windows vista home premium OS. my computer does and recognize it ... do you have any suggestions?

bring it to the hard drive technician so they can fix it...but if it really damage,you have to buy another hdd the supports your machine,so you can work with it

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Worked fine on my macbook but not by my powerbook g4 or any other computer

I would suspect a corrupted catalog file, these are the map that a comupter uses to find its way around the drive, they are also the first casualty when a crash corrupts something. Disc warrior will write a new catalog and fix everything. PCs do not see discs formatted for macs.

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None of my external hard drives or flash drives recognized by Vista

Ok Go into your hardware device manager and uninstall your Universal Serial Bus Controllers and if there is mass storage device also uninstall it. Click on action -> scan for hardware changes, then it should automatically install the drivers back now it should detect.

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Hard drive not rcognized

Hi i think you need to change the jumper settings on the back of the hd to tell your comp that this isnt the main hd if you have allready done this then the only sollution is to trace down the software that came with that hd.
You might be able to get it off the net i will also look for you and check to see if the jumper setting are causing you problems i will post back as soon as i find anything out ok let me know how you get pn

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Nexxtech 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure (NHDE35)

I'm not saying this will solve all problems, but it solved it for me. I am running Vista and got this to work following someone's instructions from another forum.

The slot in the enclosure that you plug the hard drive into has one set of holes fewer than the hard drive has pins. This means you can plug the hard drive in two ways "left" and "right" if you will. I had to plug my hard drive in so that the unused pins were farthest from the power cable that plugs into the hard drive.

Incidentally this made the screw holes line up better, too.

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