I have a neextech external enclosure, I installed two different hard drives set as slaves, but neither worked. Do you have any idea why they were not recognized by the computer. I have windows xp.
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OK, 2 things to check. First and foremost, when you plug it into the PC does it make that nifty noise to let you know it sees a new piece of hardware?
Second, if it does, you probably need to initialize the disk. Hit the windows button, right click on computer, and select manage. Under the storage category highlight Disk management. If you see the drive there, you can right click and select initialize, or format. From there the system should see the drive.
Segate free agent External hard drive not recognizing as a drive
Although in device manager mass storage device is taken as drive for that.
one pop-up is coming "your usb could perform better in usb 2.0
operating system server 2003.
the same hard drive is working fine with windows XP system,but not working with server.
Incorrect Jumper setting (SCSI ID) Each device on the card/controller cable must have unique ID and must be of the proper type for the card/controller...although some like 50-pin SCSI I and II Are interchangeable, larger, newer drives using Ultra, Ultra-Wide and Differential technologies are not.
Typically the controller is set at 7 or 15, so each attached device (CDROM, HDD, Scanner, Plotter, Tape, etc is allowed to use 0-6 or 0-14 depending on controller type.
Doublecheck that you are not trying to use SCSI-Fast, Wide or Ultra controller with the wrong type/technology drive or (gasp) Differential (used mostly for Tape, Robots, Jukeboxes and CD or DVD Arrays) The others won't work... Diff will smoke the drive.
It might still be connected but may need a letter assigned to the drive, go into disk management and if it is there right click it and assign it a letter. If it is not then look at this forum for more ideas
initially, pls verify that it is indeed an external storage problem rather than a laptop USB issue by trying other USB devices and determine if they are recognized and working;
disassemble the enclosure of the Acomdata external hard drive and remove the actual hard drive;
you would need the use of a 2nd PC, a desktop that could accommodate the HD from the Acomdata (IDE or SATA);
install the HD from the Acomdata as a Secondary Master or Slave internally to the 2nd PC;
boot the 2nd PC and determine if the HD from the Acomdata will be recognized as a local drive;
chances are that the partition of the HD from the Acomdata was messed up. This would explain the blinking blue light;
download and install a file recovery program. An example is GetDataBack (unfortunately not a freewarebut DEMO is available) and do a recovery. It would take some time based on the size of the HD from the Acomdata;
temporarily save the recovered data in the 2nd PC. You can burn this likewise into a DVD backup should the 2nd PC be capable of that;
after recovery, re-partition and format the HD from the Acomdata while still attached to the 2nd PC;
should the re-partition and format be successful, you can transfer back the temporarily saved recovered files;
a nice, simple, fast and safe partitioning/formatting software is Partition Magic (unfortunately not a freewarebut FREE TRIAL is available).
should the re-partition and format be not successful, you can replace only the HD and/or claim warranty.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
how do I fix my external hard drive, because one day I turned it on and the drive was fine, the next day when I turned it on, it kept on flashing blue, does that mean that the drive is dead. Please help me with this.
tru to see the driver , and make sure it's properly installed , by following this path Right click on My computer >>Properties>> hardware tap>>device manager
then expand Universal Serial Bus Controller , if there's a yellow sign on ur device name , then right click and chose , install driver