Hardrive not recognised my computer yet the power light is on
My iomega hardrive suddenly is not recognised by by my computer, however the power light is on? i have tried replacing the the usb lead between my hardrive and laptop - this still wont work on any computer i try it on? Can anyone help?!
Re: Hardrive not recognised my computer yet the power...
Go to control panel.. go to Administrative tools.. then .. go to computer management.. on the left pane.. click disk management.. u can detect all ur drives in here including those who are not seen by your MY COMPUTER..
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If your drive came with an installation cd I would recommend that you install that first and then try to connect your hard drive after the disk installation, it should then be recognised. What version of windows are you using? It should be recognised by xp. Good luck. Andrew
Its not a software issue with your computer or external hard drive but a hardware issue with the external hard drive. You'll need to get your Iomega hardrive checked from Imomega, hope its under warranty. You can reach them at--
When you write that after a restart/reboot the ext drive is not recognised/mounted, have you looked in Disc Utility to see whether the drive is recognised even tho' there is no icon on your Desktop ....
I say that because there might be no need to power the drive down/up again ... I'm curious to know about the Disc Utility thing first ...
I've seen a workaround that required creating an Automator Application to: You then need to add this application as a Login Item and the ext TM drive should mount each reboot.
BTW, how often do you reboot your Mac? I leave mine running in one state or another pretty much 24/7.
Apparantly, the iomega hd is one that seems to have this issue, according to this.
I want to offer something that worked for me.I have an Iomega external drive I used for back ups.Well my pc crashed and all of a sudden nothing would recognize the drive,not even another pc.What I did was after getting a device drivers not working properly.This is for folks who are having problems with a USB port.What worked for me is I uninstalled every USB in the device manager,then rebooted and it then recognized my hard drive,and i was able to get to my precious data.This was after a windows 2000 pro format and reinstall.I had been using XP but could not reinstall XP,had to go with 2000 pro.Hope this helps someone