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Unable to connect the external hardd rive

Unable to connect the Verbatim 160GB to my computer it just flashes blue. My computer does not pick up the connection and therefore it is not displayed in My Computer.

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    After using the drive ( verbatim 2.5", USB 2.0 ) about a weeek, it decided to not conect to any PC, vista and XP. The blue light comes on to show its conected, but does not show anywhere in my computer of even under computer managment. very odd, please help as there is a lot of valuable data and the disk is brand new.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    My coputer does not recognize the hard drive

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    160G verbatim portable H/D flashes blue but is not recognised by my computer

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    When I connect the drive to my pc, it doesn't recognize it. The blue light comes on, but it does not show up in 'My Computer'. When I connect it to my macbook, it works fine.

  • happy_shoppe Sep 25, 2008

    My Verbatun 160GB USB 2.0 portable hard drive is called 'SmartDisk" but I cannot install it on Windows XP. I look forward to some solutions.

    S.S.B

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    I just bought a verbatim 160 GB Firelite and much like the people complaining about it mine also does not work. It is not recognized by my macbook. The light flashes blue when I plug it in but it does not appear anywhere. I have a mac OSX

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Yes, I also have the same problem too. The light just goes blue, but isn't recognized or is displayed on my computer.

  • blasst69 Jan 08, 2009

    computer not showing portable hard drive.

  • mitty140 Jan 19, 2009

    There is no other port for an external power supply. Could the problem be that the hard drive is formatted for Apple and not formatted for Windows and how do you re-format the hard drive to Windows?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    i plug it in blue light only works it used to say verbtim harddrive in my computer now it says nothing accept format drive it won;t pull up any info for me

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    my led goes blue but my windows don't see the harddrive and tell me ... it's a problem with removable hard. Works with aditional usb cable(power type) but not every time or every port usb. i try hard to use my firelite 250gb. i don't recommend it to anybody.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Same problem here. When I connect the 160HDD from Verbatim, my PC just does not find it. (Windows XP) in my windows Vista laptop it is recognized. 

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    light not flashing, computer not picking up any connection from the hard drive

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Most people find that when they plug the Verbatim 160gb hard drive into their computer it won't show up. I fixed mine and it works great! As part of my question yesterday I thought it to be a formatting issue and it is. This hard drive is pre-formatted for Apple and not Windows so if you are using Windows you are going to have to reformat the HDD. It's not difficult, just takes some time. It took me about 15 minutes to find the solution.

Ok, bare with me as I did this half asleep and with some trial and error until I figured it out.

First, right click on the "my computer" shortcut on your desktop and click on "manage." Should be about the 4th option down from the top. Once you click on "manage" find "storage" on the directory tree to the left and then click on "disk management." Once you click on this you will see 3 window panes to include the directory on the left. On the bottom pane you will see your drives and one that says "unallocated" and "not initialized." Click on that drive to initialize it. Once it says "online" right click to format. Mine about an hour or so. Once it is done formatting it should work.

If you have any problems or need more clarification email me at Mitty140@gmail.com and I will work it again on my drive for more complete instructions.

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I had a similar problrm with a smartdisk 250 gig drive. Initially when it was drawing power from the USB port, it did nor show up as an installed drive. When I added an external power supply made by Smartdisk it worked fine. Perhaps you need an external power supply?

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