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My computer will not recognize the external harddrive so I can't access it

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Connect it to a different computer. If it is not recognized, then it has a problem.
If it is recognized, then your computer has a problem recognizing it.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

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I just had the same problem with my simpletech 500GB. Was working fine and then all of a sudden it wouldn't show up. I was trippin out thinking I might lose everything. After reading up and looking for answers nothing worked no where. So I prayed and asked God to help me figure this out because I had put all of our family pictures in the hard drive and would lose them all if it no longer worked or I would have to re format. Long story short, a few minutes after praying to the Lord Jesus, I got a thought in my head to follow the instructions on the box about installing it. Unplugged everything and then proceeded with the 1,2,3. Plugged in the usb to the hard drive, plugged it to the computer and then I plugged the power box in and low and behold the external hard drive showed up as when I first did it a few days ago. Thank you Jesus for the simple answer on the simpletech. I hope this is helpful to someone out there who is pulling there hair out like I was for a few hours. God Bless all and may the Love of Jesus impact and save your life. HE'S COMING SOON! Be ready

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: dropped my external harddrive

Here are some suggestions that might work in a knocked up drive: First,put your drive in a freezer for a day. Place the drive in a sealed bag and get as much air out or vacuum seal if need be. After freezing, quickly insert the drive into your computer. This seems to temporarily reset the heads in the hard drive to allow you to recover and copy some of your important files for a short period. Second, take it to a data recovery service center. They will retrieve the data for you but I would like to warn this will be a bit expensive.

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SOURCE: acomdata external harddrive is not recognize on vista

I had a similar issue with windows 2008 and windows 7. the drive lost all its info and had to be reinitialized under both of those O.S.'s..
You can try that as long as it doesn't have any data you need.. Once you do that the drive will work and you can start using it. The file system under vista and above is slightly different than xp.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Maxtor Basics 320 GB external harddrive cant be recognized

There's a good chance the shop you bought the drive from didn't have SP3 installed. For some reason, SP3 has an issue with USB peripheral devices. Windows has created a patch to rectify the problem. Click on the link below and install the "Fixit" patch to enable your PC to recognize your HD. Best of luck.
Greg
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925196#fixit4me

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Maddog External Harddrive Enclosure not recognized by computer

I realize the above questions are almost a year old but someone may try to research this at a later time so I thought I'd throw in my two cents.I have the Maddog Multimedia USB2.0/eSATA external harddrive enclosure which I connected to my computer last night but could only get it to appear as a "USB device" to my computer (in control Panel-System-Device Manager). It would not appear under Computer management so I could not force a drive letter on it and it would not appear in Windows Explorer. I removed the Seagate 1TB drive from the enclosure and connected it to my computer without an enclosure using an IDE/SATA interface I bought for another purpose. The drive worked fine. Today I took another look at the situation - I was going to try another drive in the MadDog enclosure to see if that worked but instead decided to reinstall the Seagate 1TB into the enclosure and try again. Same result until...I started reading through the comments above which forced me to look closer at the back of the device. That's when I remembered the device has a physical switch in the back for eSATA vs USB. I hadn't used this device in many months and my eSATA card has never worked on external drives so I forgot about it. sure enough I powered down the drive, flipped the switch to USB an powered up again. Problem solved. I am not new to this stuff but even experienced users can make a silly mistake. I only hope your issues are as easily solved.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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