Non detectable external self powered 40 GB USB Portable Hard Disk
I have an external TrekStor 40GB self powered USB portable hard disk. The problem is that it appears as if it is not detected by the computer after plugging it in. I cannot see it under my computer. So what could be the problem and solution.
Re: Non detectable external self powered 40 GB USB...
Id recommend trying these following steps:
Start - Control panel - Administrative tools - Computer management - Disk management.
Here you should be able to see the 40GB hard drive.
Depending on your situation you may need to create a partition, to do so right click the unallocated space and choose to create a partition. The default settings will be fine.
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make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable, hope this helps
u can try some hit and trial...
1 - keep ur USB HD off and switch on the PC then switch on the power on USB HD
2 - try another USB port
3 - try another USB cable connector
4 - check ur Device manager/usb root hub settings/power setting, uncheck the box that says" alow computer to switch off power....in Power Mgt tab
Right Click on My Computer, click on Manage, go to Disk Managment, if the drive is available you will see it there. Check to see if it has a drive letter assigned to it, if not right click on it and choose Change Drive letters. Make sure you are on the external drive though, you don't want to change your C drive accidentally. It should pop up in My Computer.