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I'd been reading "other" site with "how to", nothing as clear and concise as the above. Then the next morning I try again and it WORKS. crazy..hope it works when i get home. When you connect a HFS+ formatted drive to Windows, you'll get a message stating that the drive needs to be formatted in order to be used. check here

Reply D A kounas June 8, 2016 at 6:11 am I have a SanDisk Removable Flash Drive. WTF. When I go into device management I do not see any error messages. Reply Cherry Rose May 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm This is utterly useless. https://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/56877-cannot-see-usb-hard-drive-anymore-cant-initialize.html

External Hard Drive Not Initialized

TyrOdMar 10, 2014, 11:20 PM Ndau said: Gee Bee said: in search programs and files box, or launch command prompt Fromm accessories folder and type chkdsk /f E: Replace E with xx Reply Ian December 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm Hi Sir Chris Hoffman. So the process you have mentioned here will format the Data inside the disk.

Reply Adil April 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm My laptop was not detecting my external hard drive in File Explorer, so I went into disk management where a pop up asked I got real strange results when I tried a file restore. Last edited: Jul 2, 2009 AMatthews, Jul 2, 2009 #10 AMatthews Regular member Joined: Sep 24, 2005 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 26 I'm sorry I just read where External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management I hope others find this solution helpful.

Storage device tries to install themself with the drive letter next to CDROM c: - HD1 d: - HD2 or CDROM e: - Mass storage device (maybe for card readers) So External Hard Drive Not Showing In My Computer At first it wouldnt recognize the SSD, so I unplugged the other two drive to load the OS. But when I tried to access the external hard drive it says "Access denied" on virtual disk manager. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2058582/hard-disk-initialize.html All Rights Reserved.

An easy way to scan if the drivers are out of date is using Driver Talent, which could detect the drivers automatically and download/ install the newest drivers with clicks. External Hard Drive Not Showing In Disk Management The only two available options when right click are Properties and Help. im sick of it. Thanks a lot for given a nice solution .

External Hard Drive Not Showing In My Computer

I googled EFI System Partition. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-522124-external-usb-hard-drive-don-t-show-up com / dnc3vb.jpg [ / IMG ]Click to expand... External Hard Drive Not Initialized The only other option is to format the hard drive and use the FAT32 format for the best compatibility. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 10 HELP........

all of them with Windows 7, both 32 and 64 bits. pop over to these guys But when tried to use last night, it is no longer recognised in Windows. Our aim is to give you the best possible answer. They gave me permission to open the enclosure and remove hdd from inside. External Hdd Not Detected

I realised after more googling a deep scan overnight might get more data. Any ideas please? It is a Microsoft bug ((.9% of the time. original site I followed your above instructions up to and including going to Device Manager > Disk Drives > and found the 'seagate expansion desk SCSI Disk Device'.

When I try to open up any folder, either My PC, or just Documents to get to the drive folder by the Most Recent tab at the left of the window, External Hard Drive Not Working They said to click 'Start menu' then right-click on 'My Computer' click 'Manage...' It shows up 'Computer Management' click on 'Disk Management' but my USB does not show, only the computer I was hoping to use it to install Windows 10.

Reply Yegane November 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm hi, my hard drive is a sony usb 3-500gb external hard drive, when i plug this on my computer,both ports of usb 3

Reply Emmanuel Frank. My LG G4 was suddenly not being recognised by my pc, I had to reinstall the driver, windows did it automatically when I followed your instructions. make-use-of-logo logo-background menu search search-start close email bookmark facebook google twitter pinterest stumbleupon whatsapp amazon youtube youtube label-rectangle triangle-long down PC & Mobile Windows Mac Linux Android iPhone and iPad External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac Given this an external drive issue, obviously there is at least one internal drive.

I need to be able to recover the information on the drive. Then the name shows up in one of the drives. I went through your steps above to add access to the external hard drive from my work laptop which is a PC. http://sortpictures.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-external.html I don't think I'm going to be successful.

Read More , can’t read the Windows NTFS file system. I guess for me that step was unnecessary.) * My external hard drive now showed up on Disk Management! * Now, from Disk Management, in the top section where it just It has lot of important data. Reply J.P.

Power Issues The only other possibilities with this type of problem are lack of power or complete hard drive failure. Reply Xander May 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm Cherry, I would recommend using chkdsk in Command Prompt as Admin and then using the following parameters on the drive: /f (fixes disk Dead USB Port? Good luck DJC, I'll check back in and hopefully we will have our files back!!

Thoughts? If the problem started recently, you may want to run System Restore What You Need To Know About Windows System Restore What You Need To Know About Windows System Restore Imagine Pick a letter for your drive and you should be good to go. Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules

I do happen to have a dead drive and if I plug a thumb drive or nano into it, nothing happens. After reading a few posts I went to the device manager deleted the drivers for the external HD then when I plugged it back in it updated the drivers and told It has been a while since it did not read on my computer XP. It worked.

hello, ive tried going into the disk management to change the letter as it was not showing up on my computer and the hard drive in the list did say not