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Now, I guess you might be wondering: As a matter of fact, the “external hard drive not showing up” issue can be caused by various reasons, including dead USB ports, driver issues in Windows, using the wrong file system , and so on. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. JPG The dive appears in the device manager see screenshot – http: So in the meantime I found an alternative power supply lead, plugged it into the maxtor and it is now being recognised by windows. I have a question for Bob, if you’re still following this!

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Experienced users will check whether their external hard drive shows up in Disk Management when they find Windows doesn’t detect it.

How to Fix External Hard Drive Not Recognized? Here Are 6 Solutions

Inexpensive at this price. Sometimes it is recognised but increasingly it either comes up as drive f, usually its drive f but seagate f, lately its just plain and simple f and when i try to explore it there’s nothing, as the laptop tries to interrogate the drive the power light goes out for long periods, and its not done that until this current problem.

The device appealed to me not only for its bountiful storage capacity at a price that’s lower than an hd5-500g GB harddrive alone generally goes for, but also for the promised direct network connectivity, theoretically allowing file sharing to multiple PCs without the need for a server.

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I am having the same problem with a LaCie gig drive. This will allow Windows and other operating systems to recognize and use this HDD. After scanning, MiniTool Power Data Recovery will find a lot of partitions, but it lists at most 10 partitions. So in the meantime I found an alternative power supply lead, plugged it into the maxtor and it is now being recognised by windows.

While I can’t carry my photos there, key works and such are on it. When you click on the ‘safely remove icon’, it asks if you want comstsr stop the external hard drive so the USB port must be working. Here, we take MiniTool Partition Wizard, a free, professional and simple partitioning software, for example.

Or watched others lose it all. One check did it. My SeaGate gb Hard drive seems to have power related prob. Here, I just want to stress that you had better recover external hard drive data that is not recognized by Windows 10 before formatting, partitioning or creating….

For instance, you may have formatted the drive with the ext4 file system from Linux or the HFS Plus file system from a Mac. Some days XP saw it, some days no. Just do as told. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community.

Possibly so, but I did have a hard drive crash on a laptop in and after that I rather go a bit too far since storage today is cheap.

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After that, I pretty much experienced what you explained. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Reddit Summary: Proffitt Forum moderator May 15, 1: But now 4th day my WD just doesn’t appear when I commstar it in. CNET’s Forum on storage is the best source for finding hfe5-500g, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts.

It would seem that in my circumstance the problem was power related. Sadly it does take time to do this so I fit it hdee5-500g and as part of my PC usage. Thanks shlomohal for posting this. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: It does seem to be related to SP2. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Have you ever encountered the same problem?

How to Fix External Hard Drive Not Recognized? Here Are 6 Solutions

Second, click the unallocated space and choose Create Partition option from the left action panel. The take it with me plan. I know where my bet is. Ok Bob, I completely shutdown and unplugged everything then booted back up. Proffitt Forum moderator May 19,