Hope that’s enough to tempt you to assist, if you need more, please ask and i’ll tell all Wow, I’d tried about everything and then used your sequence. This design helps save plenty of time. If your Toshiba external hard drive has been partitioned with the wrong file system, you will also encounter the “external hard drive not recognized” issue. Sadly it does take time to do this so I fit it inbetween and as part of my PC usage. You need to test the drive on another machine and if it behaves the same, time to call its maker to get it exchanged.

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Proffitt Forum moderator November 9, 5: A new drive case?

All in all I’m very satisfied with the device for the price, hde5-500h I have no plans on using the network functionality, instead sticking to using it as a USB drive potentially as a USB drive hanging off of a more standards compliant NAS unit.

I just played around with the hardware and everything is now working fine. Next in line is an USB hard disk.

External hard drive not recognised. Please help 🙁 – Forums – CNET

Here, you can use the Filter feature to filter out needless files by file name, file extension, file size, and creation date. Some days XP saw it, some days no.


Opening the box revealed the following contents: After that, I pretty much experienced what you explained. A few days later it arrived in the mail literally in the mail, delivered by Canada Post. Now, in the age of the internet, our computer might be at a risk of being attacked by virus when visiting some sites. Is this problem unique? Proffitt Forum moderator May 19, Microsoft’s SyncToy is also a pretty handy and fast tool for setting up small backup routines.

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

As we know, once the drive letter is missing, Windows cannot recognize this drive but we can see it in Computer Management window. Web searches yielded no information at all about this unit, though, with all internet roads leading back to the Future Shop. Ok Bob, I completely shutdown and unplugged everything then booted back up. After seeing the simple introduction, I guess you might know how to fix external hard drive not recognized.

I think reinstalling the driver may work?? 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 systemand so on. I can’t explain how this worked I just know that it did when all else failed. You are reporting the following post: Instant recognition, and my G of data was still there and safe.

Back to Storage forum total posts Page 1 of 4 01 02 03 04 Next. On the other hand, you have to check the driver. A copy of these are in my recovery kit. If you have sorted out your problem do please help me out. The USB icon appears in my tray when I connect it and states that the device is working properly.


If it’s SP2 that’s got issues, does anyone know of a patch or something to fix this? Select Initialise Disk from the right-click context menu.

External hard drive not recognised. Please help 🙁

The drive has already been partitioned and has around 40gb of data stored on it. I had an external drive that suddenly lost connection and wasn’t recognized by My Computer or the Disk Management.

After scanning, MiniTool Power Data Recovery will find a lot of partitions, but it lists at most 10 partitions. Powering it up, my trusty Kill-A-Watt showed it consuming 9W in idle mode, up to 11W under heavy access. If so, it can hide drive letters. A smaller set of files is sent off to my mini-server that is running OpenSSH or a secure shell server.

Is there a REAL backup solution?