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I am about to have a heart attack if I've lost all of my data! The only answer is time and patience. I had solved my problem. Cheers, Nick Reply Liz Edsell February 14, 2016 at 12:51 am I have an external HD we've been using on Macbooks only and had been named Time Machine back-ups. have a peek here

Reply Leo Meyers March 28, 2016 at 10:56 am The problem I am having is that since I have installed Windows 10, when I start up my pc from "Sleep", it I cannot be sure though - it might be a faulty product. I still have a problem that is not fixed. If the disk is not spinning upon being plugged in - then power is not getting to the motor ( there are few reasons for that) usually require soldering/ slight adaptation https://community.wd.com/t/i-cant-get-my-computer-to-detect-my-wd-drive/3724

External Hard Drive Not Showing In My Computer

my PC is able to recognize the hard drive as its showing a notification when i insert the disk but i can not see it in my computer ....Please help me The computer detects a usb thumb drive no problem though, it is just external harddrives. What should I do? I haven't used my hard drive in years because it was malfunctioning but this fixed it thank you!

Now, when I connect the external HD to my Macbook, Time Machine has disappeared along with all of our backed up files. Reply Garth May 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm I followed the above instructions and was able to format my external hard drive and make it useful again. Your best solution is to try updating the drivers, creating a new user, or reinstalling the system software If the device doesn't show up in System Information, the issue is more External Hard Disk Not Detected How To Recover Data are the drivers all up?

The external disks box is checked on finder preferences. It works fine on my pc but not my Mac...Sigh. It sometimes make me crazy. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/ Did exactly lyk u mentioned..

Reply Emmanuel Frank. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management Hope this helps those who are at their wits end like i was. I've been searching online and have seen many things where it says to create new partitions, but from what I understand that will delete all the data on the existing drive, Reply Sandy November 30, 2016 at 2:56 am What, where is "the Windows key"?

External Hard Disk Not Detected Mac

Reply Mukhtar khan January 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm What to do if toshiba storage usb is not opening in the pc?? but the drive itself was absolutely OK. External Hard Drive Not Showing In My Computer Reply Sudhir December 18, 2015 at 5:08 am I have the same problem as Sharon. External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Aug 16, 2009 #18 dela510 TS Rookie * external hard drive* my external hard drive dose not show up in My Computer, but it dose show up in Disk Management.

You could have a try. http://splodgy.org/external-hard/help-wd-external-hardrive-not-formatted-message.php HELP! In Disk management you can see the device appear and the disappear every 30 seconds or so. VERY VERY VERY VERY BAD SERVICE .. External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10

So do we have any other way to have this data recovered before we do these steps. Restarted computer (without disconnecting HD). Reply Rismint April 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm I also want to note that I'm not really tech savvie besides looking things up on pages like these, and English is not Check This Out Reply TFtigerGeek July 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm I can see the portable HDD in windows 7...no problem.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Clarification Request similar problem by mstenbo / March 9, 2012 2:26 PM PST In reply to: Can't find My External Hard Drive Hi External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac WD portable harddisk has much more rotations (i guess 75 rpm) which is not supported by some low perfoming motherboards. I followed the steps to find the drive on Disk Management and it is there, with a Healthy(Partition).

Ran diskcheck which corrected errors (seemingly), discmanagement shows it as healthy (primary partition) but I get an inaccessible message and the port letter does not change regardless of where I plug

in disk management it says that it is Removable, 7.87Gb read Only, and it shows the primary partition is 7.87 GB RAW, Healthy (Active, Primary Partition). Do Not use a USB Hub My Passport Drive Not Recognized Safely eject the drive in Windows and Power Off the Desktop drive if applicablePlease see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing Help! External Hard Drive Not Working Following this process should solve most of the disk recognition issues you’ll encounter.

Thanks. Windows Update Safely eject the drive in Windows and Power Off the Desktop drive if applicablePlease see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing the USB device from the computer Disconnect the USB I had been an ***** and not scrolled far enough down the list of drives to find my new one. http://splodgy.org/external-hard/help-can-t-access-my-external-hd-enclosure.php Reply Dustin April 27, 2016 at 12:30 am I've been trying to fix a bricked 320 GB Seagate drive...

Feb 17, 2009 #5 NGEK TS Rookie check and set up your bios...then restart set configuration as ide and then reboot..just try..hehe Feb 18, 2009 #6 ErikWB TS Rookie Thanks December 15, 2013 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp Email My WD Passport portable external hard drive does not show on my computer. Reply muthu January 24, 2016 at 10:59 am Hi thank you for an easily understandable article so that even a person who is not tech savy can understand it. and i used a different usb to check if the port was broken.

Ehat could be the problem then? Report Jason- Nov 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM Thanks for thyis tip. No exclamation marks, etc.