Managing disks in Windows 7 does not recognize external hard drive
It is a recent event. I backed up my computer only 45 days ago and it worked Ok. The same external drive has no problems with your Windows XP desktop.
No other USB devices is facing this problem.
Device Manager identifies the mass storage device (WD1140), as well as the USB controller.
This utility cannot sort.
It is not possible to change/assignment of a new letter to the reader as disk management does not identify her. I also tried to use the command-line (list disk)... the only disc that displayed is internal.
I tried to change the USB port, without result.
The operating system is Windows 7 Starter.
I appreciate the efforts to solve the problem. We would like to know the following information form you for help to come.
(1) what store did you run to fix the problem?
(2) you have any software from third-party security installed on your computer?
(3) what is the brand and model of your computer?
You could address this issue due to a hardware conflict or if the external hard drive that you are trying to connect has virus. Prior to the resolution problems make sure that you have installed all Windows updates. Follow the steps below to solve the problem.
Method 1: Run hardware and troubleshooting utility device.
Connect the external hard drive to your computer, and then run the troubleshooter below.
Open the hardware and devices troubleshooter.
Method 2: Reinstall the USB controllers.
You mentioned that another that this device, all other devices are detected, follow the steps to make sure that you have the latest USB drivers. This method addresses the steps where the USB driver currently loaded became unstable or corrupted.
(a) click Start, type device in the area Manager Search , then click on the peripheral Manager.
(b) expand Bus USB controllers. Right click on a device, and then click Uninstall. Repeat for each device.
(c) when completed, restart your computer. Your USB controllers will automatically install.
Method 3: Run Microsoft Safety Scanner.
I also suggest that you scan your computer with the Microsoft Security Scanner, which would help us to get rid of viruses, spyware and other malicious software.
The Microsoft Security Scanner is a downloadable security tool for free which allows analysis at the application and helps remove viruses, spyware and other malware. It works with your current antivirus software.
Note: the Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To restart a scan with the latest definitions of anti-malware, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
Important: the data files that are infected must be cleaned only by removing the file completely, which means there is a risk of data loss.
Write to us at the State of the question. If you need additional assistance, we will be happy to help you.
I just bought a WD external hard drive. I plugged in the USB port and automatically loaded everthing. I even registered the product. Then I was told that there was an update to the external hard drive. I went ahead and put to day and when my computer restarted to him alone is no longer recognizes WD external hard drive. I had another hard drive that I used where Windows 7 does not recognize it either? Is it some sort of security setting, I need to adjust on Windows 7 64 bit? Please notify.
Check if the hard drive is assigned to a drive letter in disk management.
Click Start, right click on computer
Click on management of
Expand disk management
Select your external hard drive if its posted here
Make a right click paths and change drive letter
Restart your computer, open the computer in the start menu and see if it shows then.
I have a Qosmio F30-112.
I tried to install the Windows XP Professional instead of the Media Center edition.
However, during the execution of the installer, my laptop does not recognize the hard drive. Therefore, the installation cannot continue.
I thought it might be a problem of corruption with my laptop and reinstalled Media Center Edition successfully.
But when I try to install XP Professional it always gives me the same error.
Suggestions for the configuration of the BIOS or solutions for why this is happening?
Thanks in advance.
Just a question:
You are looking for in this forum for other similar issues with regard to the installation of Win XP and lack HARD drive? I doubt
The fact is that your notebook has a SATA controller and you need a SATA (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) driver.
You should have a look here in this doc from Toshiba:
[How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver into a Windows XP installation CD | http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm]
and should also search this forum for other threads
Computer does not recognize the hard drive when booting. Guard gives me 1782 disk error. Then try to use the ROM installation thing and throw a disc hard test there is no option to test anywhere. Computer was working fine this morning and then I stop when I turned it back on it was not properly start.
I have a zt3000 running xp sp3
someone please help me, thanks
Please reinsert the drive from the rear panel and check if the device detects the drive hard in case you have the same problem, then the hard drive is bad, you need to replace the hard drive and reinstall the operating system on the unit to return to its operating state.
I bought a Terrabite Cavalry USB Mass Storage 1 unit some time around January 2009. We used it to back up my computers portable wife and daughters without any problems (it was Windows XP a Windows Vista). Shortly after, we have tried to back up my desktop computer, also running Windows Vista, but my computer does not recognize the drive into any USB port. After this attempt, we get is more willing to work on any computer. We contacted the cavalry and they replaced the drive, but we lost a lot of data since most of the files saved on my wife and daughter desktops have been deleted to clean up their hard drives.When I received the spare drive I backed up my computer with no problems.We moved from NC to PA in August of last year and had packed the new car. Recently, we unpacked and used to transfer ALL the photos of my wife, numbering several hundred, again with no problems. In addition, she has saved his computer using the Vista utility. Today, I made the horrible mistake of trying to back up my computer using the same player. I had completely forgotten the previous question. Yet once, my computer did not recognize the drive, any USB port used or on the tabs 'computer '. When the drive is plugged in and turned on, it will be not even allow us to display the elements on the tab 'computer '.And now, just as before, the player no longer works on my wife's computer either. THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL QUESTION! If we cannot access the drive over 500 photos of our family, covering more than 5 years are lost forever!Although I've read similar questions on this site (especially in regards to Windows XP) I can't find the one that is exactly the same problem as this.There is nothing wrong with my computer. Each USB port works fine. I tried other USB devices with no problems of any kind.On both computers, if you connect the external drive and the power up it starts with a light blue on the front as it is supposed to. He then became red and Windows makes the normal audio alert, as it does with any USB device plugged. On the bar, the new icon 'Remove hardware safely', says but clicking on that alone causes the computer to get ung place intil the drive is unplugged. The same is tru if we try to access the tab "Computer" in the Start Menu. The computer attempts to load the itms 'Computer' but never the completion of the task. THE TWO COMPUTER DO EXACTLY THE SAME THING! My wife uses a Dell with Vista Home Premium and I use an EMachine with Vista Home Basic. And this issue seems to happen only after using his computer to mine, not the other way around because I had done a backup on thise drive when I got last year and she just did a new now on his own.I wrote to the Cavalry, but received no response. They said the last time that they aren't able to recover lost data, and it is said that all over their site.The external drive is a cavalry model # CAXP3701PA.Someone please help! Pictures of our last five years (including photos of my wife of his precious Golden Retriever from puppy to now) are lost if we cannot solve this problem. It seems that the player works well, but something corrupting of the software driver. We tried again to my wife's computer o and it begins with "Download driver software for device" but then what I described before using it.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Put the disc in a real store of the computer (not the leeks and the glances at a Best Buy or other stores)
and they can remove the drive from the case and put it in another computer to back up data
to other media. Of course this cancels any warranty and may not work if the drive has probably
in fact failed. Data can often be recovered since a failed drive while it's expensive.
(The drive could be put in either your PC as a 2nd drive).
I hope this helps.
Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.
I have a weird question on my Mac Mini. I have two Seagate to 8 external drives connected via USB to my Mac Mini (mid-2011 with Maverics). The discs worked well, but suddenly one of them will not be recognized by the Mac Mini.
I connected the hard drive of my MacBook Pro and an old PC and it works fine and all files are available, but for some reason, my Mac Mini will have nothing to do with her anymore.
It does not appear in the finder or disk utility. I unplugged the hard drive for hours and then tried to plug it back without a bit of luck. I restarted the Mac Mini on several occasions. I also tried to connect it to all the USB ports on the Mac Mini. When I connect it to the USB ports, there is no whisper sound indicating that it has started working. However, no sign of it on the Mac Mini.
It's like the Mac Mini has decided to ignore the external hard drive, no matter what I do. Seeing this works on other devices, I'm fairly certain that the problem lies in the Mac Mini.
I'm no expert, so any help will be very valuable for me. And if you are kind to help, please explain it to me like I'm 8 or 93 years old.
Are these drives powered independently or they depend on USB power?
I used an external hard drive to back up my data. Suddenly my laptop (C50-B-131) says it does not recognize the device. Any help is welcome. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver for the drive.
Have you tried another USB port?
The backup drive works on another PC?
I took my Toshiba drive of my previous PC running Windows Vista, put it into a Dynamode pregnant and now Windows 7 wont recognize - constantly asking me to re - format the drive.
Some utilities recognize and some say corrupted file or you save to disk
You connect it as an additional drive or the drive?
Try to modify the boot menu in the BIOS to get it detected. Check the manual for how BIOS works in the computer. See the methods to solve the problem of detection of material:
Method 1: Run the fixit:
Hardware devices do not work or are not detected in Windows
Method 2: Check the status of the device in disk management.
Disk Manager is a utility that manages the system disks and the volumes or partitions contained. With disk management. You can extend the disk, reducing the drive, create other partitions, delete partitions, change the drive letter, among other things, all in one tool, and better, by using the system tool.
Open Windows 7 or Windows Vista Start menu.
In the Find box type diskmgmt.msc, type command then the file will appear in the box, simply click on the file to open the tool.
Let us know if you need more assistance. We will be happy to help you further.
Windows 7 Starter Edition does not recognize a hard drive WD, I used until last month. Device Manager sees it, he sees the USB controller (it lists as a mass storage device), but I can't access the information on the hard disk, or make use of the last backup. I tried to uninstall USB drives - it is not the thing. It gets listed under disk drives.
Thanks for the reply.
There was no error message: the device has been recognized (listed) by the USB controller and the Device Manager, but not by the management of the disks - so I couldn't access.
I managed to fix the problem after:
-J' scanned the computer (DELL Inspiron) with the Safety Scanner
-J' completely uninstalled all the software associated with an external hard drive
-J' uninstalled the USB controllers
-reboot the system
-reconnected the external HD
-After gaining access to the drive, I installed the dedicated software
My Seagate Free Agent Desktop does not recognize the hard drive on my new computer with Windows 8. Although I can still use it to save and transfer all the data from one to the other, I lose the functions in the menu of the Seagate such as backup and synchronization. It worked fine on my old computer that worked on Windows XP. I tried Troubleshooting compatibility mode and that did not help.
The message in the Seagate Manager appears as:
None of the external drives have been found. Make sure that your external drive is connected and turned on.
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What brand and model exactly.
I built a new machine (chart below). Since this is a new machine and not an upgrade, I bought Win 8 Pro 64 bit OEM to do a clean install. The SSD is my system disk that Windows 8 will be installed. Four data drives are mirrored, two for the other two. Construction went perfectly. The BIOS recognizes all six disks: 1 SSD, 4 HDD, 1 DVD.
Insert and boot the disk of Windows 8. Accept the EULA, enter the product key. Arriving at the page "Where do you want to install Windows?", only four hard disks are listed. The SSD (installation to go) is not found by Win 8. ??? I tried to change ports SATA, cables, power supply - no difference. For each new change of hardware, the BIOS still sees everything. This isn't a hardware problem.
The question remains: why the installation of Windows 8 does not recognize the SSD drive. All five disks are on AHCI. I'm not in RAID.
I spoke with crucial technical support of all (manufacturer of the SSD). They were also surprised that the drive does not appear in the list.
Does anyone have a solution? I spent all the money on hardware, as well as the new version of Windows and I cannot install it.
This is the real kick in the teeth: Microsoft won't support me. The OEM of Windows 8 version is the same as manufacturers, such as Dell or HP. Support told me I had the support of the manufacturer. HA! I am the manufacturer. Either that or upgrade from an earlier version of Windows. This means that any that a new construction machine will get ZERO assumption of Microsoft. All just great.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (full version) - OEM
Intel Core i5 - 3570K
Card mother GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
Crucial Ballistix 2 x 8 GB DDR3 1600
Crucial M4 2.5 "128 GB SSD (system disk)
WD Green WD30EZRX x 4 (data readers) 3 TB drive
Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
SeaSonic M12II 620W 620 Bronze PSU
ASUS DVD writer
The DSS must be LOW LEVEL FORMATE.
Once, there may be no other [HDDs] not connected to the SATA ports.
Install Windows 8 Pro now.
[Edit] Can someone please mark this as answered? I can't because I posted the question. Thank you.
Windows media player
Why Windows media player does not recognize my hard drive
1 are there any changes or updates made on the computer?
2. do you get an error message? If Yes, what is the full and exact error message?
I suggest to see the links and check if it helps:
The problems of the CDs or DVDs
My Office does not illuminate. I replaced the power supply. No, it powers on but does not recognize the hard drive. It gives an error as SATA 0 None SATA 1 no SATA 2 No. How do we know that the cables are properly connected. I feel like I'm very close to solving the problem but don't have a clue what that next step to follow
The original PSU had 4 sets of cables and connectors. The new power supply has 5 sets of son.
From your post, I guess that the configuration of the system now recognizes the hard drive?
If you do not have a floppy drive, then BIOS can find the player who isn't there, it returns this error.
Make sure that the floppy drive [drive A] is disabled in the [BIOS] installation system, page 173, so that it is no longer looking for the disc and see if this stops the error message.
If the hard drive is recognized in the configuration of the system, he now knows in windows "My computer" or in "disk management, [right click on 'My computer' and select 'Manage', then disk management]."
I have a laptop Satellite A30 and when I start it up I get this message:
For Realtek RTL8139 (X) /8130/ 810 X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable of
PXE - M0F: Exit PXE ROM
I think my laptop is trying to boot from LAN because that does not recognize the hard drive, but the drive is ok, I tried on another computer with problem. Sometimes, not always, and I don't know why, I can start from the CD. If I boot from the Windows XP installation disk, I can access the hard drive. I've run fixboot and fixmbr hard disk, but that does not change. The bios recognizes the hard drive. BIOS vertsion is 1.20. I tried to upgrade the BIOS, but I need to Windows, so...
Thank you very much and sorry for my English :)
To message PXE, you can consult this document:
I think that your HARD drive or disc HARD controller of the motherboard is faulty, but I don't know m.
Have you checked the HARD drive with a special tool for this? The Drive Fitness Test can check the HARD drive for bad sectors or something else:
Take the test and post your result!
Recently I buyed a new satellite Toshiba A205-S4777 with Windows Vista home premium installed
and I noticed too many errors in Windows Vista and the pc is very slow so I decided to downgrade to XP
I want to directly install Windows XP but the installer does not recognize the hard drive or more exactly controllers!
I nLite Sata drivers in Windows Xp Sp2, I bought on the microsoft.com site!
Everything worked well.
The Installer recognized fine hard and Setup finallased!
But here's the problem when loading windows and try to pass on gorge yourself sort of blue screen one unreadable!
And restarts and let, it does all day the same thing!
I'm afraid that I have not nLite the right drivers.
Is there anyone Heve downgraded this model?
Maybe you did not use good SATA driver? :| Who knows
The point is that there are two different versions of Intel Matrix Storage Manager supports different chipsets.
I put t know what chipset is in charge of your laptop but you should check this and must also check the description of the Intel Storage Manager and check what chipsets are supported.
In addition, you should have a look here in this doc from Toshiba:
[How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver into a Windows XP installation CD | http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB85017Z0000R01.htm]
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