Toshiba 1 TB drive external DRIVE not recognized anymore
I recently bought a HARD Toshiba 1 TB drive that my Qosmio G50 now refuses to recognize.
Anyone know if I would be able to open it and put the hard drive into one of these sata hdd docking stations I've seen announced?
The hard drive contains about 500 GB of movies, etc.
These I need access ASAP, so I don't want to go to the trouble of sending it back to the seller and expects a return, as well as all of the rigmarole that goes with it.
You can try to open the external HARD disk enclosure, but you shouldn't t forget that then you will lose the warranty.
So think about it!
In your case, I would like to send the HARD drive to a service provider authorized. Then you can fix.
Data on the external HARD disk enclosure but normally should not be stored on the external HARD disk enclosure. I have my data stored on the laptop and an external HARD drive.
I have a Toshiba drive external HARD 750 GB USB2.0/USB3.0
Now, this HARD drive is not recognized on USB 2.0 ports from my laptop (same thing on my desktop computer) but only on the USB 3.0 port.
I have try on port USB2.0 computers different (desktop, laptop) but it doesn't work. The LED is the lightning, but the drive does not appear in the file Explorer.
You have any ideas?
> Now this HARD drive is not recognized on USB 2.0 ports from my laptop (same thing on my desktop computer) but only on the USB 3.0 port
USB 3.0 port 900mA feeds. The USB 2.0 port common provides 500mA.
I think that the HARD drive needs more 500mA power in order to work properly.
So if you want to use the HARD drive on USB 2.0 ports, I recommend you to use a USB Y cable which allows to connect the HARD drive to two USB 2.0 ports
I have a desktop HP Touchsmart 600, and I bought a 1 to Toshiba external USB 3.0 drive and when it plug to the USB port, it does not, even tried the other port and restarted, but does not yet recognize, I tried to reload the USB Chipset, but no cigar. I am able to use it on my Sony laptop. I would be grateful for any help or suggestion. Thank you people.
Welcome to the Forums of HP Support! It's a good place to find the help you need, other users, HP experts and other support staff. I understand that you have a problem with the external drive not being seen. I'll be happy to help you.
Please, try the steps in Troubleshooting connections USB (Windows 7).
I hope this helps. Please keep me informed of the progress of things.
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I have a HP pavilion a735w PC AMD Athlon XP, Microsoft Windows XP operating system. My PC does not recognize my external hard drive connected to a USB port. Also, my PC does not recognize the thumb drives. I have no idea what is the problem. Can anyone help? I use Toshiba portable hard drive on my laptop Eee PC with Windows XP operating system and may not see the external hard drive or thumb leads either. What could be the issue. I have some other USB ports for keyboard, mouse, speakers, printers and a scanner, and the PC can see them very well. What could be the problem? Help! Anyone?
I suggest you to follow the steps in this Microsoft KB article troubleshooting and check if it helps.
A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB, an Apple iPod flash drive or an external hard disk drive
I was wondering if someone could help me.
I bought my 1.5 terrabyte toshiba external hard drive just for more than a year. It works fine on my other computer, laptop and cell phone from my boyfriend, but when I joined four other new laptops (all different brands) recently it was not recognized at all on these laptops.
Is there something wrong with my outside or something on these computers it prevents to be recognized? Do you know how I can fix this problem?
Thank you very much!
And if you connect the external HARD drive to your boyfriend s computer laptop, everything is always ok? Only problems with new laptops?
Well that s really strange have you tried another USB cable and different USB ports?
Maybe on the new laptops the antivirus or firewall blocks access to the external hard drive. Check your security software and to allow external devices.
I have a problem with my 320 GB Toshiba Store Art HDD Exteranal.
I bought it a week ago and everything worked well on different systems: Win 7 (64), Vista (32), XP Pro.
But today when I tried to use it it displays a message that * unrecognized device * and it cannot install the driver for this device.
Unfortunately there are no drivers to download for this device drivers Toshiba page.
I checked it on Win 7 (64) and Vista (32) - same problem.
I remember, the last time that I used it was on XP Pro.
I checked the internet for a solution, but in the end I had to write a message here.
Hope for more help.
> I bought a week ago and everything worked well on different systems: Win 7 (64), Vista (32), XP Pro.
> But today when I tried to use it it displays a message this device not recognized and it cannot install the driver for this device.
If the HARD drive worked perfectly in the past without the use of drivers, then I guess that this has nothing to do with a missing driver.
In your case I would recommend to check and test the HARD disk on another computer/laptop running a Win XP or Vista.
If the drive HARD wouldn't connect and would not be functioning with the help of other computers, then a hardware problem is possible
PS: this external USB hard drives are Plug & Play compatible and so a pilot should not be necessary!
It seems as if my Macbook Superdrive is not recognized by both my MacBook after upgrade to El Capitan. I took my external drive to the Apple iStore, it has been tested and I've been told that it does not. Then, I bought a new disc (R1999.30 - a lot of money!), and after connecting to my two computers today, I realized that this new album is also "does not work". After each update, something that has worked well in the past, does not work. Has anyone found a solution yet?
How you try to burn the disks?
You get an error message? So then what?
I have a Satellite M70 and I have a Western Digital external hard drive.
Initially, it worked great, I was able to put my large collection of music, etc. on it and run a computer off to save space on my integrated HD.
But recently I had problems with XP not recognizing HD or be able to write in it. It appears in my computer, then disappear, often randomly when I write new files to it.
I reformatted the hard drive to NTFS as it ran originally as FAT32.
I updated my BIOS as well, but I'm out of ideas.
Anyone else had similar problems with XP?
Have you thought about external HARD drive failure?
Perhaps failure of HARD drive and, therefore, it cannot be recognized correctly.
I bought a genuine version of XP Pro 64 to load on my computer and because Win 7 froze with drivers nVidia graphics.
When I plug a recently bought Seagate Goflex or one of the new Western Digital external hard drives, they are not recognized.
They do not show on my computer or disk management at all.
They appear in Device Manager with a yellow question mark big under 'other devices '.
I right click on the hard drive in the Device Manager to update the driver, and it always fails.
Before ask you, these USB drives work perfectly on my other XP Home 32 System. The cables are good.
I tried different ports, front and rear... no good.
My system XP 64 Prp is updated w/Windows update and software chip to the motherboard.
Strangely, I have a hard drive WD Passport USB 500 Gb one-year-old that works fine on XP 64 system.
WD technicians say that I am the only one with this problem. PlugNPlay needs no driver, what do say.
I also have IDE/SATA USB cable w / the power cable, I use to connect my old internal drives.
Works fine on the XP Home 32, but I get the error "USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge" in the device with the 64-bit System Manager.
Yes these devices are all "turned on."
Something is missing on the XP 64 system.
Help is very appreciated.
Been looking for a solution for a week now.
See the following articles that may help you resolve this problem.
A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB, an Apple iPod flash drive or an external hard disk drive
Why my computer does not detect my new USB device when I run Windows XP or Windows Server 2003?
My Western Digital external drive is recognized on USB, but not recognized in 'my computer\ explorer' or autorun.
This means that I can make a right click on the bar at the bottom right and 'safely remove hardware, still not displayed in the Explorer.
I did everything I can to make this work, without result.
1 see if his watch in computer management, you might just have to assign a drive letter.
Change, add, or remove a drive letter
2 try it on another computer, if its does not work, try to replace the cable with a good known working cable.
3. open the Device Manager, see if there is an unknown device under Bus USB controllers, do a right-click and then uninstall it. If this does not work uninstall everything under USB controllers then reboot, they should put it back.
4 run Fix it.
Tips for solving problems of USB devices
5 see this thread:
Windows Vista device not recognized USB
I have a hitachi lifestudio external hard drive and it works great 50% of the time... the other 50%, I fight because it not being recognized on my computer or laptop (both vista). I plugged it to my computer now and it will only recognize the player but is not the one with my files that I need. I have two USB cords connected and it was working fine yesterday! Now all of a sudden it won't work at all. I got and rehooked many times now and still nothing. Other USB ports are filled with our wireless mouse and others. Is there a way to force vista to recognize something?
· Were there any changes made to your computer before this problem?
Step 1: Try running Microsoft fix it in the following article:
Step 2: Check if the external drive is getting detected in disk management.
If the hard drive is recognized in disk management and if there is no letter assigned drive, I suggest you make a right click on the drive and assign a drive letter and check to see if it helps:
Original title: my external dvd player
My dvd/rw external elonexs drive does not work. I'm worried cos I really need to use. PLS, any ideas on what I shd do?
Check if it is recognized in Device Manager. Follow the steps below:
a. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press to enter.
b. Locate the name of the device
You can also run the fix it from the link below and check if this can help: your CD-ROM drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
With regard to:
Samhrutha G S - Microsoft technical support.
Visit our Microsoft answers feedback Forum and let us know what you think.
I have a Western Digital MyBook external hard drives. I bring it with me to different places and one day when I got home I plugged it in my PC and nothing happened. The HD is no longer recognized.
I checked the Device Manager and it does not appear there or it appears in the list of devices for the assignment of drive letters so is not the problem. While he was just USB I could see that the computer has been grateful something was plugged to the USB port, but that's all. I removed the HD from its holster and hung in to my computer and always directly nothing if it is not a cable problem or power.
I went to the site of WD and tried their repair program, but wasn't able to only detect the drive either so no luck there.
I also tried to remove the UpperLimit registry or whatever it's called but there no LowerLimit registry to remove. I've restarted and nothing changed.
I'm really of ideas here, and at this point, I want to at least be able to use it again even if it means a complete reformat even if I got a lot of things about what I lose enough.
You say that is not recognized by your computer.
And their repair program cannot be found.
Have you tried to plug it into another computer and see if it is approved by it?
If it isn't, it is probably the player that has the problem.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I have a small sony vaio netbook running windows 7 starter edition. I did a system restore recently - saved on an external hard drive usb, nine 1 to seagate backup more - now after fighting with 124 updates hard disk is not recognized. Seagate has say the drivers are pre installed in windows. convenience stores never work - I find the trouble shooters are almost always useless - is this just me?
It works on my laptop of friends - so im guessing it is the operating system reinstalled - what I do?
First of all, we apologize for the late response.
- What happens, do not install the updates?
- What is the complete error message you get, when the update installs?
- What is the update kb article number?
for problems with windows updates, run the tool in troubleshooting Windows Update:Open the Windows Update troubleshooting toolFor the problem with the external hard driveCode 28 shows, the drivers for this device are not installed.Error codes in the Device Manager in WindowsLog in as administrator and then try to install the driversHow can I connect as an administrator?
S eaTools for WindowsAdditional information:"Access denied" or other errors in the access to or work with files and folders in WindowsI hope this helps. Please get back with the results.
Original title: Professional. Have an advantage humbucker 16 X 8 DVD/CD RW & ATi Radeon 9550 AGP 250 M for video and VGA that is not recognized
Have a double microphone 16 X 8 DVD/CD RW advantage which is not recognized by XP Professional. Also have a CD unit and when windows installs the drivers - it gives them both the same driver. DVD RW is only recognized as a CD! Have used Microsoft fixit and he says everything is fine. -It uses the same driver for CD and DVD RW units.
Have also an ATi Radeon 9550 AGP 250 M for the video and VGA and Windows XP does not - have question marks for them in Device Manager. Microsoft fixit - did fix this problem.
Have deleted the drivers and tried to control the computer for downloads by Microsoft and it can't find them - if I do a check for hardware changes, he finds only those who do not work properly and that don't work at all, as indicated above.
Also went on the Microsoft Web site and cannot find a solution it - clicked on links with any help that I could see.
Sorry for the problem - just fusterated
To work around this problem in Microsoft Windows XP, follow these steps:
Note: Serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756
Step 1: Remove the registry entries modified. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type regedit and then click OK.
(b) in the navigation pane, search for, and then click the following registry subkey:
(c) in the right pane, click UpperFilters.
d. in the Edit menu, click on delete.
e. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
f. in the right pane, click LowerFilters.
g. in the Edit menu, click on delete.
h. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
i. exit the registry editor.
j. restart the computer.
Note: If you notice a loss of functionality in a particular program as in the CD recording software after you remove registry UpperFilters and LowerFilters values, reinstall this software. If this problem continues, contact the supplier of software to help.
Step 2: Remove the existing drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
b. If the control panel is in category view, click performance and Maintenance and then click System.
c. If the control panel is in Classic view, double-click System.
d. click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
e. expand CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drives, right click on the device CD and DVD and then click on uninstall.
f. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
g. restart the computer.
Note: after you restart your computer. the drivers will be automatically installed.
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