I disconnected the Maxtor and tried it again and it failed to work. JPG It does say “location 0” would that have something to do with it? But disconnecting the external drive from its power supply, and then disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at the external drive with the computer on led to XP SP2 seeing it and assigning a drive letter in Explorer. How to fix external hard drive not recognized issue? MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a green, professional and all-in-one data recovery software, is recommended here. You are reporting the following post:

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Windows XP and Vista clients immediately saw it as a connected hard drive, recognizing ,, bytes of free space on the NTFS formatted volume.

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Opening the box revealed the following contents: I can’t explain how this worked I just know that it did when all else failed. This professional data recovery program offers wizard-like interfaces as well as simple operations to help users quickly recover lost data from drive that is not recognized by Windows. Now, we have to assign a drive letter to the HDD to make Windows recognize it. After seeing the simple introduction, I guess you might know how to fix external hard drive not recognized.


And then click OK button to go back to main interface of the software. TweakUI did have the drive unchecked. JPG The dive appears in the device manager see screenshot – http: How to fix external hard drive not recognized issue?

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The device appealed to me not only for its bountiful storage capacity at a price that’s lower than an internal 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. Now, in the age of the internet, our computer might be at a risk of being attacked by virus when visiting some sites.

Storage forum About This Forum CNET’s Forum on storage hde55-500g the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Inexpensive at this price. Noise was low and barely perceptible. I would have said the same thing. Such devices fail all the time.

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. It was being recognized only intermittently which was making me crazy.

External hard drive not recognised. Please help 🙁

My laptop, HP, on XP sp2, p4 HT, 1gb ram is not recognising the drive, this seems to be linked to the power light on the drive, connected via usb2. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model hde5-00g, and any other specifics related to the problem.


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The take it with me plan. Thanks shlomohal for posting this. Select the partition which needs formatting and choose Format Partition feature from the left panel. This will allow Windows and other operating systems to recognize and use this HDD. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. It does seem to be related to SP2.

The USB icon appears in my tray when I connect it and states that the device is working properly. The only main difference to the PC was that they installed XP SP2 I’m not sure if this is related to the upgrade but the external hard drive does not apper in “my computer” anymore.

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External hard drive not recognised. Select Initialise Comstzr from the right-click context menu. However, Windows cannot recognize these file systems, thus Windows cannot recognize your external hard drive.