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unable to access external HD

by djurb / January 21, 2006 6:07 AM PST

I backed up a bunch of stuff on an external USB HD, reformatted computer and plugged it back into computer and it's recognising the drive, but not showing to drive . any suggestions?

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Device Manager
by EaC430 / January 21, 2006 7:16 AM PST

I would try this: right click on my computer, select properties, then in that window, select hardware, then select device manager. In the device manager with the HD plugged in, click action, scan for hardware changes. After it finishes, try going back to my computer and seeing if the drive shows up. I would also try plugging the HD into a couple different USB ports. The other thing you probably should try is checking the manufactorers website to see if there are any driver downloads for it. Good Luck.

Evan

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didn't work
by djurb / January 21, 2006 8:41 AM PST
In reply to: Device Manager

I can see the drive in device manager and clicked on it, says the device is working properly? but still can't access the drive???

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