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I have lots of data in my disk. I tried a couple different things. Reply Aly December 16, 2015 at 10:13 am Hi, when I right-clicked on the unallocated space,it showed the options but only Properties and Help were available and the other options can't Ian Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:43 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote thank you ive been searching for 3 days to get my external hard drive to work check over here

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:11 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote In my case the solution was: 1.Plug in and turn on the external USB hard drive 2.Right If the problem persists close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer." Neither of these work either. Everything runs perfectly until I attached it back to my Windows 7 as above said. September 8, 2007 Ason I spoke too soon. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/

Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Showing Up

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Read More . Ensure that at least the following users are there: Everyone; CREATOR OWNER; System; Administrators; Users 8. You'd think they would have fixed this by now. External Hard Disk Not Detected In Windows Xp Click here for Virus/Malware Removal Instructions Jun 3, 2009 #14 thumbliner TS Rookie Did you get a driver with it?

I'm assuming that it's a functioning drive as it was installed, but am I wrong? Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Recognized March 28, 2009 Richard Foster I could not see my drive and thought is was the disk, then the USB case, and with this info, solved the problem in less than The USB ports all work fine. http://ccm.net/faq/6281-windows-xp-won-t-recognize-external-hdd Just want to leave a thank you note.

This can be helpful when troubleshooting a computer with viruses and/or spyware/malware. Gpt Protective Partition Windows Xp Reply Les. The only way I can access my data in the drive is to find it under Disk Management, where it has been assigned a Letter, which is not being used by HELP........

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Reply Hubert Liu May 1, 2016 at 5:01 am Put some bloody warnings I just wiped my hard drive LIKE IT MATTERS IF U WARN THEM AFTER THE INSTRUCTIONS MAYBE PUT http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/windows-xp-not-recognizing-my-external-hard-drive/ba3cac97-33c7-4349-9ea6-3b9207693e45 how to avoid it in future Reply JC Rarela July 24, 2015 at 4:14 am Thanks for this post! Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Showing Up try the things they say to start with but if they fail, rip it out of enclosure, plug into spare sata port on pc. External Hard Drive Compatible With Windows Xp It's like the some how got combined.

then let it be search.might be it could resolve the problem. check my blog I've uninstalled it from device manager and turned it back on and nothing changes. the answer I have given is to plug in the device before they login, it will grab a mapped drive letter and put the data there, but they have to hunt I tried everything. External Hard Drive For Windows Xp

I have a 1TB Seagate drive which I use without any problem in a Windows 7 PC and some notebooks I have.. My IOMEGA external hard drive does swith the light on and is working because I can feel it vibrating a little and heats the normal way as if it were working Reply D A kounas June 8, 2016 at 6:11 am I have a SanDisk Removable Flash Drive. this content forever and Explorer assign the Driver Letter but show up "WAIT" icon...

after trying all the solutions in this page yours finaly work! External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management Windows Xp Thanks! but some say then the pc will not ever recognise it again and i can use it only with the tv.

Reply vsagar2000 November 1, 2015 at 8:19 am Hi Orville, when i connect my passport 1tb WD, its not showing the device under disk management.

Right click on it, and choose CHANGE DRIVE LETTER Choose anything, but I recommand something higher than M: I've seen this problem with alot of STORAGE DEVICE It happen more often all of sudden it stopped getting recognized by the system. Reply Srikanth January 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm Hallo Chris! Best External Hard Drive For Windows Xp However it doesn't appear in Explorer nor does the disk management technique show it either.

It would not let me change the drive letter. Thank You very much..do you have a website? for different users. have a peek at these guys Hopefully not.

It just works. Just selected "online" as it was "offline" (for whatever reason-I don't know). Reply Ranga Nathan July 28, 2015 at 10:54 am Thank u very much for the post. I have been searching and searching for a solution to no avail.

we just got some new computers that had a muticard reader in them. I think I solved my problem. So I just partitioned it with the full amount of available space and that worked. You may also...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:15 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote All, I just want to share with the community how I solved the problem. It is recognized on my other desk top computers. huge thank you. The laptop (Windows XP) detects the hard drive and it even shows up in the Device Driver under Disk drives as "ST9190AG USB Device".

Or try to use any disk partition software to see if data still there, or plug in another compute Register Help Remember Me? Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:54 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I had a similar issue, you might want to try this out. There is a neat and useful program - USBDLM - here at http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html which cures this problem and runs as an OS "Service" to avoid problems of no-Administrator rights etc. Generated Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:43:19 GMT by s_wx1196 (squid/3.5.20) {{offlineMessage}} Store Store home Devices Microsoft Surface PCs & tablets Xbox Virtual reality Accessories Windows phone Software Office Windows Additional software