Laptop won't detect hard drive

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savamatte Posts 1 Registration date Friday November 7, 2014 Status Member Last seen November 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 at 05:38 PM
R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017   - Nov 11, 2014 at 08:04 AM
I have a Sony HD-E1 iTB hard drive that my laptop (Dell, windows 7, 64-bit) won't detect. I've tried going to my computer-disk management but it won't detect there either. The light shows on my HD when I plug it in and other external drives work fine.
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,178
Nov 7, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Hi

Perhaps you can try this:

Go to the BIOS setup, & change the disk controller setting from AHCI to IDE. might worth the try.
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017   155
Nov 11, 2014 at 08:04 AM
Hi there,

I would recommend you to go to Device Manager, uninstall HDD drivers, reboot and plug the drive back in. Let it install drivers and check again in Disk Management.

Hope this helps
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