Seagate 2 tb hard drive does not show up on computer

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cshad - Nov 2, 2016 at 01:19 PM
jamfah_45 Posts 4 Registration date Monday October 17, 2016 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016 at 04:39 AM
Hello,
I have a 2 tb Seagate hard drive that does not show up in computer but shows up in device manager I have restarted computer and tried all ports on pc what can I do.


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jamfah_45 Posts 4 Registration date Monday October 17, 2016 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2016 1
Nov 10, 2016 at 04:39 AM
It seems you have already tried many things. Now check Is your hard drive making any strange noises? Does the drive motor spins up?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Nov 2, 2016 at 05:10 PM
I suggest you try the following tools:

https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

download this partition tool to check the drive .download the cd bootable version..

As it shows in disk manager the drive has been wiped of all partitions leaving a blank drive.that is why it showing as unallocated space and until a partition is created on the drive it won't mount in windows.

to try retrieve don't create any partition on the drive once written it will wipe the partition you want to recover.

https://www.easeus.com/ad/partition-recovery.htm?gclid=CJrCgpmIq8ECFUSUvQodkjAAeQ

this tool will retrive partitions but I haven't used it..
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017   155
Nov 4, 2016 at 04:24 AM
Hi cshad,

You are using an external drive, right? Please check if the drive shows in Disk Management. Does it have a correct file format and a drive letter? If the letter is missing, you may need to assign one manually by right clicking the drive.
I would suggest you to test the drive on another PC and with another USB cable. If the situation is the same and you have stored important files in the drive, use a data recovery tool and try to save your information. I leave you some suggestions below:
https://ccm.net/downloads/tools/file-management/

Hope this helps

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nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 28
Nov 8, 2016 at 09:53 PM
Hi,

I would suggest you to check your hard drive in disk management. It might be possible that your drive name is missing and that’s why it does not appear in My Computer.

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