Hard drive not dectected [Closed]

afsal - Mar 13, 2017 at 03:09 AM - Latest reply: Promomilia 69 Posts Monday February 6, 2017Registration dateContributorStatus May 19, 2017 Last seen
- Mar 17, 2017 at 03:16 AM
Hello,




Keep telling that hard-drive is not installed .it was worked fine last night
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xpcman 18836 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 22, 2018 Last seen - Mar 13, 2017 at 03:59 PM
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it's NOW broken.
nathanwirth 188 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration date April 23, 2018 Last seen - Mar 14, 2017 at 06:19 AM
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Do the drive dropped from your hand after disconnecting it last night?
Promomilia 69 Posts Monday February 6, 2017Registration dateContributorStatus May 19, 2017 Last seen - Mar 17, 2017 at 03:16 AM
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Does the Drive Show Up in Disk Management?

First, let’s check whether Windows detects the drive when you plug it in. Plug your removable drive into your computer. If it’s an external hard drive, you may have to flip a power switch on the hard drive to activate it. Some heavy-duty removable hard drives may even have to be plugged in with a separate power cable before they’ll work.

Next, open the Disk Management tool. To do so, press Windows Key + R, type diskmgmt.msc into the Run dialog, and press Enter.

You should see your external drive listed in the Disk Management window. Even if it doesn’t appear in your Computer window because it doesn’t contain any partitions, it should show up here.

If you do see the drive here, you can continue to the last section where we’ll format it properly so Windows or your other devices can access and recognize it.

If you don’t see the drive here, continue to the next section where we’ll try to determine why your drive isn’t recognized.

If the drive doesn’t show up in Disk Management even after you skip the USB hub and connect it to another USB port on your computer, it’s tough to know for certain whether the drive itself is bad or the computer is having a problem. If you have another computer nearby, try plugging the drive in there to check whether it’s detected. If the drive doesn’t work on any computer you plug it into — be sure to check whether it appears in the computer’s Disk Management window — the drive itself is likely dead and will need to be replaced.