USB HDD not seen by Win7 64

warthogweb Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday August 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 3, 2017 - Aug 3, 2017 at 01:52 AM
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I have three machines running this OS. Two see this HDD (Lenovo) and read/save to it. The third sees it in Drive Manager/Device Manager with no errors but will not will allow me to allocate a drive letter. I have a similar USB HDD (Samsung) which works perfectly well in all three machines. Disk Manager tells me that the the 'Disk Manager console view is not up to date...' when I try to allocate a drive letter.

I have seen many 'fixes' but none that quite match these symptoms.

Windows tells me that the driver is up to date and I have uninstalled/reinstalled. So, it would therefore seem to be a Windows problem and not a device problem but any suggestions are welcome.

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Aug 3, 2017 at 04:55 PM
Are you an admin on all of the three machines? Is it possible that the third machine you are just a standard user?

Windows 7 is really good about drivers, so I do not think it is a driver issue.