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External harddrive usb doesnt appear in my computer

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July 30, 2013 10:12:25 AM

It is not showing in my computer(Vista)
I followed the steps mentioned here till i found the unalocated step
Right click on the same give following optios-initialize disc,properties.
how to change letter?and will i loose the data on external hard drive during this process?
how to back up if it is not reading before following this process
thanks!
July 30, 2013 10:31:03 AM

idleedo said:
It is not showing in my computer(Vista)
I followed the steps mentioned here till i found the unalocated step
Right click on the same give following optios-initialize disc,properties.
how to change letter?and will i loose the data on external hard drive during this process?
how to back up if it is not reading before following this process
thanks!


i just fixed my problem with usb drive.
GOTO device manager, open usb controllers tab, right click usb hub, uninstall it, uninstall all usb hubs.
then plug drive back in, then click action> scan for changes.
it will reinstall the usb driver. message will pop up...drive will need to be checked. pick yes
fixed


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July 30, 2013 10:32:32 AM

how large is the drive? if it is larger than 2TB than 32 bit versions of windows cannot read them.
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July 30, 2013 10:39:02 AM

You can use this software to recover data : http://download.cnet.com/Zero-Assumption-Recovery/3000-...

Or this free and decent : http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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