Windows 7 does not recognize External Hard Drive Tags: Windows 7 Computers Hard Drives External Hard Drive Last response: January 10, 2014 8:49 AM in Windows 7 Share bill8964 January 10, 2014 8:32:11 AM If the computer where the hard drive was created is available connect the hard drive and right click on the name of the drive and check Properties. You might find that the hard drive is not to be shared with other computers. More about : windows recognize external hard drive Reply to bill8964 SethS January 10, 2014 8:49:01 AM Mine had the same problem with an internal hdd, just restart it go into the bios and make sure it is set to be recognized. Reply to SethS Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedWindows 8 does not recognize a previous Mac-oriented external hard drive solution SolvedJust installed msata hard drive and fresh windows 7 install; laptop does not recognize sata hard drive solution How to get my windows 7 pc to recognize my external hard drive without formattin Forum How to get my windows 7 pc to recognize my external hard drive without formattin Forum Windows 7 doesn't recognize my usb external hard drive? Forum My laptop acer aspire doesnt recognize my external hard drive in windows7 Forum Windows 7 doesn't recognize my external hard drive? Forum since upgrading to windows 7 my PC does not recognise my samsung external hard drive ("unknown device")) solution External Hard drive does not show up in windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 does not recognize second hard drive!! solution Seagate 2 TB External Hard Drive NOT Recognized on New Windows 7 PC Forum lap top with windows 8.1 doesn't recognize external hard drive (WD MY PASSPORT) solution Windows 7 does not recognize my external SATA solution Vista does not recognize seagate external hard drive. Forum Why does my macbook not recognize my samsung ata external hard drive ? Forum Nero image tool does not recognize external hard drive Forum Windows 8 laptops don't recognize my external enclosure HDD,while windows 7 does solution SolvedWill Windows 7 64 bit recognize external drive with data written by Windows XP 3 Forum SolvedWindows 7 won't recognize IDE hard drive solution SolvedDoes my external hard drive need to be formatted to be recognized.... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !