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External HDD detected but not mounted.

Last response: in Windows 7
February 20, 2009 11:53:34 PM

Hi there,
My problem is quite simple to explain. I have an external HDD (100 Gb size) using an USB interface. When I connect it to my laptop (Sony Vaio CR) with W7, it is somehow detected by the system... it appears in the "Safely remove hardware" application, it does appear under disk drives in the Device Manager, but it is not mounted at all (and no, it does not appear in the disk management application...)

It is a SATA hitachi disk perfectly recognised by XP. W7 does recognised an old ATA external disk I have.

Any experience on that? Thanks in advance! :) 
February 21, 2009 11:48:27 AM

i have not worked with W7 yet, but I would say that you need drivers or something for your drive because it is USB format to the OS so it may be thinnking that it is a USB drive.