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Hard drive won't show up after i set it to active

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June 9, 2010 1:21:16 PM


Ok So i have an external USB harddrive that is I accidentitally made active. After i did that, It won't even show up. While its plugged in i try to go to Computer Management or DISKPART it just stalls after i open computer management or diskpart won't do anything

If I shut down the computer and plug it in, and then start the computer. It hangs at "windows is starting up" and stays there indefinately until I unplug the USB harddrive in which case it starts up normally.

Please Help. Please note that I can't even set it to not-active because it stalls everything that is used for that (computer management and DISKPART) once its plugged in.


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June 9, 2010 2:03:29 PM

ohhh and if i plug it in i do get the sound letting me know that a usb device has been plugged in but once i try to click "safely remove hardware" nothing happens
June 10, 2010 9:15:00 AM

Ok so here's what i did in case anyone is wondering.

I installed Ubuntu on my USB key.
I opened ubuntu and ran disk utilities. I deleted the 3 partitions that were on there.
I opened back up windows.
I had to assign a partition to the drive in Computer Management.

Bingo bango....FIXED
a c 100 G Storage
June 10, 2010 5:27:59 PM

GR8! Glad you got some help. :sarcastic: