My 160 gb wd external drive is showing in my disk management but icann Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Disk Management External Drive Storage Last response: October 27, 2010 11:47 AM in Storage Share dickyly October 27, 2010 7:34:33 AM Hello, My 160 gb wd external drive is showing in my disk management but icannot initialized. I already upgrtade the driver, and is up to date. its not showing in my desktop and other laptop also. Help. More about : 160 external drive showing disk management icann sminlal a c 415 G Storage October 27, 2010 7:38:38 AM Does it show up in the lower part of the pane but not the upper part? If so, you need to right-click on it, create a volume and format it. m 0 l dickyly October 27, 2010 8:29:09 AM It shows up in the lower part, it is labeled as Disk 1 (unknown). When i right click on it shows only>> initialize>> Offline>> Properties. Thats it, no format or Volume option. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 a c 379 G Storage October 27, 2010 11:47:11 AM You need to initialize it and it will allow you to partition and format it. Use the option for a basic volume, not a dynamic volume when initializing. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive shows up as local disk and lags Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management' Forum SolvedMy seagate 1tb external hard drive is showing up in device manager, but not under disk management or my computer Forum My Buffalo External Hard drive is not showing up on my PC, nor is disk management Forum Hi, i have a WD external HdD-MY PASSPORT 320GB, it is not visible in my computer, nor the disk management, bt i can view it o Forum WD1600BEVS 160gb disk only shows 120gb Forum How to format a lexar 16gb usb flash drive when it is not showing in disk management? Forum My WD green hard drive does not show up in my disk management how do I fix this? Forum My 1TB WD external hard drive is not showing up under MY PC. Device manager is showing it but I can't access it. Can you help? Forum My computer is not showing D,E,F drive it's show only C:Drive..In explorer its show C:drive of 46GB but in disk management Forum External hard drive showing as "offline" in disk management Forum My WD 2TB external hdd shows up in the disk management but cannot be initilized Forum External hard drive shows up on device manager but not on disk management or my computer! help!! Forum My seagate 500gb external hard drive has disappeared from my computer and disk management . All I can do is remove it safely . Forum SolvedExternal HDD not showing in My Computer, Device Manager and disk Management Forum SolvedBIOS sees WD Green hard drive, disk management doesn't. Forum SolvedLacie External Hard Drive does not show up in My computer but shows up in Disk Managment Forum SolvedToshiba External HDD not showing up in My Computer, yet shows up as blank volume in Disk Management (Windows 8) Forum I need to reformat wd my passport essential 750 GB external disk drive Forum External hard drive wont show up in disk management Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !