Hard disk not opening Tags: Hard Drives Connection Computer Storage Last response: July 5, 2011 8:48 PM in Storage Share rajam26 July 4, 2011 12:31:53 PM hello, when i connect my external hard disk it is not showing in my computer.and i couldnt open the external hard disk More about : hard disk opening PhilFrisbie a b G Storage July 5, 2011 7:04:49 PM Does the hard drive work on other computers? Have you tried another USB port? What operating system are you running? Does your hard drive need extra power, or does it just have the USB? m 0 l sminlal a c 415 G Storage July 5, 2011 8:48:27 PM Is this a brand new disk? If so, you'll probably have to partition and format it before you'll be able to use it: Click "Start" --> right-click "Computer" and select "Manage". Click "Disk Management" in the left pane. Scroll down to the BOTTOM of the MIDDLE pane. You should see your new disk there with a label such as "Disk 1" or "Disk 2", etc. Right-click on the label in order to create a new volume (which partitions the drive) and then again to format it. Once it's formatted Windows will assign the next available drive letter to it and then it will appear in Windows Explorer. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHard Disk Detected but not opening Forum Solvedmy 1 tb toshiba 3.0 usb hard disk partisions are not opening Forum SolvedSamsung external hard drive: my computer shows disk had occupied space but upon opening disk shows no files :( Forum External hard disk detecting but not opening Forum Hard Disk getting detected but not opening Forum Hard disk is not opening Forum Opening a hard disk copy with the extension .wmf Forum Folder on Hard Drive disk not opening Forum Hard disk drive not opening Forum Solvedhow to open a hard disk in a system that says it needs to be formatted? Forum SolvedComputer Freezes for 1-3 seconds when trying to open 2nd hard disk Forum I am not able to open 'Seagate External Back up plus 1TB hard disk' on desktops Forum my external hard disk cannot be open Forum folder cant open in external hard disk Forum SolvedUnable to open the files in Ext hard disk Forum Opened up the hard disk and it's not working any more :'( Please Help Forum 2TB 2nd hard disk works when I boot Ubuntu, but Windows 8.1 can't open it. Forum Cant open external hard disk Forum hard disk is show but not open Forum Unable to open maxtor external hard disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !