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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove PhilFrisbie 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? | Report abuse sminlal Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Hard disk not opening> Related ressources: ForumHard disk is not opening ForumFolder on Hard Drive disk not opening ForumOpening a hard disk copy with the extension .wmf ForumUnable to open maxtor external hard disk ForumCant open my external hard disk drives E & F ForumHard disk drive not opening ForumMy external hard disk 300 Gb can`t be opened ForumCant open my external hard disk drive ForumI cant open my external hard disk drive ForumMy operating system was not open when it open it show the message hard disk fail ForumExternal hard disk open problem ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumWindow 7 64bit eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive? ForumMaking a new computer and I need some help with hard drives Forumhow do you know if hard drive is faulty ForumHard drive clicking sound ForumHard drive failure ForumWindows can not be installed to this disk ForumExternal hard drive data ForumMy old case of external hard drive was damaged. I bought a new one but it did no More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !