WD external HD shows on laptop but not desk top?? Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Western Digital HD Storage Last response: April 15, 2012 11:09 AM in Storage Share AAnnoyeDD April 15, 2012 1:05:53 AM WD 120g usb hd is not being recognized by my desk top PC but is by my laptop. Both are running windows 7. Doesn't even show up in disk management on desk top. I did change the drive letter using the laptop still no dice. More about : external shows laptop desk top aicom a b G Storage April 15, 2012 1:28:37 AM Does the HDD have an external power supply? AAnnoyeDD April 15, 2012 11:09:16 AM No it is USB2 powered. I tried using different usb ports too thinking that may be the problem. No such luck. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to move a laptop hard drive in to a desk top computer ForumAccessability problem with WD external harddrive ForumUse lap top monitor for desk top ForumTRANSFERING VIDEO FROM DESK TOP TO LAP TOP ForumOver the top extreme gaming pc ForumWD Raptor 74GB Makes beeping noises when turned on ForumExternal hd : access denied, just explore ForumCan I use my old HP pavillion case to build a new desk top ? ForumBombproof Builders Desk .....Build ForumExternal HD or Internal in a Enclosure? ForumWD External Drive to Internal ForumWd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumShow Off Your Rig ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD Forum[Solved] Reading Advanced Format drives w/ external adapter ForumExternal HDD won`t shut down ForumSeagate external hard drive failure ForumExternal hard drive fails to read ForumExternal hard disk does not recognized by PC Forum[Solved] External hard drive power supply More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !