Closed Disappearing external hard drive Tags: Configuration External Drive External Hard Drive Windows 7 Last response: November 10, 2011 6:23 AM in Windows 7 Share jorubin November 1, 2011 4:44:13 AM Hello, my hitachi external drive 3 tb disappears from My Computer every time I shut down the pc(windows 7).To reconnect, I have to unplug its power supply and then plug it back in.Can anybody help? More about : disappearing external hard drive Best solution ksiemb a b $ Windows 7 November 2, 2011 5:51:54 AM jorubin said:Hello, my hitachi external drive 3 tb disappears from My Computer every time I shut down the pc(windows 7).To reconnect, I have to unplug its power supply and then plug it back in.Can anybody help? Couple of things you might try. 1) Safely remove Hardware before shutdown (System tray). 2) USB Root Hub - Properties Power Management Uncheck the turn off power box. ( All Hubs) (I read that Win7 & some drive mfg's conflict with power mgmt for USB.) jorubin November 10, 2011 4:17:23 AM Best answer selected by jorubin. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nikorr a b $ Windows 7 November 10, 2011 6:23:10 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFolders disappearing from external hard drive ForumUSB External Hard Disk Drive Disappears ForumExternal Hard Drive has Disappeared ForumHow to recover the space of d drive accidently disappeared during external hard ForumMy external hard drive loses files ForumFiles mysteriously disappearing from drive ?? ForumUSB External Hard Disk Drive Disappears ForumReformat external hard drive with cd partition ForumThe Case of the Disappearing Hard Drive ForumExternal Hard Drive not recognised by Windows 7 via USB. ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumMagnet go close to an external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive problem!` ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumF drive memory loss ForumFormating write protected usb drive ForumLost files from crashed hard drive ForumCD/DVD drive does not read blank CDs after latest Win & updates//// ForumHow to fix external hard drive ForumInstalling Windows 7 on laptop drive More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !