Hard drive wont show up on computer Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: December 21, 2012 5:26 AM in Storage Share gumby86 December 21, 2012 3:13:36 AM i plug my toshiba 1tb external hard drive in everything works but it does not show up on the laptop i also have tried other laptops and the same thing More about : hard drive wont show computer smorizio a b D Laptop a c 125 G Storage December 21, 2012 3:24:14 AM gumby86 said:i plug my toshiba 1tb external hard drive in everything works but it does not show up on the laptop i also have tried other laptops and the same thing is the drive brand new?? if it it then under windows disk tools you have to format it and give it a drive letter. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/disk-manageme... m 0 l Hidream a b G Storage December 21, 2012 5:09:12 AM try using your SATA cable connecting the disk as external hard drive, maybe the problem is caused by the cable. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MasterMace December 21, 2012 5:26:42 AM Clearly people dont read late night. 1. It's an external hard drive, so it would use a USB. 2. He's using a laptop, which means he won't be using a SATA. You need to install the drivers for the external hard drive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources External/Portable hard drive (exFAT) won't show up in My Computer Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Wont Show Up Forum Solvedfiles won't show up on hard drive Forum SolvedHDD Hard Drive in Device Manager, but won't show up in Disk Management? Forum another hard drive won't show up Forum SolvedLacie External Hard Drive does not show up in My computer but shows up in Disk Managment Forum WD My Book Essential 1T External Hard drive won't show up on PC Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Wont Show Up? Forum SolvedExternal hard drive doesn't show up on my computer device panel. Forum Computer won't show internal Hard Drive Forum External hard drive won't show up Forum portable hard drive folders wont show on computer Forum my hard drive wont show up Forum Verbatime 500 GB external hard drive wont show in my computer Forum My hard drive is a internal. why wont it show up as usb? Forum Internal Hard drive wont show up in windows Forum External Hard Drive doesn't show up on my computer! Forum Portable hard drive won't show up Forum 40gb WD Hard Drive In External Case Won't Show Up On PS3 Forum 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 !