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 108 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... 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWindows will recognize my portable hard drive but it wont show in my computer ForumPortable hard drive won't show up ForumMy seagate external hard drive wont show up ForumExternal USB Hard Drive won't show up ForumSATA hard drive wont show in my computer ForumHard drive wont show up in disk management ForumHard Drive doesn't Show up in my computer ForumHard drive won't show up after i set it to active ForumExternal Hard Drive Wont Show Up ? ForumHard Drive Won't Show up ....kinda Forumhard drive won't show up ForumMy hard drive won't show up in disk management ForumHard Drive doesn't show in computer ForumComputer won't show up on any monitor ForumMy Hard Drive won't show or read ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumExternal drive prob ForumQuestion about setting up a new Hard Drive ForumBad hard drive? ForumReplacing a lap top hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !