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Hard Disk not detected, PLEASE HELP!

Last response: in Storage
January 31, 2013 12:24:51 AM

Hey i just recently bought a external hard drive from my neighbor and im trying to hook it up to a brand new dell latitude e6530 and it wont show it attached or in my computer. anyone have any ideas

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a c 79 G Storage
January 31, 2013 5:45:05 AM

Go into Disk Management to see if it is shown there.
If it is, it may just need a drive-letter assigning to it, as Windows often fails to do this automatically with external hard drives.

In the bottom-right panel of Disk Management, right-click the ribbon which relates to that drive (it usually says "Raw" on it's ribbon).

Choose "Change Drive Letter & Paths".
Click "Add".
Choose letter.
Click 'OK'
Wait for Disk Management to update itself.