How can i get my computer to read my external hard drive Tags: Hard Drives Computers External Hard Drive Storage Last response: February 3, 2013 10:09 AM in Storage Share aaronfitzsr February 3, 2013 9:34:20 AM Hello, my hard drive quit reading and I have important files I need off of it how do I fix More about : computer read external hard drive phil22 a c 76 G Storage February 3, 2013 10:09:38 AM Inside the enclosure is a SATA-USB bridge chip (a small PCB) and that often fails, leaving the drive unusable but perfectly healthy. Remove the hard drive from it's enclosure and install it into a third-party enclosure. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow can I get my computer to read my external hard drive ForumHow do I read a second partition on an external hard drive ForumPc does not read seagate freeagent external hard drive ForumHow to get computer to recognize external hard drive ForumMy Lenovo Laptop wont read my WD external hard drive ForumMy computer cannot read external hard drive ForumHow to repair n format your external hard drive ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumHow to read datas from an external hard disk ForumHow to recover data from a unrecognized external hard drive ForumComputer will not read rugged external hard drive ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumCloning HDD to mSata SSD. How to ? ForumWhy disk is write protected. every flash drive I put in says write protected now ForumSeagate Hard Drive Periodically Stops Responding. Forum"Sold 750Gigs of Hard Drive. Computer Shows only 100 Gigs" ForumConnecting external HD ForumConnecting external HD ForumBoot Drive ForumAdded additional SATA drive - Windows wont boot More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !