Usb hard drives aren't recognized - other usb externals work fine Tags: Hard Drives USB Storage Last response: March 1, 2013 3:54 AM in Storage Share rereah1955 March 1, 2013 12:20:43 AM I have folowed your instructions for assigning a drive letter and the drive does not show up here either. Drives have worked on this laptop before and still work on other PC's. I-phone shows up fine. Windows 7 OS, HO laptop, one hard drive is My Book and other is Hornetech, one USB 2, one USB 3 have tried both on 2 and 3 slots. Thanks More about : usb hard drives recognized usb externals work fine XYMan March 1, 2013 3:54:32 AM That's because you don't remove the drive safely from Windows first. Now Windows can't recognize the drive, does it show up in Computer and says unusable? Is it shown in the Device Manager? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUSB external hard drive not recognized after accidental unplug... Forum External Usb 3.0 Hard drive not recognized on start up Forum My computer boots up fine but all of my USB and mouse/keyboard ports aren't working. Forum SolvedUSB ports not recognizing flash drive/external Hard Drives anymore Forum USB 3.0 HDD not recognized on USB 3.0 port but works fine on USB 2.0 ports Forum External USB hard drive clicking. Chkdsk says it's fine Forum HP Desktop recognizes usb flash drives but not large external hard drives Forum Hi I have a problem with my 2TB Toshiba external hard drive (S/n: 83ONP4XKTXR6). It wont work on USB2.0 but I am able to view Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 won't recognize 4TB External Hard drive Forum SolvedWhere can I go to transfer data off of two old hard drives, one a 20gb Maxtor and the other a 40gb WD to USB drives? Forum 2.5 external hard drive in usb / esata always recognized as usb Forum Usb external hard drive not recognized Forum [USB2] External Hard drive Not Recognized on XP SP2 Forum SolvedUSB Marble Mouse partially not recognized by USB port, but works on other ports Forum How to get USB external hard drive to work in Win 7 Forum usb external hard drive and digital camera not recognized .. Forum Toshiba ext. HDD not recognized USB 3.0, but works fine on USB 2.0 Forum SolvedHow to identify usb2 and usb3 external hard drives Forum external hard drive not showing up when plugged in to computer and usb ports not working Forum External toshiba 500G USB3 works fine on usb 3 but won't work on usb 2 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !