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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumusb external hard drive and digital camera not recognized .. Forum2.5 external hard drive in usb / esata always recognized as usb ForumIomega 2TB external USB is drive silent and not recognized ForumExternal ( USB ) Hard Drives + Reverse Polarity Front USB Connector ForumAny idea why my front USB ports aren't working? ForumLaptop Hard Drive Not Recognized by USB ForumOne terabyte Hitachi external hard drive not recognized ForumUSB external drive not recognized ForumExternal USB 3 3TB drive shows 2 devices? Forum[ USB 2] External Hard drive Not Recognized on XP SP2 ForumSeagate 2 TB External Hard Drive NOT Recognized on New Windows 7 PC ForumLaptop as Desktop's external USB hard drive ??? ForumUSB Drive Not Recognized ForumWindows XP 2002 Home Edition won't recognize USB drives ForumUsb device not recognized (Mass Storage) but optical mouse works??? ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD ForumMoving hard drive to a new machine ForumHard disk fast bad sector marker ForumHard drive for replacement ForumI have both my hard drives showing up now. But everything is defaulting to my 1 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !