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Why can't locate external drive in PC

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  • Drivers
  • External Drive
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
a b \ Driver
July 24, 2010 10:04:29 PM

Hello,
i HAVE AN EXTERNAL DRIVE BUT CAN'T SEE THE DRIVE IN MY PC

More about : locate external drive

a b $ Windows 7
a b \ Driver
July 24, 2010 10:48:39 PM

Is it formatted? look in disk management to see if it shows unallocated space. If yes then create a new partition and format the drive.
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July 25, 2010 5:52:02 AM

Quote:
Hello,
i HAVE AN EXTERNAL DRIVE BUT CAN'T SEE THE DRIVE IN MY PC


Could also be that it is trying to share a drive letter with another hard drive in your pc. Windows seems to like to give external drives and flash drives the letter F:. If you are like me and already have an F: drive the new drive will not show up until you change the drive letter in Disk Management.

Little more background would help with a diagnosis, it could be several things besides the 2 named.
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