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External Hard Disk not recognised.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Allan Murray, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Allan Murray

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    I have a Seagate External Hard Disk connected to my Vista computer by USB. I do not keep my Hard Disk switched on all the time because I only use it for extra storage. I never usually shut down my Computer, as I find sleep mode excellent. My problem is that often, when I switch off the HD and try to switch it on again at a later date, the computer does not recognise it. It does not register on Windows Explorer. Switching the HD off and on does not cure it. This does not happen every time, but when it does, the only way I can cure it is to do a restart, which I find takes too long on Vista. The restart solves the problem every time. I there any cure for this problem. Incidentally, every time I switch off the HD, I go through the 'Safely Remove Hardware' routine. And I have another Freecom HD which never gives me this problem, although it is used very infrequently. Also My USB devices work through a powered hub, but by-passing the hub does not make a difference, and I never have this difficulty with any of my other USB devices. Allan.
     
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    I have not received any offers of help in response to this post. Are there no suggestions at all? Allan
     
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