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External Hard Drive Not Accessible

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  1. jot2929

    jot2929 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I am running Windows Vista on a Dell Computer. I have previously used my Toshiba External Hard Drive on the computer, however after i reinstalled windows it does not work.

    I connect the USB port from the Hard Drive to the Computer, the light on the Hard Drive turns on. The computer recognized it and installed the proper drivers. When I go to "Computer" I do not see my hard drive in the Hard Drive Section. I however do see a "Removable Disk (U:)" In the "Devices with Removable Storage." I double click the "Removable Disk (U:)" and I receive the following text "Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (U:)"

    When I click start and right click on "Computer" click Manage I arrive at Computer Management. Under Storage i click on Disk Management and in the bottom portion I see 3 Drives. Disk 0 Basic 74.50GB ONLINE and there are 3 Sections next to that one has no label and says 39MB HEALTHY, the next RECOVERY (D:) 10GB NTFS HEALTHY, and the last one (C:) 64.46GB NTFS HEALTHY. Under Disk 0 I see Disk 1 Removable (U:) No Media. However, when I right click on it and click Properties Toshiba 2.0USB Drive R00 USB DRIVE under device status it says : This Device is working properly.

    So I see that my computer does recognize my External Hard drive, but I can not access it at all! This is becoming very frusterating I have tried many solutions on google, however none of them have worked for me!

    Please help me access it..

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jot2929

    jot2929 Thread Starter

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    PLEASE Help I am in desperate need of the drive!
     
  3. dustyjay

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    HAve you tried the drive on a different computer?
     
  4. jot2929

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    yes i have it does work on another computer.
     
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