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External Hard Drive Not Showing On My Computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AdamJames, Feb 28, 2012.

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  1. AdamJames

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    Hi guys,
    I bought a brand new buffalo ministation 500gb hard drive,plugged it into my laptop and everything as working fine.It was recognised in my computer and i proceeded to transfer a file from another external hard drive onto it.This caused my laptop to freeze,so i removed my new hard drive and so the problems began
    The hard drive shows up in device manager and disc management but not in my computer
    In disc management,it is under Disc 2,offline and not initialised and is unallocated.
    When i try and initialize or right click offline i get the message "I/O device error"

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as it is very frustrating

    I have tried different USB ports and USB cables to no avail
     
  2. pip22

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    "i get the message "I/O device error"

    That almost certainly indicates that the drive in question is faulty. It's by no means unheard of for a new drive to be faulty.
     
  3. varunsatya95

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    update ur USB drivers,and the buffalllo's.it may solve it
     
  4. Elvandil

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    There is no need to update or change any drivers. That will not help.

    As mentioned, the drive may be faulty, or it could be the enclosure. In any case, return it for a new one.
     
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