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Solved: Iomega Hard Drive not Recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by llcunnyll, Apr 16, 2009.

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  1. llcunnyll

    llcunnyll Thread Starter

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    I have had this iomega 500gb external hardrive for about 5 months and it has been working fine, untill this morning. For some reason my computer cant find the hard drive now. There is a blue light indicating that the hard drive has power running to it (it has a seperate power source to the computer) but there is no flikering light wich usually comes on when the computer is reading it. I have made sure all the cables are in properly but the hard drive can't be found in either my computer or device manager. I tried the hard drive on another computer and it worked but it still wont work on my computer.
    Im using windows vista ultimate on an "s-series mother board".
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    RAM: 2.00GB
    System type: 32-bit opperating system
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Is it USB? Do other USB devices work?

    Does the drive appear under the USB section of Device Manager? Disk Management?

    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
     
  3. llcunnyll

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    Is it USB? Yes
    Do other USB devices work? Yes

    Does the drive appear under the USB section of Device Manager? No
    Disk Management? No
     
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    It still doesn't appear anywhere.
     
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    Today I switched my computer on and the drivers for the hdd installed themselves. The hard drive is working now. Thanks for the help.
     
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