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USB external hard drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CryinCoyote, Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. CryinCoyote

    CryinCoyote Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2001
    Have a Simple Tech 160gb external hard drive that I have used in the past without problem. Now when I plug it into any of my 3 windows xp pc's, the usb recognizes the drive and it shows up listed in Device Manager under drives, enabled and working properly, but does not show up under My Computer or under right click My Computer to Disk Management-- where I thought I would find it and simply give it a driver letter that may have been missing.... no such luck. What has happened.
  2. Hughv


    Jul 22, 2006
    The drive case may be malfunctioning. Remove the drive and attach it via USB or another case and see if it functions.
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