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ojas25

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    External hard drive not showing anywhere
    « on: October 31, 2012, 06:26:09 PM »
    When I plug my external hard drive in one of my computers it shows and works ok, yet on  another computer it will not show in disk management or in the computer folder. Any ideas how this is so. What should I do to get it to show and be read? Ojas
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    Re: External hard drive not showing anywhere
    « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 08:42:44 PM »
    What OS is this external connecting to that it has an issue with?

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    Re: External hard drive not showing anywhere
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 06:06:07 AM »
    Have you been forgetting to use the "safely remove hardware" sitch icon on the tray when dis'connecting ? ?
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    ojas25

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      Re: External hard drive not showing anywhere
      « Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 08:11:21 PM »
      Have you been forgetting to use the "safely remove hardware" sitch icon on the tray when dis'connecting ? ?

      Thanks for your replies I always use safely remove I have since posting fixed the problem by changing the Drive. Thanks Ojas
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        Re: External hard drive not showing anywhere
        « Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 06:43:06 AM »
        It may be setup for a specific drive letter and that letter may already be used ?
        Do other USB hard drives function normally on the "problem" PC ?
        « Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 07:17:37 AM by Rainbow Trout »

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        Re: External hard drive not showing anywhere
        « Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 07:03:47 AM »
        The drive would still show up...just assigned with a different drive letter...
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