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WD Elements 1 TB external hard drive is not showing up on Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB - windows 10

Q: WD Elements 1 TB external hard drive is not showing up on Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB - windows 10

When the wd elements 1 TB external hard drive is connected to Lenovo IdeaPad 320 - 15IKB (Type 80xl,80ye), the light of the hard drive is continuously on but the device is not shown on my computer. the device is also not visible on computer management -> storage and also not show in device manager.And the moreover..the hard drive is visible at times and is working fine but suddenly stops detecting. for say, the device got detected and I start copying some file..in the middle of copying the drive automatically disconnects even though the light on the hard drive is still on.I tried uninstalling and reinstalling of universal serial bus drivers. but no solution.the hard drive is working on other laptops with both 2.0 and 3.0 ports. but it is not showing on Lenovo IdeaPad 320 model.please help.

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Preferred Solution: WD Elements 1 TB external hard drive is not showing up on Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB - windows 10

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Hi! My WD Elements Drive worked perfectly over USB 3 before i reinstalled my PC, now when i connect it to a USB 3 Port om my PC, the drive just sits there and slowly blinks(Indicating that no data is being accepted but power is being transfered) I coudn't find any USB 3 Drivers online for my motherboard(Specs Below)
Motherboard: AsRock FM2A88M Extreme4+
CPU: AMD A8-6600K APU
RAM: 2x4GB of some kind of Kingston ram
OS:Windows 7 64x
HDD: WD Black 500GB

A:WD Elements 2TB external hard drive does not work through USB 3.0

The drive works on another computer with USB 3, so not a problem with the drive!

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Hey guys, I'm having a problem with this western digital hard drive. this is what happened:

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A:WD Elements 3TB external USB hard drive won't connect to the computer

as i got it, the drive doesn't start. so, there's a great probability of it's bearings/axis deformed from the falling and jammed. imho, now you can only give it to repair services.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12186 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953299 MB, Free - 873133 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 08GGCV
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Help External Hard drive not showing up Windows 10

I've removed the poll, as it did not pertain to this thread. Also, you are going to have to give us more info, such as the make/model of the external drive, has it ever worked, size of it, error messages (if any), etc.

thanks,

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i'm using windows 7, my external hard drive shows up in my devices and printers section but it won't show up as a drive, so i can't view any files in that external hard drive. if i put a memory card in, it shows up as a drive and a flag shows up for when i want to unplug that drive and it asks if i want to remove my external hard drive too.

normally when i turn on the external hard drive it autoplays but it doesn't do that anymore.

i don't understand why it shows up in my devices and printers but not as a drive when i open windows explorer.

i've looked into the external hard drives properties and it all says that the device is working properly.

A:problem with external hard drive not showing as a drive in windows 7

Go into Control Panel (classic view) ---> Administrative Tools ---> Computer Management ---> Disk Management.

In bottom-right pane, if you see a horizontal band representing a drive with no drive-letter assigned to it, that's the cause of your problem. You need to give it a drive-letter:

Right-click that horizontal band and choose "Change drive letter and paths".

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I am having a strange problem with my external hard drive for my backups. When I plug the drive in, it does not show up in Windows Explorer. I can make it show up by going into disk management and assigning it a drive letter, but the next time I plug it in, I have the same problem again. Any ideas why this might be occurring?
Edit: Turns out this is not limited to my backup drive. Once I assign a letter, the drives work fine. They will even keep the letter if I eject them and re-insert the USB connection, but any external media I plug in fails to assign a drive letter automatically the first time it is plugged in. While I do not see this as a huge problem, it bothers me that Windows is not working as it used to nor as it should.

Edit2: After reading some of the related forums, I realize I should be clear about a couple things. I am having this problem with drives that have already had their drivers installed in Windows. I do not get a dialog saying that Windows is installing these devices because the devices have already been installed. For some reason, their volume letter has been forgotten by Windows and I have to re-assign it. I am being careful not to use the same letter more than once. I am plugging the drives in while Windows is already running.
Any help would be greatly appreciated so that Windows will automatically assign a drive letter to a device instead of me having to manually do it when Windows forgets what letter it had assigned.

A:External hard drive not showing up in Windows Explorer

Windows 7 x64 Quit Assigning Drive Letters Automatically helped me solve my problem. Ran an Elevated Command Prompt and typed the following commands.mountvol.exe /n
mountvol.exe /eGuess it just needed to be reset by disabling auto mounting and re-enabling it.

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I am using Windows XP SP3.

My external hard drive isn't showing up in windows explorer. It does show up in the disk manager and it says healthy.

I have tried changing the drive letter and that didn't work. I have also tried plugging it into a different usb port.

It has never done this before. What is going on?

A:External hard drive not showing up in windows explorer

Post the data reflected in Disk Management for this drive, please.

Both from the upper and lower levels of the Disk Management screen.

Louis

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my external hard drive not showing up in my computer and it is working fine before.
I can see my external hard drive in Disk Management and Device Management, but not in my computer.
I need help and i doesn't won't lose any data.







and when i go to the disk managment they they said you must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it. I dont want to initialize because i will lose all my data.

A:Windows 7: External hard drive not showing up in my computer

People have been able to recover from "drive gone unallocated" by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Download here: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
You can install the program in Windows, or run it off a Bootable CD or flash drive.

You then use the tool to Rebuild the MBR (assuming the disk was originally initiated MBR and not GPT.)
Directions here: How to Rebuild MBR with partition magic? Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

If the rebuild is successful then you need to give the partition(s) a drive letter, which you can do in PW also.

See if that works.

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please help?

A:External hard drive not showing as a drive in windows 7

Hi have you tried it in another computer to see if it works there

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It is likely formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled), HFS+. Windows can't natively read that.

"I try to take the files out that I put on a windows 7 PC" is a confusing statement. If you want to read the files on the drive from 7, you can't without a 3rd party tool. If you are just wanting to put stuff on there from the PC and don't care about the Mac backup, then just format the drive. Do that through Disk Management in the Admin Tools control panel.
 

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A:Lenovo Ideapad 310 - 15ikb sudden death

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Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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