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php111 08-21-2011 02:35 PM

External hard drive won't recognize?
 
Hey everyone,

I have an external hard drive. It was working on a different computer last year, but the computer wasn't mine. It was the first time I am trying it on my computer. I have been trying for more then a week. It won't even show up in Darik's to wipe the HDD clean. It won't do anything. I have a couple of screenshots from SIW. I don't know what the devices are. I do refuse to open up any electronic cases, because if I open them it's only going to get damaged more. Could anyone try to get this issue resolved for me? Thank you.


Untitled-1.jpg picture by php111 - Photobucket

Untitled2.jpg picture by php111 - Photobucket

office politics 08-21-2011 02:42 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
what does disk management show?

right click my computer, click manage, select disk management

php111 08-21-2011 02:51 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
Untitled-1.jpg picture by php111 - Photobucket

That's what it shows.

office politics 08-21-2011 03:09 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
untitled-1 doesn't show disk management. i want to see disk management to see how the drives are configured for windows.

right click my computer, click manage, select disk management

php111 08-21-2011 03:41 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
Untitled-1.jpg picture by php111 - Photobucket

That might be it? For some odd reason that photobucket is uploading a different screenshot that I don't have, and that I deleted. I am posting this from safe mode with networking.

MindoverMaster 08-21-2011 04:47 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
That is the same picture. Follow his instructions twice stated above.

Why are you in safe mode?

php111 08-21-2011 04:55 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
I had enough of photobucket.

The reason why I was in Safe Mode is because everytime I upload an image/photo. It uploads as one of my photos I deleted.

Could you please a recommend another free easy to use site, so I can upload it? Apparently, it's the only photo I have on my desktop, and it uploads the previous photos.

php111 08-21-2011 05:10 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
ImageShack® - baseball01's Profile Page

I found ImageShack by a Google search.

MindoverMaster 08-21-2011 05:26 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
Why is half your HDD unallocated?

php111 08-21-2011 05:32 PM

Re: External hard drive won't recognize?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MindoverMaster (Post 1925944)
Why is half your HDD unallocated?

1. I was in a hurry to fix my HDD.

2. I need Vista Home to put my Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade on.

3. After fixing my external, I was going to use DBAN, so I will eventually partition it.

4. I was using Vista because I was trying to get my external to work, so I can wipe everything at once.

5. Do you see anything that could help me to get it to recognize, so I wipe it?


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