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Samsung External Drive Showing as A drive


suedeblue

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I have plugged in my samsung external hard disk drive and under my computer it only shows an "A" drive for floppy disks. I'm running vista, 32 bit. Can anyone give me some advice please.

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letsgetrdy

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Can you access it still by going into it?

http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-vista/how-to-use-disk-management-in-vista/

Disk Management can be used to reassign a drive letter.

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suedeblue

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It is showing 0 bites and asking for a floppy disk to be inserted. It does not even recognise it as samsung. I just plugged it into my laptop running windows 7 and it is fine.

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letsgetrdy

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Is it self powered (powered by the data cable) or does it use a mains electricity connection. Sometimes the USB it's plugged into just doesn't have enough power, I have a WD passport that refuses to work on some USB, especially ones that are carried over a wire, and not directly attached to the motherboard, like front access USB for example.

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suedeblue

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It is powered by the usb.

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letsgetrdy

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Have you tried it in other USB ports on the computer? All back ones, front, top.. etc.

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suedeblue

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yes. now it is bleeping.

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letsgetrdy

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Lol. Ok. Can you give any information you know about the computer in question, does it have a model number?

Also, have you tried having the drive plugged in before you turn on the computer. Have you tried restarting your computer? (Sounds stupid, but sometimes needed to successfully integrate drive migration).

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letsgetrdy

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If restarting, leave the drive plugged in.

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suedeblue

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Yes, i laughed as well when it started bleeping. I'll try to restart.

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suedeblue

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Restart did not help unfortunately. I'm going to connect to the laptop again and see if i can format and then try again. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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