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External HD not showing in My Computer


daisy2bell
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Hi. Spilt wine over my laptop. Laptop broken. I tried to hook up the broken laptop's HD (Seagate SATA 320 GB) to my other laptop, and it installs OK, and says that the hardware is ready to use. But when I look in "my computer" it is not showing up.It does however show up in Device manager in the USB section as "USB Mass storage device" And right clicking says it is functioning correctly. I've tried it on 2 laptops and a desktop with no success. I urgently need files from it.

Any help gratefully accepted please. Thanks

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Does it show in disk management?

You may need to assign a drive letter there.

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daisy2bell

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Thanks for the reply Fruit Bat. No it doesn't show up there.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Assume your using a USB caddy to put the drive in?

Remove all USB devices

Download and run USB device View

Uninstall ALL devices that are shown as not connected.

Reboot the machine.

Plug in your USB device and windows should then find new hardware and reinstall the drivers for the device.

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daisy2bell

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Thanks. Tried that, and still no luck

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Have a look in device manager under disk drives does it show there?

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Nontek

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Try changing the Jumper Setting on the hard drive.

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daisy2bell

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Thanks for all the reply's.

Update

After spending a whole day searching online for a solution, I put a fan on full speed in front of the laptop for about 5 hours.

Then put the battery and HD in and...........................IT BOOTED UP. Copied everything to external HD. At least I have my important items saved if all goes wrong again. Many thanks for all your help. Much appreciated.

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