External HDD not recognizable on my Windows 7
Dear Jep Ray,
Your problem may be categorized into hardware or software problem.
If it doesn’t work on your computer but works on other computers, then it is an internal problem of your system property and not your external hard disk drive problem.
I’ll give you solutions for this.
At first try this easy solution and then we will go deeper.
Apply this and again enter your External HDD. If it fails to work, do the following:
See whether your driver is listed there or not? Of course, you will see it. Now format this, located in the option menu.
Hope this will work.
It seems that you are having a real big problem. But it may arise from many different problems. Now you have to try these steps separately or combine.
JepRey you may have to go through these steps. How it works out.
Turn the computer off without the external hard drive being plugged in.
Plug the external hard drive into a USB port, power up, the system post boot up will find the drive and inform windows what hardware is installed.
When windows boots up, it will look at all the hardware and find the external hard drive, when windows finishes booting up you should be able to see the drive in my computer.
If you can't access your files, data recovery software can help. I used this one called Tenor share Data Recovery to retrieve files off crashed HDD and it worked.
If needed, you can download it and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether your files can be recovered.
It will show you the file name, type, date and size of your files and thumbnails for your pictures that it found on your drive. Get it from here.