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Problem with external Hard Drive

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    Problem with external Hard Drive

    Hey guys,
    I finally installed Windows 8 on my iMac and all works fine but...
    I have an external hard drive (Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 3TB) and Windows can't recognize it. It's there but i can't open or read it. Sometimes it isn't listened in the explorer.
    It works in Windows 7. I also have a laptop (Sony Vaio) with Windows 8 and it doesn't works there too.
    Other external hard drives do.

    Anyone knows how I can solve this problem?

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    Win 8 Enterprise, Win 7 Pro + HomePre, Win XP, Win Vista,

    I have the same issue, albeit with a custom PC, with the Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 3TB as well. It seems to me like a Win 8 driver issue, rather than a BIOS issue. I've only gotten the disk to show up once in Disk Management, but it wouldn't initialize properly. I didn't choose to initialize it, because it would wipe 2TBs of data Other than that, it does show up in Device Manager under Disk Drives, and the driver says up-to-date. It also usually shows up if you click "Safely remove hardware" in systray.

    What I did last night was connect it to my netbook with Win XP, and ran full disk check, selecting all repair options. I now have it connected back to Win 8, have diskpart open, and ran "rescan". So far the rescan has not completed, and it's been about 10 minutes. Not sure what the real issue is, but will keep trying to solve and post any solution here.
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