Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


can see external hard drive

  1. #1


    Sydney
    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1

    can't see external hard drive


    I can't see my external it was working fine yesterday it doesn't appear in disk management or in my PC.I put it in another laptop and it works fine. I have plugged in a flash drive and 2 external hard dries into all usb port and the computer won't recognize any of them
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails disk management.PNG  
    Last edited by blindaussie; 16 Nov 2014 at 03:39. Reason: wrong listing

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Anything else (mouse, camera or KB) working of USB ports ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Sydney
    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    no i can't make anything work off the usb
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by blindaussie View Post
    no i can't make anything work off the usb
    Than there's something wrong with your USB ports. Any red marks in Device manager ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Sydney
    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    No and i uninstalled them and reboot so they would re-install but they still won't work I don't know why but I can't even do a re-install of windows because the is no DVD DRIVE on this laptop
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Sydney
    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    This is a shot of device managerClick image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by blindaussie View Post
    No and i uninstalled them and reboot so they would re-install but they still won't work I don't know why but I can't even do a re-install of windows because the is no DVD DRIVE on this laptop
    Sorry, out of ideas now, maybe drivers for chipset from manufacturer's site ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

can see external hard drive
Related Threads
Hard drive crash enquiry My hard drive recently crashed on my desktop running XP and due to the discontinuation of support for XP, I decided to upgrade with a new motherboard, memory, hard drive etc., now running Win 8.1, which has been working fine so far. My problem is that there is...
new external hard drive in Drivers & Hardware
Hello I have a pc which uses 2.0 usb. I want a new external hard drive, with no adapters. Can my pc work with a one with 3.0 if that's all I can find? I think it will work at 2.0 speeds but am asking to be sure. I know the upgrade would be better but I don't want to buy a new pc just for the...
Solved External hard drive in Drivers & Hardware
I'm installing a new toshiba 1 TB external hard drive & it is formatted NTSF.I'v all ways heard you must format high capacity drives to fat 32.Which is correct & why Thanks
external hard drive in Drivers & Hardware
I have a extra hard drive from my dell lap top I use for storage. When I plug it into my new dell windows 8( which I hate with a passion) windows 8 does not recognize it
External old hard drive in Drivers & Hardware
Hi sorry if this question been answered but could not see anything when I searched My old laptop died so I removed the harddrive and set it up as external for my new lap top with winows 8 os. Mainly to use the pictures, videos stores on the drive. Unfortunately due to security I cannot...
I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Essentials, it's filled with tons of old photos, movies, docs, games, and I'm scared to think of what else. The SATA to USB connector broke on it, so I took the drive apart and put it inside my computer. I opened up device manager because it wasn't showing up...
External hard drive Help? in Drivers & Hardware
I connected my external hard drive to my new Dell, it's a PD2500s HP external hard drive. I just want to get my hard drive working. When i connected it, Nothing happens at all, i looked for it everywhere on this computer it. No help bubbles, Nothing on the devices tab, nothing in control panel, or...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook