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Solved no drive letter for external USB-HD


wonk

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Hi,
I have an external 1TB-USB-HD, which is shown in the WIN adminstration of drives, but the option "assign drive letter" is grey. I use this drive since a year, formerly it was recognized without problems. The device manager recognizes it, the driver is actual.
The PC further has one internal HD (C: , two DVD-drives(D:, E: and a cardreader with for drives (K:, L:, J:, M: . Because I had problems with this, I sometimes use an external cardreader, which uses N:, G:, H:, I:
I connected the external HD to another Win8.1-PC with only a drive C:. It shows the same problems.
What to do?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

MCPlayer18

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Is it USB 2.0 or 3.0? This can happen if you plug it into another slot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Inspiron M731R (5735, Late 2013)
    CPU
    1.70 GHz AMD A8 5545M Elite Quad Core
    Motherboard
    No idea
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD 8510G Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" Inch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    500GB 6GB/s Crucial BX100 SSD
    Case
    Blue Aluminum Finish
    Cooling
    Laptop Fan (Currently Unknown Name)
    Keyboard
    Came with it
    Mouse
    Utech Smart Optical Gaming Mouse US-D4000-GM
    Browser
    Google Chrome / Safari (On my iPod and iPad)
    Antivirus
    Vipre InternetSecurity2015/MalwareBytes Anti-Malware PREMIUM

wonk

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HD and PC use only USB 2.0. I now assigned a drive letter with my Paragon backup programm. Now it works with windows. But when i plug it to my TV (it's a multimedia-HD with HDMI), the interface still does not recognize the files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

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