Windows 10: External hard drive constantly disconnecting and disconnecting

Discus and support External hard drive constantly disconnecting and disconnecting in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a brand new device and I tried to plug in my hard drive to retrieve some of my files but the hard drive kept disconnecting from my device and I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by HikmatB, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. HikmatB Win User

    External hard drive constantly disconnecting and disconnecting


    I have a brand new device and I tried to plug in my hard drive to retrieve some of my files but the hard drive kept disconnecting from my device and I was unable to keep it open for more than two minutes at a time. Sometimes it would show the error message "a device which does not exist was specified"

    Also the hard drive worked on my previous laptop and is still working on other laptops.

    :)
     
    HikmatB, Jun 3, 2020
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  2. External hard drive disconnecting

    Hi,

    I realize the inconvenience caused to you regarding the external hard drive as it is disconnecting. I will certainly assist you.

    Please answer the below questions to assist you better.

    • What is the make and model of the external hard drive?
    • Are you getting any error messages in the device manager?
    Follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Connect the external hard drive and perform the following methods.

    Method 1: Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with the Bluetooth adapter. Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.
    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.
    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
    Method 2: Check if you can see the device in Device Manager

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Click on Device manager.
    • Click on View Tab, Select Show hidden devices.
    • Click on Scan for Hardware changes.
    • Check if the devices show up in Device Manager in the device list.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Anup Karkal, Jun 3, 2020
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  3. external hard drive is connecting and the disconnecting.

    I have a Seagate 5 TB external hard drive. I've had it for years. We have had it hooked up to our xbox. Today we turned on the xbox and it wasn't registering that the external hard drive was connected. So I hooked the external hard drive up to my Alienware laptop. It does not show up in the File explorer. I opened up Device Manager and opened disk drives. When I hook up the external hardware it will populate in the disk drive sub folder for about five seconds. And then it disappears. I have to un plug it and plug it back in to get it to pop back up for another 5 seconds. When I right click on the external hard drive it says it is working fine. Then when it disconnects it gives me error code 45 - device disconnected. But it isn't disconnected. Any ideas?
     
    Mitcheff13, Jun 3, 2020
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  4. kjl1956 Win User

    External hard drive constantly disconnecting and disconnecting

    External hard drive disconnecting

    Windows metiance, power management settings ( both the windows power settings and the device manager power settings).

    What is the drive interface, usb firewire, esata and is it an add in card or part of the motherboard.

    What size is the hard drive in gigabytes, the format mbr or gpt.

    Type of drive, backup, storage, raid, drive placed into an enclosure or self contained unit; seagate backup plus etc.

    If you are using the drive, running programs, transferring files, listing to music, does it still disconnect or only when idle.

    Does it have its own software, management program ?

    Is the drive set for easy disconnect, better performance, using drive cash ?
     
    kjl1956, Jun 3, 2020
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