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Discus and support Help- usb moblie hard drive and windows laptop in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello , I am going to be honest I'm not a very technical person so apologises in advance . I was using my usb mobile hard drive which is weeks old but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MaireadMurray, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Help- usb moblie hard drive and windows laptop


    Hello ,

    I am going to be honest I'm not a very technical person so apologises in advance . I was using my usb mobile hard drive which is weeks old but a treasure as I am a teacher and it has loads of important document on it. Was using my laptop and I put it down for half an hour or so when back to save a document and its as if my usb harddrive has disappeared. I have spent hours googling and watching youtube videos. my laptop makes the noise it is contacted but is not appear. It is appearing in devices but under a different name and also appearing computer management but as utilised.


    I am confused and need help.


    very grateful for any advice please keep it basic as my knowledge is lacking!!



    Mairead

    :)
     
    MaireadMurray, Sep 10, 2019
    #1

  2. Windows 10 won't recognize Toshiba 3.0 usb external hard drive. Help please.

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing your concern on Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, I like to know; have you tried formation the USB hard drive by
    right clicking on the hard drive and select Format?

    If you are unable to format the USB through above mentioned steps, then I suggest you to try formation the hard drive using diskpart command and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps.

    1) Press Windows key + r, type cmd and hit
    Enter
    .

    2) Type diskpart, hit Enter.

    3) Type List volume. (List of available drives will get listed).

    4) Select Volume (#), #- number of the volume, which assigned to hard drive.

    5) Type Format recommended. (It will start formatting your hard drive)

    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Sep 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Unable to connect USB Hard Drives to laptop

    After having connected a
    Sisun HDD docking station
    to my Sony Laptop , Windows Explorer refuses to recognise any USB hard drive (although other software such as a disk utility can) and I am therefore unable to save files to these drives. Windows does recognise some USB pen drives
    but larger HDD are not recognised. To date, I have;

    • Uninstalled the USB controllers through Device manager (forcing Windows to reinstall them on reboot); and
    • Run both the WinUSB and DeviceDiagnostic software to no avail.
    I'd rather not do a clean reinstall of Windows as I am unable to backup my files. Any other suggestions?
     
    SteveAinsworth, Sep 10, 2019
    #3
  4. SVLingam Win User

    Help- usb moblie hard drive and windows laptop

    My Seagate external hard drive is not detected when plugged in to USB port of my laptop using windows 10?

    Thanks for your response.

    I have tried all the steps provided, however in vain. The external hard drive is not identified at all in any of the the USB ports when connected. The USB ports identify other external Flash drives and devices. However this drive is detected in another laptop
    using Windows 7 OS. Please advise further.

    Regards
     
    SVLingam, Sep 10, 2019
    #4
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