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USB HDD problem

Hi

I have updated my PC to 64bit running under windows 7. For some reason I can't get my Western digital 2.5 usb external drive to show up in windows explorer. In Admin Tools and disk management it show up ok but tells me Windows 7 can't access it. Is there a fix for this. Any help most appreciated. The usb HDD works fine on my laptop.

chestera
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dn0rmCommented:
this could be due to the fact the drive letters may have changed on your newly updated computer...

if you right click computer on the start menus and go into storage > disk management  do you see your usb drive listed there  but without a drive letter?  if so just assign it an unassigned drive letter and you should be off to the races...

hope this helps, let us know if you need more help, thanks!

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dn0rmCommented:
sorry this often occurs if the drive letter change and the previous drive letter your USB drive was using is taken by a permanent drive (HDD or CD/DVD/Blu Ray)... you will need to right click computer and then go to manage...then the rest of my instructions should be accurate...apologies...
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chesteraAuthor Commented:
dn0rm

Thanks didn't think of the drive letter. I will check it out and get back to you

chestera
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dn0rmCommented:
no worries, sounds good.

thanks!!
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chesteraAuthor Commented:
dn0rm

Spot on. Could kick my self have been around computers since the Ark and should have known

Alan
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dn0rmCommented:
...this still gets me every now and again!

glad to help!

my best to you!
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