USB hard drive not accessable

  Sealer 19:59 11 Sep 2011
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I have connected a usb hard drive but it dosnt show up in my computer. My system beeps when I connect it, I can also find it in device manager, and safely remove hardware..I just cant access the damn thing. I have bought a self powered hub to help but it dosnt. Not much hair left to pull out now....Grrr! Any help would be great.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:04 11 Sep 2011

What op system are you using? XP Vista 7?

Does it contain any data if not has it been formatted?

You may need to find it in disk management and assign a drive letter.

  Sealer 23:06 11 Sep 2011

Cheers Fruit Bat /\0/\ , I'm still on XP, My drive has been used in the past and has loads of data on it, The drive works fine on my work PC and my laptop. It has also worked on my PC before, I thought it was a power issue hence buying the powered hub. Will look for it in disk management..

Found Disk 1 "not initialized" properties are "VisualDisk USB device" I have looked for updated drivers but none found.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:38 12 Sep 2011

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk Test Disk is free, down load it and use it to rebuild the partition table.

  Sealer 22:34 19 Sep 2011

Thanks again Fruit Bat /\0/\ Only just got round to the download, Guess what? TestDisk didnt find the drive either! Grrr!!

  woodchip 22:53 19 Sep 2011

USB drive not good through a Hub

  Nontek 07:59 20 Sep 2011

woodchip

I have two USB hard drives both running through a Powered USB Hub, for several years now without any problems!

  Woolwell 11:03 20 Sep 2011

I too have no problems with USB drives through a powered hub but note powered (ie has its own power supply).

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