USB Hard Drive not visible in Explorer

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Newbie here,

I'm trying to partition and format (NTFS) a 30GB USB drive and not having much luck.

Device manager see's the drive and says it's enabled but it's not visible on My Computer or explorer. I'm at wits end on this problem.
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I've never had to address this issue so I'm not sure where to start.

What brand and model is the hard drive?
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Try installing the driver if you still have it..
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It's a Hitachi DK23EA-30 installed in a 2.5 USB hotdrive case. The driver is installed and works properly.
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I have a USB Flash Drive.. I figure it would be like mine.. I can plug it into any USB 2.0 and it works just fine.. Check out their site on Troubleshooting.. Might also want to try it on another computer see if it works there.. Might be a device problem.. Just no real telling.. Could even be a virus that's preventing you from loading USB devices on.. A while back on my dad's computer, it would reboot if you even thought of plugging into one of it's USB ports.. But, I formatted it and now it works just fine.. Go figure..
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Might be able to access it from a command prompt. If it is enabled, it should be accessible as the letter after your last drive: You could at least format it from there using:

Format H: /FS:NTFS

You would need to change H to the appropriate letter.

Could be a work around until you figure out how to get it to show up in My computer and explorer. If it does work, you could make a shortcut for it on your desktop.

This may be of help:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6287-0 ... dID=157710
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JrzyCrim wrote:
Might be able to access it from a command prompt. If it is enabled, it should be accessible as the letter after your last drive: You could at least format it from there using:

Format H: /FS:NTFS

You would need to change H to the appropriate letter.

Could be a work around until you figure out how to get it to show up in My computer and explorer. If it does work, you could make a shortcut for it on your desktop.

This may be of help:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6287-0 ... dID=157710



AWESOME!!

That link was the ticket!! Formating as I type this. Thanks a ton!!

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