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    External HD not recognized

    External HD not recognized WS 05/21/2014

    My computer does not recognize my external 40 GB HD.
    Running Win 8.1 (64)
    External drive BUSlink USB HD 40 GB
    USB connection
    Shows power on

    Plug in drive to pc USB but drive does not show up in computer
    device section. Have tried all 4 USB ports on PC.

    Have not used drive for several months or with Win 8.1
    Any help appreciated. Thanks, Tom

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    Have you tested it on another computer?
    Plug it in and run Disk Management to view the available disks. In Windows 7 it's: Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc

    cheers, Paul

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    Sometimes the USB external hard drives quit working. I have seen at least three fail -- two of my own, plus one of a friend.

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