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    External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    I got a new external hard disk and connected it to my Windows 8 System. It is not detected. I tried and connected to another System; it got detected. All the drives are installed in my Windows 8 System. I will be much thankful, if anyone helps me in solving the problem.

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    samerjeet singh Array
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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    It is not window problem. It is your external device or external device reader problemfirts of all check that the place where you are connecting your external hardevice is correct or notalso check that your are using good external hardrive or notif all is good than refresh your computer and goto my comuter than click on extrnal device option your external device will be shownbye

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hi friend,

    Don't worry about this problem if your windows 8 system not recognized the external hard disk.

    Due to some mistakes it will not recognized.If you resolve those you can view the external hard disk in windows 8 system.

    ---> Check the usb cable connected properly or not.

    ---> Wait until the external hard disk recognized.Because it will install the drivers in to windows 8 system if you are connecting first time.

    ---> Once remove the connection and make connection again.

    ---> Refresh the windows 8 systems once.

    ---> If USB cable is damaged then change the cable and try now.

    ---> First check power is there or not.


    Thank you.............

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..........

    1.Firstly check your USB port of your computer.

    2.Try to check the port of External hard disk.

    3.Or try to check the settings of your USB drive.

    4.Try to check the power connection of your USB drive.

    Have a nice day..............

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Here are the some reasons behind your issue,

    1:Check whether your
    usb ports or turned on or off!

    2:Check your
    cable wire of external disk

    3:
    NOT successful installation of external hard disk drivers!

    Well, coming to your issue,

    1:If your ports turned off! Here are the steps to on those,

    1.1:First of all, go to start menu

    1.2:Type,
    "DEVICE MANAGER"

    1.3:In, device manager, you will find port option

    1.4:Expand that
    p orts option

    1.5:Right click on, "
    COMMUNICATIONS PORT" option

    1.6:Select
    "ENABLE" option

    2:After Enabling the ports insert your disk in to any port that is working

    3:And then, wait for the installation of the drivers

    4:After successful installation of drivers you can use your disk!

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hello Friend,

    If Your External Device Work Properly Than They Discovered By The Windows 8 Also.
    Follow Some Steps :

    >> Connected Your External Device In Computer USB Port (And Checked Your USB Port Is OK)
    >> Than In A Few Sec. External Device Drivers Installed Automatically
    >> If External Device Is OK Than All Drivers Installed Successfully Otherwise They Show The Error.
    >> If Device Is OK Than "Removable Drive" Shown In The My Computer.

    Enjoyyyy

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hello dear........

    First check the USB port and then connect the hard disk in working port.
    Now Check the required hard disk software is installed correctly or not...
    If not ,..open device manager and then check the hardware driver....

    Some times depending on the storage capacity and filled data.....the hard takes some time to connect to PC...
    So, wait for 20-30 minutes.....

    Hope it may help you.....

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Dear Friend..

    I think there is some internal error in your windows 8 due to which it unable to detect the hard disk at all.
    I think you should go to your control panel first and from device settings, you need to find your hard disk over there,
    When you find your hard disk name after search in the dialog box, press OK over there and close the control panel now.

    Now go to your My Computer once again and check your external hard disk,
    You will get the hard disk shown in your drive.

    Thank you.

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hello Friend,

    Its not a big problem,please you connect the external hard disk with your windows 8 system, but not deteacted your system.

    After this please check the cable to connect with external hard disk with system correctly any part dammaze or not.

    Then your cable ok with connecting,After this go to the control panel in your system.

    After this open the device manage and update the usb driver and restart your system ,then connect your external hard disk and you use the normally.

    I hope this information usefull to you.......

    Thanxxx.....

    Brar22,,,,,

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hello my dear dude....


    If you really follow the below steps your problem will be solved


    Check your USB connection and also the USB drivers

    Check Device Manager

    Run the Disk diagnostics

    Just to check , use a Live disk

    Then repair the Windows file system



    If you really do the above things the problem will be detected

    After solving this particular problem then you will get



    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Hi Friend,

    Your External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System


    There is due to following reasons,
    >> your USB port is not working properly or it damaged
    >> also USB drivers require to updates,

    First of all check the USB connection port is working or not,
    also check your external disk with other PC

    Also update the USB drivers,
    >> Right Click to computer
    >> Click on "manage"
    >> click on "Device manager"
    >> then Right click on USB driver and Click to "Update"
    >> Restart PC

    now you can try to connect with external disc.


    I hope you can understood.

    All the Best.

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    >hi friends
    >follow the below steps
    >first of all check your usb port of your system
    >now try to check the port of external hard disk
    >(or)
    >try to check the setting of your usb drive
    >now try to check the power connection of your usb drive
    >i hope this information help you
    >all the best

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Re: External Hard disk not detected in windows 8 system

    Dear friend,

    First check External Hard disk connection on your system
    Then try to check the port of external Hard disk
    Now you can also check Hard disk , Power supply connections
    Then you can re connect External Hard disk
    Now detect to your PC

    I hope this information help you
    all the best............

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    Regarding this problem..

    you can open your system with administrator user..

    right click the desktop ""MY COMPUTER""..
    choose manager..
    select device manager..
    under select to "universal serial bus controller"..
    right click the "USB ROOT HUB"..
    and "ENABLE ALL THE USB ROOT HUB"..
    press OK..

    hereafter it surely detect all the external drive..
    thanks..

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    Re: External Hard disk is not detected in Windows 8 System

    What actually is causing the problem which provokes muted performance of your external hard drive is something like this.

    There can be several reasons behind the issue.

    1.The hard drive can be a damaged one.
    2. The cable which you are attaching for connecting with the computer may be defective.
    3. The USB port that you are connecting might be damaged.
    4. The Device Drive for the USB Controller of your Windows 8 may be corrupt or missing.

    For a fix you may check these :

    1. Remove the external drive , connect it to another computer and verify the result, it will tell you whether the cable or the drive
    has any problem or not.
    2. Click Start--Control Panel--Administrative Tools--Device Manager--USB Controller--Here select the USB Driver from the list,
    Click uninstall, then click Update Driver and install latest driver from Microsoft.
    Exit and Reboot to set the driver and your problem is solved.
    3. If you have a CD from the External Drive Manufacturers containing driver file,install it again.

    This could fix the problem.

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