portable hard drive

By halilsumer
Mar 26, 2006
  1. I have a Segate 40 GB Momentus ATA hard drive. The drive is connected to the USB port, but the computer does not recognise the drive. Please send your suggestions if anyone experienced the same problem.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    you mean you dont see it in explorer window?
    have you tried computer management
    right click my computer manage go to disk management see if it is there unformatted
    have you loaded the usb drivers
    check your device under hadrware see if you have yellow ?
  3. halilsumer

    halilsumer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes. the usb drivers are loaded
    I checked the portable drive under hardware, and it is marked yellow.
  4. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    did any drivers come with the hard drive?? if so install them first
  5. halilsumer

    halilsumer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no driver came with the hard drive.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    yellow means they(drivers) are not loaded right
    get the manual for MB look to manif. website for usb drivers for same
    you may need to upgrade your bios
    the drive itself does not need drivers
    if you opened the case it's just a ide or sata drive with adapter
    if you have other usb device does it work in that port??
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