Seagate HD not recognized in my computer

By Coolkris95
Jan 9, 2013
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  1. My Seagate 1Tb hard drive has connected to my girlfriends pc and is recognised in 'devices and printers' and also in 'disk management', however I am unable to view it in 'my computer'. I have tried to rename it but the computer says the operation failed due to the disk management console not being up to date. I have restarted the computer and the disk manager but both have failed. The Seagate hard drive work perfectly fine on other computers but I can't work out why it doesn't on hers.

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks kris
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +626

    What OS? Can you manually enter the drive letter in the address bar? (Get the letter from disk manager)
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +170

  4. Coolkris95

    Coolkris95 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's running vista. This computer has recently been fully formatted and windows reinstalled. I have never connected the computer to this hard drive before. Also all other drives seem to work fine except this Seagate one. Like I say I can see the hard drive in disk management but there is no path(letter) assigned to it so therefore my computer cannot see it.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,853   +1,746

    Have you tried assigning a drive letter for the volume using Disk Management? I have had drives show up in disk management that did not have a drive letter assigned to the volume. Its easy to assign a drive letter, right click on the volume for the context menu. The context menu will have an option for assigning drive letters. You even have an option to mount a volume as a folder instead of a drive letter, if that is what you would prefer.

    For a side note;
    I have also had volumes that Windows 7 would not assign drive letters for. I took the easy way out and allowed Windows 7 to format the drive, after using a Windows XP machine to backup the contents. Don't ask me why Windows XP would mount the volume and Windows 7 wouldn't, because I wouldn't even know where to start troubleshooting.
  6. Coolkris95

    Coolkris95 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried to do this but comes up with the message 'disk management is not up to date, please refresh the disk management console or restart your computer.' To which I tried both and it still didn't work. I cannot afford to format the drive either as it has alot of work that I require.

    Ohh sorry folks its windows 7 not vista.

    Like I say on all other machines I've tried (xp, vista) it's worked fine but this 7 machine seems not to like it.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,853   +1,746

    For record are there any updates available through Windows Update?
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +170

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