Can't read external drive

By dblam
Oct 25, 2008
  1. I have a laptop that crashed. I pulled the hard drive out (which is still good) and connected it via a usb bridge to my acer laptop. The first time I connected it, it worked fine and I was able to see all the files. It got disconnected and when I reconnected it, the computer no longer detects it, any suggestions?
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    How did you disconnect it? Did you use the "safely remove hardware" action? And do any other computers recognize the drive?
  3. dblam

    dblam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I used the "safely remove hardware" action. Other computers also recognized it when first connected, but not when it was connected a second time. After attempting to reconnect and safely disconnect mulitiple times, it just started working, so I think I have it for now, but it is not consistant.
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