Mediasonic points to people using other USB devices as having the same dropout issues. It's possible that one particular USB port on the computer is dead. Qdos View Public Profile Find More Posts by Qdos 07 Jan 2010 #5 Stockmoose16 Windows 7 21 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos Please complete your system To assign a drive letter, click the "Add" button and assign a drive letter of your choice to the drive. http://servergeek.net/external-hard/external-hard-drive-not-recognized-windows-10.html
Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top owen123 Posts: 800 This post has been reported. Plug It Into a Different USB Port: Try unplugging the external drive and plugging it into a different USB port on your computer. Couple of things you might try.1) Safely remove Hardware before shutdown (System tray).2) USB Root Hub - Properties Power ManagementUncheck the turn off power box. ( All Hubs)(I read that Win7 Meanwhile, please refer to this article to have a try. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/external-hard-drive-disappeared
Search Sign Up Log In Home Forum How To Download News Encyclopedia High-Tech Health Sign Up Language English Español Deutsch Français Italiano Português Nederlands Polski हिंदी Bahasa Indonesia Log In Subscribe Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top curry318 Posts: 99 This post has been reported. I have replaced the HD (it used to be a Hitachi), replaced cables, changed drive letter and even replaced the motherboard to no avail.
the only time you notice is when a file cannot be found or if you look in my computer. The core blog post mentioned early DOES NOT solve my problems. It took weeks to uncover the solution, but here it is. Usb Drive Appears And Disappears Report SVENUS- Nov 7, 2015 at 06:11 AM Thank you....
You may even see "protected" partitions that you can't delete from within Disk Management. External Hard Drive Appears And Disappears How to Gracefully Shutdown Your PC with a UPS Unit (and Why You Should) 10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Mac How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without But that didn't fix it either. You may see that the partition has no drive letter assigned to it.
The common denominator is, people did not have this issue under Windows 8, but do under Windows 8.1 The general consensus seems to be that Windows 8.1 has some kind of Stolen External Hard Drive My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop OS Windows 10 quiron View Public Profile Find More Posts by quiron USB hard drive keeps disconnecting/disappearing « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Similar Maybe there is nothing wrong with the HDD but the electronics in the current enclosure fail. Power management for all devices, USB sleep, etc.
Also, this solution has been confirmed to work for many people with many different devices from different manufacturers. I tried the clearing of USB drivers to reinstall but that doesn't work. External Hard Drive Disappears Windows 10 Any... Usb Drive Disappears Windows 10 Some USB devices do not recharge in Windows 8.1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2900614 In addition, please check the Event Log, verifying whether there is any relate error report about this problem.
Why is it randomly turning on and off? Anyway, the problem does have to do with how Windows 8.1 deals with power management of USB. Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:40 AM Reply | Quote Answers 6 Sign in to vote Actually, it has nothing to do with drivers, nor is it your hard drive's fault. http://servergeek.net/external-hard/can-39-t-access-external-hard-drive-windows-10.html I don't know what disk management is.
Qdos View Public Profile Find More Posts by Qdos 07 Jan 2010 #3 Stockmoose16 Windows 7 21 posts Ok, I fixed those settings so that the drive won't Windows 10 External Hard Drive Not Showing Up solved External Drive Disappearing solved Secondary hard drive keeps disappearing solved disappearing hard drive please helppp solved My hard drive keeps disappearing.. The only trouble I've had with any drives or flash drives is one 1GB flash drive that somehow became write protected.
I'm really frustrated with this... What do you think the best way to store them is? - flash drives, CD's, DVD's or what? Click on the "View" tab. External Hard Drive Appears Then Disappears Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top NightL Posts: 2 This post has been reported.
I had tried selecting each item under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" in "Device Manager", going to Properties, and, if there is a Power Management tab, clearing the check box for "Allow All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Join Forum | Login | Today's Posts | Tutorials | Windows 10 Forum | Windows 8 Forum Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. If you see a device with an error icon, right-click it and select "Properties". weblink I tried several time configurations (settled for "1 minute") and my HD never disconnected again.
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