External Hard Drive Not Detected Problem in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the issues due to which Windows 7 system is not detecting external hard drive and want to fix the problem?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It publishes many editions of Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate are the editions of Windows 7 operating system. Each edition comes with its own features like Multilingual User Interface, BitLocker Drive Encryption, Windows Media Player, XP Mode, Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, etc. However, you may face external hard drive not detected problem in Windows 7 operating system. External hard drive is used to store and transfer data quickly from one system to another.
Given below the causes due to which Windows 7 system is not detecting external hard drive and tips to fix this issue:
- Problem with the driver
- Problem with the USB port
- Malware infections
Problem with the driver
To identify the external hard drive connected to your system, you need to install good and compatible USB driver software. If your system contains incompatible or corrupted driver software, you may face external hard drive not detected problem in your Windows 7 system. To resolve this problem, you need to update the driver.
Problem with the USB port
If your system contains physically damaged external hard drive port, then you may face external hard drive not detected problem in your Windows 7 system. In order to resolve this problem, you need to repair the device port or use another port, if available.
Malware is a malicious program that is able to alter the whole system performance. Malware infections may cause problems in the detection of external hard drive in your Windows 7 system. To resolve the issue, you need to install an antimalware program. Also, perform the whole system scanning to detect the presence of malware infections and remove them.
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