So when I plug in my external hard drive ComStar gb it seems to take a good mins before it is detected by either of my comps. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: But, wait, is it really a ComStar drive? Started by lucyndahansen , Dec 20 See if they get any results.

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But, wait, is it really a ComStar drive? I installed Easeus hoping to do some kind of externaal recovery of whatever’s missing or corrupted. I don’t know what else to include, but if any other info is needed just let me know.

External Hard Drive not recognized

I even told myself as I was deleting that I really shouldn’t trust it – even for a short time – but I did it anyway. From what I’ve read from various users – this is a common problem and several people have mentioned “yanking” the insides out and “shoving” them in a different enclosure and it working fine.

When I go to disk management, it shows up as disk 1, but I cannot format it, the only option is to initialize it.

External Harddisk detected, but does not appear in explorer Mar 1, Try test disc, there’s a sticky for it, though I’m thinking that you may have to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect in a desktop, like a regular hard drive. Also externl exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.


Easeus sees the drive but says there comtsar no files on it there to recover.

Can I Move Comstar External Drive to New Enclosure? – External Hardware

You currently have javascript disabled. So what I want to know is – can I remove the drives inside the enclosure – put them in a different enclosure and see if it works because I’m not convinced it isn’t an issue with the usb plug. Computer powers off in sleep mode I’ve been reading on this particular brand – which apparently isn’t the greatest brand in the world – gift from my hubby who knows nothing about computers it is a Comstar One touch gig.

I can’t bear to lose the GB of stuff on this drive! Yes, my password is: Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. Ok so I installed like 5 different recovery software pgms and cojstar of them recognize that the drive is even there. I’m comfortable with software but for some reason uncomfortable with computer hardware. So when I plug in my external hard drive ComStar gb it seems to take a good mins before it is detected by either of domstar comps.


Its a good place to start. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. I have not seen an external hard drive enclosure Mark why won’t my laptop work?

See if they get any results. I accidentally started the computer when the external drive was plugged in.

External Hard Drive not recognized – Tech Support Forum

Add your comment to this article You need to be a hdf to leave a comment. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: I am new in this field and don? Any other suggestions in the meantime? If you unplugged it without using the safe removal, it may have damaged the MFT.

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Please log in to reply. I’m good with my computer – but I don’t touch the insides of things.

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