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ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection to failed. To fix driver problems, you may want to right-click the device, choose Properties, and head to the Driver tab. Essentially, the BIOS knows there's a hard drive on my computer, but the windows 7 install disk does not. Nov 22, 2011 #3 Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889 These instructions for using nLite may be easier to follow. weblink

Reply Report jimmycrackedcorn- Oct 1, 2010 05:39PM i have doen what you said but on the storage screen it comes up as Disk 1 unknown and it says its unreadable...however yesterday May 7, 2013 Can't detect hard drive Dec 27, 2014 Gateway Laptop "Setup Can Not detect a hard drive" Jan 16, 2006 Windows setup could not detect hard disk Jun 2, If you're using a larger drive, ensure it doesn't have its own power switch or power cable you need to connect. This has worked for me several times I believe if you do this it should allow you to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 without any problems.

In the screenshot below, we've spotted our removable drive at "Disk 3". Use the "Update Driver" button to attempt to install an updated driver, click "Roll Back Driver" to roll back the driver to a previous one if it just stopped working, or Follow @howtogeek More Articles You Might Like ABOUT About Us Contact Us Discussion Forum Advertising Privacy Policy GET ARTICLES BY EMAIL Enter your email address to get our daily newsletter. Judging by what you have said I think that is where you have gone wrong, you have to check the "Make Image Bootable" before you make the ISO, if you then

Examine the list of disks in the disk management window and look for your external drive. For example, this can occur if you format a drive with the HFS+ file system on a Mac or with the ext4 file system on a Linux PC. If you can't click "Change Drive Letter and Paths", that's because Windows doesn't support the file system on the partition-see below for more information. It's possible that one particular USB port on the computer is dead.

My second hard drive (both 1TB Western Digitals) was listed as offline. If no computers see the drive when you connect it-even in the Disk Management window-the USB drive itself is likely dead. Or, the partition on the drive may be too small because the drive has protected partitions wasting space on it. imp source Tina November 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm Tom, if you have not found a solution in the meantime, please do feel free to ask a new question.

Ads by Google Advertisement Latest Giveaways Elephone Elecam 360 Camera Review and Giveaway Elephone Elecam 360 Camera Review and Giveaway James Bruce November 4, 2016 04-11-2016 iPhone 7 Plus Review & Burn the disc again at a slow speed, x4 max. All Rights Reserved. thats exactly what was needed.

It has taken me ages to figure this out. Sometimes you can try uninstalling the usb driver and once you restart the computer, the drivers will be reinstalled by the the operating system.  Try to do this and then connect Otherwise, if you're only using it on Windows machines, NTFS is fine. Nov 25, 2011 #11 emc1950 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17 Hi marco!

So, don't format, don't partition, and of course don't try to copy files onto the drive until this is sorted. have a peek at these guys I'm starting to get dangerously close to my wit's end, and I would appreciate any and all help. So easy. :) Add comment Helpful +0 Report tafnz Jan 6, 2010 04:30AM cheers symbiot I followed ur advice and it works perfectly ,just as well we got people like u Himanshu March 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm  Hi All, Mine worked as follows: 1) Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. 2) Click on Disk Management 3) select your USB drive

  • Tomhankschris November 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm mine shows up in device manager but not in disk manager whatsoever.
  • ImgBurn will do that for you - read on.
  • Again, the Windows 7 installer does not recognise it as a viable location for installation, even though the OS can see it and allow me to store data on it!!

To open Disk Management on Windows 8 or 10, right-click the Start button and select "Disk Management". Came home from work and it wasn't recognized. Honeywell Lyric: Which Smart Thermostat Should You Buy? check over here Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.

Only just managed to get a hold of a Vista OEM installation disc now that i've got XP up and running. Nov 24, 2011 #8 Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889 Not a problem, I've made the same mistake many times. Try the install again and do not enter the product key.

And - before doing anything else - See if a similar device will be recognised on your PC, and then check if another PC will recognise the device(s).

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Tomhankschris November 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm mine shows up in device manager but not in disk manager whatsoever. Follow these troubleshooting steps if Windows doesn't show a connected drive. Nov 23, 2011 #5 Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889 Your welcome Tmagic, I hope the OP has the same result. dont worry try to download it from manufacturer’s website.

If you see a device with an error icon, right-click it and select "Properties". But here's the problem....the install goes through the loading filees,install now, product key (the original from the laptop). spent the better part of an hour trying to get my win7 laptop to recognize the HDD I ripped out of my ps3, decided to google it, and found this thread. i ll be doom if i can have it......