Drive is a Transcend 1TB StoreJet. USB powered and spins up when plugged in, light comes on and you can hear it spinning, just will not show up as a recognized drive. Any thoughts?
Do you see the device show up in Device Manager? Sometimes a USB device will identify itself as a drive-letter that is already in use in the system.
If you see it in DM, you should be able to change the drive letter it presents as (I can't speak to the specifics right now as I'm not on a Winbox, ATM).
OK. Ill give it a shot.
Specifics: Hold Windows Key + R and release both. Type "compmgmt.msc" and hit enter. Expand Storage then click on Disk Management. In the bottom of the resulting window, look for a disk that doesn't have a drive letter. Right-click on it and choose "Change Drive Letters and Paths" or something similar, then click Change and choose a new drive letter.
That's definitely a common problem.
Thanks. I have to do it to remember stuff like that and I won't be at a Winbox until at least tonight.
In Device Manager there is an exclamation pt next the the device and it says "this device cannot be started. (Code 10). Is it fried?
Drive does not show in Disk Management either, but now shows it is working properly in Device Manager. It also shows when you go to the "eject external devices" tab in the lower right. This is weird.
It will need to be formatted and assigned a letter, but there should be a "new or uninitialized" drive in disk management. You need to initialize and then format.
When it is shown in disk Management it says "no media." No option to reformat when I right click.
It needs to be initialized, which will lose any data on it. Then format it.