iMac not recognising external hard drive!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fishduckbean, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. fishduckbean macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    Yesterday I reformatted my Macintosh hard drive, partitioned it, installed Snow Leopard on one partition and Windows 7 on the other. I installed all the drivers for Windows 7 from the Snow Leopard disc.

    When I plug in my 1TB Seagate external hardrive it's not showing up in Snow Leopard or Windows 7. Not even in Disk Utility.

    I tried plugging the external drive into my Windows laptop and a pop-up comes up saying "USB Device Not Recognised. One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognise it." I think that this may just be because it's formatted to Mac OSX?

    The hardrive had all of my photos, videos and music on so I hope it's salvageable.

    I find it hard to believe that the hard drive malfunctioned at the same time I reinstalled the software onto the iMac.

    If anyone knows what to do then please help.

  2. fishduckbean thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    Don't worry, I just unplugged the hard drive for a few minutes and then reconnected and everything's fine! Phew. :)

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