To do this, right-click the removable drive’s partition, select Change Drive Letter and Paths, and add a drive letter.For example, add the letter G: and the removable drive will be accessible at drive G:.If the drive doesn’t work on any computer you plug it into — be sure to check whether it appears in the computer’s Disk Management window — the drive itself is likely dead Several years ago, I experienced a hard drive failure.I was at work when my laptop suddenly started to act particularly strange.Even if it doesn’t appear in your Computer window because it doesn’t contain any partitions, it should show up here.
You should see your external drive listed in the Disk Management window.
About half an hour later, the hard drive failed audibly and the laptop... If the drive does work on other computers — or you don’t have another computer around to test this with — Windows may be having a driver problem with the drive. To open it, press Windows Key R, type “devmgmt.msc” into the Run dialog, and press Enter.
Look under Disk drives and check for any devices with a yellow exclamation mark next to them.
If you’ve plugged the drive into a USB hub, try connecting it to the computer instead.
Some USB hubs won’t provide enough power for your external drive to function.