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4 Methods to Repair/Fix Toshiba External Hard Drive Not Working Error

2017-04-19 18:06:00 Posted by Tracy King to Resource

Summary:
Don’t worry if your external hard drive fails to work or not showing up in PC. Here in this article, we’ll provide you 4 effective methods to effortlessly repair and fix Toshiba external hard drive not working error without losing any data. Follow to find solution and repair your external hard drive right now.

Your 1TB/2.5TB or 5TB Toshiba external hard drive is not working or fail to show up in PC? Can’t stand the loss of saved data and another big bunch of money for purchasing a new external hard drive? Relax and find solutions right here now.

Toshiba external hard drive not working.

Toshiba 1TB external hard drive won’t work, help!

"Hi there, do you know how to make external hard drive show up in PC when it failed to be detected? I have 1TB Toshiba external hard drive with almost 500GB data saved on it. 
It suddenly disappeared from my PC but the light of the drive is still on. What’s going on with my drive? Do know you how to fix this issue?
"

If you are having a similar problem on your external hard drive of Toshiba, Seagate, SanDisk, Samsung etc, don’t worry. Right here are some tips for you to follow when your external hard disk suddenly fails to work:

  1. 1. Connect Toshiba or other brands of external hard drive with a new USB port to see whether works or not;
  2. 2. Check out whether the drive is physically damaged or just logical error exist on it;
  3. If it’s physically damaged, you’ll need to take it to for reparation in the hard disk repair center;
  4. If everything works fine on the external hard drive but just cannot be detected, you can just follow below-offered solutions to repair your Toshiba external hard drive without losing any data now.

Quick fixes for Toshiba external hard drive not working issue

Quick Fix 1: Check power management for USB Hub

  • Click Start, type: devmgmt.msc and hit Enter;
  • Open Device Manager and expand Universal Serial Bus controllers;
  • Right-click on the USB Root Hub, click on Properties;
  • Go to Power Management and uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

If this doesn’t work, try Quick Fix 2.

Quick Fix 2: Reboot PC into Safe Mode 

In order to thoroughly check out and find out where the exact problem exist, you may try to reboot PC into Safe Mode to see where Toshiba external hard drive can work or not:

  • Go to Settings, click on Update & security;
  • Tab on Recovery, select Advanced Startup and click Restart now;
  • PC will automatically boot into another Startup Settings screen, press F4 to initiate PC reboot into Safe Mode.
  • Then check whether the Toshiba external hard disk can be detected or not;

If not, don’t worry. Effective fixes and solutions are available to help to fix Toshiba external hard drive not working issue right now.

Effective Fix: Run disk check up to fix internal errors and repair not working Toshiba external hard drive

Disk check up can effectively fix and repair internal errors on your storage devices so to help you fix hard disk drive not working issue. Here you have two options to get this issue fixed:

Option 1. 3 steps to check and fix Toshiba external hard drive not working error with partition manager freeware

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and right-click the partition that you want to check by clicking "Check partition".
2. Choose the way that you want to use to check partition: Check Partition Properties, Call Windows Chkdsk to fix errors, Surface Test.
Click OK. 
3. Let EaseUS Partition Master automatically check hard disk partition errors and repair errors for you. Click OK to finish the process.

Repair Toshiba external hard drive not working error.

Option 2. Fix Toshiba external hard drive not working error by CMD

  • Press Win + R to open Run dialog and type: cmd to open Command Prompt by hitting Enter;
  • Type: chkdsk /f c: (C shall be the drive letter of your Toshiba external hard drive.) and hit Enter to run the disk check up process;
  • Type: exit to finish the process when the disk check up process is finished;

Then you can check to see whether this have worked to repair your Toshiba external hard drive or not.

100% Working Method: Uninstall & reinstall drivers to repair not working Toshiba external hard drive show up in PC

  • Click on Start and type: devmgmt.msc to open Device Manger by hitting Enter;
  • Expand Universal Serial Universal Serial Bus controllers, right-click every USB device found there and select Uninstall;

Then check out whether any device show up as unrecognized or not:

  1. 1. If the Toshiba external hard drive shows unrecognized, go to drivers tab and delete/uninstall the driver; Then check out whether the external hard drive shows up in My Computer/My PC or not;
  2. 2. If it doesn’t show up, reboot or restart PC; 
  3. 3. If it shows up but disappear later, repeat above steps and go to Disk Management, change the drive letter of your Toshiba external hard drive and reconnect it with PC to let PC detect it again.

Last: restore data from Toshiba external hard drive

After repairing and fixing Toshiba external hard drive not responding, working or detected error, you may now check and find your data on the Toshiba external hard drive now. If data not found or data become inaccessible, relax. Professional data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will help to get all your data out of Toshiba external hard drive:

1. Connect Toshiba external hard drive with PC and free download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard; 
2. Active and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select location where your external hard drive is, click Scan;

Restore data from not working Toshiba external hard drive.

3. Let this software to scan and fin all data and other files on the external hard drive with Quick Scan and Deep Scan mode; 
Preview and select found files, click Recover to restore all found files to a safe spot in PC.

get lost data from not working Toshiba external hard drive.

After this, save your data into a secure device and then format Toshiba external hard drive and reset it into reusable for saving data again