Why my laptop cannot detect my hard drive?

Seagate Expansion 1tb usb 3.0 portable h...
February 3, 2017 at 01:05:16
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Seagate 1 TB hard drive and after awhile of not using it, I find that my laptop cannot detect my hard drive anymore. I am not sure if it is the connected wire or my hard drive itself. Please help. Thank you in advance!

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#1
February 3, 2017 at 02:09:55
Is this the internal hard drive or an external one?

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#2
February 3, 2017 at 07:33:36
If an external hard drive look for the drive in Windows Disk Management. If it shows there post here, all the information listed there for that drive.

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#3
February 3, 2017 at 12:00:20
If this is an external hard drive, try it on another machine and try it with another cable. If the drive uses a USB cable with a 'Y' at the end and two connectors, make sure both are connected or an external power source is plugged in. If using an external power source than the USB connector directly on the heavier cable is the one to use, not the thinner cable loop.
If an internal secondary drive then try a different signal cable and power connector and on a different machine.

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#4
February 5, 2017 at 19:33:26
It is an external hard drive with USB 3.0 cable. I did try using a Samsung USB charger, which is similar to my hard drive USB cable. But still, it cannot be detected.

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#5
February 5, 2017 at 20:45:31
Did you check in Disk Manager as recommended?
Did you try it on another computer?
These are steps in diagnosing the problem.

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#6
April 28, 2017 at 06:30:13
When HDD diagnostic tools within your windows detect an issue in the hard diskm the windows detected a hard disk problem pops up when ever the computer boots. As @bogdan has said it could be he issue with your SMART BIOS that is responsible for taking care of these issues. Turning off this feature from the BIOS can get rid of the problem.

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#7
April 28, 2017 at 20:48:25
Please note that there has been no answers from the OP since February.

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#8
April 29, 2017 at 07:05:29
Additionally, as per #6 above, there is no @bogdan participating in this thread.

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