Can't Access 2TB External USB HD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by oneextraid, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    I just purchased a WD 2TB external USB drive and when I attach, the system says can't install driver. I am running W7 x32 on a Dell E510. I attached the drive to a newer PC HP A6710T W7 x32 and it recognized it perfectly. I partitioned the drive to have 2 partitions below 1TB and it attached to the E510. I couldn't find any BIOS changes, on the E510, that would affect the 2TB drive.

    Anybody have any ideas? I can live with the 2 partitions but would like to get to partition so that I don't have to manage the space.
  2. vinodh

    vinodh MDL Junior Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Try updating the BIOS with the latest version form Dell. It normally helps with recognizing large HDD volumes.