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3TB WD not showing in My Computer, Disk Management but does in BIOS

Question: 3TB WD not showing in My Computer, Disk Management but does in BIOS

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with a 3TB Western Digital Red drive.

It does not show up in My Computer, Disk Management or Device Manager or diskpart >> list volume.
Also a no show in the Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics tool and CrystalDiskInfo.

It does show up in BIOS (See screenshot) and also in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool (See screenshot)
In both places it is showing as 0GB though.


What I've tried:
Unplugged all other drives except the C Drive and the 3TB WD, same result as above.
Unplugged all other drives except the 3TB WD and launched the installation CD for both Windows 7 and XP to see if either would recognise it. Neither did.

I'm out of ideas (I did see a few things online I didn't try, like uninstall the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers from the Device Manager, since I don't really know what that means I didn't)

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Answer: 3TB WD not showing in My Computer, Disk Management but does in BIOS

Try this.....
I have a 3 TB drive. Windows 7 Ultimate won't format more than 2 - Microsoft Community

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Hi there,

So I am here because I am having some hard drive problems. Firstly for my Primary drive i am still running my old 250gb Hard drive (with windows already installed on this drive). Secondly, for my slave drive i have a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Hard drive that wont display in my bios or in disk management. The 1TB drive seems to spin up fine etc. but i just can get it to display so i was just wondering if someone here could help me get this to work so i can format this new disk. Also i must add that my motherboard is an ASUS p8z68-v-pro board.

Thanks in advance

Answer:second Hardrive not showing in bios/disk management

check the connections--make sure that the drive is connected to one of the BLUE sata3 ports (there should be 4) and NOT to the GRAY sata6 ports (should be 2 ports)

it is also possible that you 'might' need to update your BIOS (but this could be a bit extreme) or firmware--see:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

and

http://support.asus.com/Search/KDeta...A07951198D&t=2

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Hi, I recently installed windows 7. But after installing I found out the the computer is not waking from sleep. When I enter the password and press enter the screen becomes blank. I have to again restart the system. Doing some googling I found out that SSD drive does the caching when iRST is used. So I tried to look for SSD in the Disk management, But I can see only 1 500 GB HHD. It doesn't show the SSD drive. Even the Intel Rapid Storage technology is not detecting. It shows internal empty port 0. But when I checked in the BIOS, in the system information i can see the SSD mentioned. If any one of you have faced the same problem and/or know some work around then please help. Thanks,Sumit  

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Hi guys, I'm kinda primitive and still using win XP SP2, but I need your help. I backed up my valid information on a hard disk a friend gave me and now it is not showing up. I've search all over the net but to no avail, so am forced to join this forum. I need those information badly; so please,somebody...anybody... HELP.Attachment 296589Attachment 296594

Answer:second HDD not showing in My computer, and disk management

This is a Windows 7 Forum. Check this out for XP. Thanks,
Windows XP Forums

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DVD/CD drive is not listed on "Computer" nor on "Disk Management"

Windows "Trouble shooting" reports "TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633J" is missing (or corrupted ?)

With a DVD movie in the drive, the drive spins up but does not auto play. It just spins down and stops. The drive is not listed in VLC.

Four days ago I uninstalled (using RevoUninstaller) some ancient apps I never use with a restore point before each uninstall. 4-Feb, 5-Feb
1. CloneDVD2.exe
2. AnyDVD.exe ... this one was a ring in (unsolicited)
- both by SlySoft.com ... there is an obvious omen in there ...

I have tried 3 system restores, one each before the unstalls and one a daily (1-Feb) system restore. Each System Restore failed.



On the third "fail" (1-Feb) I decided to try Windows Troubleshooter, targeting devices and hardware



After the attempted fix ...



I am way in over my head, this is the first system Restore I have done in 25 years.

CONFESSION TIME:
For the past 12 months I have been reading up on virual drives, imaging, OEM backup, recue discs etc ... all a bit late for todays dilema.
I have never made a media disc of the OEM -- could I do that onto a USB stick (or USB pocket drive) or must it be a CD/DVD ?
recently I made a "Rescue Disc" for my new unused Lenovo ... so I am learning

How would I know if it is a hardware or a driver problem ?

Would appreciate some help, thank you

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Answer:DVD/CD drive not showing on Computer nor Disk Management

Any easy hardware check: Try booting from bootable CD/DVD. Boot from CD/DVD is handled by BIOS (and before Windows even starts running). So if it boots from media OK, it's a windows issue

To check Windows, download and run Filter Load Order Tool. Is the DVD drive listed in the display? If so, select it then hit the Clipboard button in the display. Paste the results into next post

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Hi all,
I had a problem of Windows 7 x64 Pro not seeing my 8TB Seagate USB HDD no matter what I tried, it just would not show anywhere except in "Devices and printers" and there was nothing I could do with it there!
After several weeks and hours spent on the net searching for an answer I struck the resolution by chance, because i like to fiddle about my operating system.
In case someone is still facing such a problem of external USB HDDs not being recognized and not even showing in "My Computer" or in "Disk Management" (as I had), here is what I did to resolve this problem:
1. Open "Device Manager>Universal Serial Bus Controllers",
2. Look for the USB "Mass Storage Device" and uninstall it by selecting it and hitting the "Uninstall" menu button at the top (with the red X on it),
3. Do a "Scan for hardware changes", the system will find and install the appropriate drivers and you should be able to find and use your device now.
I hope this will be of help to someone.
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Answer:External USB HDD not showing in My Computer or Disk Management

Info save to my hard-drive, thanks! I could have used that some time ago. May need it again someday.

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Please help, I'm pulling out my hair here!

None of my usb drives are showing in My Computer. None of my drives are showing in Disk Management at all! (not even my internal hard drives)
I've tried my external HD, Flash drive, ipod, & my digital camera. Windows plays the normal sound when I connect them but nothing happens. None show up in my computer. The ipod charges as normal and I can print via usb.

The only things listed in My Computer are my 2 internal HDs C: & D: and my DVD drive H:

Thanks for any help.

Running Win XP

Answer:USB Drives not showing in My Computer or Disk Management

Restart your computer.

~StickDude101

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SO basically, i'm doomed.

when i plug the damn thing in, SOMETIMES windows will say that it is "not recognized", and SOMETIMES Windows won't say nuthin at all. jsyk i've tried 5 times, and only one time windows responded with that uplifting message.

i tried searching for the device in my computer, not there. there is no "removable disk" icon either.

i also tried going into disk management, not there either.

oh and i've also tried this on 2 other computers.

SO therefore I assume that the thing is un-salvageable. UNLESS of course one of you angels reveal that it is not actually a goner, and that i can actually still access it and save my life. in which case it would just mean i'm a complete tech noob. however, that optimistic situation seems highly unlikely, and therefore i shall return to my assumption that i am doomed.

seeing as life is so, is there any way i can recover my data from the thumbdrive? and no, i can't send it back to the dealer because i never actually bought the thing; it was given as a door gift at someone's birthday. IKR.

so yeah.
 

Answer:Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer

Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

regards
 

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The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive I'm using is from my old laptop it has 4 disks. After I put it in the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclosure, and connect it to my new laptop it does not show up in 'My Cumputer' and 'Disk Management', but displays in the 'device and printer' section of control pannel.I also can't eject the hard drive, even when I'm not doing anything to it, the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclusre's blue signal light just keeps flashing for a while then goes off for a sec, then resume flashing again. I tried reinstall the hard drive's driver, but that did not solve the problem.Please Help 

Answer:Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management'

does it work fine when u put it back into the old laptop

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The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive I'm using is from my old laptop it has 4 disks.
After I put it in the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclosure, and connect it to my new laptop it does not show up in 'My Cumputer' and 'Disk Management', but displays in the 'device and printer' section of control pannel.
I also can't eject the hard drive, even when I'm not doing anything to it, the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclusre's blue signal light just keeps flashing for a while then goes off for a sec, then resume flashing again.
My laptop also keeps trying to install the hard drive.

I tried reinstall the hard drive's driver, but that did not solve the problem.

Please Help.
 

Answer:External Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management'

Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 4700, running Windows XP service pack 3 and recently I had Trojans in the system...it took me a while, but my system seems to be pretty much back to normal, I had to turn off system restore and turn it back on to get rid of one Trojan, so I can't turn to it for help.  Anyway, I recently noticed that when I plug in my USB 2.0 Flash drive or my iPod nano it won't show up in my computer.  The remove hardware icon appears and I can safely remove it, but I can't access the devices.  When I check the remove hardware icon, it tells me the device is at location 0, which I can't figure out.  I looked under disk management and it shows my D drive, the CD drive, E drive, which is CD-RW and F drive, DVD drive...which is confusing.  I never paid attention, but I only have two slots that open on the PC...I don't even actually remembering having a DVD drive, but then I never tried to use it.  It says no media on it anyway.  I can't change the path of the USB Device since it won't show up under disk management.  My mouse and keyboard are USB, and they get picked up, and when I check hardware under C drive, I get this for the following drives:WDC WD800JD-75MSA3 Location 0 (0)  -- I actually don't know what this is...hard drive?USB 2.0 SD/MMC Reader USB Device Location 0HL-DT-ST DVD ROM GDR8163B Location 0 (0) SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-2525 Location 1 (1)PM5302J RSW601D SCSI CdRom Device Locat... Read more

Answer:USB Flash Drive/iPod not showing up in my computer/disk management...

You are probably still infected...Visit our Virus and Spyware section and follow the instructions at the top of the page for posting your logs....BTWYour drives as listed are:Hard DriveCard ReaderDVD burnerCD BurnerSCSI CDROM.

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Evening!

Have recently formatted my laptop and re installed Windows on my normal HDD because i have a small SSD since formatting my SSD and deleting and renewing the old partition, in windows explorer and disk management i can no longer see my SSD. I can see my SSD in Bios and in the Intel Rapid storage technology app, but cannot understand why i cannot use my SSD, Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards

Perry

Answer:SSD not showing in Disk Management, but showing on Intel Rapid Storage

Could we get some more information?

Does this laptop have 2 hard drive bays? Did it always have 2 hard drives?
What does "deleting and renewing the old partition" mean?

What I suspect is that the SSD has a partition that is still marked ACTIVE. Windows will boot from one Active partition and ignore the other. So if the SSD has just one partition that is marked active then the whole drive would be ignored.

If you deleted the partition in Disk Management or some 3rd party program then that would have taken care of the Active flag on that partition. But if you just deleted the contents of the partition that would have left the flag.

Let us know what you did.

EDIT: I should add: any partition that contained an operating system will have the active flag. This is not something you would have had to do yourself.

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I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.
 

Answer:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.
 

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i bought a brand new Samsung 3.5 SATA hdd of 160GB, model HD161HJ internal
it can be seen on bios and device manager/disk drive but its not showing on disk management! thats why i cannot format it.
what should i do?
is my samsung hdd broken?

this my hardware:
processor: AM2 A64 LE1620 s940
mb: MSI K9VGM_V [email protected] [email protected] PCIE LAN
memory: 512mb ddr2 pc533/667
1GB ddr2 pc667 (upgrde)
hdd: maxtor 80gb stm380215as sata
samsung 3.5 SATA hdd 160gb( the one that is not showing in disk mngmt)
vc: inno 3d 7200gs
cdrom: LG combo 52x/32

please help me!!!:cry
 

Answer:2nd hdd is not showing on disk management

:wave Welcome to Major Geeks! :major
You can download the Samsung diagnostic tool from this direct link. The download is an ISO image file which must be burned to CD as an image, then you'd boot to it and run the diagnostic on the drive to be sure it's 100% healthy. If it's new, it is under warranty and can be returned for a replacement if needed. You can also try a 3rd party partition tool like Easeus Partition Manager or a bootable tool like Partition Logic; both programs are 100% freeware. Good luck! :-D

(BTW- you didn't mention which version of Windows you're using... it shouldn't matter, but it might )
 

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Hi,

I recently bought a Samsung 850 Evo 500GB which, for now at least, I want to use to install games on (I have another smaller SSD running windows). The drive shows up in my bios and in drive manager but not in disk management. Can anyone help me get this drive working?

I am running windows 10 and my motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI.

Here is a SS from device manager and disk management:

The Samsung SSD in this image is simply the DVD in the DVD drive:

 

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Hey guys,

I?ve been googeling this for a few days and can not seem to find the answer. So here goes...

Problem:
I have a 2TB seagate barracuda HDD that is not showing up in:
- disk management
- CMD -> diskpart -> list disk

It does show up in:
- device manager
- bios
- Intel rapid storage technology

Screenshots:

Specs:
CPU: I5 6500
Motherboard: GA-Z170XP-SLI
Windows 10

I also tried switching out cables and ports. Same results.

Any help or further questions would be awesome. This is starting to piss me off...

Answer:WIN10 2TB HDD not showing up Disk management

Can you try the HDD in another PC or can you lay your hands on a SATA docking station to test if the disk is a dud or not
I'm assuming the disk is new, has it ever been working before in any circumstances?

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My ps3 hdd recently pooped out on me after a power failure.
It is relatively new at only a few months old so I figured that the HDD can't be dead (I may be in denial ).

I was not able to format it with the PS3 itself so opted to just do it in my Windows 7 laptop.

I stick it in to my enclosure but it does not get detected in MyComputer or the Disk Management tool.
I know my enclosure is working because I use another HDD for it to store my files.

I downloaded swissknife as I read in some threads that it might work but swissknife does not detect it either.

Is there some way I can access it to do a format?

Thanks!
 

Answer:PS3 HDD not showing up in MyComputer & Disk Management

Sounds like you are in denial.

What exactly do you mean by "it pooped out on me after a power failure"?

You saying that your power went out and then wouldn't work after that?
 

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Dear Friends,

I am using a laptop with windows 7.While using my antivirus detected some trojans and deleted also.But now my hard disk is not showing in disk management but showing in windows explorer.And also I tried to take backup using windows backup.That also showing some error.I think it is a virus affection.But no antivirus is detecting virus.I tried some rootkit revealers also.

Can somebody help me.

Answer:H/D not showing in Disk management Windows 7

Try this.
System Restore

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Hey guys,

I?ve been googeling this for a few days and can not seem to find the answer. So here goes...

Problem:
I have a 2TB seagate barracuda HDD that is not showing up in:
- disk management
- CMD -> diskpart -> list disk

It does show up in:
- device manager
- bios
- Intel rapid storage technology

Screenshots:

Specs:
CPU: I5 6500
Motherboard: GA-Z170XP-SLI
Windows 10

I also tried switching out cables and ports. Same results.

Any help or further questions would be awesome. This is starting to piss me off...

Answer:WIN10 2TB HDD not showing up Disk management

Can you try the HDD in another PC or can you lay your hands on a SATA docking station to test if the disk is a dud or not
I'm assuming the disk is new, has it ever been working before in any circumstances?

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So I got a 3TB HD and try to format to get the most out of it but I can't format the extra 746.52GB to use it. So my question is what up? I Google it to try and find out why but can't figure out what up.

I try this information.

So I'm a little lost. Attach CPU-Z to the attachments.

Answer:TB3; Showing Up Weird In Disk Management

Currently your HDD is initialized as a MBR disk. Legacy MBR mode can only address up to 2TiB - any space beyond that will be unusable. To work around this, you need to initialize and partition the disk under "GUID Partition Table" scheme (GPT). You can do this easily with "Partition Wizard" freeware.

Download link : Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
I would recommend watching the official video guide : How to Wipe Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Wipe Partition Help Video

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Hi guys and gals.

Just wondering if there is any one here that can help me.

I just recently noticed when I went into control panel - administrative tools - computer management that my disk management add in/snap in is missing information.
It should show me my drive numbers and more. Also there is no right click options when I try to use them on the partitions.

Check the picture attached

Probably a microsoft tech would know the answer.

Thankyou and have a nice day
 

Answer:Disk Management Not Showing Properly Win Xp Home Sp2

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My 1tb HDD is not showing up under Windows XP (or Win 7 as I tried via USB connection on another PC) except for when I view it under Disk Management, and it shows up there as DISK 6 and has a red mark beside it. It does not assign a drive letter. I click "reactivate disk" but it doesn't work. BIOS detects it as Generic Disk.

The good news is I downloaded some HDD undelete software that has found it and it allows me to copy across files (even ones I haven't deleted) to a working HDD. The bad news is it is a almost full 1TB drive and unless I buy another, I do not have any other space to copy the files to.

Does anyone know what the problem sounds like ? I thought it might be the allocation table, but I was told by a friend that Windows should still mount it if that corrupts. But the Undelete software views even the label name and everything, so it is strange. The only difference between this and my other drives in the GUI is the first label for it seen in the undelete software is "I: Dynamic Simple" rather than the proper name "Storage Drive 3", but if you then click the + beside the info it opens up to show the proper label name and then all the correct files.

HELP
 

Answer:Solved: HDD not showing up in Windows, except under Disk Management

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Ok I'm starting a new thread as requested. I've attached screenshots of my problems.Disk management is empty apart from my dvd drives. One is real and one is from magicdisk or daemon tools. My hard drives and anything I plug in doesn't show up in disk management or My Computer BUT they do show up in Device Manager. I have made sure the right processes for disk management are starting up. When I first discovered disk management was empty, I tried clicking rescan disks. Nothing changed in disk management but several drives disappeared from My Computer. A restart fixed it.When I plug in my usb drive, I get the safely remove devices thing in the taskbar and it plays the connect sound. It also shows up in device manager.I have been using a lot of different virus scan programs to get rid of whatever is doing this but to no avail.I tried rootkit revealer and it showed a couple of entries in the registry that I couldn't delete. I scanned with Avira and it found them too but apparently it couldnt delete them either. Maybe this has something to do with it.I remember doing a fix before where the controlset001,002 were used by a virus. Any ideas on how I can get rid of these hidden entries?I've already scanned for rootkits and done virus scans and everything i could think of. Updating drivers does nothing. Its not because of something I have installed. I haven't installed anything new since it happened.pc info:xp version 5.1 build 2600, service pack 2.I get ... Read more

Answer:Disk management empty, USB drives not showing up

Please go to http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html and post the 3 logs, so an expert can properly help you.

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My External Drive is normally assigned the letter G, however when I plugged in it now it was assigned H. Looking in Disk management, G does not show up in the list of letters available to change the assigned letter to, and it does not appear in disk management as being assigned to any drive I currently have.

I saw another thread on this and it said to go here in the registery:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

And rename the letter after the "DosDrives part"

I tried that but it still did not free up Letter G, and I also tried deleting the entry that appears for G:

\DosDrives\G:

But that also did not free it up and when I opened the registry again that G: entry was back. There are also others keys in the folder like:

\??\Volume{c9a21be8-9438-11df-9735-005056c00008}

That maybe assigned with these letters somehow so I'm wondering if anyone knows what else I should delete or change to be able to assign the letter G again.

Answer:Drive Letter not showing up in disk management

Not sure what the deal is with that but out of curiousity are you using the same USB port when plugging in the drive?

Also have you done any BIOS updates or changes recently?

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Hey friends yesterday i got a Hitachi Deskstar Hard disk (160 gb) from a friend.wen i conect it to my Desktop (ASus dg41 chipset m/b. 4GB DDR3 kingston Ram,Intel Dualcore original (3Ghz)Processor.And 450watts new smps power supply)IT show zero bytes in bios and not shown in windows explorer,I see it in Device manager,wit zero space.I reconnect this Hard disk to my friend desktop (Lenova desktop)(Actually he gives me the hard drive to use).In Lenova Desktop it shows the space in windows explorer.And works normally.I try to conect this hdd in several desktop systems bt same result that not showing in win explorer.Why this is not showing in other desktops(except lenova pc) ?Is there any way to get it works on any computers.Plz help me

Answer:Hitachi Hard disk showing 0 mb in bios & Not showing in windows explorer

QuoteIT show zero bytes in bios and not shown in windows explorer,I see it in Device manager,wit zero space.The Bios recognizing the drive is the lowest level of recognition. If not recognized at this level its usually a jumper setting, cable issue, or Bios needs to be flashed with a newer version.Is this hard drive an IDE (PATA) drive or a newer SATA drive for starters?If it is a IDE (PATA) drive it could be jumper set wrong, (Master(MA), Slave(SL), Cable Select(CS))If its a SATA drive I'd try a different SATA cable with it to rule that out.*I wouldnt jump into flashing your Bios with an update unless you find information supporting a known issue with the version you are running and hard drives. A bad flash can kill certain motherboards that dont have Bios protection that can revert back on wrong or failed flashes.

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Not sure how or why, but if I use the Disk Management applet, it takes longer than it used to to just start up. The Volume list at the top of the panel appears reasonably soon, but the botto panel, with tiles for each drive that takes forever to appear. And even when it does, the scroll bar on the right side of the window is frozen.

How do i fix this?
 

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I have a samsung SV0411N ATA IDE hard disk, just enough to meet my memory needs.the problem is it doesn't get detected, there is no mention of the device in MY Computer. I tried to install XP on it, but set up displayed a message saying it could not read the drive.I used Vista disk management, from another HDD and in disk management, the disk finally showed up. but as soon as i start disk management, it asks me to innitialize the disk, i click OK, it returns data error (CRC). and then in the disk management window the disk shows up as a 37 GB unallocated space.when i try to create a new simple volume, it says "operation cannot be completed because the disk is not innitialized"Chkdsk dosen't read the drives, the samsung doesn't even have a drive name yet.

Answer:Hard disk not working but detected in BIOS/disk Management

In disk management, right-click on the drive and format it.

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Hi,

I will try and be as thorough as possible. First of all I have an external HDD, which comes up in Windows as "WD My Passport 0740 USB Device".

I used to own a MacBook Pro but it was stolen last year. I now have an Asus Vivobook running Windows 8.

I have tried multiple times to access my external hard drive using the new laptop, to no avail. I am aware of the file system differences between Mac and PC and I am pretty sure I took this into account when I initially formatted the HDD, however it may be HFS format.

I have updated all of the drivers, tried in both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on 2 separate laptops, running Win 8 and XP and have also downloaded the HFSExplorer program as recommended in various forums.

I still cannot see my device in explorer. I have checked in Disk Management and the device shows up as "Healthy (Active)", however no drive letter has been (or can be) assigned and the field under "File System" is blank, whereas other partitions show FAT, FAT32, NTFS etc.

I'm at a loss of what to do. I no longer own a Mac and have no way of taking everything off the hard drive and reformatting it. Am I missing something here? If someone could shed some light on this it would be much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2365M CPU @ 1.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
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Answer:WD Passport showing in disk management but not explorer (Windows 8 and XP)

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I bought a brand new U12-43837 Ultra 500GB external hard drive but as soon as I hook it up to the computer, the computer recognizes the drive, installs the driver, makes the hardware insert sound, but the drive does not appear in My Computer, nor does it appear in Disk Management. A few threads on here say to do certain things with the drive in Disk Management i.e. change drive letter, but the drive doesn't even show up in Disk Management so I cannot do that. Where do I go from here?

Answer:brand new external drive not showing up (not even in disk management!)

Hi,
From a search this looks like just an enclosure and does not come with a hard drive inside it already = sold separately :/

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My external hard drive seagate 1TB not showing in my computer and disk management. It happen after I install seagate dashboard. It showing in device manager under disk driver but I can't access this drive. I'm trying to get into BIOS while inserting the external drive but my computer stuck. When I pull out this external hard drive my computer can enter bios and boot up normally. Please help. I got very important data in my external hard drive. TQ very much

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Hey everybody,

I am newly discovering drive partitioning and thought I would try it on my new HP 2570p Elitebook. I can't figure out why my computer is showing double drive partitions for D and E drives. Anybody know why this is?
Also can anyone explain what the 1000MB and 100MB "Healthy" drives are used for. Can I delete them and merge with my C: drive for more memory?
(On a side note disk management and computer management aren't even giving me an option to delete when right-clicking on the drives)

My ultimate plan is to install windows 7 on C: drive solely by itself to get rid of all the bloatware that came with my computer, and have a partitioned D: drive for all my pics/music etc. using partition wizard. I'm hoping to maximize hard drive space because I have a 128 GB SSD.
Please use simple terms because I am new to all this!
Thanks for all the advice/help in advance.

Answer:Disk Management showing double drive partitions?

Welcome to SevenForums!

Hopefully one of our experts will jump in to help you.

But meanwhile, my advice is to search on this forum and Google for what you want to do. Changing partitions is serious business for the uninformed!

Your PC has a UEFI bios and I would not want to give you misinformation. But I am sure deleting the 100Mb and 1000Mb partitions will not be a good thing! Besides you will only gain 1Gb.

Also check with HP to find if your notebook can use a second SSD, that would be your best option.

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My external hard drive seagate 1TB not showing in my computer and disk management. It happen after I install seagate dashboard. It showing in device manager under disk driver but I can't access this drive. I'm trying to get into BIOS while inserting the external drive but my computer stuck. When I pull out this external hard drive my computer can enter bios and boot up normally. Please help. I got very important data in my external hard drive. TQ very much
 

Answer:EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE NOT SHOWING IN DISK MANAGEMENT

I assume that if you start without the 1TB HD that everything works normally.

If this is true, when you connect the 1TB HD, do you get any indication that you have added new hardware? You should.

Is your connection to the 1TB HD via USB?

Never mind. One of your images shows that the Seagate is recognized. From that, I conclude that the USB interface is good
 

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There is no drive assigned. I wonder what it refers to? I've checked the registry but can't figure it out. How would I remove it?

Answer:A phantom removable drive is showing up in disk management

Ah, forgot I had a card reader. I assigned it a letter, and inserted media, and it's OK now.

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Hey everyone,
I just purchased a new external hard drive for my laptop. I have a Sony vaio, and the hard drive I bought is a Micronet Platinum XL 500gb. I turned it on and it didn't show up in My computer so I went into the disk management and noticed it was not activated. I activated it and then still nothing.

That was obvious because the drive had not been formatted. So I clicked create new partition and started formatting it. All was fine, it was late so I went to bed, got up in the morning to see how it completed and it said that the format was NOT successful. Now it won't show up in My Computer, nor will it show up in Disk Management. Should I just create a WIN98 bootdisk and format it from DOS, or is there something else I can do?

THANKS!
 

Answer:External hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

If it won't show up, I don't see how you can format it in DOS.

Anyway, check out Device Manager and tell us more.

Other suggestions:

1. Test your drive on another pc
2. Check your bios settings


good luck
 

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Hi there,

I've a Hitachi 500GB SATA HDD, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. The other day i was just playing around with Disk Management and unintentionally right clicked on one of my drives and clicked "Rescan". The Disk Management did something for a while and then my PC restarted and that particular drive disappeared in my computer. Although I'm able to see the partition in Disk management but not in the list of volumes but in the bottom view of my disk. That partition does not have a Drive letter, I've tired to change the drive letter but it says "the disk management view is not up to date" I've tried some partition Manager software to assign a letter to my drive but all in vain. I've also found a solution to the error "the disk management view is not up to date" by updating my windows but that too didnt work for me. I've very important data on that drive and i really want it back. Tried every single thing googling around and used DiskPart in MS Dos also, nothing worked. Any suggestions?

Answer:Partition not Showing in Win7 After Rescan in Disk Management

  
Quote: Originally Posted by was33m


Hi there,

I've a Hitachi 500GB SATA HDD, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. The other day i was just playing around with Disk Management and unintentionally right clicked on one of my drives and clicked "Rescan". The Partition Manager did something for a while and then my PC restarted and that particular drive disappeared in my computer. Although I'm able to see the partition in Disk management but not in the list of volumes but in the bottom view of my disk. That partition does not have a Drive letter, I've tired to change the drive letter but it says "the disk management view is not up to date" I've tried some partition software to assign a letter to my drive but all in vain. I've also found a solution to the error "the disk management view is not up to date" by updating my windows but that too didnt work for me. I've very important data on that drive and i really want it back. Tried every single thing googling around and used DiskPart in MS Dos also, nothing worked. Any suggestions?


You don't mention the product you tried, but MiniTool Partition Wizard is a solid product which has great instructions for usage on their web site. Additionally, they provide free e-mail support and have been very responsive to my requests for help.

You can visit their site at;

Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 a... Read more

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i just upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate. I have 2 striped 250g sata running my OS. 1 IDE 150gb as back up and another 1TB SATA as back up. all my drives are reconized in my BIOS and all but my 1TB WD is showing up in my disk management and device management. All my drives have been formated and partitioned at one point, everything have data on them from my last OS its just when i did a clean install of win 7 on my striped drives my 1 TB will not show up anywhere in windows.

I even downloaded a few programs to see it they could detect the drive and no luck. I know the drive is working wince i was usung it 2 days agao before i installed the new OS. and it is shown in the bios, plus i can feel the disk spinning on the inside of the drive.

any help i been banging my head for 2 days

FYI my mobo is a Asus a8n32 sli delux with the most up to date non bata bios

Answer:WD10eals not showing up disk management Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Do you mean you cannot find it on My computer?

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There is no drive assigned. I wonder what it refers to? I've checked the registry but can't figure it out. How would I remove it?

Answer:A phantom removable drive is showing up in disk management

Ah, forgot I had a card reader. I assigned it a letter, and inserted media, and it's OK now.

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I found this older post from 2007, but the problem was never solved and the thread
was closed. I ran into the same problem, but eventually figured out the answer on
my own. Please read:

Windows XP - Nonexistent drive listed in XP and two letters assigned to same partitio
I recently installed software that allowed Windows XP to access linux partitions (EXT2) on an external drive (assigned them to P: and V: ). Once I had copied out the files I wanted from those partitions, I uninstalled the software and reformatted the drive to NTFS (assigned to Q: ). The software I used was Ext2 IFS (www.fs-driver.org).

Disk Management shows that drive as only having one partition (74GB, Q: ). However, the other drive letters are still listed in My Computer (and any Explorer dialog). When I try to open V:, it gives a long dialog that starts "V: refers to a location that is unavailable." I would be okay with leaving that one. The REAL problem, in my mind, is P:, which opens the same file system as Q:. I've never had two letters pointing to the same drive before, but I can't imagine it's a very good idea.

Any suggestions on how to remove these drives from Explorer? I am comfortable navigating the registry, if that's what it takes (as long as you're comfortable telling me correctly what needs to be removed/altered in the registry).

Things I have tried:

1) Looked in Disk Management -- not listed.
2) Looked in Device Manager -- not listed as volumes for ... Read more

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I tried to connect an external drive that wasn't showing up so I went into Disk Management and tried to enable it. I was not able to get the drive to work on this laptop but now when I look in Disk Management, it's showing a volume for a 12GB hard drive that is not connected. In addition, to the right of Disk 0, it shows 3 partitions now. The first is the 12GB  "Recovery Partition", then the 102MB "System Reserve" which is normal and then the C drive which looks normal.There is no 12GB HD connected to this laptop. When I right click either on the volume on top or the "partition" below, it doesn't give any options besides "Help", which is pretty useless.Here is a screen shot:Any idea how to delete this volume/partition?I tried system restore, by the way. It didn't remove it.

Answer:Disk management showing volume/partition that does not exist.

You say you believe the 12GB partition/drive should not appear in Disk Management, yet it's clearly labeled Recovery Partition.  So, the 12GB partition is the Recovery Partition put there by Acer and it's there in case you need to restore your system to it's original configuration.  This, i.e., a Recovery Partition,  is standard on practically all computers on the market in recent years.  And, if you use the Recovery Partition to restore the system, the Recovery Partition will continue to exist after you've done a restore. So, based on your post, I really don't see a problem.  Can you re-state or clarify what you feel is the problem?

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I'm currently using a Samsung NP-QX410, and I'm trying to install an external hard drive onto the laptop so that I can backup the data.

The hard drive is a Western Digital Scorpio 750GB
The hard drive enclosure is a Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA (I know it's cheap. That might very well be the problem).

When I plugged in the hard drive into the USB ports (I've tried all of them), the light on the enclosure lights up and I can hear the hard drive spinning. When I look around, I can't find any signs from my laptop that a hard drive has been plugged in (or that anything at all has been plugged in for that matter). After some digging I found out it's suppose to appear in the Disk Management page, then create a partition and do a few other things with it.

My disk Management shows no signs of the hard drive though. All it shows is Disk 0 (the basic disk) and CD-ROM (for DVD's).

To me the problem just looks like I just bought a cheap enclosure, but I'd rather ask to make sure there isn't an obvious step I skipped. If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate some help.

Thanks.
 

Answer:External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management

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I have a 750 gb hard disk and I wanted to partition the disk so that I can mount Centos (i.e operating system) however Inspite of having 262gb free space its shrinking and only showing 15gb. I used windows defragment and even auslogics disk defragment but nothing worked. Please help.

Answer:Windows disk management showing wrong capacity

Please post a screenshot of disk management.

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i am having a 150 gb hdd with windows 7 64bit on it, i have 3 partitions in it,now i baught a new hard disk so i want to make one single volume from the full 150 gb, i was able to delete one partition but another one is not showing the delete option please help
thank you

Answer:Drive is not showing the delete option in disk management, how to dele

To be clear: you bought a new hard disk. Did you install Windows 7 on that new disk?

Now you are working on the old hard disk (150GB). Is there any data on that disk that you want to save?

The first partition that you deleted (101MB) - was that the System Reserved partition?

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well its blowing my mind...
im not able to do any thing in computer management-disk management page
my account is an administrator but format, extend and delete volume optiones are grayed (disabled) even when i want to shrink a drive ( not the one with the Vista installed on) i recive an error saying you are not allowed and access is denied .
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Farzad/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]i dont understand whats the problem... can anyone of you folks help me?
there two pics attached below one is the error it self and the other one is the disk management snapshot.
thanks before answering

Answer:computer management-disk management problem

Hi farad4me

Windows is using this drive for page filing, DO NOT DELETE.

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So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.

Answer:HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo


So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.







Quote:
I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?


You can use Macrium ( free) to create the image.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/pa...2270j1060538j7
Be careful when downloading to always click "custom" and decline any of the crap it wants to add - i.e. changing search engines, home page, etc.

Make a boot cd( instructions on main page) and also after creating the image, do a Verify.

I do this by clicking Restore and browsing for the created image and you will see a link to Verify.

Put the image on a different internal hdd and if you have an external hdd, put one there as well.

Do an image backup periodically, (I do it once a week or after any major changes).

This will prevent loss of your files if you have a virus,corruption, etc.

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Hello everyone.


I know some of you have seen this issue before and I'd like to get your input on this; I and some others have been working on this in this thread linked below.

Don't Know Why








  
Quote: Originally Posted by First Install


Another new / clean install is connected to the #1 SATA port of the mobo and set as the first boot device and it was the only HDD connected for the clean install.

Originally the "Movies" HDD was Disk 2 after the others were reconnected but that changed also at a later time.


Edit: I just posted more in the second post down.

This time all the HDD were connected for the clean install, the "Disk #" changes at random intervals and is sometime different from one look at disk management / diskpart to another, it's completely screwy.

This first set of snips is the way it should be and is the way it is some of the time, the second set is from just a few minutes later, sometime the "Storage" HDD is Disk 0 and sometime the "Movies" HDD is disk 0, the C: should be Disk 0 the first snip is the BIOS listing.

Any ideas, anybody?

Answer:Diskpart / Disk Management vs the BIOS

Here see what I mean, I just now got these.

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Just built a new PC and i installed windows 10 onto the SSD. When I was first installing me it prompted me to selected a drive where both my SSD and 2TB HDD were presented as options. I selected the SSD and proceeded to install windows 10. However after loading into windows my HDD was not present in my computer. Additionally I went to the disk management hoping to initialise it but it doesn't show in there either. I restarted my computer and looked in the BIOS and the HDD is set as secondary boot and Hard Disk Drive BBS priorities are also set correctly. Can anyone please assist me to help windows recognise my HDD.

Specifications:
Seagate SATA 3 2TB Barracuda 64mb Cache
Kingston 240GB HyperX SSD SATA 3 2.5 SSD
Intel Core i5 6600K Quad Core LGA 1151 3.5GHz Unlocker CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 Z170 LGA 1151 DDR4 Motherboard
Corsair 16GB DDR4 LED RAM
 

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i've purchased a new ssd for extra storage, but it does not show up after plugging it in, currently running os on a different ssd.
 

Answer:new ssd shows in bios but not disk management

In order to help you, you need to post a LOT more info; exact system specs, exact drive you are having problems accessing, if your board has more than one sata controller, what controller you are using for the drive, etc, etc.
Post a screenshot of disk management.
 

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The problem is pretty much sum'd up in the title. I have a 1TB Western Digital Blue Caviar sata HDD hooked up to the motherboard. A while back, when I went to go boot up the PC, the HDD busy light just stayed solid, and windows 7 took a lot longer than usual to load. When it does, I can't use the hard drive. I have tried to rescan for it in disk management and exhausted all most all the fixes I can find in threads on the net.

I know it's not a totally dead disk, because a couple times the C: drive (boot drive) automatically ran CHKDSK, it seemed to repair 1 or 2 small files, a file structure, or something, and then the D drive would return for a couple days before the problem returned.

I replaced the Sata cable with a new one, it started working again, but only for a few days. I'm kind of baffled on this one. Usually I figure these things out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day.
AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-DS3P - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series -
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Answer:2nd HDD (1TB) is recognized in bios, not in Win 7 disk management

Are C and D both partitions on this single WD Blue?

Or do you have 2 distinct drives?

Not sure what you've tried, but have you run any Western Digital drive diagnostic utilities?

Have you connected the problem drive to several different motherboard ports?

Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.

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Hi!!

I have a SATA Hard Disk, it was working ok then I stopped using the computer for about 3 months and when I turned it back on the Hard Disk is not showing in the BIOS or in the Disk Manager, what could have happend and is there ANY way it can be fixed?

Thanks!!

Answer:Hard Disk not showing in BIOS or Disk Manager

Did you reset CMOS? check in BIOS what method your HDD is using.

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Interesting. Not a problem cuz everything works fine.

But... in disk management... my boot drive (PNY 240gb SSD) is listed as in disk 1, with my data drive (Seagate 480gb SSD) listed as disk 0


While my BIOS says the PNY is connected to SATA 1, and the Seagate to SATA 2

should i be concerned? Can it be fixed? Does it need to be?

Answer:Disk Management vs Bios SATA drives

You do not need to be concerned.
By convention, all SATA ports are treated equally by the System. There will be no performance improvement based upon which port the drive is connected to (that applies to the standard chipset ports - any add on controller ports are a different story).

BIOS recognizes disks by which SATA port they are connected to, Windows identifies DISKS by an identifier code kept in the registry. Once a disk gets identified as Disk 0 it will remain Disk 0 until something changes.

IF you are OCD (like me) you can try this:
Shut down the computer, and switch off the power supply.
Disconnect the larger Seagate drive (SATA2 in BIOS, DIsk 0 in Windows)
Switch the power supply back on, and restart the computer. Enter Windows and check Disk Management to see if the PNY SSD is now Disk 0.
Shut down and reconnect the Seagate. Restart and see if it stays that way.
Let us know!

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I have an external hard drive that wasn't showing up anywhere on my computer, so I replaced the hard drive case and now the external hard drive is found in device manager, but not in disk management or my computer. I am running windows 8, and there is data on the external hard drive that I would like to have access to.

The disk drive that is in the case is a Samsung HD103SI

I have used the rescan command in disk management. It showed as Disk 2 Unknown and not initialized. (Please note this is not a new disk and it has data on it that I am hoping to retrieve).

Some information that might help:

The system is:
LENOVO 90B70019US Lenovo H50-50

Using Belarc Advisor the drives show as:
MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW840 [Optical drive]

ASMT 2115 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2, s/n 00000000000000000000
ST1000DM003-1ER162 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD10EZEX-60M2NA0 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, SMART Status: Healthy

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

Answer:External Disk Drive Shows Up In Device Manager, But Not In My Computer Or Disk Management

Just to be sure...
Is the replacement HDD case USB powered?
 

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
 

Answer:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

Regards,
-Alex
 

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This is my first build. Just getting Windows 8 on the SSD was a minor adventure on its own.

i7 2600
ASUS P8Z68
Windows 8 on new 60gb OCZ SSD - Shows in Computer Management.
New 2tb WD Green - Shows. Formatting right now.
2tb WD Green - Shows but as unformatted - working on this w/ testdisk.
1tb WD Green - Shows.
1tb WD Green - Does not show.
250gb WD not sure of series - Does not show - this was my last comp's main C drive w/ Vista. Sata is through a Vantec PCI-E card. The user manual was very confusing & I have not installed any drivers for the card. There were dozens, several required copying the drivers to then installing from old-school floppies (who still has those?!), & they all read like they assumed a RAID array.
500gb Seagate - Does not show. Also using the PCI-E card.

Just to anticipate a few of the simpler answers: Yes all the drives' pertinent cables are all attached in the appropriate places & yes, they all worked fine before-hand. Well, okay the Seagate was wonky. Forget the Seagate.

Answer:Hard Drives not showing in Computer Management

You seems to have a lot of HD in this PC, you probably install them on the third party controller, Marvell or something else ( not the Intel one ) and it's not activated in the BIOS, or the drivers are not install, what model of motherboard you have ?

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I recently upgraded to Win10 from Win7, and I lost some files (photos, documents) and I am trying to see if they may still be on my laptop since I didn't delete anything. I found instructions on looking into the Computer management (see attached) but it isn't showing the Local Users folder that is supposed to be located where the red, arrow points in the photo.

Does anyone know how I might find these files? I can live without them, but I would rather have them, than try and reload etc. Ty much, Denise


 

Answer:Computer Management Not Showing Local Users

If you are logged on with your standard user account try logging off and into the Administrator account you have and trying again. However you did say you had deleted the user account these files belonged to and if you confirmed during that process to delete the user's files too then you would need data recovery software to possibly recover them. Don't know where you are getting this advice from denise but there isn't any way Computer Management could help you to recover lost files. Save yourself some time and copy them from wherever you have them.
 

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OK. I have created an SSD RAID 0 in my ASUS BIOS.
DO I have to do the RAID again in Windows 7 "Disk Management"?
Has it already been Striped by the BIOS or do I have to format it as Striped?

I'm using it it for my Boot Disk.
2 x Samsung 256GB 850 Pro: Extended to 512GB.
I also have a PCI 6GB SATA controller, but I am doing the RAID on the motherboard. ASUS P8z77.

Answer:Setting up SSD Raid 0 (zero) on BIOS - Formatting in Disk Management?

No, Windows Disk Management will see those 2 SSDs as 1.
Have the SATA RAID pre-install drivers ready (on a USB stick) from motherboard support page for Windows installation.

Possibly this one - Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver Software V11.0.0.1032 for Windows XP/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver for Windows XP/7 32bit & 64bit. https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8...Desk_Download/

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I have an N22 winbook with 64bg eMMC and M.2 slot.  i tried to install a samsung 960 evo (pn: MZ-V6E250) and it will not show up in the BIOS or in windows.  I cannot change any settings in the BIOS to have it detected, and no options that i can find in windows.  is there something i am missing to get this thing to detect the new SSD?

Answer:N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade. SSD not appearing in BIOS or disk management

Seems very difficult,

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Hello Everyone,

Over the last couple days, I built a new PC and installed windows 8.1. Initially I had some issues installing windows, so I unplugged all my drives except the SSD and DVD. I installed windows to my SSD.

Everything works great!

Now I started adding my drives back in 1 at a time. When I plugged my 2nd SSD in, it showed up in BIOS, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. So I booted back into the install CD, it showed up in the disk manager there. Since this was also a blank SSD, I partitioned and formated the drive from the install CD, then exited the installer and booted back to my windows drive.

I have 2 SSD drives working great!

Now to add my 2TB HDD... Same issue, it shows up in BIOS and the install disc, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. This drive does not have a boot partition on it, however, it does have two existing data partitions. They were made from my previous windows 7 system and the option to delete these partitions is grayed out in the install disc menu. I also have some data that I would like to keep on it. I have a USB dock that I can use to read the contents of the disk just fine. Everything is there and in working order.

Can anyone help me out here? What is different about Windows 8.1 that is preventing my hard drives from showing up in windows proper? I am reading things about UEFI online, but nothing seems to fit my exact scenario. I will try and post some screen shots when I get back at it.

System:
Mobo- Asroc... Read more

Answer:2nd hard drive shows in BIOS but not Disk Management

Check if your sata drivers are the latest here : ASRock > Fatal1ty Z87 Killer

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I just bought a new 160 WD HDD and installed it into my computer. It was foung in BIOS ok yet its name was blank.. but when i go to look for it in disk management or device manager i cannot find it anywhere. I have switched the SATA port it is plugged into on the motherboard but this hasnt helped at all. Any suggestions??
 

Answer:second hdd found in bios but not in Device manager or disk management

Likely a faulty HDD. If the drive was working properly, it would be properly recognized and identified by the BIOS. If the BIOS can't see it properly there is a fault.

Test in a different PC to verify.
 

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so i got my new 4tb hard drive today from new eggs but it is not showing up in windows whats so ever and the first thing i noticed is that the hard drive makes a gear noise and then beeps and it shows up in the bios
but nothing in the device manager and or disk management. im about to get a replacement unless someone can help me fix it i have 30 days to contact them.

Answer:Hard Drive Shows in bios but not disk management

If the drive is making grinding noises then apply for an RMA from Newegg

you can try using GParted to format the drive to an NTFS partition
GParted -- A free application for graphically managing disk device partitions

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Hello everyone, just wondered if anyone knows anything on this?

When I list my disk partitions in diskpart it shows I have around 3mb Unallocated space but when I view my disks in compmgr it shows I have no unallocated space. Enclosed a couple of screenshots.

Haven't noticed any problems with pc or files.

Is it anything to be concerned about?

Answer:Diskpart showing different free space to Computer Management.

They both report 596GB. Absolutely nothing to worry about.

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Gentlemen, thanks for your help.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

Answer:Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Windows 7 Disk Management

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Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place. It should be here in Hardware.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

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Hi Geeks,

My Secondary hard drive has just disappeared and is not available in the BIOS or in Disk management.
This occurred immediately after installing Android SDK (on the drive in question)
An error message popped up in the tooltray with a write delay notification, I ignored it (regretfully) and proceeded with the last step of the SDK which was ADB restart (or something similar) which had failed.
After this, the drive had disappeared from my computer and it's nowhere to be seen.

The drive in question is a 750 GB SATA.

If anyone can help me with this I'll buy you a coffee.

Thanks very much.

-Vin
 

Answer:Secondary Hard Drive Dissapeared: Not Recognised in BIOS or Disk Management.

Sorted!!!
 

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I have a Seagate 2TB HDD ST2000DM001, I run my OS (Win8) on my SSD (OCZ vector 128GB) so this is for storage but for some reason it's not showing up in disk management, it does however show up in HD tune, bios and device manager but not disk management
I am running really low for space on my SSD (8GB left) so I really need this fixed, I'm almost even willing to pay the first person who can help me fix it. If pictures would help let me know

Everything appears to be fine but my HDD won't show up if my SSD is plugged in (in the bios) or rather doesn't seem like I can use both at the same time and can't boot from my HDD

I found this, the sold icon says the device is working properly, the ghost looking icon says the device is not connected to the computer however the ghost icon comes and goes.


If I set the 1st boot as my HDD then I can see it as a boot option however it disappears if I change it to my SSD. I assume I can't boot from my HDD because it's not formatted?


This is my build if this helps at all
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Interna... Read more

Answer:Internal Seagate 2TB HDD appears in bios and device manager but not disk management

Re: Internal Seagate 2TB HDD appears in bios and device manager but not disk manageme

Some things to try, but I have never run into this...
1) Shut down, read mother board manual about sata ports and priority
2) try new port, be sure to scan for hardware changes in device manager
3) shut down, hook sata cables to ALL your unused ports. Boot Windows and at the desktop plug drive in one cable at a time, sata is hot swap. Give each try at least one minute. Post what happens.
4) try the drive in another computer, format it there and try again
5) Haunt the Win8 forums (probably not going to find anything)
 

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So I just stuck a 1TB SATA HD in my computer, and it's not showing up when I open up My Computer. I've re-started about half a dozen times. I went into the BIOS, and the BIOS sees it. I have very little exerpeience with SATA so maybe I'm just doing something stupid. FWIW, my main HD is on SATA 1 and the new HD is on SATA 3. PLZ HALP!! Thanks

Answer:New SATA HD not showing up in computer; showing up in BIOS

what's happening is the drive hasn't been formatted so it's not showing up in windows because there isn't really anything there. You have to go to disk management and format the drive.

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Yesterday I was burning a CD of some of my music to take to work and listen to. After burning 4-5 songs there was an error (windows media player) and it could not burn the rest.

I hit OK and exited the program, then went to eject myCD, and it did not open. So I go to My Computer to select eject, adn there is no cd drive lsited all of a sudden, and not one in Divice manager either.
The LED light on the cd rom is still glowing green constantly, but it will not respond or try to open when I press eject. And it makes no sounds as if it is trying to read a disc or such.
I tried system restoring to 2 days ago, but it did not fix the problem. I've tried unhooking it, and hooking it back up to no avail. I have tried the Mr Fixit program from the microsoft site, and it DETECTS the problem, and syas 'CDrom/Drive not being recognized" or such, but has a red X next to it saying it could not resolve the problem.
I have also tried going intoo regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} Then deleting Upper and lower filters (mine only had upper) and rebooting. And still nothing.

This is very frustrating since I am an avid computer gamer and can no longer insert my game discs to play/etc.

I'd be beyond thankful if someone could help me fix this soon, and please put it in turns/steps I can understand. Aside from gaming and internet, I am a tech novice.

Thank you so much in advance!
--Poe
 

Answer:CD Rom suddenly not showing up in device management/computer etc in Vista &wont eject

Its likely a physical hardware problem. Open up the case, disconnect and reconnect both the power and data cables(on both ends) and see if the drive opens. If not the drive may have failed. The drive should even open with just the power cable connect and the data cable connected, so as a last test try ejecting the tray with only the power connected.
 

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hello
couple of weeks ago my NAS drive stop working, i try to SSH it but did not work, so i use the Diagnostics tool from WD to check whether its ok or not but the HDD pass all the test. then finally i decided to take the HDD out of the enclosure and attached
it to Desktop running win 7 Pro. the BIOS detect the drive as 0.0GB, when i check it in Disk management it showed as unknown and not initialized. i tried to initialized it but keep getting I/O error. then i used DISKPART tried to use clean all command and
getting same I/O error. 
is there a way to recover data and make use of HDD or is it fried HDD now.

please help thanks.

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I'm trying to put an old hard drive into my PC as a slave but i can't find it in disk management. It is installed via IDE and BIOS recognises it as a hard drive but i can't find it when i login to my PC.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: hard drive recognised in BIOS but doesn't show in Disk Management

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I recently dual boot installed Ubuntu alongside my original Windows 8 on my Ideapad y480(then subsequently tried some other stuff to remove Ubuntu), so basically the computer's pretty screwed up: "boot failed" when trying to boot windows, but Ubuntu is fine. I ordered the Lenovo recovery disks and got all 4, but upon entering the first disc in the drive and pressing f12 into boot manager I don't see any disc entry there, no sata- entry, just ubuntu, windows boot, Ubuntu, Windows boot, then six lenovo recovery manager entries with the exact same serial code. Not sure what to do, f2 bios menu doesn't help either. It's not the cd drive, because I can see the disk once inside Ubuntu, and I hear the whirring sound.

Answer:Lenovo Recovery Disk not showing up in BIOS F12

edit: the boot order is ubuntu, Windows boot, Ubuntu, Windows boot, 2 EFI IPv6 entries, then the lenovo stuff, which turned out to be onekeyrecovery-doesn't work though, because I partitioned the disk.

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Hi all.

I just installed a new harddrive into my comp (seagate 7200.7 40gb, IDE), to add more space. i set it as slave and the original as master. After booting, it shows up in BIOS but not in Windows.

Ive checked disk management and it doesn't appear even when i rescan disks. Ive also tried partition magic, and it doesn't show there either.

My comp is : winXP home SP2. Thanx in advance.
Nova
 

Answer:Solved: Solved: Slave HDD not showing in Disk management

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after i put a friends laptop hd in my computer and fixed his. i have a strange little 99MB fat32 efi volume\partition on the OS disk. and i never saw it before. and i have 2 boot loaders in bios. wont boot without one of them being selected.

is it supposed to be there? can i remove it?

and what can i do about the boot loaders? does fixmbr work?

Answer:fat32 efi partition on OS disk and bootloader showing in bios

is it safe to use the delete volume override in diskpart on the hidden 99mb fat32 on the os drive? that's my closest thought. since it's the os drive and i like this computer i wont do anything i dont know can damage it

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after i put a friends laptop hd in my computer and fixed his. i have a strange little 99MB fat32 efi volume\partition on the OS disk. and i never saw it before. and i have 2 boot loaders in bios. wont boot without one of them being selected.

is it supposed to be there? can i remove it?

and what can i do about the boot loaders? does fixmbr work?

Answer:fat32 efi partition on OS disk and bootloader showing in bios

is it safe to use the delete volume override in diskpart on the hidden 99mb fat32 on the os drive? that's my closest thought. since it's the os drive and i like this computer i wont do anything i dont know can damage it

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I installed Windows 7 on my Sony VGN-TZ170.It installed beautifull and detected most of my software.  There is, however, one "unknown device"  I thought it had something to do with the card reader so I installed the driver for that from sony.  It installed and rebooted.  everything seemed fine unitl I opened computer managment.  Then I get the error:CompMgmtLauncher.exe - No DiskX There is no disk in the drive.  Please insert a disk into drive \device\harddis2\dr4.Options are to Cancel - Try again - Continue.  Try again and continue do not work.If i click cancel a few times I can eventually use the computer managment. I have a single 100GB hd. 

Answer:no disk error in computer management

After you get to Computer Management is the Unknown Device gone? Was it the card reader?  If so then most likely will require a driver update from Sony.  Could try uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it with Vista Compatibility Mode. ~Alex T.~Windows Desktop Experience MVP~

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Hello everybody,
Just got a Samsung Chronos 7. It came with 4 partitions...or at least that's what it seemed to me. I had the usual 100Mb System one along with the OEM 23,78GB. I wanted to change the Windows version so I boldly booted from the Windows 7 disk I was interested in. At one point, the system asked me where I wanted to install it. I left the two afore mentioned partitions alone, just in case.
I know I should whip myself for not doing any back-up thinking that by leaving those partitions alone, I could fall back on my feet if anything went wrong.
The fact is that I did reinstall Windows all right but lost all my drivers and basically all the programs that came with this laptop. I don't know if they were worth anything
Now my confusion is that I can still see the two partitions when I go to "computer management". But they don't appear in the Computer window. How is it so? Do you think there is a way to "reach" the OEM partition and restore the system? Or does it work with the dedicated Samsung recovery system that I simply and stupidly squashed?
Many thanks in advance for your kind help!

Answer:OEM visible on Disk Management but not on Computer window. Why?

Quote:
I wanted to change the Windows version


No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

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Hi,

I have been having issues with my external hard drive. It is a Toshiba STOR.E PARTNER 2.5" 1TB. I understand there are many threads relating to similar problems but I thought it would be best to post my exact problem because none of the solutions I have read worked for me.

The problem began after I accidentally disconnected the hard drive whilst moving my laptop. I assume something important must have been happening at the time of disconnecting. The HDD still appears to work in the sense that the light is on when connected and my laptop makes an acknowledgment sound when I plug it in. This is almost certainly a software/driver issue.

So when I plug it in, it does not appear in My Computer at all. When I go to Disk Management there is also no sign of it existing. It does seem to appear in Device Manager under 'USB Mass Storage Device' but it has a yellow ! mark on it. It has the Device status: This device cannot start. (Code 10). I have tried upgrading drivers but they seem to be up to date. I have also tried uninstalling the drivers and restarting the laptop - it attempts to reinstall them but fails to do so.

I have also tried using all of the available USB ports on the latop but all have the same outcome as above.

Any help is greatly appreciated as I have important files that I need to use on this HDD. I have two images attached below:

Device Manager:
ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Disk Management:
ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Answer:Toshiba Ext. HDD Not appearing in My Computer or Disk Management

Hello SuperGT. Welcome to the forum.

Can you try the external drive on another computer? See if it is recognized there, or if it does the same thing on another system.

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Hello guys!

This is the first time I am asking for tech support,which is to say how much of an ordeal I am in!

I have an external hard disk,and the last time I used it,I unplugged it without going through the 'Safely Remove Hardware' process.Consequently my Hard Drive was corrupted.I used all sorts of programs to format the hard disk,and finally I was able to get the device back again.Here is what I did: I deleted the volume on the hard disk and then initialized it on Disk Manager,and then,formatted it on MiniTool Partition Wizard.It was fine again.

However given that I also use my PS3 as a BluRay player,I tried to convert it into Fat32.The program I used to do so was ultra slow and in the end,I had no choice but to disconnect my Hard Disk.As a result,I was back to square one.This time,things are worse.

Whenever I connect the device,''Computer'' won't show anything and ''Disk Manager'' will freeze! I've formatted the Hard Disk on the Partition Wizard and according to the latter,there is nothing wrong with my hard disk - there is not any way to verify whether this is true or not.I can also see my Hard Disk on Device Manager.

Can you help me plz?? I don't have enough money to buy another external hard disk.....
 

Answer:Help! Computer and Disk Management freezes when EHD is plugged!

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i have been searching everywhere on the net for the answer but i couldn't find it :/

it shows up in device manager, there's a green light on it,

what i've tried so far:

- uninstalled every driver and rebooted

- rebooted and unplugged several times,

It's an Icy Box IB-351 this device works on other computers and it used to work on this one, now i can see it in Device management and appearantly it's "working properly"

it has no red light blinking on it atm, Please help me if you can, if you believe you have a solution to my
answer here , thanks.
 

Answer:Problem with USB, Doesn't show up in Disk management or my computer

Maybe the PC's power supply is getting weak. Try replaceing the supply
 

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Skill level: Beginner

I've been toying with the idea of swapping the hard drive out of my Acer Aspire 5740-5780 laptop with an Intel SSD 330 to improve performance. So I used Norton Ghost 15.0 to copy my data to my new Intel SSD. So after that was done I swapped hard drives, and booted up. My laptop was stuck at the Acer Splash Screen (F2 and F12) menu. I'm able to press either key, but it locks after that.

Then I read somewhere that I need to go through sysprep. So I swapped the original hard drive back in. After attempting sysprep, I get an error, Fatal Error...


Now as I'm typing I'm using my original Hard Drive just fine on my laptop. However, when I connect my Intel SSD via USB on my external enclosure - it is no longer detected in My Computer or Disk Management.

Answer:SSD no longer appears in Disk Management, or My Computer, no Activity

Have you tried restarting the computer with the SSD connected? Also, a clean install is recommended, although cloning the hard drive can be done, but much easier with Paragon migrate ( not free $19.95). it will transfer the complete OS and align the SSD at the same time. You may find this useful, SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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i bought a 250gb samsung external hard drive ,when i connected it to the usb port my computer could not detect it either in disk management and my computer ,so i decided to rebot the computer and go to the bios ,i could not also see it in the bios.funny enough my friends computer could easly be seen when connected both in the disk management and my computer

please help me .am currently running windows 7 build 7077
 

Answer:External hard drive not seen in disk management and computer

USB drives dont show in BIOS.

The USB adaptor may be USB 2 and your USB may be usb1 and as such is having trouble seeing the drive.

Or your USB sockets or drivers are faulty, try another USB device in them
 

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My motherboard doesn't support JBOD. I can make one in Computer Management, supposedly using software RAID, but is it safe?
If I were to buy a new computer, could I just transfer the JBOD, or is it going to be lost forever on this computer.. at even worse - this copy of the OS?!
 

Answer:Is it safe to create a disk array in Computer Management?

Yes it's safe to setup software RAID, disk management is where it's commonly done. Spanning in this case.

To purchase a new computer, you'll initially run into the whole issue of transferring a Windows install from one motherboard to another..which will add pages to this thread and that's an entirely different topic (and in this forum personality...ensuing debate).

With software RAID 1, you can "break the mirror"...effectively turning off the RAID and now you have 2x identicle drives as far as data goes. I haven't done JBOD ...I want to say I don't think it can be broken.
 

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No error message, just endless stall. Virtual Disk Service is on. Have no idea what problem is or what to do. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Can't connect to Virtual Disk Service in Computer Management

Finally connected, just took a loooong time!

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hi i am new to this and 18 about to go to uni next week so i need some help and FAST! i bought a 320gb hardrive in june 2010 and it was perfect i made a back up of my whole HP system. However a friend of mine plugged my hardrive into her apple mac and i think my hardrive must have synced to her hardrive called time machine or something like that and now i am trying to use my hardrive in my hp laptop it wont work.

ive tried everything it wont show my computer i searched for help all over the net and with technicians on the phone saying to go into disk management and its not there either. One techinician was sayin i might have to reformat it on the mac.

this cost soo much money and i cant afford to buy another one nor can i afford to lose all my data on this one..


please is there a genius out there that can help me!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Hard drive not recogized in my computer or disk management

Timemachine shouldn't automatically synchronise to the hard drive, unless told to do so. Also, in order for time machine to function on that drive, it requires it to be formatted in the MacOSX native filesystem.

In case your not aware, Timemachine is Apple's backup software, designed to backup Apple systems.

If the data on the hard disk is not of any consequence (e.g. it contains no essential data), it can be formatted as NTFS, which will then be read by Windows. Unless it has been formatted as a Mac OSX partition it should be read natively anyway. In other words, it should be NTFS still.

Lets go back to basics:

1. If it's an internal hard drive, does BIOS identify the hard disk?
2. Your positive disk management doesn't identify the hard disk?

You could use a bootable partition editor like GpartED to boot from the DVD drive and inspect all your connected partitions.

You could also boot from a Linux Live distribution like Ubuntu as well, which would enable you to check your connected partitions/drives.

The fact Windows is refusing to identify that hard disk is leading me to suspect its been re-formatted as a Mac OSX filesystem and as such can't be read from Windows. If its been re-formatted your data is already lost, in which case just formatting it will resolve your problem.
 

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I have five Sata drives. Of these five, Windows 7 Pro 64 "Computer management" reports that two of them still are 100% free despite both having significant usage as reported in "Computer" and "Explorer"

F: Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy, Primary partition,

"Computer management" Capacity 92.21GB Free 92.21GB
"Computer" Capacity 92.2 GB Free 16.8GB

L: Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy, Primary partition,

"Computer management" Capacity 389.59GB Free 389.59GB
"Computer" Capacity 389GB Free 379GB

The L: drive is newly installed and only ebook files are on it. What might have caused this and can it be corrected?

Answer:Computer Management fails to show disk usage

How are you looking at drives ?
Please post a screen shot of your maximised disk management
Start>type diskmgmt.msc>enter
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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My computer is not automatically assigning a drive letter (path) for a new external hard drive device. (Manhattan Quantum Bigfoot USB device) Hoping to manually assign a letter I try to go into the Disk Management folder and manually do it. However each time I attempt to open the folder it crashes (resets) my computer. If the device is NOT hooked into the USB port the folder will then open with no problem. It only crashes when the USB device is connected. FYI: the hardware device page indicates that the device is working properly. It just has not been assigned a drive letter or path.

My OS is Windows 2000 Pro.

Thank you for any suggestions you might have.

GlennL
 

Answer:Opening Disk Management folder causes computer crash

I would be willing to bet it is a driver problem as that drive is pretty old and as far as I could tell the only drivers available are for win 98.
 

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Tried just about everything but I still can't seem to get my external hard drive to show up in my disk management or computer. It say it's installed and ready to use but I don't see it.. only in the device manager and in devices and printers I can see it.. but nowhere else.. I'm working with windows 7 upgraded from windows xp but has be downgraded which was originally windows vista I think.. A friend gave me a computer and I had it upgraded.. can any one help me get my computer and external hard drive straight. Thanks.
 

Answer:Don't see my external hard drive in disk management or on computer

Check this thread out: http://goo.gl/rxkBN
 

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I've been having this problem for a few months now. I recently built my own computer, having been on a lap top for a couple of years, and found my old external hard drive. I plugged it in to the new computer, and it said something about needing to be formatted, which I promptly did due to nothing of importance being on it. I went to sleep, and woke up to see that it couldn't be formatted.

This is where my issue begins. It no longer appears in Computer, or Disk Management. Disk Management won't even load if I have the drive plugged in. There seems to be no way at all to format the drive, since Computer, and Disk Management both don't load when the drive is plugged in. Any help?
 

Answer:External Hard Drive is Not Recognized in Computer or Disk Management

I have a similar problem. I have an old external hard drive and it wont showed up or open under my computer or disk management. I tried to open it under disk management but there is no way to be found. The files F, G, H, etc are empty. I really appreciate an extra help here since I am not a computer expert. Thank you!!!!
 

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Hello all. I've used this forums many times before and decided to join. The information is very good here.

Anyway, I'm working on a friends computer (Dell Optiplex GX520 with Windows XP SP3) who had some spyware on it. I think I have it all removed but I have this one strange issue I've not come across before. I discovered it when trying to run the disk defragmenter and I kept getting an error message that said it was unable to start. The C drive is present there and other USB drives that I connect as well. But when I go into disk management, the only thing listed are the USB drives and the CDROM drive, NO C drive or any other volumes. Also, when I tried to run chkdsk on reboot, I get a message saying that it could not check the disk for some reason (flashes by too quickly). Can someone shed some light on possible conditions that would cause Disk Management to not be able to see the main Volume?

BTW. I removed some trogans and installed MS Security Essentials. Computer seems to be working fine except this issue. I don't have much history on the computer. Hard drive is reported in Device assignments as ST3808110AS, I'm currently running sfc /scannow to check Windows files.

System File Check just finished. I need an XP Pro disk to repair Windows and I don't have one. Oh well. Please let me know if there's a way around this.

Answer:No hard drives detected in Disk Management but C drive is in My Computer. ?

Can you post a screenshot from Disk Managment?

Logically...any connected drive should always appear in two places...the BIOS and Disk Management.

The only possible reason that I can think where this might not happen...is if two drives are assigned the same letter by Windows, only one can be reflected.

As for C: being reflected in Windows/My Compter...any version booted into appears as the C: drive, as any person who does multiboots will tell you. The C: drive is nothing but a designation for the O/S partition/drive booted into.

As for your XP Pro situation...there is no way around the requirement for the system files for the applicable O/S installed. XP Home is not Pro and vice versa.

Louis

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Hi,

I have a Western Digital (WD) 250gb external hard drive and run Windows XP on my Asus Eeepc laptop.

One day I pulled my external hard drive straight out of my computer (didn't use "safely remove hardware"). From now on it isnt displayed in my computer, and it doesnt appear in disk management either. When I open device manager and then open my WD SES Device, it tells me the device is working properly. I have tried updating the driver and uninstalling it, but everytime I plug it in reinstalls itself and tells me it is working fine.

I am not a computer guy. I have read other forums and none have a solution for me. Does anybody know how to access my external hard drive? (please write responses in simple language with simple steps I can follow)

Thanks
snowyman
 

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i recently got an used hp envy 14 currently running x64 home premium . since it ' s limiited edition , i dont know the full specs . i was told the HDD was over 700 GB [ 720 or 750 ? ] . when i added up the total space , it was not over 600 GB usable . now i ' m seeing a partition in computer with label Q: which i cannot open displaying " Q: is not accessible access is denied " .

- the " hide empty drives " option is checked in folder options .
- the disk management doesn ' t show the drive
- when i try to change the letter of any drive , Q : is not available .

is it possible that this drive is eating up some space ? or is 600 / 610 [ unsure ] GB max usable in the hard drive ? need to perform a clean install of win 7 ultimate . so i dont want the space to be waste or perform a format again to just get the space back . dont want to see the same problem in ultimate . so , please help me out here . thanks in advance

Answer:Mystery Partition In My Computer Doesn ' t Show Up In Disk Management

Hello rawmess and welcome to Seven Forums.

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.

According to your second screenshot, Disk 0 is 596.17GB. That should be the total amount of space on the disk. I'm guessing that HP installed a "620GB" hard drive. That would be based on the manufacturer using a decimal rating system where 1000KB = 1MB and 1000MB = 1GB. But in computer speak (or the binary system that computers use) it actually takes 1024KB to equal 1MB and 1024MB to equal 1GB. So if you keep dividing 620GB (620,000,000,000 bytes) by 1024 (you have to divide 3 times) you will eventually get around 596GB.

As to the mystery Q: drive, since it doesn't show up in Disk Management I'm thinking that perhaps it was a removable drive (external hard drive, flash drive) and the previous owner gave it the letter Q. Here's a couple of previous Forum threads that may offer some help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ss-delete.html

Mystery Drive (Q:)

Hope some of this helps.

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I have had the same Toshiba external hard drive for years and have never had any problems plugging and using from any machine, mac or pc. I recently had to reformat my hard drives and re-install windows 7, and ever since I have been unable to access my external from this machine. It still works fine on my laptop, and when I plug it in to my tower, it still recognizes that "External USB 3.0" has been plugged in and downloads the drivers. However, the drive appears neither under my computer nor disk management, nor diskpart -> list volume. It does show up in my device manager as USB mass storage but uninstalling the drivers and plugging it back in does nothing. Is there anything I can try before moving all my files off and formatting the drive, and will that even help? Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Solved: External hard drive detected but not under my computer or disk management

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I have two hard disks, one Seagate 120 GB one and another Maxtor d540x-4d
5400 rpm 40 GB UATA/100 drive. My problem is that the maxtor drive used to
work fine, but recently, it is recognized by BIOS and Device Manager in
Windows, but it is not shown by either the logical disk manager in disk
management or My computer. What is the problem? Any remedies? THanking you
 

Answer:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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