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Disk Manager, Device Manager, BIOS unable to see Disk

Question: Disk Manager, Device Manager, BIOS unable to see Disk

Hello everyone,

A friend of mine bought a 3TB Seagate SATA drive off eBay about a week ago. He has been having trouble with it since. He said at first the disk showed up in disk management but after a while stopped showing up all together. It wont show up in the BIOS, device manager, etc. His brother took it to the IT faculty at school and they said that it was marked as a server/RAID drive but didnt know how to change this or reset it.

Should this effect whether the disk is seen by the BIOS/Disk Management?
Is there any way to fix this or is this disk shot?

He contacted the seller on eBay and has yet to hear back.

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Hello everyone,

A friend of mine bought a 3TB Seagate SATA drive off eBay about a week ago. He has been having trouble with it since. He said at first the disk showed up in disk management but after a while stopped showing up all together. It wont show up in the BIOS, device manager, etc. His brother took it to the IT faculty at school and they said that it was marked as a server/RAID drive but didnt know how to change this or reset it.

Should this effect whether the disk is seen by the BIOS/Disk Management?
Is there any way to fix this or is this disk shot?

He contacted the seller on eBay and has yet to hear back.

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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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I just bought a used, rebuilt i7-3770 computer with Toshiba 1TB HD (SATA0), 16GB memory and Windows 10 Pro in a HP 8300 Elite case, with HP motehrboard. I bought a 500 gb Samsung SDD. I installed it on SATA1 and BIOS showed it. Then I tried to clone to it and both clone softwares and Windows 10 Disk and Device Manager would not see it. So I put it in a USB adapter and cloned to it with no problems. Then I installed it in SATA0 (unplug HDD) and it boots just fine. Then I installed the original HDD again on SATA1, BIOS sees it but Windows 10 does not. So I unplug the SSD from SATA0 and reboot and it boots fine from the HDD from SATA1. So both drives are recognized and boot when they are the only drive installed. So I plug in the SDD to SATA0 again and it boots fine from SDD, but no HD on SATA1 in Windows. So I change the BIOS to boot form SATA1 on HDD. It boots fine from the HDD on SATA1 but no SDD on SATA0 in windows (BIOS sees it). So the cables are good. The connections are good. Both SATA0 and SATA1 will boot when selected or only drive connected. BIOS always sees both or either drive when connected. But it won't show both drives in windows Disk Management or Device Manager when both connected. They always show the on it booted from and that is it. What do I do? Is there another BIOS setting I am missing?

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Two of my USB external Hard drives, a Fantom 600 GB and a Western Digital My Book 500GB cannot be seen in My Computer. I can see them in Device Manager and that says that they are working properly and the drivers are up to Date. In Disk Manager the 2 external drives had a black bar unlike the other drives which had blue bars. The 2 external disks had a number assigned to them but no letter.

I have tried diskpart in the command prompt, was able to assign a letter, then had to format the drives and they did show up in My computer as valid empty external hard drives with the correct amount of space on them. But when I tried to recover the backed up data for one of the disks (less than a third of the capacity of either drive) they went back to not being recognized by My Computer ans in disk manager had a black line with no letter again.

I just went through that process again, got both drives back and tried to recover the backed up files to my Fantom drive and lost the Fantom drive once again.

I am attaching screen shots of my current My Computer (Computer in 7) Device Manager and Disk Manager. In Device Manager you can see the Fantom. The My Book is the WD 5000AAV. In Disk Manager the My Book shows healthy with Disk 1 and the letter L. The Fantom is Disk 2 with no letter and a black bar. In My computer, the My Book is there but not the Fantom.

Any ideas for this. I am about to just recover my computer to factory setup and start new. I have sa... Read more

Answer:External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer

Hi Dick1030,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


Please do as follows:

1. It is unusual for the System Reserved Partition to have a drive letter. Please remove the drive letter.

2. Please remove (always Safely Remove) all the external drives including any card reader and do a drive cleanup as indicated here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298744-usb-thumb-drives-not-recognised-not-drive-letter.html#post2477076 It will clean your system of all non-present devices and you will be starting with a clean slate.(Incidentally this can resolve many drive letter assignment confusion of Windows OS, as you can see in the referenced thread.)

3. After you reboot on completion of the drive cleanup, plugin only your WD My Book and the Fantom drive. As you plug-in the driver for each device will be installed ab-initio. You can watch it.

4. Now take a screenshot of the Disk Management and post. While taking the screenshot, click on "Show/Hide Console Tree” and “Show/Hide Action Pane” buttons on the toolbar on top to hide those and also pull up the center partition line up as much as possible so that we get a clear and full view.





5. Also tell us whether you are sure that you had formatted the Fantom drive and it contains data and whether you want to recover the data..


(Your statements and the screenshots are so confusing - atleast to me - it is necessary that you do the above and restate the problem.)

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Hi,
I am not able to do the following.
1. some .exe files are not running - nothing happens after the double click
2. Not able to open device manager - getting error which says "unable to create new document"
3. Not able to perform SFC /Scannow
4. not able to restore health through DISM
5. Not able to reset the PC
Cannot view hidden system folders. Tried all the above in safe mode but the results were same. I dont have system restore point to restore. I had one but somehow its not there.
Please advice urgently.

Answer:PC is not resetting, device manager/disk manager is not running, OS is screwed

Screenshot for SFC Scannow screenshot for DISM screenshot for resetting error

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Yesterday, I started a download and kept the pc on with my Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External HDD 1TB plugged in. After I woke up I realized that there was a power cut and the computer went off unexpectadly (I had no UPS or any backup system).And, I found that my Ext HDD was not seen in my computer anymore (It was working perfectly until before I went to bed).
In device manager, under 'Disks' it shows 'GoFlex Hard Disk', but in BIOS or Disk Manager there is no sign of this HDD.

I really need the data in the HDD badly. Please help me recover it.
P.S. I read somewhere that keeping the HDD in freezer might help and give a little more time. Is that true? Worth the risk?
 

Answer:External HDD gets detected in Device Manager but not Disk Manager or seen in 'My Computer'

Power outage probably killed something in the enclosure or its PSU. The drive in the enclosure is probably fine. I would remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a dock or install it in a desktop computer before considering freezing it. Freezing is usually reserved for click of death drives, and a last ditch effort.
 

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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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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 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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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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Hi guys!

I reformated my hardrive 4 days ago, everything went fine and I could access my local disk D to pull out files I needed.
however, I ran into some problems and just decided why not just reformat again i mean any files I accumilated over the 4 days I can just drop in my D drive. So I went ahead and reformated, no problems whatsoever except that....I can't see my local disk D anymore!

I checked under device manager and indeed, it is infact still there but it has no Volume name and I cant see anything in it when i use explorer, whats going on it never did this before...


Facts:
- Both disks are windows XP
- both disks are NTFS
- still cant access drive D in safe mode




thanks to the brave men & women willing to help me

Answer:Cant see my local disk D but device manager knows its there

================================================== =
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administratormountvol
Creates, deletes, or lists a volume mount point.

MOUNTVOL [drive:]path VolumeName
MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /D
MOUNTVOL [drive:]path /L

path Specifies the existing NTFS directory where the mount
point will reside.
VolumeName Specifies the volume name that is the target of the mount
point.
/D Removes the volume mount point from the specified directory.
/L Lists the mounted volume name for the specified directory.

Possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points a

\\?\Volume{eadf5f6c-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
C:\

\\?\Volume{eadf5f66-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
H:\

\\?\Volume{eadf5f67-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
I:\

\\?\Volume{eadf5f68-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
D:\

\\?\Volume{eadf5f69-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
E:\

\\?\Volume{eadf5f6a-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
F:\

\\?\Volume{eadf5f6b-3beb-11dd-a1f5-806d6172696f}\
G:\


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

================================================== ==





I am using service pack 1, my other drive has service pack 2.










thanks for the help!

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i have just built a new Pc from scratch, along the way i noticed that three of my disk drives under Device Manager "Disk Drive" tree have the name of the product IE make and product like WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V1A0 SATA Disk Device

My OS drive simply says "Disk Drive"

How do I get it to report the type of drive that it is ? any ideas how Device Manager picks this up?

Thanks ??
 

Answer:Name of disk drive in device manager?

raty901 said:





My OS drive simply says "Disk Drive"Click to expand...

You mean Windows Explorer? Windows Explorer does not show you disk drives, but partitions and the name that you have given them.

You can get the device name on Disk Management (Properties).
 

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Hi guys!

I reformated my hardrive 4 days ago, everything went fine and I could access my local disk D to pull out files I needed.


however, I ran into some problems and just decided, why not just reformat again i mean any files I accumilated over the 4 days I can just drop in my D drive. So I went ahead and reformated, no problems whatsoever except that....I can't see my local disk D anymore!

I checked under device manager and indeed, it is infact still there but it has no Volume name, whats going on it never did this before...


Facts:
- Both disks are windows XP
- both disks are NTFS
- still cant access drive D in safe mode

Answer:Cant see my local disk D but device manager knows its there

Start>Right click on My Computer>Manage>Disk Management.

Look in there to see if the drive even shows up. IF nto then it could be that the drive is not mounted properly or that the partition was lost.

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hi guys,
i have a friend who got hold of an IBM Thinkpad that was a bit broken. he sent it off to get fixed and they replaced the HD. i said i would have a look at the old drive 2 see if i could salvage any of it using my ide adaptor. it starts of promisingly and is recognised by the BIOS and by the device manager as a HD but the Disk management cant see it. im running XP Pro and an ASUS P4S800 board it was plugged into IDE 2 on its own so shouldnt conflict.
is the drive totaly lost? its 60GB so could be worth it. the model number is DK23FB-60.
 

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I have a similar problem to another poster.  I have a Quantum Fireball KX 27.3 MB internal IDE drive from an old computer.  I bought an inexpensive external USB to IDE case and installed the drive.  It shows up in device manager as "disk" but not in the disk management console.  In device manager it says there is no driver installed, but when I choose 'install driver' it tells me there is no more up to date driver available to install.  I am running Windows XP sp2 fully up to date.  An internet search didn't turn up any XP drivers for this drive.  Any ideas out there HNW

Answer:HD Appears in device manager - ot disk mgmt - 2

How is it jumpered and cabled ? ?

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Hi to all,I have a Compaq SCSI HD that fails to start, giving an 'NTDLR is missing' message. After several attemps, I then moved it to my Dell PC. On restrat, I see the SCSI disk listed, but the message sais 'MPT Boot Rom. No supported device found'. I can also see the SCSI disk in the MPT SCSI BIOS Configuration Utility of my Dell machine.In Windows, the SCSI HD appears in Device Manager (of my Dell computer), but not in Disk Management console and not under My Computer. Looking at the SCSI disk properties 'Volumes' tab (see attached), shows Type-Unknown, Status-Unreadable.Any ideas?Kind Regards,Ofer Brum, Israel.

Answer:HD appears in Device Manager, not Disk Management

Did you install the SCSI drivers on the other machine ? ?

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Hello all,
I have a Crucial 64gb SSD labeled as the D: drive. It is not the primary drive. IT keeps disappearing from windows. When it does I can not see it in device manager or disk management.

So I disconnected and reconnected it to a different port on the motherboard and restarted the computer and It showed up again and worked fine.

While I was backing up my Lightroom catalog to that drive, my computer froze and D: was gone again. So I connected it to a different port, restarted the computer and now it is showing up again. I fear it is only a matter of time before this happens again.
I tried CrystalDiskInfo and the drive doesn't show up there.

Edit:

It has failed again, this time I wasn't using the drive for anything. Windows Explorer stopped working so I restarted the computer and the drive is not showing in explorer, device manager, or disk management.

Answer:SSD disappears from Device manager and Disk management

Hello,

It sounds like the drive maybe faulty. Crucial do have an SSD Drive Utility which will test it for you. - Sorry, I cant send you a link as the site is down for maintenance atm.

I'd also check to see what PSU you have installed. It maybe underpowered for the amount of devices you have in your PC. However this is uncommon.
Dave

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Device Manager has started to report I have a (faulty) Floppy Disk Controller. As my laptop doesn't have a Floppy Disk and it presence has never been reported before why has it suddenly appeared?

Answer:Floppy Disk Controller in Device Manager

Your motherboard almost certainly does have floppy support - or at least the BIOS does - even if nothing is actually connected.As to why it's suddenly appeared, I have no idea - perhaps the BIOS has changed and enabled it - have a look at the BIOS options.

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Hi ,

I have a bare IDE HD that I would like to access but my Windows XP machine recognizes it only in Device Manager but not in Disk Management.

I have the bare IDE HD hooked up to my windows XP machine via a USB adapter.

any ideas how i can get my computer to recognize the disk so that i can browse its contents?
 

Answer:IDE HD recognized by Device Manager but not by Disk Management

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I have a laptop which has no floppy disk drive (do any these days?) Device manager shows a 'standard floppy disk controller' with a yellow exclamation mark next to it and in the properties it reports that; 'This device cannot start. (Code 10). I have un-installed it several times but it reappears each time I re-start my system.Device manager reports that it's location is unknown but has allocated resources to it (IRQ, DMA etc.) which given my other problem I would very much like to free up.There are no floppy disk drive options that I can find in my system BIOSThanks for any help you can give.Samsung NP-M50 Win XP Pro SP 2Pentium M 2GHz processor2Gb RAM160Gb Hard drive

Answer:'ghost' Floppy Disk Controller In Device Manager

Hello,

In your BIOS can you see FDD at all? some BIOS display things differently.

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hi
few days back i have completely formated my hard disk with the help of seagate seatool.Then i have installed windows xp sp3. i have made 4 partitions at that time ie. c,d,e,f. After that i have installed windows 7 now i cant see my hdd in disk management or in device manager. both device manager & disk management are showing me my external drives like pen drive. so what may be the problem. plz help me.

Answer:cant see hard drives in disk management or in device manager.

Can you post a screen shot Disk management & Device manager?
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Under Device manager I have a ! under the Hard Disk Controllers....It reads as follows

!Primary IDE controller (single fifo)
Standard Dual PCI/IDE controller
!Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller

*So I have a explanation mark next to the first and third one...

My sytyem is a Pentium 133/16-ram and a 1/2 Gig HD running win-95

Any help would be great, thanks....

 

Answer:Device Manager: !Hard Disk Controllers Problem

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Hi. I tryed to make a system back up but it keeps failing with error code0x80070002) (windows cant find a backup device) went into disk manager and found that my external hard drive that I had plugged in to make the backup on was present and working fine, the strange thing was that i couldnt see my internal hard drive, I did the command promt "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" this enabled me to see the disk in device maneger but windows was telling me that the disk was not connected to the system? system restore wont work and like a fool i deleated my previous backup image to make room for the new one. I also tryed startup repair and this failed to find any errors, I should point out though that windows explorer shows my internal hard drive, which is the drive my OS is running from but disk manager refuses to show it and i dont get a "show hidden devices" in the view tab either. I also have XP installed on a different partition to run some old stuff i like to use and the disk manager in xp is also hiding my hard drive. any ideas??

Answer:Hard drive hidden in disk/device manager

So which OS do you have Vista or 7? You cannot have both so you should not be in 2 forums.

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Greetings Geeks -

I am almost home getting my computer up and running again. The last step is to force Windows 10 to recognize my secondary SATA drive through Disk Manager. I spent a few minutes poking around disk manager and it seemed to me that disk manager wants to format when the disk is recognized. Is this the case? Can I add the drive without losing the information? The drive has data on it that I would like to keep. I am going to give it another try this evening.

The setup drive in question is a Western Digital 1TB hard. Thank you for any help.
 

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Migrated OS 8.1 from HDD to SSD . Migration software installed command line in bios "Boot Manager on Disk 1". If I do a format of SSD will bios revert to original without the reference to disk 1. I intend on doing a clean install of Windows 10 retail version in UEFI mode.

Answer:Can Boot Manager on Disk 1 be removed from bios?

boot manager isn't in the bios its on the hard drive

do a google search for boot manager recovery using bcdedit there are tutorials out there to help you fix the boot manager issue
but if you're intending on doing a clean install on the SSD drive it'll correct itself but its best to remove the other harddrive from the system then perform a clean install

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Well this is kinda strange, Windows keeps putting my Canon printer in device manager under the disk drive
also puts the printer under printers which is correct. Everytime I uninstall it from under the disk drive location
it puts it back after a reboot. Also get dump files error on usb port, which the printer uses. Printer works fine, but it should not be put under the disk drive in device manager. only way to stop it, is to turn printer off, before I reboot.
Then it doesn't put it under disk drive after I remove it. This is darn strange.... lol

Answer:Window puts my printer in Device Manager under disk drives

Maybe Windows 10 is seeing memory in the printer, set aside for spooler use, as a disk drive? Just a wild guess. Don't have a solution.

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Hi. In my Computer Management application, I get an "Unable to attach to Logical Disk Manager service" error when trying to look at Disk Management.
How can I solve this? The reason why I'm running this program is because I got a new I/O Magic Gigabank, and a drive letter isn't assigned to it when it's plugged in. I/O Magic's solution is to run this Computer Management application, see here
http://www.iomagic.com/FAQs/detail_faq.asp?FAQID=301
but it isn't operating as it should be.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:unable to attach to Logical Disk Manager service

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Ok guys, I got my new Hard Drive, a Seagate 500GB 7,200 RPM HD. It's my third hard drive. I hooked it up with a female/female SATA cable and a power cable and booted up my computer. It was detected in the BIOS and device manager. However, when I went to Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management I receive the following error: "Unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager service".

I've searched on google extensively, many people say this has to do with some services not being set to "Automatic". I've set every single service related to Disk Management to Automatic, and I've even tried starting up the 2nd Local Disk Managemnt and Virtual Disk Service then quickly going to Disk Management and still receiving the same error. Here's information regarding my computer:

Operating system: Windows XP 64-bit SP2
Hard Drive 1: 10,000 RPM 150GB Raptor
Hard Drive 2: 7,200 RPM 500GB Seagate
Hard Drive 3 (the one I'm having problems formatting): 7,200 RPM 500GB Seagate.

Please someone help, I'm getting very frustrated as I've searched all over and no solution seems to work. Here's a picture of my services window if it helps:

Answer:Unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager service

Someone please help

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Hi, "Huston, I have a problem"
 
Bought a second hand thinkpad yoga s1 first gen. Running win 8.1 all up to date
 
Having a number of problems setting it up
 
Latest, I plug in a new USB3 2tb passport drive. (seagate backup plus slim)
 
It shows in disk manager but not in explorer, ie I can't see the disk or any of the content.
 
The drive works fine on my old win 7 laptop, installs automatically and all content is visible.
 
I have hented through the forums and seen a variety of possibilities. Nothing seems to totally fit.
 
I tried uninstalling all the USB controlers and re starting but this just caused more problems and the drive did not show up at all, ie not in disk manager either, so just restored to original condition.
 
All help appreciated. I like the machine and need something like this for my work / studies BUT it has to work! ;-)
 
Cheers,
 
R.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I am really frustrated with my lenovo purchase - I find it crazy that you can not submit an EMAIL to lenovo to report a bug or two or ten in most of their bug infested software. In order of priority - here is my problems. If this is not figured out by someone you will lose a customer first and a telecom executive 2nd. 1. Vista SP1 fails.Download Fine.Install Fine.Reboot Starts.>>> LIST OF 100's of .DLLs that are being loaded on DOS like screen on 1st line>>> Hangs on performance monitor or something like that - Can not run recover- Must restore from Original Vista CD Not fun - applied every patch and driver update twice (and yes they seem to be updated once or twice a month) ridiculous! 2. HEY, HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THE WIRELESS MANAGER THAT YOU SUPPLY DOES NOT WORK PERIOD!!!!IT IS A RUNAWAY MEMORY PROCESS - EVEN WITH LATEST INTEL DRIVERS. ALSO BY THE WAY - THE WIRELESS DEVICE NEVER CONNECTS IN WIRELESS "N" MODE. This may be a Vista issue since the same intel controller works fine in both a dell and an HP in "N" mode, So whats up with "N" Support.    3. Diskkeeper is a lousy piece of software and all it is is a gimmick to buy something else you don't need. I keep on removing it and update keeps on putting it back. There is no need for this and much more of the Lenovo startup. 4. PASSWORD MANAGER DOES NOT WORK MOST OF THE TIME - IT has no clue about what websites it should post to - because of xhtml or other dynam... Read more

Answer:R61 7742-CTO Vista SP1 Fails/Must Restore + (Lenovo Wireless Manager, Password Manager, Disk Keeper)

WHY WON'T SOMEONE ANSWER FROM LENOVO! LENOVO IS A REAL PIECE OF WORK WHEN IT COMES TO SOFTWARE. THEY DO NOT SUPPORT THIER USERS OR THEIR PRODUCT. AS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST I UNDERSTAND RELEASE AND BUG ISSUES. BUT THE CULTURE OF LENOVO HAS TOO STOP! THEY NEED TO RELEASE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE KNOWN - EVEN MICROSOFT DOES THIS. 1. A LIST OF KNOWN PROBLEMS BY SOFTWARE TITLE.2. A LIST OF SOFTWARE THAT IS INSTALLED BY LENOVO. (LENOVO SOFTWARE).3. A SURE FIRE WAY TO REMOVE AND/OR DISABLE ALL OF THIS SOFTWARE. (SETUP MANAGER).- THIS INCLUDES THE BUGGY CONNECTION MANAGER (MEMORY LEAKS).- THE UPSELLING DISKKEEPER PROGRAM.- THE PASSWORD MANAGER THAT AT BEST TAKES 10 seconds LONGER THAN TYPING IN THE PASSWORD WHEN IT WORKS WHICH IS ABOUT 50% of the TIME.- THE 20 or so other programs that are not required (run process explorer and you will see what I mean). 

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Well, i'm getting riiiigggghhhhh at the end of my tether here

I'm running a Toshiba Laptop 2.8ghz
512 mb of ram
BIOS: Toshiba version 1.8 (updated)
Windows XP professional SP2

Right, so i purchased a Western Digital 200gb hard drive and mounted it onto an external case with USB 2.0. This external case has a 12+ volt adapter with 1.5am (max 18W) . The hard drive is set on Master.

(note: i have anoter USB 2.0 80gb seagate drive that works like a charm, connected to same computer)

Here is the problem, i connect up the 200gb HD to one of my ports. THe computer happily runs that new USB mass storage device says hello. Then everything goes to hell. I opened up explorer expecting my lovely new HD to appear. Uh oh, this is goign to be one of those long days (week really).

I opened up disk management expecting to find it there and only needing a new drive letter assigned, but nope the new HD is not there, just the two i already have (internal, and external 80gb). Its as if my computer refuses to acknowledge it

Next i go to device manager and lo and behold there is a new entry under disk drives that says "Disk Drive" So here i'm thinking what the heck is going on?

I contact Western Digital demanding nicely for an explanation. We go through all the usual basics and crap ie viruses, spyware and drivers.
All drivers are up to spec USB 2.0, Xp SP2, and as far as i know there are no specific drivers for Western Digital hard disks, only the... Read more

Answer:200gb hard drive visible in Device manager, not disk management.

take it easy, there's nothing wrong with your computer. the hard drive case needs it's own drivers or you'll have to return it and get a different (and possibly better) one.
 

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My computer is getting owned by a virus and i cant find the c drive in my device manager or the disk management.
i had the maleware protection virus and got rid of that with malewarebytes, but was never able to do a full malewarebytes scan because
my computer retarts before the full scan finishes. I got rid of the virus from the quick scan, which was able to complete with no problem.
im assuming i have a rookit virus, but dont really know how to fix this or anything.

dds.txt report:
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by Ed Kang at 22:51:39 on 2011-06-15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3571.2157 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AntiVir Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Google Redirects, popups, and c drive not found on device or disk manager

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I have a WDC 3TB Hard drive in my Computer along with a 120GB SSD in it as well. It is custom built from scratch, this may or may not be the reason since it is my first build. My computer recognizes that both drives are working in the computer, it the BIOS and in Device Management, but in Disk Manager only my SSD shows up, I want to get my Hard drive to appear so I can store stuff on it because my SSD is just about full. I've looked and researched a lot and I cant find a solution anywhere, please help!
 

Answer:Internal Hard Drive Shows Up In Device Manager, But No Where In Disk Management

Hi GundyGunner and welcome to PCHF

We need more information about your computer, such as:

Motherboard information
CPU information
RAM information
OS

 

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All,

I am looking for a disk catalog manager software that can build a database of file from several portable hard drives and/or CD's. I would like to be able to right click on files I find later in Windows File Manager and conduct an automatic search of the database for the files to see if they are already in the database of portable drives.

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

Answer:Disk Manager search options from file manager

Are you looking for a web-based solution or a software install?
 

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I have a problem with a new external hard drive I bought. In Windows XP, it appears as "Seagate Expansion Desk USB Drive" under Disk Drives in Device Manager, but it doesn't appear in Disk Management, where all the drives are listed. It also doesn't appear in My Computer. How can I allocate it a drive letter so I can use it? My drives go up to K, so it should be allocated L drive. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Seagate External Hard Drive shows up in Device Manager, but not Disk Management.

Attach the drive to a different usb port. Open a command prompt. Type
 
diskpart
list disk
 
Copy and paste the result. You can do this by clicking the icon of a monitor in the menu bar Edit > Select All. Edit > Copy. Right click in your post > Paste.
 

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I have a customer's computer here that has two hard disks, a 10GB and a 40GB. The 10GB is the boot drive and has been set up with Ontrack Disk Manager (part of Seagate Disk Wizard, both drives are Seagate drives), the 40GB is regular NTFS. The machine originally ran WinME but has been upgraded to XP. The problem is that Disk Manager comes up with an error on startup saying it can't find the operating system. I can't get into the 10GB drive to find out what's happened, it doesn't show up as a readable partition when I boot off a floppy or plug the drive into another machine. Partition Magic 8 reads it as a "Disk Manager" partition. When I boot off the XP setup CD it doesn't see any partitions on the drive. The most I've been able to do is run EasyRecovery over the drive using the RAW partition type (i.e. it doesn't find any files as FAT32 or NTFS), which allows me to extract all the files, but without the filenames or directories. Spinrite seemed to find a bad sector when I did a level 2 recovery, Seatools found no errors on the drive.

Does anyone know how you can copy files off a drive that has been set up with Ontrack Disk Manager? I installed ODM on a workshop computer but it doesn't seem to have any feature that lets me convert the drive to a regular partition format, or extract files from it.
 

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"Your Handy Tool for Disk & Partition Management
Create, delete, resize, copy and recover partitions.
Wizard mode and expert mode seperately make both novice and expert users manage partition at great ease.
Platform: Windows 7/XP/Vista (32 bit)
Hurry Up! 300 Free Licenses Are Offered Everyday!"
"Why Choose Disk Manager Free?
Wondershare Disk Manager Free is a handy free partition manager for all-level users to copy hard disk and manage partitions. With the complete wizards, you will never worry about data loss when you need to copy disk/partition, create partitions, resize partitions, delete partitions and recover partitions. Now use this Free Disk Manager to reasonably allocate disk space and re-structure your hard disk for maximum use.
Main Functions: Create Partition: Create a new partition or re-partition your hard drive for better usage.Resize Partition: Extend a partition to a larger size or reduce a partition without losing data.Copy Partition: Copy a partition as well as all files in it for backup. You can save the copy to another partition or another storage device.Delete Partition: Delete a partition or delete all partitions. You can choose whether to shred data in the partition.Fomat Partition: Prepare for installing OS or re-organizing your hard disk.Recover Partition: Recover lost partitions as well as files in it from misoperation, software/hardware failure, or virus attack.Convert Partition: Convert FAT to NTFS or vice versa.Set Pa... Read more

Answer:Wondershare Disk Manager Free: Tool for Disk & Partition Management

It says Disk Manager Free, but then says Try in one place and Free Trial in another place.
So if anyone does decide to download and try it out do let us know if it freeware!

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Hi Wondershare Disk Manager Free is a handy tool for all-level users to copy hard disk and manage partitions. With the complete wizards, you will never worry about data loss when you need to copy disk/partition, create partitions, resize partitions, delete partitions and recover partitions. Now use Wondershare Disk Manager to reasonably allocate disk space and re-structure your hard disk for maximum use!
After instal click get code button, for free serial

Answer:Wondershare Disk Manager Free lets you copy hard disk and manage partitions

You really seem to have a lot of info on freeware - Thanks azzis07 for the share!

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

Answer:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

Answer:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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Running a freshly done re-install of win 7 64 bit.

I'm working on bringing the newly installed machine up to speed, and want to do it like the old OS that lasted 5 yrs was done.

That is, I broke the main OS disk into 2 pieces... so three total since the OS takes a tiny 200mb partition.

I guessed a good size would be 150 GB for the OS... 5 yrs ago. It turned out to be a bit close by the end of its career and was only 34GB shy of 150 GB.

So this time I thought I'd give it another 40GB making it around 190 GB.

So, cutting to the chase:
Using the OS tools, it appears the disk manager wants to keep around 250+ for the OS. I cannot see why this would be the case.
I have some screen grabs at the end showing the shrink dialog, and snap of the properties of the disk.

And know too that I have:
Tested and De-fragmented this disc, and it has been freshly reformatted too. All not long before starting work to shrink it.
The dialog (see image below) shows (Sz taken direct from the tool. Conversions from : Convert gigabyte to 248006 megabyte - Conversion of Measurement Units )

. . . . . size before shrink: 476838 - 465.66 GB
. . . . Shrinkable amount: 228832 - 223.47 GB
Total size after shrinking: 248006 - 242.12 GB

242 GB seems a bit hefty for the OS partition given the fact that it topped out at less than 150 GB after 5 yrs of use.

I'd really like to pare that down... but a little hesitant to get after it with Partition Wizard or the like.

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Answer:Using win7 Disk manager to shrink disk... leaving partition too big

I'd think only you can decide how much additional space you need, both for application programs you plan to install eventually as well as for any data those programs may manage, not to mention other documents and files you currently have or plan to have in the future.

I myself have three internal hard drives in my "small" machine, divided into partitions C-M. This structure has evolved for many years, and I know exactly the type of data I put on each partition. C is obviously primarily for Windows and programs, along with miscellaneous "data" that's kind of generic. Any other data that is significant in size or numbers (e.g. multi-media audio/video/pictures) go elsewhere, as does important "work related" data. I've never bothered to try and move "\My Documents" off of C, I simply SAVE data to other partitions when given the opportunity.

Anyway, I agree with you that a "minimalist C" in the real world doesn't need to be much larger than probably 75-100GB tops, assuming you have someplace else (like a second partition) to store your REAL (or really large/numerous) DATA files, and assuming you're conscientious about SAVE'ing your data to those other partitions rather than just letting the target location default to say "downloads" or "\My Documents", etc.

Here's my "small machine" setup. Note that I'm only using about 64GB of my C-partition, of which the Windows 7 Pro x64 folder itself is 29G... Read more

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So, when I view my disk mgt on my new Lenovo Y480, I get the message as seen in Lenovo Disk Mgt picure. When viewing my Intel Rapid Storage Technology (see other 2 pictures), it "appears" everything is working correctly. I have the Y480, model 209387U: IdeaPad Y480 14" Laptop | Shop | Lenovo | (US) . This is supposed to be using 32GB SSD.

Thoughts?

Answer:Lenovo: Initialize disk before logical disk manager can access it?

Update. I tried to initialize on the old machine that will be going back and received the attached message. Thoughts?

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I'm not sure how I ended up like this, but using Computer Manager > Disk Manager, I ended up with my disk 0 as follows:

System Reserved
85MB NFTS
Healthy (System, Active, Primary partition)

16MB
Unallocated

System (C)
139.64 GB NTFS
Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

In addition, I have four other hard disks, and they are correctly formatted and partitioned (one partition each -- which is what I want with disk 0).

Objective: reclaim the unallocated 16MB and add it to the healthy section; likewise, reclame the "System Reserved" and also add it to the healthy section.

I'm rebuilding the system and don't have much software, so I could reload Windows 7 (Professional), but I'd rather avoid reloading those 100 fixes!

What should I do?

Answer:Using Disk Manager, need to unshrink and reclaim Disk 0 space

Just extend System Reserved into the 16mb space which was shrunk from it: Partition or Volume - Extend.

The rest looks correct although it would be best to see a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt map with listings.

Make sure none other than SysReserved are marked Active.

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Windows 10

I have two 3 TB Seagate HDDs that are a mirrored pair on a Marvell Raid Card.  Each HDD is 3 TB.
I use this as a back up drive.  The drive is partitioned into 3 parts.  I believe I used MBR formatting but it may have been GUID.  It has been working as I have backed up around 2 TB already wit no problem. The drive is now invalid. 
It shows up under the Marvell boot software with no errors.

The only thing I know that could have affected this HDD is that I unplugged an external hard drive from the 3.0 USB.  the screen was not on so I did not see anything.  The other thing was that the computer was rebooted by someone else, and it may
have been a hard boot, before I noticed the problem.

If I am looking at the correct HDD with the program HxD (i am not sure how to distinguish one hard drive from another on the program), the side column in the hexadecimal listing has a note on line 160 that says "Invalid partition table.Error loading
operating system.Missing operating system.."  This does not seem like an error that should appear on a hard drive that is not the boot drive so I am not sure if I am looking at the correct drives.

What can I do?

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Hi.
I would do a backup here, and switched on my USB to IDE drive on. But what I get is, that it tell me:

"You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manger can access it"

The attachment shows what I mean, and I cannot see the drive.
What can I do now ?

Answer:Initializing a disk before logical disk manager can access it.

I assume you want to backup to disk 1?

I assume it is not initialized. You can't use it if it is not initialized.

So I'd guess from your screenshot that it's asking you to poke "OK".

But maybe I don't understand your problem.

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I have tried the Windows 7 Forum to find an answer to my question.Disk Management, under View, Top, Disk List, shows my 3 disks Type as 'UNKNOWN'.     One is a Seagate 32oGb, the other 2 are WD 1Tbx6Gb/s disks.  Can anyone help?  I have tried all the uptodate drivers I can find.  btw: The Motherboard is an Asus P6X58D-E with the latest BIOS of '0803'.  The PC runs OK.Any/all help appreciated, 

Answer:Hard disk type Unknown in Disk Manager

Hard drives do not require drivers...Right clik each HDD and select Properties...post back with your findings...Also a brief history on these drives and what they were used for etc.

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Running Win98se with Hyperos on 1st HD (Master)Running second HD (Slave) as non-bootable data drive.Having installed a second HD which I formatted and partitioned using Disk Manager (supplied and recommended by Seagate) I now have problems in trying to use Partition Magic to repartition my drives. An error message says that Disk Manager is still detected on Drive 1. I have long since removed Disk Manager from my Master HD (I think, using the uninstall routine). I understand this whole problem has been caused by Drive Overlay code written to the MBR by Disk Manager and that Disk Manager was a big mistake. Oops!I have been advised that I have to wipe the Drive Overlay from the MBR on my HD and as I understand it, the only way to resolve this now is to completely wipe the HD (low level format).If this is the case, I have a couple of questions:Do I leave the Slave HD connected and reformat both at the same time? (I want to get rid of all traces of Disk Manager).If the answer to this is yes, I thinkthat it woul dbe okay to use the Powermax.exe utility (which I last used on my Maxtor Master HD) on the Seagate slave HD as well? (Both are ATA HD's with capacities in excess of 500MB)If anyone can shed some light on this for me I would be very grateful.

Answer:Second Hard Disk, conflict caused by Disk Manager

Try start with Win98 rescue disc and type at A:\>fdisk/mbr and press enter then try your computer

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Hi,

I have a 1 TB C:/ drive in my Lenovo desktop that is not being recognized by windows 7 prof after rebooting.
I put it in an external drive enclosure and connected to two other systems running windows 7 using USB and got an error "you must initialize a disk before logical disk manager can access it" when checked "Disk management".
I can't initialize the disk as I have lot of personal files/pictures on this disk that I can not effort to lose. I also tried with Ubuntu and this disk has not been identified. Any help appreciated and I also can't spend any money with data recovery labs. I can see the disk was spinning and a green light was blinking but hear a clicking sound with 1 to 3 seconds intervals.

best regards,

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I have a HP Pavilion dv6707us Entertainment Notebook PC. I was using Home Premium 32 bit Vista but I did a clean installation with Home Premium 64 Vista. I downloaded and installed all the drivers from HP?s site for 64 Vista. After clean installation I am facing the following problems.1. Realtek HD Audio Manager is missing from Device Manager.2. Advanced tab is missing from BIOS.3. CD/DVD drive is not reading media.? Installed the latest Realtek driver. Its showing in control panel. But not showing in device manager. When I checked in Device Manager sound, video and game controllers only conexant audio is there realtek is missing from there.? Now I am unable to use my external mic and internal mic volume is very low.? Looked into few forums there I found I need to enable my on board audio in BIOS but when I checked into my BIOS there is no ADVANCED TAB .My system details are :-Operating System : Windows Vista Home Premium SP 1 64bit
Ram : 2 GB RAM
Graphics : Nvidia GeForce Go 7150
System Model : MCP67
System Type : x64 Based PC
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57 dual-core processor 1.90GH
BIOS Version : F.32
SMBIOS Version : 2.4
Please please please help me??.

Answer:Realtek HD Audio Manager missing from Device Manager & Advanced Tab missing from BIOS

I have the same OS and use Realtek. The only Realtek shown in Device Manager, Sound.... is the Realtek High Definition Audio. Are you sure you installed the 64 bit driver? The driver I have is 6.0.1.6873.

In Control Panel, DVD/CD-Rom drives, is your drive shown? Are there any problems noted?

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Hi. I tryed to make a system back up but it keeps failing with error code0x80070002) (windows cant find a backup devise) went into disk manager and found that my external hard drive that I had plugged in to make the backup on was present and working fine, the strange thing was that i couldnt see my internal hard drive, I did the command promt "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" this enabled me to see the disk in devise maneger but windows was telling me that the disk was not connected to the system? system restore wont work and like a fool i deleated my previous backup image to make room for the new one. I also tryed startup repair and this failed to find any errors, I should point out though that windows explorer shows my internal hard drive, which is the drive my OS is running from but disk manager refuses to show it and i dont get a "show hidden devices" in the view tab either. I also have XP installed on a different partition to run some old stuff i like to use and the disk manager in xp is also hiding my hard drive. any ideas??

Answer:Cant find my hard disk in disk manager

How much space do you have and have free on the back up partition?
Did it ever work?

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New SSD (running Windows 7) appears as "Disk drive" in device manager, while other drives appear as their product numbers (ST..., WDC...). It's a Crucial BX100 SSD. Can this cause any problems? Is it ok to leave as is? Appears the SSD is already upgraded to the newest firmware.

This is a clone from an HDD, by the way, using Clonezilla.

Another question: do I need to change any Windows 7 options/install any other drives to ensure the system handles to SSD correctly?

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I'm running XP Pro and Disk Management does not see my C drive as the System drive. It lists no system drive for any of my drives. Therefore it won't let me make an ASR recovery boot disk. Can someone offer some help?

Thanks,

Tim

Answer:XP Disk Manager not seeing System Disk for ASR

It might be because you or someone, or somehow made it an "unlocated" space. Therefore windows can't see or use it. I had this happen to me a couple days ago when I tried to merge 2 partitions together to make the C drive bigger, big mistake... thankfully all I had to do what reformat the drive I was trying to squeeze into C, and it all worked well.

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I am currently trying to recover videos off of a JVC camcorder that died. It had a 30gb Hitachi 1.8" HDD, so I ordered an enclosure for it and set it up. When I plug it in, it makes the windows new hardware found noise and pops up in the bottom recognizing it as a mass storage device. The light on the enclosure comes on and I can hear/feel the hard drive spinning. It is visible in device manager, but not in my computer. In disk management it shows up as "Disk 1 Unknown Not Initialized" and when I right click it and hit initialize I get an error simply stating "The device is not ready" I also tried running testdisk on it, but testdisk does not even see it. All forums I have seen thus far say the only way around this is to re format it, but I'm really hoping someone has a better answer because I really want those videos! Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Cannot initialize disk in disk manager

Tough one, but why don't you see if you can find used JVC model online that still works and transfer the data. JVC must be using some other sort of format that Windows can't detect. If you had XP or 98 SE box you could try to see if the setup you have can see the media.
 

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applied.

Sorry that last word didn't get in the subject line.

So:
http://i.imgur.com/QoSy2wX.png

These two values are:
USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3000&REV_0200
USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3000
My bios info

http://i.imgur.com/FvPQweZ.png
So should I do this:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- driver missing
When I download that zip file from under "Install the Bluetooth driver:" it has so many files to choose from.... I don't know what to do?

I've also found out that I need to disable "boot from network" or "boot from lan" in bios to get rid of this unkown device issue?

Answer:Unknown device in device manager after Bios default settings are

Well it might be a good idea to look at the following tutorial:

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

Use the link in Step 7

Also I tend to find this tool useful:

Download Tweaking.com - Hardware Identify Portable - MajorGeeks

Right click on each result in the list for more options.

Edit: On my machine a similarly named device appears to be a webcam.

In the list USB Composite Device doesn't mean much but matching the ID seems to indicate that it's the webcam.

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Hi!
I've been having lots of troubles with my windows xp. So I decided to reinstall it, so far, it does. At the 1st loggin, nothing seems to be broken, but when I start to install my other devices or software, an error message pops up and says:

" MMC.EXE - Unable to locate component
This application has failed to start because MSIMG32.dl was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem "

This happends when I try to open ANY service manager, device manager, services, performances, anything related to the windows core.
Also, when i try to edit the registry (regedit) it says that "The administrator doesn't allow this service"..... supposedly I'm the administrator...

I have a sigle HDD, with 4 partitions, a windows partition, where I only install windows and office, and then other partitions for my files and backups.
I use 1 external HDD and a USB memory too.

I've formated the partition where the windows files are installed, several times now, but the problem persists.

Any Ideas?

HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:42:05 PM, on 8/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
G:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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I am running with Windows XP PRO SP2

I tried to change Ip address ,gateway,DNS in local Ethernet card. But i unable to look "Local area Connection" in My network place properties.

Also i can't able to see Device Manger too ...

There is no viruses also i cleared some spy by Microsoft Any spyware.

when i try to install usb device .i can't

help me
 

Answer:Unable to see Device manager in XP

tkmuthuvel said:

I am running with Windows XP PRO SP2
I tried to change Ip address ,gateway,DNS in local Ethernet card. But i unable to look "Local area Connection" in My network place properties.
Also i can't able to see Device Manger too ...
There is no viruses also i cleared some spy by Microsoft Any spyware.
when i try to install usb device .i can't
help meClick to expand...

Hi tkmuthuvel,

First, assuming that you are using an Administrator account or one with admin capabilities, you should be able to do (and you must use an admin level account):
Start>Control Panel>System>System Properties window display
Select Hardware tab, select Device Manager button

What kind of a network account are you trying to configure from your ISP: dialup, DSL, cable?

Your ISP software should be providing you with an easy to use account profile creation method in their software. If you are dialup, most likely they will dynamically assign you a new IP address every time you login for Internet access. If you are DSL/cable your modem will be given an IP address (static) by the ISP and you must set it up - so, they must tell you the IP address.

-- Tom
 

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I basically just have a lot of random questions to be honest.. Probably easy for a lot of you! If you could work with me just a little bit that would be so much appreciated!

For example:
-BIOS help (x4,x1,auto for PCi) (Do I disable anything important in BIOS?)
-Device manager help (I know I could have half the devices.. So many system devices)
-Basic AV and Firewall questions (Am I okay just using Windows Defender and Windows Firewall?)
-Questions about sound devices

I have been looking at these forums for some time now. I have seen a lot of very knowledgeable people in here; and that Is what made me actually Sign up and try to be active as I can in these forums. I just need someones help for a little bit with me to work with me and explain a few things; like I said I would really appreciate it! Thank-you so much!

Answer:BIOS x4, x1, Auto, Gen3, etc, Device Manager device

Auto (why would you want to disable anything , what are you thinking of disabling)?
Don't worry about it
AV-Comparatives Firewall Reviews - AV-Comparatives (download the pdf for firewall tests) make up your own mind
fire away

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I basically just have a lot of random questions to be honest.. Probably easy for a lot of you! If you could work with me just a little bit that would be so much appreciated!

For example:
-BIOS help (x4,x1,auto for PCi) (Do I disable anything important in BIOS?)
-Device manager help (I know I could have half the devices.. So many system devices)
-Basic AV and Firewall questions (Am I okay just using Windows Defender and Windows Firewall?)
-Questions about sound devices

I have been looking at these forums for some time now. I have seen a lot of very knowledgeable people in here; and that Is what made me actually Sign up and try to be active as I can in these forums. I just need someones help for a little bit with me to work with me and explain a few things; like I said I would really appreciate it! Thank-you so much!

Answer:BIOS x4, x1, Auto, Gen3, etc, Device Manager device

Auto (why would you want to disable anything , what are you thinking of disabling)?
Don't worry about it
AV-Comparatives Firewall Reviews - AV-Comparatives (download the pdf for firewall tests) make up your own mind
fire away

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Hi.A few days ago I updatated my Bios version to latest version "7kuj25uc.iso". Operating system: WinXP SP2After updating the BIOS I have gone from "Device manager" COM1 and LPT1 ports.In the BIOS ports are presence and they are enabled.I am going to buy dockstation 250410U.After connecting to the dockstation, ports will appear in the Device manager?

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when trying to disable anything in device manager i get "mmc has detected an error in a snap in , it is recommended that you shut down and restart mmc"please note i have been disabling apllications and services in my computer to eliminate latency issues for a music program

Answer:unable to disable in device manager

Disabling in Device Manager disables hardware. What is it that you're trying to eliminate? It's possible that one of the services you disabled is what's causing your problem. And how about posting your system specs & the music program you're trying to run? Could it be that you simply don't have enough RAM? 512MB should be considered the minimum to run XP reasonably well. 1GB+ would be better.

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Hi everyone,
Now that I've solved my shutdown problem on the 'Drivers' forums, I have come here to see if anyone could help me out with another really annoying problem I have.

When I try to access Device Manager I get an error message pop up telling me 'Class not registered', in a window titled 'Microsoft Management Console'.

This is on Windows 7 RC1. I have googled around for this problem but there were no real solutions. I'm sure someone here can help me out, I have faith!

Thanks,
Rory.

Answer:Unable To Access Device Manager

  
Quote: Originally Posted by joem


Hi everyone,
Now that I've solved my shutdown problem on the 'Drivers' forums, I have come here to see if anyone could help me out with another really annoying problem I have.

When I try to access Device Manager I get an error message pop up telling me 'Class not registered', in a window titled 'Microsoft Management Console'.

This is on Windows 7 RC1. I have googled around for this problem but there were no real solutions. I'm sure someone here can help me out, I have faith!

Thanks,
Rory.


Hm...very peculiar...have you tried using System restore to go back before the date of this problem's occurence or a repair install?

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I go to: Control Pannel, System, Hardware and click on Device Manager.The following message appears:'Cannot access C:\windows\system32\devmemt.msc. It could be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, was created by a later version or you do not have access rights.'I was able to access it last week but not any longer. Any idea what I can do to sort it?

Answer:Unable to access device manager in XP

Try a sfc - system file might be corrupt.

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Suddenly one of my hdds dropped from windows(7) ,it shows as failed
in disc management and cant be reactivated from there

Tho its seen in a bios boot and in device manager ( even says device is working properly )

When i checked bios i did it in 2 ways , with and w/out bad hdd hooked up
To hook it up , i unplugged a working sata port 0 - ST31000528As-1000.2GB
and hooked problem HDD to that sata port , when i rebooted into bios and
checked what i seen on port 0 was now ST3500320AS-500.1GB

Does this seemingly point to fact this is the problem HDD being seen in bios ?

now i decided to check Ie Device manager , and it shows 2 ata devices named ST3500320AS so to assure myself , i boot down , unhook problem drive and
reboot , now in device manager disc drives i see only one named ST3500320AS ,
when i re hook the problem hdd device manager shows both again

So it appears device manager and bios see this HDD thats giving me nite mares
i ve tried active undelete and BadCopy Pro . But obv. theyd fail as windows isnt seeing this drive

As in my re search of last several weeks ive heard the SATA drive may be taking
itself off line if Windows try to access it too much , and that a sata2usb bay/cable(s) may sort me out here as im told some have had success when hooked in the traditional way a sata drive fails .If this is possible i wont mind
another purchase , but the software has already set me back a fair bit

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I have a user with Windows XP and a Dell Dimension 2400. Recently, her power supply died on her system so I replaced the power supply with another one from another 2400 machines. Now her CD-ROM drive is no longer recognized. It gets power as we can open and close it and I see the green light on it but the system does not recognize the drive anywhere. In BIOS it shows it as uninstalled. I unplugged and reseated the data cable but it is still not being recognized.

Any other ideas or suggestions?
 

Answer:CD-ROM not recognized in BIOS or Device Manager

Replace the drive. Be sure no pins are bent. Be sure the jumper is correct.
 

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Upgrade from win 7 pro 64 to 10 pro 64. All hardware and software was new, name brand and authorized at time of original build. The bios shows the drive as sata 3.
I checked the windows advisor and the drive is rated as acceptable. It's an Asus sata dvd-+rw.
I used every windows repair and diagnostic tool I could find to no avail. The only update for the dvd player was firmware which I installed. I tried switching the bios to auto play but it did nothing.
I did have problems with the upgrade. I could not get the upgrade icon although I had all the required files and had auto upgrades set, so I downloaded 10 to a dvd and did the upgrade. That's the last time the dvd player was recognized. It is working. Asus loads a mini os on it's mother boards called Speed Gate. I can use Speed Gate to to read file on a dvd but it wont execute.
I tried making a recovery usb but it fails. I then tried reset but it disconnects the key board and mouse so I have to do a hard restart so reset fails too. I tried restarting with the win 10 dvd in the drive but it wasn't recognized. To update the bios the instructions say use the install disc. I tried using Speed Gate but could only see the list of files. It does give the option of using the asus update utility which should be in programs (apps in 10) but it isn't there.
I think I'm going to try going back to 7, updating the bios and then trying again. I'm going to wait for any advise or suggestions first though.
Thanks

Answer:DVD RW not seen in device manager or This PC. It does show in bios.

Ok, you say that the drive is recognized in the BIOS, but not in Windows.

You have previously updated the firmware of that drive, correct? Did the drive work correctly after you have done the firmware update? Or has it been broken, you then tried the firmware upgrade and it is still broken?

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Hi,
My friend's XP machine was in a continuous start-up loop so she ordered a PC repair disk from the internet and tried to fix it, and after that didn't work she called me for help. Now I can't see the drive at all, so I slaved it to my XP machine to try to savage her data. My bios see the WD 40GB slave drive and windows device manager reconize it and says it is working properly but when I open "My Computer" I only see my "C" drive. Can anyone tell me why I can't see the slave drive so that I can remove her data? Thanks
 

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Question: Disk Manager

whenever i try to access disk manager through Control panel>administrative tools>computer management>storage>disk management. I get this error
"You do not have access rights to Logical Disk Manager" but my account has full administrator and i also went to the administrator account that windows makes incase of problems and it still restricts me.
 

Answer:Disk Manager

Hi and welcome. I am going to move you to the Windows XP section, since I'm assuming you are running XP or 2K?
 

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Question: Disk Manager

I have WinXP home. Disk Manager can not assign a drive letter to my C,D and G drives. They show up in my computer. I have used diskpart and was told that the drives were not mounted. Because of this, I can not use Norton Ghost. How do I make Disk Manager assign a letter to my drives?

Answer:Disk Manager

They show up in my computer, but have no drive letters? Can you access them? Is this a new installation or did this happen suddenly? Which drive is WIndows installed on and can you boot into Windows?

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Please help.

It appears that my new XP Pro SP2 installation (ALL patches and updates
applied) has a 'broken' disk management service.

I have spent 2 days trawling forums before posing this. I use Daemon Tools 4 and 1 USB flash drive.

I am at the point where XP refuses to assign drive letters to ANY new device, be it physical or virtual.

Even with DT uninstalled and all its .sys files and registry entries thoroughly removed, the problem remains.

It's almost as if the drive letter assignment has been 'locked'.

The Disc Management can 'see' the devices - but the drive letter assignment will not work.

Even manual assignment will not work.

So in summary.

USB flash drive detected but not assigned a drive letter. Manual assignment refused.

New install of Daemon Tools (creating 1 virtual drive by default) installs ok, detected virtual drive ok. Drive assignment refused.

There are no mapped network drives and there never have been.

It seems that there are many users out there on the forums of the world
with a similar, if not identical problem.

Many have arrived at the conclusion that it's just a windows bug and we
have to live with it or re-install.

As for re-install, I have a custom XP disc (nlite) which oddly will not give me that facility (even though I kept the option to have it in my iso as per the installation app). So this currently is not an option for me (after spending all weekend doing a BI... Read more

Answer:XP Pro SP2 Disk Manager Bug?

You can't reinstall windows XP?
 

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Question: Disk manager

Where can I download a disk manager overlay program for a western digital caviar 22100 Drive-WDC AC22100 H
Trying to install on old computer 66mhz
can't get by the 520MB
 

Answer:Disk manager

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Question: disk manager

I need to partition my hard drive and i havent a clue, cant even find disk manager. Please help.

Answer:disk manager

Try a google for 'how to partition a hard drive' or for '313348' (this will take you to a Microsoft site 'wot tells all')

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Question: Disk manager

I want to make a new partition to install Linux. When I open Disk manager there is no free space shown to right click on. I have about 39 gigs of free space on the drive. Am I doing something wrong?
 

Answer:Disk manager

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Question: Disk Manager

I have win XP and I understand it has disk manager built into it. How do I find it? I have 250gb hd and want to partition it and try and download win 7 on the partition and see if I can learn to use 7 without deleting xp. Can this be done?
Thanks
Ben

Answer:Disk Manager

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bigoleben


I have win XP and I understand it has disk manager built into it. How do I find it? I have 250gb hd and want to partition it and try and download win 7 on the partition and see if I can learn to use 7 without deleting xp. Can this be done?


You can install Win7 onto a system that currently has WinXP as its primary bootable OS, no problem... as long as there is free space somewhere on the one or more hard drives you have to put Win7.

The Win7 installer will change the Boot Manager currently in your C-partition from WinXP's Boot Manager to Win7's Boot Manager, and will create a new boot menu that includes both WinXP and Win7 for you to choose from. You'll be able to set either to be your default after installation, but initially the installer will set Win7 to be your new primary default (i.e. where the cursor is sitting by default and which will boot automatically in 10-30 seconds if you don't arrow-down to the other WinXP choice).

So all you need to do is create say 100GB of free space (you really can probably get by with as little as 50GB for Win7, but for a real Win7 partition something larger is required, especially depending on where your "data" lives). With your current 250GB drive probably all used as C for WinXP, hopefully you'll have at least 100GB of free space, and you can carve out say 60GB for use as a new Win7 bootable partition.

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Question: disk manager

Does disk manger only shrinks a drive to so much? I have a 1tb. I want to shrink the c partition down to 200 or 300 gb. Disk manger will only shrink the drive down to 550gb.

Answer:disk manager

You would have to use the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) to get a better shrink, while the OS isn't running.


Be sure to use the PWBD and not the installed version; download the PWBD ISO file from this link and burn the ISO to CD then boot the CD to make the changes.


Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software


You can get some ideas on it's uses in this tutorial.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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Hiya, i've been doing a bit of investigating into why i can't discover my MyBookWorld Edition 2TB. Hopped into device Manager an ther's a few devices code 10, Unable to start. Heres a Piccy



Not sure what the go with it, i was thinking about unistalling some of the network adaptors as some of them are not needed (i think) and maybe reinstalling because of the Code 10. Btw, i just solved some Blue screen Probs, running MSE as Norton Internet Security 2009 Firewall was resulting in one of the Blue screens, Im using latest WD Discovery Software 1.61, Updated All drivers most of them are current im pretty sure. The MyBookWorld device has just had a firmware update 01.01.16.

Is there anyway of figuring out which are out of date? I don't update the Devices through Device Manager or windows Update as i've been told.

Not sure where to go or what do? Im running the external HDD Through an Access Point, where the network is transmitted from. The HDD can be accessed on another laptop on the network wirelessly and by cable. I have tried both with the win& Laptop but not working. Btw, IT WAS WORKING before drivers got updated. Im Hoping the community can help me solve this Prob or at least find whats wrong with the devices. Any help is much appreciated and im sure is gonna be help.

Mike

Answer:Code 10 in Device Manager, Unable to Discover WD 2TB

I dont know if this may help but its a possibility...

try updating your Chipset drivers which will enable to update your usb drivers as well for the motherboard. Sometimes that helps...

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I Go to My Computer Properties and into the hardware tab I select Device Manager, Normally when I go in there, a full list of all my devices would appear, now I see nothing at all. This had led to my Burner and DVD Rom to become un usuable. I can't even connect online because it tells me there is no modem. With my audio manager I can't adjust any settings in the properies since it says there is no sound card. I STILL Get sound though. I can hear the windows music play when the computer turns on, but I can't really do anything with my devices. Can Anyone Please help?

Here is my HijackThis Log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.5
Scan saved at 5:30:07 PM, on 11/13/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\Agent\mcupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Shadow\ShadowBar.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
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Answer:Unable to View Devices In Device Manager

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We are unable to access our domain connected pcs' device manager and getting the attached error even after enabling Remote Registry and Plug and Play services. Windows firewall is already disabled.
Any Suggestions?
Thanks.

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Hi,
I also have the same issue as mentioned in below thread.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...nt-383139.html

I am using my laptop from 4 years and used to install mandriva linux on a USB hard drive. Recently, I installed mandriva linux 2010 on my new USB drive and it is working fine. On a day, I logged into linux and moved some files from my C: drive (NTFS partition) into mandriva. I observed that mandriva is working fine after that, but my windows got a bit issue. At first I though it might be windows indexing issue (or something due to file movement), so I tried to defragment my C drive but it stalled. After that I got a few weird displays. Some applications crashed and windows slowed down a bit. I installed mcafee 2010 trial version but it found only a few files. Once it said that my winlogon.exe is having some trojan but later it didn't detect it.

I found some suspecious processes now and then in my task manager. I also observed that the task manager is not displaying the user name (even though I chose it to display) against the listed processes. In such case I tried to start "terminal services" from services panel (as I read from some online helping forums) but the services stopped again stating that some processes stop if is nothing to do.

I am not able to see C: drive in disk manager but can see it in disk defragmentor. I can clearly see my partitions of external USB (including linux partition) also in disk manager but could not start.

I ... Read more

Answer:Can not see C drive in disk manager

Just to let you know that I am not suspecting linux in this regard, but thought of mentioning it to you (just in case). I believe some virus/spyware is causing trouble.

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I can't find the ISO image of recovery to download from the site htt://kb.paragon.ag
so I can burn it on a CD

 

Answer:Hard Disk Manager 6.0

J,

I'm not sure I understand what you want, or why you think it should be available as a download from the site you provided. It appears that the site is for a DEMO/Trial Version only,with these stated restrictions:
Restrictions: All operations are available in virtual mode only - so you can evaluate how the program looks like and how it represents your partition configuration, try to perform operations virtually and feel how you can change partition configuration with Partition Manager. Also, following components are not included to reduce demo version size:
- Partition Explorer
- ISO Burner
- Bootable Recovery CD
 

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hi,

i have been taering my hair out for 2 days now. i have a new hard disk with 2 partitions
(C & D) and 1 partition still unallocated. i originally made the mistake of formatting
it as F:G:H:I: drives, then installing xp pro on F: then of course when i made it
the master drive and removed the multiboot option from the boot.ini it didn't work
!!

i have now got it all working with renaming the 2 active volumes, repairing the registry
as required - now everything works as it should.

in the process i had to remove partition H:I: and returned it to "unallocated".

now that everything is working, i wanted to reallocate the remaining disk. however
when i use the LDM, i continue to get an DCOM error message - regardless safe or
normal mode.

do i have to repair / reinstall windows (including SP2), or repair the MBR or any
thing else?

any ideas would be really appreciated.

nudge.
 

Answer:logical disk manager

G'day Nudge, wow you certainly are undergoing a quantum leap in learning there.
The geometry of partitions can be very intricate, especially where the thing has been changed after an operating system has been installed.
The problem is not so much caused by removal of a non-associated partition but by trying to format them, especially if it is adjacent to an operating system partition.
Although you may be suggested to persist and proceed as you are I would be inclined to go back and start again, the reason being any potential for overlaps and possibly erroneous MBR kinds of thing.
Consider how you wish to use your drive in what application, and remember that the drive response is slightly better at it's periphery rather than toward the centre.
This has to do with greater linear speed past the heads and better reads, and less head radial movement. (so I am told)
So following this idea you might have a partition firstly for your operating system, then a partition for certain programs or games or whatever and end up with a dump area toward the centre where things that rarely get used can be placed.
There are a lot of clever ideas on this subject but that will give you a bit of an idea and a train of thought. Some people even place swap areas there.
If you are using Xp do a clean boot using NTFS file system as against converting it later.
It is always easiest in the long run to get it right first time rather than try to sort out all the different kinds of problems that m... Read more

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When I run DriveImage in Win XP with two NTSF hard drives, and DriveImage drops back to Caldera DOS, I get Error Message #91 to the effect DriveImage has detected Disk Manager on Drive 1, but it is not running. In a previous post, and in an old knowledgebase article on the Symnatec website, the advice is to remove the Disk Manager signature from the MBR, if Disk Manager isn't need (it isn't).

How do I do that with an NTSF-formatted drive? I tried booting to Caldera DOS and running fdisk /cmbr 0 (0 being the number of the primary master drive), but it didn't seem to work. Also, if I'm successgul in doing that on my boot drive, will I lose any data and/or the sytem become inoperable?
 

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Hello
my Disk is usually 100% in Task manager, please see below screenshot:

how i can disable all application in startup?
if i set app in startup its enough? or there is any option for disable app in disk also?

cause i see few app they are disabled in startup...

Thanks.

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Just been into Disk Management in Win 2K to add and format a new drive and every time I hit 'Disk Mangmt' it comes back with
Logical Disk Manager - Server Failed Execution!

Anyone any ideas??

Owen
 

Answer:Win 2K Disk manager not working

We need the exact error message.
 

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I have Paragon Disk Manager, and I want to increase the size of my Primary Drive,C, of which 27GB is used from 30GB.I have a Logical drive,D, of which only 20GB is used from 120GB.I need to balance these to be equally distributed. The Paragon program states that data is not affected, which sounds good. Having looked at Paragon, it looks reasonably easy to do this, but has any member experienced any problems in doing this? If not, would I need to create a new Restore Point after doing this?geedad

Answer:Paragon Disk Manager

Do not understand the question you cannot move hard drive space from c HD to d HD 30GB HD can not become a 60GB HD If you need HD space on 30gb you will have to install programs on D and move date to D Explain what you want to do

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has anyone got an old copy of disk managerto download cheers

Answer:on track disk manager

I have a floppy disk called Ontrack Disk Manager Version 6.03C. If you want a copy let me know.

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I just migrated my data to a new computer (xp pro). Every time I boot up I get an error message:

Found New Hardware Wizard
Cannot Install this hardware
There was a problem installing this hardware: Logical Disk Manager

An error occurred during the installation of the device

The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device

OK, I'm not even sure what a logical disk manager is, so I'm not sure how to proceed.

Any ideas?
 

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Hi,
Can someone tell me how to access disk manager in XP, I want to initialize a drive.
Thanks
 

Answer:disk manager question

Settings...
Control Panel...
Administrative Tasks...
Computer Services...
 

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hello

I have a 320 GB computer and i just recently deleted the ubuntu partition from my computer. The disk manager shows that i have 55.91 GB of just free space(what used to be ubuntu) but i am unable to make that free space into an unallocated space nor can i extend it into the other volumes because the option for it is faded out. There is a big green box around the free space and my "D" drive. Is there any way i can get rid of that green box or at least manage to extend that 55.91 GB of free space into my main drives.

Please help, I know other people managed to solve theirs.

I have some Photos attached to better explain my problem
 

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Hello
my Disk is usually 100% in Task manager, please see below screenshot:

how i can disable all application in startup?
if i set app in startup its enough? or there is any option for disable app in disk also?

cause i see few app they are disabled in startup...

Thanks.

Answer:disk usually 100% in Task manager

3245 said:

Hello
my Disk is usually 100% in Task manager, please see below screenshot:

how i can disable all application in startup?
if i set app in startup its enough? or there is any option for disable app in disk also?

cause i see few app they are disabled in startup...

Thanks.



Hi, it seems your problem is likely related to the process 'System and compressed memory' - a new process intended to make memory use more efficient. A number of people have had problems with this, and it can be relatively awkward to tr to resolve.

There are several threads on this - just search the forum for "System and compressed memory" and see if you find something that helps. When you've tried that, please either list what you have tried if you still have this problem, or tell us what worked. Thanks!

(To disable all startups you can use the Start-up tab in the task manager or use one of the many 3rd party utilities).

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