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windows 7 does not recognize my flash drive

Question: windows 7 does not recognize my flash drive

windows 7 does not recognize my flash drive, it thinks it is a cd and looks for audio files on it.I have tried all 6 usb ports and get the same thing.When I use them on a computer with windows xp, I have no problems.

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Answer: windows 7 does not recognize my flash drive

HiDo you have any other spare USB FLASH DRIVESin order to check wether your Windows 7 does or does not recognize them too!?

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Tried to use a 64G flash drive for a backup. Windows 7 recognizes 32G drives but doesn't 'see' the SanDisk or PNY drive. Tried fixes I found on the internet, such as using Disk Management, trying various USB slots, but nothing has worked. Has anyone solved this problem? Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 DOES NOT RECOGNIZE FLASH DRIVE

Have you tried these suggestions? USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 USB Devices not working in Windows 8.1 / 10

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Hi I formatted my flash drive with HD low level format tool and now Windows can't see it it knows it is there but it doesn't show up I want to format it again to fat 32 but I can't thanks.

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My hard drive portable did connect and functionnal on my laptop ASUS.

Suddenly it is not recognized anymore by Windows, it is not displayed in the Computer window Explorer.
The hard drive is not listed in Computer Management\Storage\Disk Management.

At the beginning, the flash drive was getting work after the reboot. But not now.

The hard drive portable is VERBATIM 1TB.

My OS :
- Windows 7 Professional 64 bits, SP 1
- I applied Windows Updates regularly. Last updates installed on 6-Aug-2013.

I did the following check :
- Connect the portable drive to other PC & LAPTOP. The portable drive is recognized and functional.
- For the laptop ASUS :
. Connect to other USB port. --> not work.
. In the Event Viewer :
. Check error in Applications/Microsoft/Windows/DriverFrameWorks-UserMode/Operational
--> oNLY 1 event and the message is "The Driver Manager service started successfully".
. Check error in Windows Logs/Application
--> 1 warning "LMS Service cannot connect to Inter(R) MEI driver
. Check USB Storage Device - Enable in Windows registry
. In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\USBSTOR , Start value is 3.


Please help.

Yasminth.

Answer:USB flash drive does not recognize anymore by Windows

Are you using "Safely Remove" when you un-plug it > >
Remove it from the ASUS...power down...plug it in when off and re-boot.

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windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 5810T won't recognize my 4GB Dane-Elec flash drive but my other laptop (Acer ASpire 1670) running XP will read it ok.  I hear the usual 'docking' prompt tone when I plug it into the new laptop but nothing else.I've tried dane-elec website for downloads but no luck. I contacted them by phone and have sent an enquiry. I tried the right click 'computer', 'manage', storage but the flash drive didn't show. Any ideas?Walneyshack

Answer:windows 7 won't recognize my 4GB Dane elec flash drive

Do other USB devices work?

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I have a laptop with WindowsME on it.... I just bought a SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB flash drive.... when i plugged in the flash drive for the first time my computer recognized a new drive and tried to install the needed drivers...It said that "USBntmaps.sys.....USBstor.sys....and USBmphlp.pdr" were missing....I found a site on the web that had these files and downloaded them to my download folder but now when i plug in the USB flash drive my computer doesn't know that anything has been plugged in and doesn't offer to try and install new equipment...... Can anyone help me to install what i need to allow this laptop to reco gnize the flash drive? thanks......Herbie
 

Answer:Does not recognize new Flash Drive

reboot the computer into safe mode, then right click on my computer, select properties, then device manager, then look under other devices and usb controllers, remove any listings for your usb drive, then reboot, it should redetect the drive. Make sure the files you downloaded were for your drive, you might check Sandisk's web site. If you are still having problems, try this site for general usb troubleshooting:

www.usbman.com
 

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This computer is driving me crazy! About a week ago it started not recognizing my flash drive. When I plug the flash drive in to any USB slot it says device not recognized probably defective. I purchased a new flash drive and got the same results. I forgot to menton that the flash drive works fine in my lap top. I have tried the device manager and checking for problems but there are no problems reported. I tried deleting and restarting and still nothing. Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks

Answer:Xp Does Not Recognize Flash Drive

You might have a drive letter assignment mix-up in Computer Managementhttp://lifehacker.com/

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I'm in the process of moving to an SSD and need to create a backup drive in order to repair the BIOS after transferring everything. However, when I try to create one - the create a recovery drive program won't recognize the flash drive I have connected as a flash drive.

I first tried with a SanDisk Cruzer which apparently had a quirk in that it shows up as a hard drive instead of removable flash drive. That seems to be well documented on forums all over the place and there is no fix.

So, I purchased a cheap 8 GB stick (no brand) and Windows (I'm running 8.1 x64) recognizes it as a removable disk. However, the create a backup utility still won't recognize it. I've found some random fixes that have worked for some (such as plugging it into a different USB port) but nothing has worked for me so far. I've tried doing it with the "copy the recovery partition" option both checked and unchecked.

If there's no solution to this wonderful "quirk" of Windows, then is there something else I can do to repair BIOS? Seems like there's not a fix to my problem out there...

EDIT
So as of right now, I tried using HPs recovery software which seems to do the same thing as copying over your entire recovery partition. That didn't work either. However..when I had both USB sticks plugged in the Windows supplied utility recognized the SanDisk Cruzer when I checked the "copy the partition" thing...so this might be solved.

Answer:Create a recovery drive won't recognize flash drive

You might save yourself a lot of aggravation by down loading a free copy of Macrium Reflect, you can make a Disk Image that can be restored to any drive it will fit on. or just copy/clone to your SSD. just make sure your current drive doesn't have more data than will fit on the SSD, Reflect will adjust the C: partition size

The recovery USB needs to work they are not created equal if Reflect doesn't recognize it get another one that will. I can't help you with the other program you are using Reflect is known to work for everyone.

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The other day i tried to use a USB FLASH DRIVE. The first time i tried it i just dragged a test email to the flash drive and it copied it just fine.
Now i tried it again and when i go to my computer it shows up but if i try to drag something to it it say "please insert disk into drive". I have checked the properties and it shows the device is working properly.

Any help would be appreciated.

Running XP Pro with SP2

Thanks

Ally

Answer:Computer Does Not Recognize My Usb Flash Drive--xp

What happens when you right click and open the drive?

I would reinstall the drivers before anything.

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I cannot get Hitman Pro Kickstart to write to the USB Flash Drive on a non-infected computer. I start Hitman Pro, click on the Kickstart icon and it displays the message to install the flash drive which I do but nothing happens. Windows recognizes it and the dialog box appears asking what I want to do with the flash drive. I close that box and still nothing. I have tried on two computers and get the same affect. It is a brand new Scandisk 32G USB drive. I can write to the USB drive fine and i even formatted it but it still will not recognize it. Is there anyway to force it to write to it?
 

Answer:Hitman Pro won't recognize USB Flash Drive

Sound like a complicated problem, your best bet is to download their QuickSupport application or email them [email protected] Both are listed on their support page.

Enjoy!!
 

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as of this morning.. i went through my usual steps. waking pc from sleep mode..saw some "portable" icons werent loading on desktop. went to check flash drive...but for odd reason, it wasnt showing! but it was fine last night. but i can see all the files from the flash drive on my gaming console. so something is wrong bwtn flash drive and pc. i also scanned drive and it says its working properly.. and no, i dont have another pc i can test this on. any hints to fix this problem?

my pc info-

http://1.1m.yt/BWPQVM_.jpg
 

Answer:pc wont recognize flash drive

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System:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DELL-D810
System Mfg Dell Inc.
System Model Latitude D810
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~2128 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 09/30/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Dir C:\WINDOWS
System Dir C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name DELL-D810\TR
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Phys Mem 2,048.00 MB
Avail Phys Mem 1.47 GB
Total Vir Mem 2.00 GB
Avail Vir Mem 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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I plug in the USB and it lights up but does not show up as a drive in the Explorer Folders section.

The 'Safely Remove Hardware' option shows 'USB Mass Storage Device'.

I also included a copy of what Device Manager shows for the USB devices in the attachment.

Any advice or direction on how to resolve this would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Does my G570 support Windows 10? After updating to Windows 10 in December, suddenly, in February, all of the three USB ports stopped reconizing flash drives, new and old, even though the printer and mouse USB connectors work fine in any of the three ports. When I plug in a flash drive, even after updating, uninstalling and letting computer update upon reboot as suggested, I get the message: CD DVD Drive G When I try to open the flash drive, it shows "Files cufrently on Disc (3)" If I try to LAUNCH U3, nothing happens.  If I plug in the flash drive in any other USB port, I get a pop-up box "Insert a disc" These flash drives work just fine in other computers.  Any help out there?  I am not a tech person, but I can follow instructions, when they are direct and do not contain too many initials. Thanks. 

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Hi Folks, I plug in my flash drive and it doesn't register, i look in device manager and i see the yellow triangle next to the flash-drive device, i right click to update the device,it tells me the device driver is up to date, i click on to property's and it say's this device cannot start, code10, any advise would be appreciated,thanks.

Answer:Pc doesn't recognize flash drive

WPD FileSystem Volume Driver (Error Code 10) - Windows Vista and Windows 7
This post had the same problem and suggest using the device manufactures driver not the Windows default driver

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i am working on a vista machine that won't recognize a usb flash drive. i have tried 3 different brands and they work fine on xp machines. when you plug one in you here the deep and get the icon in the task bar that says you can safely remove, but when you go to my computer it isn't there. i found a solution on the web about deleting a file that is corrupt (i can't find where i wrote this file down right now) but under normal windows it won't let me delete it so i went into safe mode. when i got to the file then it tells me i don't have administrator rights even though i am the administrator of the computer. i haven't worked with vista much and don't really care to but.....is the administrator that is built into the os set up different in vista than xp? it keeps telling me to enter a password. if someone has set an admin password is there a way to get around this? this would be the admin account under safe mode. also if you have any ideas about why vista won't recognize the flash drives i would appreciate this info too. thanks so much
 

Answer:vista machine won't recognize flash drive

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...idden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/ Read this and try it. let us know. jazz
 

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With my previous hard drive I put my page file (swap file) on a flash drive and it definitely made an improvement in performance. My computer shop installed the current hard drive. A few days ago I got messages about low virtual memory. I checked and found they had set it to no page file.

I consulted some articles and then put a 3742 MB page file on my Lexar flash drive, B, on Saturday night. I also kept a 350 MB page file on the C drive, apparently a mistake. Today I started experiencing all sorts of weird problems : error messages from applications and applications disappearing without cause. I checked and saw that XP was only recognizing 350 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives."

I rebooted and changed the C drive setting to "No paging file." The weird problems have not continued. But XP is not recognizing 3742 MB of paging file. It is only showing 2046 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives." How do I change that?

Also one of my sources leads me to believe I can have a full size page file on the C drive as well as my flash drive B. Any reason not to do that?



Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Pentium 4
Northwood 0.13um Technology
RAM
2.00 GB DDR @ 166MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Motherboard
Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
Default Monitor ([email protected])
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (Dell)
Storage
74.5 GB Seagate ST380011A (ATA)
Free 40.53 GB
3.6... Read more

Answer:How do I get XP to recognize all of my flash drive page file?

You'll want to set your paging file to System Managed on the C: drive. You can also put an additional Paging File on your USB Flash drive to get the Ready Boost like performance boost in XP. You can manually set the Flash drive for the minimum and maximum size, but If your flash drive is large you can set it to System Managed. If you had a previous Page File on the flash drive, you should delete it or better yet format the drive in Disk Management and set the new paging file on the Flash Drive in System Properties/Advanced/Perfomance

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I have a dell dimension 4550, the front usb ports will not recongnize a flash drive but it will recognize my web camera. Any ideas

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With my previous hard drive I put my page file (swap file) on a flash drive and it definitely made an improvement in performance. My computer shop installed the current hard drive. A few days ago I got messages about low virtual memory. I checked and found they had set it to no page file.

I consulted some articles and then put a 3742 MB page file on my Lexar flash drive, B, on Saturday night. I also kept a 350 MB page file on the C drive, apparently a mistake. Today I started experiencing all sorts of weird problems : error messages from applications and applications disappearing without cause. I checked and saw that XP was only recognizing 350 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives."

I rebooted and changed the C drive setting to "No paging file." The weird problems have not continued. But XP is not recognizing 3742 MB of paging file. It is only showing 2046 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives." How do I change that?

Also one of my sources leads me to believe I can have a full size page file on the C drive as well as my flash drive B. Any reason not to do that?

Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Pentium 4
Northwood 0.13um Technology
RAM
2 GB (2046 MB) DDR @ 166MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Motherboard
Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
Default Monitor ([email protected])
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (Dell)
Storage
74.5 GB Seagate ST380011A (ATA)
Free 40.53 GB
3.67 GB Lexar... Read more

Answer:How do I get XP to recognize all of my flash drive page file?

2 GB (2046 MB) DDR @ 166MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548 (Microprocessor)
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics ControllerClick to expand...

Your Dell Dimension 2400 desktop is already maxed out with 2 GB of DDR RAM, so there's no option to add more RAM.

The page file should be set to "System managed size" and not to "No paging file".

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The Windows Task Manager is showing 59 running processes.

That means a lot of startup entries and service entries are auto-loading and running in the background.

Many of them don't need to auto-load and run all the time, so that's putting a load on your computer and its RAM usage.

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i have a adata c802 8gb flash storage device (stick)
the problem started when removing files to my desk top.then i formatted my USB flash DRIVE.After this i couldnt get back into it.says format drive again, this i tired but window came up cannot format this drive!! i have gone into properties looked for problems, even changed the letter on drive but to no avail!! im running windows xp pro. in propertis i can see the ADATA USB FLASH REMOVABLE DEVICE.also tell's me 0 space used 0 free space
tried update , no joy,tried change letter no joy. some how my pc wont open it!?
when open My Computer ICON the drive reads Removable disk,(should read ADATA UFD (F)
IN computer manager it says Healthy but does not give the FAT32 file system(whereas the new flash drive gives this info.also it doesnt read as ADATA FAT32 (only as H drive)
As it is i cant open usb flash drive. just keeps reading (format drive-then says cant format drive)
anyone here have any ideas... regards paul.glass
 

Answer:Computer won't recognize AData flash drive

You can take a look through here See Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive

tho my top guesses (see Guide for details)
> Remove old USB storage drivers
> Have you tried a different USB drive? If it also is a problem, then try fixing filters

Otherwise, it's probably corrupt. Try data recovery
 

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Hi

I bought a new USB Flash drive ( Attache 4 Gb).
And I had problem while Installing it.
The same Flash drive was working wel with my friends laptop which has windows XP only.

Can anyone of you give me solution for this problem.

Regards

Rajesh Kannan

Answer:Satellite A220-1A9 does not recognize the USB Flash 4GB drive

Go to the device manger and remove all USB root Hubs ports and USB controllers from the device manager!
Reboot the notebook and after new USB port installation try to connect the USB Flash 4GB drive again.

Good luck

By the way; If you use Vista on your notebook please update it to the latest state and install also this patch:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941600/en-us

bye

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My laptop used to load up this flash drive and others. However, not anymore. It only recognizes it in device manager as an "Unknown Device" listed under the usb. It doesn't have a yellow ? or a red Xeither. It says device is ready to be used but not driver installed. I tried updated the driver via the properties dialog and told it to use windows update online. No luck. I ran an uninstall from device manager and then reconnected the drive. This didn't work either.

The usb ports still work great with my USB -> serial adapter and the flash drive works great in other computers.
 

Answer:WinXP PRO doesn't recognize flash drive.

forget the windows update online button in properties.. I've never seen it work.. goto the manufactuers site and look directly for a driver
 

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With my previous hard drive I put my page file (swap file) on a flash drive and it definitely made an improvement in performance. My computer shop installed the current hard drive. A few days ago I got messages about low virtual memory. I checked and found they had set it to no page file.

I consulted some articles and then put a 3742 MB page file on my Lexar flash drive, B, on Saturday night. I also kept a 350 MB page file on the C drive, apparently a mistake. Today I started experiencing all sorts of weird problems : error messages from applications and applications disappearing without cause. I checked and saw that XP was only recognizing 350 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives."

I rebooted and changed the C drive setting to "No paging file." The weird problems have not continued. But XP is not recognizing 3742 MB of paging file. It is only showing 2046 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives." How do I change that?

Also one of my sources leads me to believe I can have a full size page file on the C drive as well as my flash drive B. Any reason not to do that?

Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Pentium 4
Northwood 0.13um Technology
RAM
2.00 GB DDR @ 166MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Motherboard
Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
Default Monitor ([email protected])
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (Dell)
Storage
74.5 GB Seagate ST380011A (ATA)
Free 40.53 GB
3.67 GB Lexar USB Flash Driv... Read more

Answer:How do I get XP to recognize all of my flash drive page file?

Two of my friends still use XP It was the best that Micropoo ever put out IMO. You need a good computer Tech to fix the problems your having IMO. I would ditch Roboscan & at least get Avast JMO. don't forget to enable PUPS..!
 

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With my previous hard drive I put my page file (swap file) on a flash drive and it definitely made an improvement in performance. My computer shop installed the current hard drive. A few days ago I got messages about low virtual memory. I checked and found they had set it to no page file.

I consulted some articles and then put a 3742 MB page file on my Lexar flash drive, B, on Saturday night. I also kept a 350 MB page file on the C drive, apparently a mistake. Today I started experiencing all sorts of weird problems : error messages from applications and applications disappearing without cause. I checked and saw that XP was only recognizing 350 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives."

I rebooted and changed the C drive setting to "No paging file." The weird problems have not continued. But XP is not recognizing 3742 MB of paging file. It is only showing 2046 MB as "Total paging file size for all drives." How do I change that?

Also one of my sources leads me to believe I can have a full size page file on the C drive as well as my flash drive B. Any reason not to do that?
Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Pentium 4
Northwood 0.13um Technology
RAM
2.00GB DDR @ 166MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Motherboard
Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
Default Monitor ([email protected])
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (Dell)
Storage
74GB Seagate ST380011A (ATA) 36 C
119GB PNY USB 2.0 FD USB Device (USB)
3GB... Read more

Answer:How do I get XP to recognize all of my flash drive page file?

Here's the screenshot.
 

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I have two P-III Dell Latitudes which I used for several years, and now would like to remove various files (music, e-mails, etc.) for my files. They use Windows 2000 for the OS, and have USB 2.0 software, and Service pack 4 or 5 windows updates. But the laptops will not recognize either flash drives (2, 4 or 8gb) or external "backup" hard drives, when I plug them in to the USB port. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the USB software, with no luck.

What am I doing wrong, here??
 

Answer:Win2k laptop doesn't recognize flash drive

Most older laptops have usb ports that do not supply enough milliamperes for some usb devices, not sure if this is your issue or not. Try a usb hub that has its own power supply.

doesn't recognize flash driveClick to expand...

any error messages when you plug the device in? , any errors in device manager when the device is connected?
 

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Whenever I start my computer up after shut down, it doesn't show the flash drive that's plugged in. I have to unplug and plug it back in for it to see it. Is this normal or should I not boot up with a flash drive hooked up?
 

Answer:XP home edition won't recognize flash drive on boot up

I tried swapping hubs and the installation failed, went back to the original hub and it's installation failed as well. I have a flash drive inserted and it's lit but my computer does see it.
 

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Hey there, I just bought  WD external hard drive (link is below)http://support.wdc.com/product/kb.asp?modelno=WD3200H1U-00&x=13&y=14aanndd, I'm runnin Vista 64 bit.I'm having trouble installing the hard drive. when I double click setup.exe, a window pops up and says,"To run this program, version 8 or greater of Flash ActiveX Control is needed. You can download it at etc. etc. etc..."Well, I have version 9 or 10 or whichever new version there is. Also, while this window is up, another window is up in the top left corner, and it is green?I hit cancel, because I DO have flash and then it says this:When I went to "Solutions Online" it just told me the problem was caused by Flash and I'd have to install it. Well I uninstalled it, reinstalled it and I still have the same problem. Has anyone else encountered this?? It's really weird.

Answer:WD External Hard drive doesn't recognize Flash?

See if can find version 8  of Flash.  The WD software might be quite old.After WD is working reinstall the latest verion of Flash.Adobe should have version 8 of FlashGood luck

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It works on my laptop and I even tried to install newer drivers but it said the ones it had were OK. I tried uninstalling it and checking for hardware changes but that doesn't help. It leads me to an install procedure which fails. I'm going to take it back Monday if I can't get it working. Any ideas? My system is XP home and I have a 2200 AMD processor.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't recognize Cruzer 16GB flash drive

Have you tried connecting it to the USB port in the back of the computer. I assume you are talking about a desktop. There may be a conflict with other devices that were assigned to that particular USB port.
 

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I have a USB Kingston DataTraveler 2 GB jump drive that my wife uses with our philips stereo. I used HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3 with some Windows 95 files to create a bootable USB. After i was done I deleted everything on it and put mp3s back on. The stereo says "no audio found". I used Acronis Disk Director 11 to delete the partition and put FAT32 partition on there. Same thing with the stereo saying no audio found. Any clues on what to do? thanks!

Answer:Made bootable flash drive now stereo won't recognize usb jumpdrive

To the best of my knowledge Windows 7 does not recognize Fat 32 only NTSF.

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I have a problem, because my satellite A200-1AE with Microsoft Vista doesn't recognize the USB 2.0 flash hard drive. It asks me for a programme/software!
The same USB works without a problem in other computers with vista!

Anyone knows what should I do?

Answer:Satellite A200-1AE doesn't recognize the USB 2.0 flash hard drive

Hi

First of all you should disconnect all USB devices and should remove the USB ports and controllers from the device manager.
After this procedure you should reboot the notebook. After new restart the Vista OS should recognize the USB ports and should reinstall the USB drivers again.

Then you should update the Vista to the latest state! All patches and fixes should be installed. Please note that you will have to visit the MS update site to get all patches?

Note; MS has released an Vista SP1 beta version. I have installed it on my notebook and it has solved several issues?.

Best regards

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Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with my desktop computer as of late. My first problems occur right after everything is loaded up and ready, i get three error messages:

-error loading c:\windows\system32\gowanedu.dll
the specified module could not be found

-error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\jevukule.dll
the specified module could not be found

-application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. a problem caused windows
defender service to stop. to start the service restart your computer or
search help and support on how to start a service manually.

i have no idea why it gives me these messages, i've gotten the last one for a while now but the first two just started up today after i did a couple spyware scans in safe mode, along with my next problem.
Like i said before after i did the scans in safe mode(i believe i did a super antispyware, spybot search&destroy, and spyware doctor) my computer has stopped recognizing any of my usb flash drives. I put them in my usb ports(both front and back) and nothing happens except the little green arrow icon comes up in the bottom right hand corner(the one that lets you eject the flash drives if you click it) as if it recognizes it. But i don't get the pop up window that asks me what i want to do, nor does the flash drive show up in the my computer window along with all my other drives.

any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:3 error messages on startup and computer wont recognize usb flash drive

Both of those .dll files look like the work of a virus to me. A virus probably make a registry entry telling the system to use one of those .dll's instead of a needed system file. So when you ran Spybot and it saw those malicous files it quaranteed them and now your system is hanging because the needed file is not available. The easiest fix is a Format and Fresh Install. You could try to fix it, but everytime you fix one problem another usually shows up.

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So today i try to plug in one of my 128mb flash drives for a project that i put on it. well i plugged it in, i see the windows found new hardware stuff, it installs but when i go to access it through my computer it does not show up. So i figured well crap, one drive down, at least i have another one right? well when i plug that one in same thing happens and it doesn't show up. So i go to my laptop and they both work fine there. I'm not sure what's wrong because they do appear in device manager but i cannot access them. It's not the USB ports because i have a digital camera that works fine with my computer.

Now, i don't know if this is related or not, but i noticed that my boot.ini file was missing so i just copied it from a different computer and that was fixed. I don't know if this is related or not. Also i recently loaded a program called Daemon tools to use to mount my cd images i have (i use it instead of popping cds in and out all the time) and that stopped working about the same time this happened. Anyway i'm a little bit stumped so any help would be greatly appreciated. I won't have time to check this again till tomorrow afternoon so bare with me on that.
 

Answer:Windows won't recognize USB flash drives.

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My internal CD-DVD drive worked perfectly on Windows 7 until I upgraded to
Windows 10. if I insert a CD nothing happens. The drive isn't shown anywhere when viewing drives of the computer. Also, my backup drive E: isn't recognized either.
My Seagate manager tells me that no drive is connected.

Answer:Windows 10 doesn't recognize CD-DVD drive nor Seagate backup drive

Open command prompt and type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter. Under disk management, do you see your CD drive and your E: listed without a drive letter?
Please register and answer these questions for someone to assist you better.

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I recently installed windows 7 home premium 64 bit, previous OS was Vista home premium 32 bit. My desktop is an HP pavilion d4650y.

I have the OS loaded on my main HD which is a SATA.

HD & DVD drive worked perfectly before on vista. I tested both devices on another pc with XP and they work fine. I've triple checked the connections but still the devices are not recognized by win7. I've also tried renaming the HD & changing the drive letter, but still no luck.

Both drives are connected to a PCI E card, and are set to cable select, on separate cables.

In the BIOS both drives show up.

In disk management they do not show up at all.

My HD is a western digital 250 gb EIDE, and the DVD drive is a IDE Pioneer DVD burner (secondary disc drive).

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 won't recognize IDE Hard drive & DVD drive

What drivers did you install? Did you install the necessary drivers for the PCIe card?

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I'm running windows xp pro on an Athlon XP 3000+, Chanitech 7NJL6 NVIDIA Socket A ATX Motherboard. I have both a Panasonic LF-D521 Dvd burner and some type of generic 52X CD burner.
I used both CD drives to install windows and office and all that stuff, but didn't put in the CD drivers yet. I didn't use either drive for a few days and I noticed that Windows is not recognizing them at all. On My computer neither drive is listed. When I put a CD in and try to boot off them nothing happens. When I disable the driver and reconnect them, windows detects them but I get this message in the device manager 'Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)' I have the drivers on CD, but of course I can't get them off of it.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to fix this problem?
Thanks
Glenn Smith
 

Answer:Windows won't recognize my CD or DVD drive

Yes. Open up device manager. Look under CD/DVD drives and find the model numbers. Search on Google for the "firmware" you need for that model number.
Download the firmware and update as neccessary.
 

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Windows XP (on my Sony Vaio computer) will not recognize a DVD-RW when it's loaded in my drive. I receive the message "Please insert a writeable CD". I've tried a few things, but to no avail so far. (I did try a hotfix from Microsoft which did not do the trick).
Any ideas ? Thanks !!
Paulquest
 

Answer:Windows XP will not recognize DVD-RW in drive

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My BIOS can recognize my DVD drive but when I go on windows, disk management won't recognize the drive.
Neither will device manager. There isnt even a section for DVD drives in device manager unless I install daemon tools then it will only show the virtual drives.
But my BIOS shows the dvd drive and I even installed windows 8 using a cd.
So I know the drive is plugged in and working.
Windows 8 just doesnt want to recognize it.
I tried installing the drivers for it from toshibas website. All that did was make my computer run automatic repairs and then made me restore my computer.
So I dont really want to try that again.
When I show hidden folders and files and drives then Windows explorer will show Removable Disk D:
But when I put a cd in nothing happens.

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7829

Answer:Windows 8 won't recognize DVD drive?

Removable Disc D: is Daemon tools virtual drive.
Try the Microsoft FixIt: Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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I have been having a problem with my CD/DVD drive. One day several months back (in May) my laptop (a Compaq Presario F750) just stopped acknowledging the existence of my cd/dvd drive. When I ran the program from Microsoft that troubleshoots issues like this, it just tells me that my computer doesn't have one attached, even though when I put a cd in the drive, I can hear it spin.
Until recently, I have just been living without the drive, believing that it just broke or was misaligned or something, and I was putting off getting a new one. However, last weekend, my hard drive crashed. We were able to rescue all of the info from the hard drive, but had to replace the drive. Somewhere in the process of all this, the CD drive started working again! We were able to get the new hard drive in, then install Windows 7. CD drive was working for a day or so after that, was able to install Office, and a couple of more programs. Then something happened and the computer crashed again. I had to do a system restore to get Windows to run again, and then everything I had loaded on CD from the previous day was gone, and the CD drive was dead again. Same thing, Windows fails to recognize its existence.
We had an old, dead, laptop with a compatible CD drive, so my husband swapped them. The "new" old drive has the exact same problem.

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Answer:Windows 7 won't recognize CD/DVD drive

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I have an older model Western Digital 1 TB external hard drive.

The model and serial are as per the attached image.

I can't get my Windows 10 computer to recognize the drive.

I have two more recent Western Digital external drives, and the computer recognizes them with no difficulty.

Any suggestions?

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When I insert CD the light goes on and it appears to be working but doesn't and doesn't show up in My Computer?

Answer:T-30, Windows XP does not recognize CD drive?

Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters as per this guide. Let us know if this helps.





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I was trying to back up my files on DVD's using Norton. Got error message that says windows cannot recognize the drive. I went onto Norton's chat room and the tech remotely tried to fix it and said the problem is with windows, not Norton. How do I correct this problem? I wanted to back up all of my files and it the drive cannot be accessed.

Other than that, the drive does play DVD's. It is just the windows interface that is the issue. Help would be greatly appreciated. I do not want to risk losing all of my files.
Thank you.
 

Answer:Windows does not recognize DVD drive

Right click on MyComputer. Select 'Manage'>Disk Management. See if the drive shows up there and assign a drive letter to it.
If that doesn't work right click on My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager>Dvd/Cdrom Drives.
Right click on your drive and choose 'Uninstall'. Restart and let XP reinstall the device.

See if Windows now recognizes the drive.
 

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I have an older model Western Digital external drive.

When I plug it into Windows 10, nothing happens.

I have two other WD drives that I purchased later. These show up perfectly, and I have no trouble accessing the files on them.

I am uploading an image that shows the model and serial number of the drive I am not able to access.

Do I need to download "drivers" for this????

How can I access the files?

Thanks,

Answer:Windows 10 not will recognize WD drive

Hi there,

- Are you connecting this Western Digital(WD) hard drive to your computer via USB? If so, try to connecting the USB cable onto another USB port.

- When you have the external hard drive connected to your computer, go into the "Device Manager" look for any exclamation marks. If so, list which hardware section is this exclamation mark is listed.

- Reboot the computer with the external hard drive connected and then go into the BIOS. In there, see if the BIOS recognizes the hard drive.

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I have a DVD drive and CD-RW drive, with the DVD drive being the master and the CD-RW being the slave. I've had these two hooked up together since March and they have been fine. However, recently I have been having problems with both drives.

Lately my CD-RW has not been detected by Windows upon booting up. Sometimes the DVD drive isn't detected as well. As I type this, Windows isn't detecting either one.

Is there any way I can fix this so both of them always remain detected? It really is annoying to boot up a computer and not be able to use the cd drives..
 

Answer:windows won't recognize cd-rw and/or dvd drive

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I just installed a new DVD/RW drive, but Windows isn't seeing it. It only sees it as a CD-ROM drive. All the cables are plugged in properly. I tried Add Hardware from Control Panel and trying through Device Manager, but no success. Usually Windows should recognize it when new hardware is installed.

Could someone please help?
 

Answer:Getting Windows to recognize new DVD drive

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Please help. I'm putting together a computer and my operating system (Win 98SE) won't recognize my DVD as a drive. What do I do?
 

Answer:Need Help - Windows won't recognize DVD Drive

Did you install the driver and reboot?
Does the system BIOS recognize the drive?
Is the DVD drive on the secondary (port/cable) by itself?
 

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My PC won't recognize my CD ROM drive
 

Answer:Windows 7 won't recognize my CD ROM drive (D:)

It may simply need to be replaced. They don't last forever.

Have you checked to make sure all the cables are still connected on the inside?
 

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In my PC (Windows 7 Professional - 32 Bit Operatins System - Service Pack 1 installed) whenever I plug in Flash Drive, the system creates short cut for all the folders in the Flash Drive. The folders and its contents are safe.

But I am unable to Safely Dismount the Flash Drive and the system on choosing Eject the Drive will display "This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." message.

If I go through My Computer - Right Click on Flash Drive and then Eject the system shows the following message

"F: is Currently in Use. Save any Open Files on this disc, and then close the files or programs
using the files before trying again. If you choose to continue, the files will be closed, which might cause data to be lost.

Cancel Try Again Continue"

If we choose Continue, system displays "Safe to Remove Hardware".

WHY THIS IS HAPPENING ??

I am having a laptop with same OS and there when I plug in the flash drive it does not create any short cut and no such problems.

Both the systems are having Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1.671.4971 and are upto date on Virus Siglature update.
 

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After installing Windows 10 (I had 7 before), my computer does not recognize the D: Drive at all.

I have a Lenovo H410 Desktop (Lenovo Windows 7PC).

My scans show that all my drivers are updated, but there does not seem to be a driver for the disc drive.

Is that what I am missing? If so, could someone suggest where I obtain it? I have tried the Lennovo website, but am having some trouble getting to the drivers.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 does not recognize Disc Drive

Hi, what do you see if you
a. From the Cortana search box or a Run box execute diskmgmt.msc?
b. Use a partition manager boot disk?

(It might be helpful if you could complete your system specs- thanks)

Have a look at this- might be relevant (it probably depends how you have determined Windows does not 'see' your drive):
Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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DVD maker (also Polorid's my memmories suite) does not recognize my DVD/CD drive. However, the drive IS recognized when playing a DVD commercial movie and it IS recognized when I insert a previously recorded CD disk. The drive is NOT recognized in Windows Explorer when I insert a blank DVD or CD disk.

Device Manager states the DVD/CD-ROM drive is working properly.

It is labeled:HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B

I experienced the same problem when usxing Win XP. I have upgraded to Windoes 7. Anyone have a solution?

EBrown Nov-12-09

Answer:Windows DVD maker does not recognize the DVD drive

Go back into Device manager and uninstall the DVD drive.

>>Then restart your computer immediately. That should fix the problem. Otherwise you can get back to us.

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I had a hard drive which I wanted to reformat. So I back it up and went did a "quick format" on it.

At that point my 4tb which showed 3.6tb reformated to 1.63tb.

When I go into disk management Windows which previously saw 3.6 of 4tb only sees 1.63tb.

So I started over from scratch.

I deleted the volume, initialized the disk to GPT and but still all it sees is 1.63.

I have two storage drives on this computer and my other storage drive is recognized as 5.45tb on a 6tb drive, so it's not an issue of Windows not being able to recognize the drives.

It's not that it's not formatted properly as it is initialized to GPT.

Out of curiosity I went into Linux with a live usb stick and used GParted. I was able to see the full allocation on the disk and I formatted it in Linux.

Upon exiting Linux and going back into Windows, NOW Windows shows me the full 3.6 capacity. However other partition managers like Easeus, or MiniToolPartion now report 122% capacity .

I figured I could just use it since Linux seem to get it formatted correctly, however since it will be used for storage I was a bit nervous and still don't understand why Windows which once allowed it to be formatted correctly won't let t.

I also checked the drive with the SMARTS tools by Western Digital and they found the drive fine and report 4.0 as the capacity for the drive.

I thought perhaps a driver issue, but it just then the other drive is fine and so was this one previously.

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I have an external HD, it works fine for me at home, but won't show up in windows on either of the computers I tried it on at work. The drive is an Acom Data, the computer at home is Windows XP Pro SP2, computers at work are Win XP Pro SP2 and Win 2K. I am hooking the drive up through a firewire 400 connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows won't recognize external drive

Perhaps the computers at work need a specific firewire driver to work with your device.
Do you know if the firewire connections on the computers at work - work?
 

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Hey guys,

Updated to windows 10 today. Had to do a clean install on a new hard drive. Now that it seems I have everything settled, for some reason my disc drive doesn't show up in the file explorer. It obviously worked as I installed Windows 10 onto the hard drive since it was off a disc. Is this some sort of issue that'd be resolved by updating drivers/getting essential Windows 10 downloads for clean installs?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 10 won't recognize my disc drive?

hi put a disk in the drive does it show up then? on laptop here at work a disk has to be in drive to show up in exployer

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I bought a new hard drive today, a Western Digital OEM Cavier 80gb SATA hard drive.  I currently use 2 IDE hard drives, a 6 gb for XP as primary master, a DVD burner as primary slave, and a 80 gb in secondary master.  I use an Asus A8v-vm mobo.My problem is that my bios recognizes the hard drive when I go under hard drives in the BIOS, but Windows does not recognize the new drive.Anyone got any help?

Answer:Windows XP won't recognize new hard drive

You need to press F6 at the beginning of the installation and when prompted, provide the SATA driver diskette so setup can see the drive.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 32-bit version, on my older PC. I got a virus, so I figured it was a good time to upgrade. I currently run Windows XP Pro. I have a PE845MAX2 motherboard. When I try to install it, I get to the screen where they are asking me where to install Windows 7. It does not recognize any drives, and asks me to browse for drivers. I have installed the SATA drivers ( I double clicked on the .exe driver file but saw no results), and disabled RAID in my bios. Still having the problem. Can you help me diagnose this problem? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 7 doesn't recognize my drive

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So I bought a new WD caviar blue 500gb from newegg. I know that Sata II is hot swappable.

Anyway, I plug it into the psu and you can hear it spin up and it vibrates a little. Gets hot after a while. So it works.

Can't get it to be recognized in Windows after plugging it in to the mobo. Tried it on my good computer (Vista HP 64) and my old one (XP MCE 32)

Defective drive or am i an idiot.?

Thanks

Answer:Windows won't recognize my new hard drive

Have you formatted it? New HDD's come in RAW format, which is not recognized by Windows or any other OS. Go into Start > right click "My Computer" (or 'Computer' in Vista) > go to "Manage..." > click on 'Disk management' on the left-side pane > now find your 500GB drive on the right side pane when it loads > right click it and choose to format it/create a new partition. Make sure you do a full format since its a new drive.

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I have recently installed Windows 2000 on a new hard drive that I got. Finally, I have installed all my programs and the computer is working great. Recently, My friends computer crashed being unable to boot in to Windows, and needing to be re-formatted. I want to place his hard drive in my machine as a slave, and copy some files for him onto my drive, or else his files will all be lost. Windows 2k does not recognize the slave drive on start up, and I do not receive a drive letter for it. I set my friends drive to slave properly, and am sure that the connections are secure. Do you have any ideas, of how to get Win 2k to recognize the slave drive, Thanks,
 

Answer:Windows 2k not recognize slave drive

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My 1.5TB USB( using the EZ-dock adapter) drive is about full, and I'm looking at a 3GB drive to replace it. My system is a Netbook with USB 2.0 as the only external drive interface so that limits my options considerably if I want to keep it to something I can throw into my suitcase easily when travelling.

Could someone verify that Windows 7 32bit will recognize it?

Answer:Will Windows 7 32b recognize 3GB External USB Drive?

As lond as you make it a gpt disk and not an mbr disk it won't have any problem. You are talking about a 3tb disk right..

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

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I have 2 Lacie External Drives which work fine on one of my PC's running Windows XP. However, they will not install on my other PC also running Windows XP. This other PC also has problems with some memory sticks. Windows Update is up to date.

I am using the same cables and I have power to the drive. I am plugging into rear USB ports on my tower.

When I plug in the USB I get a message for new hardware detected. Windows goes through the process of installing new hardware and when complete I get a message telling me that the item was not installed. The drive does not appear in Windows Explorer.

If I go to Device Manager the drive appears with a yellow question mark.

Help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Windows will not recognize External Drive

This -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310575 is the 'stock' response to your issue.

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Hi
I am trying to install a second hard drive on a IBM intellistation 6898. The bios of the computer recognizes the second drive but when I go to windows NT it does not recognize the second drive.Could anyone give me any suggestions on how to handle this problem.

Thanks

Fred

Answer:windows nt does not recognize second hard drive

have you installed the latest drivers?

http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site...id=JBAR-3MLNB9

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This my set up AMD A10-5700, Silverstone SST-PS07B - System Build - PCPartPicker

Windows tech support confirmed it was not a software problem. Here's where I stand. Before just now, the disc drive would open, the power light would come on, and it would take discs, but Windows would not acknowledge that I had a disc drive.

So I opened it up and saw that the power and sata cables were properly in place, but I gave it a different output from the power source, and put the sata cable in a different slot on the motherboard.

NOW, Windows STILL doesn't acknowledge my disc drive, and the disc drive very quickly closes on it's own without the button being pressed.

I've actually had this problem for a year now, it's just that I've RARELY had to use discs until now. Funny thing is though, I'm pretty sure I installed Windows 8 using this disc drive.

Can anyone help? I can take pictures of the insides if it helps.

Edit- I tried downloading this, but it says "error, no disk drive detected" http://www.firmwarehq.com/download_2..._JL03.EXE.html

It's like Windows doesn't even acknowledge it's existence.

Answer:Windows does not recognize my disc drive.

Did you set up the drive for BIOS to boot from?

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Hi!

I just removed my DVD-ROM and replace it with a new CD-RW. The problem is that windows does not recognize my CD-RW and ZIP drives. THey don't appear anywhere in "My Computer". However, during boot-up, both devices appear as the secondary IDE master and slave drives.

When I checked the Device Manager, there are exclamation marks on Primary Ultra ATA Controller and Secondary Ultra ATA Controller. I have reboot the computer into Safe Mode and removed the Intel PCI Bus Master IDE Controller. Hoping that the next time I boot the computer, Windows will rectify this problem. Turns out that Windows detected new hardware and installed a suitable driver. But I still can't get the computer to recognize both CD-RW and ZIP drives.

Can someone please help me???

Harto
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows does not recognize CD-RW and ZIP drive

Found the solution to my problem. I downloaded the updated drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's website and install them. After rebooting my computer, both ZIP and CD-RW appears miraculously.

Harto
 

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Hey, I'm almost done with the long process of building my first PC *confetti* and I need a little bit of help.
My Hard Drive is RECOGNIZED by windows but my PC isn't using it. See Below


Thanks again mates!

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Answer:Getting Windows 7 to recognize my Hard Drive?

Are you talking about DISK0?

If so, you need to partition it first in order for Windows to be able to access it. Here is a tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Create New

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Hi I am building a computer fort the first time and I am having trouble getting Windows 7 to recognize my hard drive. My har drive and mother board are as follows:

Hard drive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive,
Mother Board-GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
So when I go to install windows 7 I eventually get to a screen where it ask for an install location, unfortunately it doesn?t seem to recognize my hard drive. It gives me an option of installing driver so I went to the gigabyte website and downloaded the drivers that it said I required. I believe there was an ACHI driver and a Raid driver. After I stalled both of these drivers the hard drive still was not detected. One strange thing I noticed was that when I browse for a driver my hard drive is listed as a place I can search. I then proceeded to the Bios to try and match the drivers.
The hard drive is detected in the Bio. When the HD is set to IDE my BluRay play is able to read the windows install disc. But windows won?t recognize my HD. If I set it to ACHI or Raid I can?t seem to get the windows CD to load. Do I need an IDE driver?
Out of frustration I tried installing a windows XP to see if it would be able to recognize my hard drive. It seemed to load on the hard drive fine but entered this weird loop where windows would install itself but wouldn?t actually load as the operating syste... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't recognize my hard drive

Your HDD needs to be formatted to NTFS in order for Windows 7 to recognize it. This option to Format is available in the installation Menu. Please read this tutorial and see if you are able to format your HDD during the installation.http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/52291-partition-hard-drive-windows-7-install.html

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I have a Samsung SE-218 External DVD drive, and I cannot seem to access it in Windows 8.1 (though I have not had a chance to try it on any other computers yet, so there is always the possibility that something is wrong with the drive). Whenever I plug it in the light comes on and it will spin the disc for a bit, but nothing shows up in File Explorer or in Device Manager.

I've tried the command prompt command noted in this thread with no luck:
How to make empty ODD show? Registry edit?

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 8.1 doesn't recognize USB DVD Drive

Hi there
Try plugging it in BEFORE booting your system ==> check USB settings in the BIOS you might have to enable USB in Legacy mode depending on the USB drive.

Unless the computer is REALLY OLD the BIOS should recognize it as a BOOT device too -- try booting anything from it --if you haven't got a bootable CD program download something free and simple like GPARTED and just see if the CD / DVD boots.

Cheers
jimbo

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My fresh install of Windows XP will not recognize the hard drive in my 3000 N200. When I install Vista it goes right on. I performed a complete wipe of the hard drive before trying this and I have tried it 5 times getting the same error message each time. Windows can't find a hard drive.

Answer:Windows XP won't recognize hard drive

You have to go into the bios and disable the SCSI interface and set it to IDE. Windows XP doesnt come with prepackaged SCSI drivers. Had the same problem on my n200.

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I have a serial ata harddrive and a ultra ata/133 hardrive connected to a ecs k8t890-a motherboard. The bios recognizes my dvd drive but windows vista does not. Windows keeps stating that I need ATA Device drivers for my dvd drive. What can I do to correct this problem.
 

Answer:Windows Vista will not recognize dvd drive

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Motherboard bios set to boot from optical drive. BIOS of motherboard recognizes optical drive. Windows XP does not recognize optical drive .Computer will only boot to Windows.
How can I get optical drive to work to repair or reinstall Windows XP?

Answer:Windows does not recognize optical drive

Did you change the boot options in the BIOS...making the optical drive the 1st boot device, then saving the changes in the BIOS?

System manufacturer and model?

Are you using recovery/restore disks to attempt the install?

Louis

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DVD drive not recognize by windows-8 after update

hi all

i installed WINDOWS-8 RP 64bit for trail on DG41RQ mobo
(as well as on other PC (DG31PR) where there is no problem).

all was well till i updated the intel chipset driver (Intel Chipset Device Software version 9.1.2.1008)

and the BIOS version (to RQG4110H.86A.0017.EB)

now the system doesn't recognize my LG DVD drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20) , (also in device manger and also in SAFE MODE)
my BIOS dose recognize it and i CAN boot a live Win-XP from it.

i tried to roll back the IDE intel controllers drivers, but no change.

i have an IDE HDD as master, and the DVD Drive as SLAVE (recognized as such by BIOS).

my UEFI is desabled in BIOS (i don't know what it is actually).

(i have Activation Key (PRO) but i want to make sure all is well before activation)

please HELP

Answer:DVD drive not recognize by windows-8 after update

i have a similar situation with a lite-on dvd drive not being detected by win8, but it is detected by winXP and win7 on the same system so it is not a hardware cable issue. the funny part is that i used the dvd drive to install win8. i havent checked for a firmware update for the dvd drive yet though.

my thread from 3 days ago

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Which flash drive is the fastest to use with Vista's page file on flash drive capability?
 

Answer:What flash drive is the fastest to use w/ vista's flash drive page file caching?

No no no, wrong wrong wrong. Whoa there, sonny, let's back up a bit.

Before you go preaching it's like having your pagefile on a USB drive, you need to learn more about ReadyBoost, which is the correct name for the specific technology. It's not putting your pagefile on the USB Flash device, it's just using the Flash RAM device to augment (read: add to the performance) some aspects of Vista's SuperFetch and virtual memory subsystems.

There are several threads about this feature here already; search for "readyboost" and you can learn more about it, which I STRONGLY recommend since you're getting off on the wrong foot already.

No problem with you being enthusiastic since ReadyBoost is a great feature and a nice way to improve system performance, but you need to present your posts in an accurate and meaningful way with facts and not just a bunch of statements that sound like "OMG it's the greatest thing evarrrrr..."

You're close, but do some more research here and other places to get the real scoop about ReadyBoost.

Most any USB 2.0 Flash-RAM based device should work just fine, but the cheap ones - those $10 specials at stores - might not be up to snuff for transfer speeds. If you stick one in and Vista offers to let it be used for ReadyBoost, that means Vista tested it and concluded it's up to the task.
 

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I have a 2 M USB flash drive and it used to work great. Just plug it in to any USB port, it shows up as F: Drive, and I'd download / upload what ever I want.

Now when I plug it in, my PC doesn't recognize it as F: drive and I can't access it. The icon to safely remove it appears in my taskbar. In Device Manager it appears as a Generic USB Flash Disc.

I went to Computer Manager and it showed up as Removable Disc 0. I replaced it with the new Drive Letter F:. It shows as Healthy Fat 32 drive. If I right click on it, I can open the files that are on there, but this is the only way I can access them. If I go to My Computer, it still doesn't show up as F: Drive.

How can I get it to go back to being recognized as F: Drive in MY Computer?

Thank you.
 

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please help. i have pentium 4 some days ago my flash drive worked fine. but today when i turn my flash in my computer it dont appear . in a word my computer cant recognize my flash please help.

Answer:cant recognize flash

xp flash not workinghttp://tinyurl.com/4kd4d2sflash drive not working windows xphttp://tinyurl.com/4ffzv4t

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I just completed building my own PC from scratch. I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate OS 64 bit. The Bios is recognizing my western digital Hard drive, but once Windows 7 tries to install it is not recognizing my Hard drive. It is asking me to install the driver for the hard drive. Is there some other setting I should be changing in the Bios to have the OS recognize my hard drive. What exactly is Raid and AHCI Sata Mode and should this be set to default. The Motherboard comes with a driver CD, but it says to install and OS 1st. Help ASAP would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Install won't recognize my hard drive.

One option Im sure some one will frown upon but it worked for me on my Lenovo T500 was to turn AHCI to Compatibility Mode and then try it. Otherwise you will need the raid/SATA drivers from your computer manufacturer on a flash drive to install Windows 7 (Press F6 during Setup start).

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"Simple Drive" is a USB connected mass storage device. Mine is a 400 GB drive.
It works fine in Win XP but not Win 10. Neither XP nor Win 10 showed a device driver has been installed.

Google can not find a site that has the driver.

Any help? Sure appreciated.

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W7/IE8 & IE9 report no media in TSST corp CDDVD Writer, SH-S203B, SBO-4. However, on the same machine Nero 10 recognizes media and burns successfully. CDDVD Writer has latest firmware. Windows Update current. Computer>DVD RW Drive (D) > Properties > Hardware lists all three drives, 160 Gb Maxtor (Internal SATA HD), 500 Gb Seagate Free Agent GoFlex(External HD, USB 2.0) and TSSTcorp CDDVD Writer; should only the TSST be listed there? Device Manager reports drivers up to date, no abnormalities. Disc Management reports that "CD-ROM 0 is Online DVD." Disk Management > Properties > General reports TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device, Location 1, Channel 1, Target 1, Lun 0 and that the device is operating properly; DVD Region 1. Disk Management > Properties > Volumes reports: Disk CD-ROM 0; Type: DVD; Status: Online; Partition Style: Master Boot Record (MBR); Capacity: 0; Unallocated Space: 0; Reserved Space:0. Disk Management > Properties > Driver reports: Driver Provider: Microsoft; Driver Date: 6/21/2006; Driver Version: 6.1.7601.17514; Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows.

Does anyone see anything in the described arrangement that would account for the failure to recognize media in the CD-ROM?

This is my first post. I hope I have posted it in the correct category.

Answer:IE 8 /Windows 7 Won't Recognize Media in CDDVD Drive

You didn't say if you're trying blank media or discs that contain data.

Windows won't show anything when you insert blank media, this is normal.

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In an attempt to make more space for my media files, I created a new partition on my computer and simply moved all of the files from my previous 40Gig partition into my new 100Gig partition.
Everything was done using the built-in software that came with Windows 7 Ultimate.

Things went fine for a while, then I wasn't able to load my PC.
Fair enough, I reinstalled the OS.
It worked for a few hours, I installed all the updates into my system after the fresh install.
But when I turned it on in the morning, it worked for about 30 minutes and then I got a blue screen and it auto-restarted.

Now, I can't access Windows or even reinstall it.
The Windows installation disc doesn't recognize my hard drive anymore.
(It's an official disk that I got from my Dad whom works at a Microsoft partner company.)

Answer:PC doesn't recognize my hard drive, Windows 7 Ult x64

Boot from your Win 7 DVD into a command prompt.

Can you see the disk and drives there?

COMMAND PROMPT - GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING YOUR WIN 7 DVD ■Boot up from your Windows 7 DVD.
■At the first dialog window, press SHIFT + F10 key combo
■You will have a X:> command prompt
X: is a ram drive created by Windows 7.

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I just reformatted windows and all i did was delete the c drive partition, and then install xp on that partition. This was all on a 80 gb hard drive that was formatted into 30gb and 50gb. windows is on the 50gb partition and it works now. But I had a 300gb hard drive before i reformatted which was just for storage, when i reformatted my computer i did not even touch the 300gb drive. But now if i go into xp it will show up as a raw drive as in not formatted. And the 300gb hard drive only shows up as 127gb. But it should show up as two 150gb partitions. If anyone wants me to clarify anything please ask. I really need this data back since its all my pictures and i have homework on there.

Answer:Windows will not recognize 300gb hard drive?

my friend had the same problem but he just formatted it and it was fine.... hook it up in another computer, maybe the only way to get your data back..

is it sata??? might have to install the drivers for it.

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I was having some issues with my computer earlier in the year.  Due to this, after lengthy troubleshooting process, I decided to reset windows 8.1.  This didn't resolve my issue (ended being I needed a new keyboard).  This is just to give a little history.  Keyboard has been replaced and everything has been working well, except my dvd drive no longer recognizes discs.
 
I am on a Lenovo Ideapad s510p, running Windows 8.1 64 bit. 
 
I've tried updating the drivers. I've tried uninstalling it and rebooting.  Device manager says the drivers are up to date and the device is working.  
 
I'm at a loss and need help.  Any bleepers out there that can help me?  Any suggestions I can try?
 
Thanks!

Answer:DVD drive does not recognize discs after resetting Windows 8.1

Try the 'Upper and lower filters' fix.
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/314060

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I recently reinstalled Windows XP becauses of some missing files. I had two working hard drives installed before the reinstallation. But now, only the primary drive shows. My problem is that the drive appears in the BIOS, but does not appear in disk management or explorer. I rechecked the BIOS 4 times and everything is the same as it was before, and I didn't touch the inside of the computer. I just can't get it to show up in disk managment. Please Help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows will not recognize my hard drive

Have you installed any of the windows updates since reinstalling?

What is the size of the drive that is not showing up?


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Windows XP support for 48 bit LBA (needed for drives larger than 137GB) support is as easy as installing Service Pack 1 or 2. This enables support for drives larger than 137 Gigabyte.

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I have a Dell XPS 400 (XP media center) that I am fixing for someone. It gives the error message that HAL.DLL is not found. Usually I can fix these kind of problems without a hitch, however...

the windows Media Center installation CD does not recognize the hard drive. I can not run the recovery console or reinstall. I get a Blue screen stating that windows did not find any HDDs installed in my computer. I have a copy of UBCD4WIN that was made from an image of this same disk. Running UBCD4W I can access the disk, and ran HDTUNE which found no disk errors.

Any idea why this is happening? It is a SATA drive, and obviously the BIOS recognizes it.

Also, does anyone know of any utilities that may help me on the UBCD4win?
I tried just replacing the HAL.DLL file, but windows still can not see it.
 

Answer:Windows Install CD will not recognize hard drive

Thanks,
That worked great. If anyone else reads this needing help, I just downloaded the drivers from the dell support page and slipstreamed them into my XP disk using nLite.
 

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I run Win XP Pro on a RAID 10 setup. I recently had a power failure and it turns out my UPS was bad. The RAID 10 setup was corrupted - one of the four drive's status was listed as degraded. Unfortunately my first step was to rebuild the RAID array. That took care of restoring the array to optimal status, but I now have to reinstall windows. Here is my problem: the windows set up disk will not recognize the RAID drive. I have it marked as bootable and have rebuilt the array several times without success. The initial installation proceded without any problems. I don't understand what is gioing on. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Rick
 

Answer:Windows set up disk won't recognize a RAID drive

You need to install the drivers early in the installation process. A prompt to press F6 will appear for about 10-15 seconds, but it doesn't stop the installation process. While it's there, you need to press F6 and have your RAID controller drivers handy to install.
 

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Hi,
 
I have X60s Model: 17044JU
 
I have original XP installed.
 
My computer is very slow and I am trying to reinstall XP from my CD (and format HD so I clean everything).
 
When Windows installations blue screen shows up and loads drivers etc then it tells me that it does not recognize any hard drive.
 
I thought I may need SCSI or RAID drivers but since I don't have floppy I can not load them.
 
Any help how to install new XP would be appreciated.
 
Thank you
 
Miron
 
Moderator edit: Masked serial number to prevent mis-use.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Windows XP re-installation does not recognize any hard drive - help

go to bios menu switch hdd mode from achi to compatibility. 

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Early on in the Windows 10 update process, I was able to upgrade an HP Stream 7 and a Stream 11 to Windows 10. Both had the same 32GB RAM and nominal 32GB eMMC as the Stream 14 I am wrestling with. Both came to a point where they told me the device had insufficient space on its C:\ drive. In both instances I selected an external Micro SD drive, and off it went with the upgrade.
In this instance I cannot get past that point. I select the external drive (a 320GB external USB spinner) but it doesn't accept that or any other external device I offer it.
When I click "Refresh" it says that it needs 10GB on C:\ drive, and eventually says that the upgrade failed.
The computer has been wiped, and reset to factory spec for W8.1 with all updates installed. It has ~20GB on C, and 7GB in another partition, so even if I find a way to remove the partition it wont be enough.
I'm about to have to give up on this thing and just make the poor user run with W8.1 until further notice, unless some kind soul can give me some idea of how to get past this point.
Thank you!

Answer:How do I get Windows 10 update to recognize my external drive?

Maybe try a USB flash drive?

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I put in my CD's but the CD drive just ignores them! I checked Windows but it said that the drive was working properly. I tried rebooting and all differnt CD's but to no avail. How can i get it working again? or do I need a new CD drive.
 

Answer:My CD Drive won't recognize my CD's but Windows says it's working fine! HELP!

BE sure it is properly connected ,then remove from device manager and reinstall the cdrom drive.
 

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I just purchased a new desktop computer that has a UEFI bios. The DVD drive works fine reading and writing in Windows 8.1 but I cannot boot from the CD because it doesn't show up in the bios boot order list or anywhere else in the bios. Can someone help me?

Thanks in advance

Answer:UEFI does not recognize DVD drive but it works in Windows

it will be listed by model not cd/dvd

press F12 at the first boot logo and you will see a Sony, Toshiba or something

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Hi,
The internal HD i always use is SATA. I bought a raid controller for other purposes but it had an IDE slot on it so i decided to use the other spare HD i have (internal also).
I can boot off of it and see it in paragon and device manager,but it wont show up under hardware and devices,my computer etc.

Any way to fix that?

Answer:Getting Windows to recognize new internal hard drive

Sorted.
Used Paragon to assign drive letter.

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Early on in the Windows 10 update process, I was able to upgrade an HP Stream 7 and a Stream 11 to Windows 10. Both had the same 32GB RAM and nominal 32GB eMMC as the Stream 14 I am wrestling with. Both came to a point where they told me the device had insufficient space on its C:\ drive. In both instances I selected an external Micro SD drive, and off it went with the upgrade.
In this instance I cannot get past that point. I select the external drive (a 320GB external USB spinner) but it doesn't accept that or any other external device I offer it.
When I click "Refresh" it says that it needs 10GB on C:\ drive, and eventually says that the upgrade failed.
The computer has been wiped, and reset to factory spec for W8.1 with all updates installed. It has ~20GB on C, and 7GB in another partition, so even if I find a way to remove the partition it wont be enough.
I'm about to have to give up on this thing and just make the poor user run with W8.1 until further notice, unless some kind soul can give me some idea of how to get past this point.
Thank you!

Answer:How do I get Windows 10 update to recognize my external drive?

Maybe try a USB flash drive?

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I was having some issues with my computer earlier in the year.  Due to this, after lengthy troubleshooting process, I decided to reset windows 8.1.  This didn't resolve my issue (ended being I needed a new keyboard).  This is just to give a little history.  Keyboard has been replaced and everything has been working well, except my dvd drive no longer recognizes discs.
 
I am on a Lenovo Ideapad s510p, running Windows 8.1 64 bit. 
 
I've tried updating the drivers. I've tried uninstalling it and rebooting.  Device manager says the drivers are up to date and the device is working.  
 
I'm at a loss and need help.  Any bleepers out there that can help me?  Any suggestions I can try?
 
Thanks!

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I don't really understand it. I initially used G-parted to partition my 250gb drive into a 100, 75, and 55. Then I tried installing Windows XP SP3 and it says it doesn't recognize them, so I deleted those partitions and made new ones (the same size though) and it asked me to reboot. After I rebooted it prompted me again with Press Enter to install Windows, so I do and it says some crap about how it doesn't recognize any hard drive plugged in. BIOS recognizes the drive and its size.
 

Answer:Windows Doesn't Recognize Drive After it Partitions It

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I aligned the SSD before I cloned my boot drive to it using clonezilla, turned everything off and disconnected the original boot drive, configured the BIOS to boot from the ssd as first priority and it still doesn't recognize it as a boot drive.

Here's my specs
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 48583 MB; E: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 16712 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A785TD-V EVO
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Tried cloning windows 7 onto SSD, won't recognize ssd as boot drive.

Boot from the original and show us a screen dump of a partition manager like Easeus Partition Manager that shows the partition details.
I take it you DID make that partition BOOTABLE??
 

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I just received my new G3 ZBook and it has 2 M2 drives, Toshiba 512 GB Z Turbo and Samsung 256 GB Z Turbo drives installed. I can see both in the BIOS so they are being recognized, but only the 256 GB drive can be seen by Windows 7. When I look at Devices in Windows, only the Samsung appears. It does not show up in Disk Management. Thanks for your help  

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A friend of mine brought me a fujitsu siemens laptop (amilo pro) with a Samsung Sata HM060II hard drive that was not logging into windows xp. I ve put it into a usb case and run a virus scan on it that cleared the virus and the disk was working properly. When i logged in windows i ve notice so many spyware that i tried to format the drive immediately.On my friends laptop the win xp installation disk wouldnt recognise any hard disks so i ve tried installing it on the drive as an external usb drive from my laptop.The installation failed with a blue screen for hardware failure. I bought a new hard drive (Samsung SATA HM160HI) that i partitioned and formatted. ( primary, NTFS). Neither XP or Windows 7 installation recognize it. i can work on it from my laptop as an external usb drive. i ve run several diagnostic tools from my friends laptop with a boot cd and every software recognize it, give me details, scan it for errors. The bios even recognize it.
I need to install an OS on it!
any ideas or suggestions? i ve been working for a week on it. its getting exhausting.
 

Answer:Windows installation cannot recognize my hard drive

Is the hard drive seen in the bios? Is the SATA controller properly enabled and configured in the bios?
 

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I have a Dell Demensions 4600. I attempted to install a Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus external hard drive. Upon installation I received a "windows could not load installer for HDC" error message. Once setup was finished, the hard drive is not visible under "My Computer". It is present in disk manager, and says that it is "healthy". I tried reassigning the drive letter, which did not work. The hard drive light is on, and it works when plugged in to another computer. So the problem must be with my operating system (Windows XP). I have service pack 2, and tried reloading my chip set. Can anyone help?!?

Answer:windows does not recognize external hard drive

most probably it is becoz an unsuccessful installation

troubleshoot page of maxtor http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00dd04090aRCRD
also this windows kb
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;q315346

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