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Windows wont recognize second hard drive


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pinkfeet

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My Windows OS wont recognize my second hard drive, but bios does. I did fresh install and a reformat on the second hard drive so at one point windows did recognize the drive. I did a safely remove hard ware and am wondering if I clicked my hard drive to be removed instead of the jump drive. When windows boots up it makes the same sound when you safely remove something. Any suggestions?
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I am subscribed here, I would also like to know the answer to this . My guy' who has done work on my pc . He added a extra deive I bought , but could NOT add it in ethier, he has it in as a xtra , sorta like a external but yet its inside my tower >? So why cant waindows take this and add it in , what needs to be done . Bump for the OP question, and I am right here with you on hoping for a answer .
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go to device manager and see if the drive shows up in storage device's.
If so try installing the drivers for it manually or searching for them on the web.

If it doesnt show up most likely its not being read correctly.

To get to the device manager if your using XP click my computer properties.

=3

It should work then.
If its a new hard drive and its a Vista or 7 computer.
You got to format the drive first which is kinda annoying.

Same concept accept you go my computer, device manager, and look for drives.
I don't got my comp in front of me so if you have problems formatting the drive just google.

"How to Format a Hardrive Vista"

Cause 7 and Vista have the same style set.

:)

Enjoy.
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rshaffer61

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Try this:

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On the left window click on Disk Management
In right window does the drive show up?
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Try this:

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On the left window click on Disk Management
In right window does the drive show up?

I still beat you to the punch.

But yea in essance Do what he said.

xD
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It doesn't show up in disk management windows seems to not show it at all like its non existent.

Edited by pinkfeet, 01 September 2009 - 05:16 PM.

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Is this drive a IDE Drive (Grey Wide Ribbon)
Or a SATA drive (usually a thin red cable)
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Its IDE
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Do you know if the drive works?
Are you using XP or Vista?

If its non-exsistant.
It might be a Dead hard drive.
The bio's will most likely always show it.
In Comp its either they won't show it or its Dead.

Try finding drivers online for the hard drive.
Also

What OS are you running?
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First is the drive on the first or second IDE controller for the MOBO
Is the drive on the ODE ribbon by itself? There is a jumper that must be set on the drive
If the drive is by itself it must be set for a Master or Single[/b] drive depending on the type of drive it is.
If the drive is on a IDE ribbon with another drive it must be set for Slave and the first drive must be set for Master.

Which way is your drive setup for?
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Posted Image

Tada
Visual Aid.

:)
:) :)
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Good visual TheWhiteRose000
With the steps I gave and the picture it should help.
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What can I say studying office 2007 bores the [bleep] outta me.
So I spend my time helping here instead.

:)
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