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Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Q: Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Since changing to 7, I've had a really hard time cleaning infected hard drives. In fact, it's been impossible. With XP, I could connect the infected drive using a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter, take ownership of the drive and get rid of the offending files. With
7, however, the drive isn't recognized until I initialize it which, naturally, will blow away everything on the drive.
It's another MSoft catch-22. If I back up the data so it's safe to initialize, then I have to be able to access the data to back it up so I can initialize it, right? If I do that on the infected computer, chances are I'm backing up the virus anyway.
Same goes for old hard drives I have lying around. I'd love to see what's on them but I can't unless I first initialize them which precludes my ability to see what's on them. I don't have an IDE port on my desktop so some of these drives cannot be connected
directly.
Finally, I don't do this kind of stuff all the time anymore due to health reasons so it's not worth building a retro machine just for this purpose.
Is there not some kind of work-around for this or is another shining example of planned obsolescence?



I'm out of my mind, please leave a message

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A: Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Something must be wrong with your disks, there should not problems with connecting old sata disk with a sata-to-usb adapter.

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Greetings from me in St'go de Chile,

Finally my eBay ("China flavored") 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!

Now my problems start:
In USB mode 263Gb free HDD space is shown, yet when I connect with the SATA to ATA IDE adapter BIOS shows 137.4 Gb.
Using "Paragon HDD Manager", I tried to copy the OS & data of another HDD to this new 300Gb HDD.
At first it all went well, yet about half an hour later I got error messages:
Disk I/O error.
When I try to format it: Drive not read error
And now Paragon HDD Manager does not even allow me to see the disks.
When I go back and plug in the USB front part of the new HDD, everything seems OK, just like before.
Maybe the new HDD need to have the pins (for Master, Slave etc.) assigned?
I just left them as they came and wouldn't know which ones to assign for "Master".

A:My 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!!

What type of drive are you attaching, IDE or SATA? There are no jumper pins per se for SATA drives. If it is an IDE drive the jumper should be in the CS or Master position. Are you using the power adapter with the USB Adapter? If you are attaching this to a Windows computer go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In Disk Management, what does the drive look like? You may have a 137 GB partition and the rest could be Unallocated space.

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I have a new Gateway laptop and all last week I was using it to connect to my home pc using Remote Desktop. I noticed a few times that after shutting the lid to the laptop and walking away when I would come back and open the lid the laptop would be froozen. I wonder if it was becuase I was leaving the remote desktop connection open and then the laptop would go into sleep mode and it woudnlt wake up properly?? Either way the only way I could unfreeze it was by restarting the lapt by forcing it to power down. Well, the last time it happened after I held the power button and forced a shut down when I powered it back on it said "Disk Read Error". I have yanked the drive and connected it via usb to my dekstop pc. The drive shows up in disk management but has a red circle in the top left hand corner of the partition and doesnt' show up in my computer. I put the drive back in the laptop and booted of an XP CD and choose the "repair" option. I tried to do a "MIXMBR" but got a return message that NO partition could be found. Does anyone have any ideas how I can recover from this?? I have Acronis disk director suite installed on my desktop pc and I can reconnect my laptop hard drive to the desktop pc but I don't know if it can do the job. Does anyone have any ideas I really can't afford to loose my data. Please Help.
 

A:SATA Laptop Hard Drive "Disk Read Error"

This thread can be closed as #1 the issues has been resolved and #2 it doesn't look like anyone will be repying anyways.

Now, in the case that someone does stumble onto this thread here is an update....
Turns out the hard drive was physically damaged (or so I'm told). Since there was sensitive data on the drive I was being extra cautious and after removing the drive and connecting to another pc and seeing the drive but not the partitions or data I didn't even try FixMBR or anythinhg else becuase I didn't want to take the chance of further damage. I took the drive to a data recovery specialst who was able (for a small fee ofcourse) to recover the data. Since the laptop is still under warranty I took it into the store I bought it and told them the sit. Tehy gave me a new hard drive on the spot and I have now restored it back to normal. Thank You all and goodnight.
 

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Hey guys, I need one of you hardware geeks to help me here. I finally bought the Maxtor DiamondMax10 hard drive. Its SATA 300 Gig with a 16 Meg Cache and NCQ. I already have a SATA WD Raptor as my main drive and trying to install this one has a data drive. I have an Asus PW5D2 Premium Board.

When I boot up, it takes a long time (about a minute) to do anything than I eventually get a "Hard disc error" and I have to hit F1 to continue. The BIOS recognizes the drive, but Windows does not. I've swapped out the cable and tried a different controller, same result. While I have like 10 hard drives laying around, they are all PATA--no SATAs to try.

I think the drive is damaged. I downloaded Maxtor's PowerMax, but its worthless--goes through some tests and the inital ones pass and later ones fail, but its the same thing on the other drive (the Raptor) and that one works fine. Tells me eventually to contact Maxtor Tech Support on both drives!

Any ideas?
 

A:Getting "Hard Disk Error" on second SATA data drive

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I have a Samsung 160GB SATA drive as the boot drive. I don't have a problem with that - it works fine. The only problem is that I've tried to add a Seagate Barracuda 40GB drive on, and it's IDE/ATA100. The BIOS does not detect the drive and therefore neither does the OS. Basically, nothing is being recognized. What's going wrong?

I've got experience in putting them together and pulling them apart, but I've never come across this problem before. Got any ideas?

Things I've checked:

1) Everything's up correctly.
2) The cable isn't damaged (it's new, infact)
3) The drive isn't dead (it was working five hours ago and SMART reports didn't have any problems)
 

A:SATA Hard Drive with IDE "Slave"

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Ok, so I got my Maxtor 300 Gig SATA Hard Drive and used the XP utility to create it. This is the first time I did that--I was so used to using Fdisk, I always did it that way in the past. Anyway, I'm using it as a data drive and followed the wizard in XP and ended up with a "Dynamic" volume instead of basic. I guess that's the default when you go through the wizard--I just kept clicling the "next" not even really paying attention to the choices as I usually do since I'm impatient!

Anway, I Googled and noted you need this for RAID drives and its not recognized in OS other than 2000 and XP, but is there any advantage to it? I'm not running a RAID configuration and my main OS disc is "basic". Does it matter? I can change it to basic it seems pretty easily according to MS article on it.
 

A:Can't change "Dynamic" to "Basic" volume on SATA drive

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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Hello,

After functioning properly for a long time, my wireless internet has stopped functioning. I was watching youtube while installing the user software for a new wireless printer (Canon imageCLASS MF4800 Series) from a CD. I accidently hit the CD eject which interrupted the installation. I pushed the CD back in and resumed installation, which completed quickly and all the programs it installed worked fine. After my youtube video finished I noticed that I was no longer connected to the network the bottom right indicator thing said "Not connected, No connections available."

When I try to make a network map from the control panel it says, "The adapter is not connected." I can connect to the network with an ethernet cable (into my modem) and I can also connect to the internet with a wired hotspot from my phone (via usb).

I am pretty sure my modem is setup properly because it has worked with this computer for a long time and is currently working with a similar laptop (also HP, also Windows 7 Professional x64).

I have looked around on the internet for fixes so I have tried disabling and enabling my "Wireless Network Connection" in the Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections page, without success. I have also tried uninstalling the Network Adapter from the Device manager and then restarting my computer, without success. My network adapter drivers are also up to date (according to windows)

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HP ProBook 45... Read more

A:Wireless Network Connection "adapter is not connected"

It may help to reset the N900 Netgear router using the reset button on the side of the router. It's fairly typical for the wireless to go out while the wired connection will keep on working.

It sometimes requires a 30-30-30 reset to fix the router.
The 30-30-30 Hard Reset Rule for Routers

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infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open
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HI,
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error, that is,this item "1002931234.vbs" that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut? Howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

dds


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nadeem_Ahmad at 14:54:49.54 on Sat 03/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1975.1542 [GMT 8:00]

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A:infected with "vbs", afte "Flash_Disinfector" all folders on hard drive don't open

Hello buct,

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.




Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:





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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx
 

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t76279/s5b1a29d68c715c9a36d25291025adddb.html
 

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I was copying (cut and paste) data from one external hard drive (a 250 GB IDE Maxtor in a Adaptec USB enclosure) to another external (a 400 GB IDE Samsung in a Roswill USB enclosure). During the move. During this move, my Thinkpad T43p encountered a NMI Parity error, to which I'm still unsure what caused it, though I think it may have been my Dock II screwing stuff up. I did memtest 10 times over and my memory passed, so I am assuming its my Dock II. ANYWAYS...

So the NMI Parity error was a blue screen, and I restarted the computer. After the restart I noticed the Maxtor external hard drive was missing from my drive list, and in disk management it show as an uninitialized disk.

Okay, no biggie, I've dealt with this before. I tried using GetDataBack for NTFS, that failed to recover. Also failed were Active Partition recovery, Data Doctor Recovery, File Recovery, Restorer 2000, TestDisk, and ZAR.

I'm guessing my Master File Table is trashed and I can't recover it.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:"Hard Drive Catastrophic Failure" or "The night is darkest before dawn"

Zar should have recovered it (if the data is recoverable)
Also (you may already realize this now) in future Copy and paste

More recovery tools here
 

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HI,
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error ( i am including the error meggage in attachment), howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

A:infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I used a DriveWire - Universal Hard Drive Adapter (IDE / PATA / SATA to USB HDD Adapter) to hook up A 3.5" Hard Drive (Samsung model HD502HJ) to my desktop in an attempt to get my wife's files off her old desktop machine and merge them into mine. It all started off fine, the drive was recognized and I could see the files when I plugged in the USB cord. I started a NOD32 scan of the drive and a few minutes later a spark flew off my power strip and the fuse blew - looks like a letter opener shorted between two of the plugs. I think I killed the hard drive.

I replaced the power strip and started everything back up. The drive spins, but no longer is recognized by the computer when plugged in (no drive letter for it). Under Disk Management, I see the disk listed as "unknown" and "not initialized". Originally I had the option to right click and select "Initialize", and I was given option to use two partitiion styles (MBR or GPT).. I tried both to no avail, and get the "device is not ready" message.

I can right click select "Offline", and get the same message. right-click "Properties" say the device is working properly.

I plugged in another drive on the hard drive adapter and it works (so it's not the vault of the adapter). I try the same setup on my laptop and get the same results.

So I'm pretty sure I killed the drive. I just care about getting pictures and documents off it. Any advise? I know t... Read more

A:Hard Drive "Not Initialized", "device is not ready",won't recognize

If you have killed the drive, there isn't very much you do about it. Even experts cannot sometimes recover anything, and it's just a wast of money.

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My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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Hi,
I need to repalce my hardrive for my Dell Studio 1555 notebook. I think I need to get a 2.5" 9mm SATA notebook hard drive, any suggestions for good products under ?40 ??

Thanks

A:Which 2.5" 9mm SATA notebook hard drive for under £40??

Here's a 500GB Toshiba HDD for ?30. That's a pretty decent price.

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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Does anyone know how to get a 2.5" SATA External Case to show up(plugged in by usb (2.0))? Ive spent over 2 days trying to figure it out, please let me know if you know how to fix this...... below is the list of my problem & the things ive tried so far

Heres a little back ground:
I used to have a Sony Vaio computer with a Hitachi Travelstar 5K100 Hard Drive. One day the screen just went black on start up and it says "Error loading operating system" & since then ive tried
1) reinstalling Windows XP on the computer.....didn't work

2) recognizing the drive through ms dos.....didn't work

3) Opening the old computer & taking the Travelstar 5K100 hard drive & inserting it in a 2.5" Sata External Case and plugging the usb on to my current computer, it seemed like there was hope as the red light was solid red & when I felt the box, the hard drive seemed to be spinning and working shape, but still.....didn't work

4) I've went the "most popular solution" selected computer, right clicked Manage scrolled down to the left panel & clicked Disk Management, my hard drive is nowhere to be found, only my current drives in the computer so.....didn't work

4.5) I went to Device Manager right clicked all of the usb ports to make sure to turn off the power so that it would save enery or something like that, then restart...... still.....didn't work

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A:2.5" Sata Hard Drive Not Reading(or showing up) Anywhere On My Computer, please help

not seen in the bios

faulty data cable or [connection]

or drive has gone
 

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Hello,

I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer 11.

I am often but not always, experiencing the following issue:

When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a café, the "Wireless Network Connection" for the Network shows "Connected", yet there is no Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the Notification Area displays:

"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has an SSID shown in the Wireless Network Connection list.)

This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or am only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.

For antivirus I have Avast Pro (with its "web shield" currently disabled) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference whether this Avast component is enabled or disabled, or whether I disable all Avast Shields.

When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the café connected to the café wifi and also using the Internet.

I have to ask the café to reset, or turn off and then turn back on, their router, yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!

This is the issue at whatever café, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.

Please help with a solution to this issue.

Regards,

Robert339

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Hello,
I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer
11.
I am usually though not always, experiencing the following issue:
When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a café, the "Wireless Network
Connection" for the café's network shows "Connected", yet there is no
Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the
Notification Area displays:
"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has its SSID shown in the Wireless Network
Connection list.)
This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or alternatively
try only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.
For antivirus I have Avast Free (with its "web shield"
not installed) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference if I
disable Avast.
When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the
café connected to the café wifi and also using the Internet.
I have to ask the café to:
reset,
or turn off and then turn back on,
or remove the power plug,
for their router, 
yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!
This is the issue at whatever café, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.
My computer has an up-to-date network adapter update!

Please help with a solution to this issue.
Regards,
Robert339

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Hello,

I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer 11.

I am often but not always, experiencing the following issue:

When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a café, the "Wireless Network Connection" for the Network shows "Connected", yet there is no Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the Notification Area displays:

"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has an SSID shown in the Wireless Network Connection list.)

This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or am only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.

For antivirus I have Avast Pro (with its "web shield" currently disabled) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference whether this Avast component is enabled or disabled, or whether I disable all Avast Shields.

When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the café connected to the café wifi and also using the Internet.

I have to ask the café to reset, or turn off and then turn back on, their router, yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!

This is the issue at whatever café, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.

Please help with a solution to this issue.

Regards,

Robert339

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It's a mole hill of a problem, but it is a bit annoying to have to click on my principal drive ("C") every time I'm doing a "save". I have enclosed an excerpt of a screen shot of my "save as" window to display how the default drive being automatically selected is the "D" drive rather than the "C" drive that I use primarily. To be honest, I don't know whether this can be corrected by a software change, or whether it's the way the two hard drives are connected in my computer.

I'd appreciate it if anyone has a suggestion to offer if there is a way to make my "C" drive the default selection when I attempt to do a save function. Thanks
 

A:Solved: How do I change default hard drive when doing a "Save as""?

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I have a customized Asus M4A875-M system with:

- Phenom quad core 9750 CPU @ 2.4GHz
- 16GB RAM
- BluRay & DVD R/W optical drives (2)
- 500W Antec power supply
- 4 disks:
= drive 0 - Vertex2 80GB SSD 2.5"
= drive 1 - Toshiba 680GB 2.5"
= drive 2 - White Label 1TB 3.5"
= drive 3 - Seagate 1TB ST31000528AS (just upgraded drive firmware to CC49 from CC45)
-Multiboot:
= Windows 7 Ultimate
= OpenSUSE tumbleweed linux
= Linux Mint 17.2
= Windows 10
= Windows 7 Home Premium
= OpenSUSE v12.2

My boot loader is grub2 with a nice custom boot menu using this background image.

The issue is the Seagate drive is listed as an "unknown device" under Windows 7 Ultimate OS (along with 3 other volumes) despite the fact it works OK when I boot Windows 7 Home Premium. Haven't gotten Windows 10 to boot yet, so don't know about that, but its just fine under all of the Linux OSs too.

I have all of these backed up using Macrium on a 3TB external USB also.

All of the UUIDs for each disk and partition (volume) are unique as reported by gparted under Linux. Having an issue with Windows 10, but I'm saving that for a separate thread.

The Seagate was showing up OK before the FW and RAM update. I may have confused the Win 7 Ultimate OS when I had to remove the CMOS battery to reset mobo, and I forget to switch the SATA ports to AHCI mode. Win 7 Ult. booted up, but many volumes weren't recognized. When I discovered and fixed the move 4 items shown as "unkno... Read more

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?
 

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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I have a small network sharing files. I have network shares mapped as drives.

Frequently, if the computer is idle for a long period, a "My Computer" shows "Disconnected Network Drive" next to the drive letter. A "net use" command also shows "disconnected." But they aren't disconnected. Everything is accessible. The "My Network Places" screen also shows that all is normal.

I use ZoneAlarm on all machines. Have tried changing security level from Med to Low (no firewall) on Trusted Zone. No difference.

Any thoughts?
 

A:"Disconnected Network Drive" message - but they are connected

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Hi..

2 days ago I did a re install of windows becuase of hardware upgrade..

Since this new install my new SATA Drive shows up as a detachable item..Like a USB Pen drive..

Any Ideas..

Info in screenshot..
Thx for any info..
 

A:SATA Drive showing up as a "Safe to remove drive" ?

From your sig, you have an nforce mb. That is normal. After you install the nforce drivers, it shows as a removable drive. It is because the board supports hot swapping the drives.
 

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

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A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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I just built a new computer. Everything seems to be working fine, Windows loaded etc. THen I noticed the icon by the clock that says Safely remove hardware. It lists my C: drive. I only have the one harddrive, a SATA 160GB WD. It is plugged into SATA port 3 as 1 and 2 were hard to get at. How do I get this to list as a normal C drive? The motherboard is a
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI. DO I need to change something in the BIOS?
 

A:SATA C:\ drive lists as "removable disk"

Look at its properties in Device Manager. You may be able to unselect "Removable".
 

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I have the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in my system tray. One of my drives, a WD20EARS (WD Green 2TB) is listed there. I want the icon to go away since I obviously have no need to eject the drive.

How can I stop Windows from thinking it's a drive that's ejectable?

A:Internal SATA drive showing as "ejectable"

Is this a new drive recently added? Is this drive the primary drive or just for storage? Is this an internal drive or external drive? Did you follow the manufacturers directions for installing the drive if it's an internal HDD.

SATA Hard Drive - How to Install and Setup

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Hey forum,

First post here, I hear this is a great place to come for Vista help so here goes...

I recently completed a new computer and am having trouble with my optical drive (Model LG GH22NS30). The funny thing is I actually installed Vista onto my main HD (also a SATA drive) using the optical drive when I first loaded the computer. The error now is that when I put a disc into the drive Vista doesn't recognize the disc and when I try to access the drive the error message, "Please Insert a disc in drive D:" shows up and the drive ejects.

The drive shows up in device manager. I've tried deleting it and rebooting to let Windows reinstall the drivers and have tried upgrading all the drivers I can find myself. Just to be sure I took the drive out and tested it on another computer and I now know the hardware is working just fine. I've seen other posts on other forums with similar problems but haven't found a solution. Here are the specs on my rig:

BIOSTAR TA790GX 128M
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz
4GB DDR2 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 512MB
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R (GH22NS30)... which I hope to soon have working!

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
-Q

A:SATA problem? "Please insert disc in drive D:"

Install the SATA drivers/software for your controllers either from a download or FDD/usb floppy. Did it come with a disk?, and have you updated your system at Windows update for Windows and other pruducts?, (keep going back until it says no further updates available for your system)


It should work out of the box as long as the sata/raid controller is loaded (and it must be if Vista sees your SATA HDD). Check your BIOS setting for the optical make sure it sees it as a SATA AHCI DVD RE optical drive, and not running under IDE mode.

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I have a custom built HTPC with a Seagate SATA drive. Media Center halted, and Win7 would not reboot. When I attempt to reinstall Win7 it cannot find the drive (C) - "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."

My research tells me SATA drives don't have drivers, at least that's what Seagate says.
I've changed BIOS SATA controller from "Enhanced" to "Compatible" with no effect.
Don't know what to try next. Please don?t make me go to Geek Squad J
Any help?

A:Win7 "No Drives found" SATA drive

May we get the make and model of your Motherboard?

Also the model of your SATA drive?

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Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:
 
Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.
 
Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

A:SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...

DR

A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors

Welcome

I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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Hi, guys. I'm having a heck of a time with setting up my wireless network. I have an old desktop wired to Netgear wgt624 and trying to connect my laptop wireless to share internet connection and files between the two computers. I want to transfer all large files from desktop to laptop so I could burn it on DVDs. I used to be able to share internet connection even though laptop speed was significantly lower than desktop it was o.k. for browsing internet. Settings for router: Network authentication=WPA-PSK, Data encryption=TKIP with network key and don't broadcast ssid. In the process of trying to make file sharing work I changed a couple of settings. I changed automatic IP address to static (copied from desktop), created same usernames for both computers (even though it doesn't ask to set a password for some reason), and made some files and drives "shared". Now I can't connect to internet either. It does show network in range however when I click on connect, it tries to connect and the moment it says "connected", the message "No wireless networks were found in range" comes up. Then I refresh network list and it shows my network is connected with excellent signal strength but I can't get online. I feel like giving up on this network thing. It's sooo frustrating. I was so happy when i was able to cruise internet in the livingroom instead of having to stay next to the cable modem but I'm sure it's worth all thi... Read more

A:"No wireless networks were found in range" after saying "connected".

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Hi! I bought a toaster sata enclosure and a 1.5 tb hard drive, but can't use it: the xp does not recognize it: I suspect it is not formatted.

What do I do? I called geek-squad and they want to charge 150 bucks just to format the hd... crazy, and they don't know what a toaster is...

Can you help? I have seagate disk utility cd, google lifeguard tools, etc.

the computer is acer veriton, and I have the recovery cd's and the acer system disk formatter...

Thank you.

A:How do I format a sata drive 1.5 TB to use in a "toaster"?

how does your enclosure connect to pc? usb esata... does the found new hardware wizard run when you attach it or on startup when it is attached? did enclosure come with instalation disk or does drive show up as raw or unformated in control panel/administrative tools/computer management/. If none of the above you need to either format the drive by direct connecting to mainboard or trying an already formated drive in the bay to determine if it is communicating with your pc.

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I Just installed my system with Windows XP Pro SP3. But I have a very strange problem.

I have installed hundreds of computers before but have never come accross this, I have 3 SATA drives in RAID and another 1TB drive as a backup souce. Now when I installed I selected the RAID array as the installation destination, and all went fine. But now that I am in windows this is what I see:



As can be seen, my 1TB HD has been set as the C:\ root and the RAID array with windows on as D:\ When installing programs they are directed to D:\

I think this has something to do with the MBR but Ii do not want to go and remove/remake it without been sure first, does anybody know how to sort this mess out please without a reinstall?

Thanks

A:One hard drive is set as "Boot and the other as "System"...Help

You know i'm not sure. I don't think that you can change the drive letter for the system partition

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"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks

A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose


"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks



That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

Ken

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Hi - I have a home-built PC (Asus A8NE, Athlon 64) running three hard drives:
* C: drive is a MAXTOR 160GB IDE drive is the Boot drive;
* D: drive is a Seagate barracuda 60GB IDE drive,
* I have recently added a SATA 300GB drive, which, when it feels so inclined, shows up as the F: Drive. (E Being an optical drive)

This is the issue: it doesn't always show up. I can "remind it" to appear by going into bios at start up and looking at the hard drive configuration (it is always there in the BIOS, and seemingly be simply looking at it it reminds windows to load it; but if I don't access the bios at boot up, it usually forgets to include it.

I have been into the disk management utility to rescan and refresh, and this doesn't seem to make any difference - the only way I can "jog XP's memory" is by actually looking into the BIOS.

The only thing I can think which might have a bearing on this is that I have set up the SATA drive as a shared drive for a newly acquired IMAC ( I keep all my pictures and Itunes on the SATA drive for this very reason).

This isn't a huge problem - more of a pain, really. I suspect I'm doing (or not doing) something really obvious - I'm a dabbler and a fiddler with PCs, not someone who really understands them per se - but would appreciate the consideration an expert!

Cheers
ElectricRay
 

A:SATA drive "disappears" in XP

Ideas :

Have you installed manufacturers SATA driver, or are you leaving it to the XP built-in driver?
Try moving the optical drive to say W:, so your SATA drive becomes E:
Try disconnecting your 2nd IDE drive for a few days, see if XP consistently recognises SATA then
Try turning off sharing of the SATA drive similarly to check consistency
 

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Hi All,

I have a DVR that uses a 3.5" HDD. The HDD is having reliability problems and I have a spare 2.5" (laptop) HDD that I could use.

Anyone know where I can get a cable-adapter that will plug into the 3.5" MOBO socket (power and data) on the DVR and then accept a 2.5" drive (power and data) plugged in at the other end?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: 2.5" SATA into a 3.5" drive bay - possible?

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

Yesterday my external hard drive was working fine. Today I open it and there's a new folder called Pfiles...I am not running linux...and a tmp file. I delete the tmp file and try to delete Pfiles but it won't delete. Weird. So I open one of the folders and see that it's now empty, as are almost all of my other folders and subfolders. My daughter's folder however has her movies on the main subfolder, but subfolders in this folder are also empty.

The hard drive is showing half full...exactly what it should assuming I could access all the files. So what can I do? I've enclosed a screenshot of the Disk Management screen for this drive. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

A:Help with external hard drive. Files "missing" but still taking up space on the drive

Hi djfl,

External Hard-drives come in different types, some of them are, External storage devices and Automatic back-up devices.

If it is an automatic back-up device then data might be backed-up on the External Hard?drive without user intervention.

If it is an External storage device the files might be hidden. This could be the reason why the external Harddrive is showing half full. We can check if the files are hidden, please use the following link for detailed instructions to unhide folders: Hidden Files and Folders Option - Add or Remove

Please revert back for clarification.

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Ok, so I got a new asus P8z68-V pro motherboard.
Im re-using my current 750gb SATA drive.
I plugged it into the sata port, and start the computer.

When it starts it says "no hard drive is detected!"

I go into the bios, and on the bottom it has a disk drive, and a SATA drive.
It recognizes that the sata drive is there, but when i go to start up it says no hard drive is detected.

I have tried a few different sata ports and it is the exact same thing.
Any idea how to fix it, i am getting very frustrated at this point
thanks a lot

A:"hard drive not detected" but the hard drive shows in bios

is it your windows drive, or an extra storage drive?

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Using a Compaq Presario about 5-7 years old. Just the other day the hard drive started clunking and we are getting mesages that the c drive is unaccessible. The boss is telling me to reformat at which point and time I tell him the hard drive is shot and it's time to buy a new hard drive or computer. Is my hard drive really dead?
 

A:My hard drive goes "clunk""

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I sometimes switch hard drives between computers. As far as I know, this is not a drive with an OS on it-- just data files. I plugged it in after it was unused in another computer for quite a while. The drive shows up in Device Manager has a drive letter assigned and is listed in the BIOS. When I click on it in My Computer to see the contents, I get the following message:

"The disk in drive D is not formatted"

"Do you want to format it now?"

When I look at the Disk Properties page for that drive--the file system says RAW

Before I try a program to recover files from it--I seem to remember that it could be a Master Boot Record (MBR) problem on the drive. The files should still be there--just the locators and pointers to files and folders directories are missing--such as drive tables?

Is there a safe way to get Windows to recognize the drive contents by using a DOS command to rewrite MBR---such as FIXMBR without destroying the files on drive?

What DOS commands and switches should I use? I have a Windows XP CD or I can use a floppy disk. Is it better to try the time consuming file recovery process first before attempting to write to the drive using DOS FIXMBR commands?

I will start a scan now to see if there is any recoverable data while I wait for any helpful info and replies

Thank you, in advance, for any help that anyone can provide!

I am using Windows XP SP2 and drive is a Samsung hard drive showing as 32 GB RAW

I'll keep checking this post ... Read more

A:Solved: Hard Drive Files Gone "The disk in drive D is not formatted"

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I have a sata 3.5? internal hard drive, on which I created one extended partition. In order, it contained a 1.7Gb Linux swap partition, 3 ext3 partitions for 3 linux operating systems and another ext3 partition for my data. Later I removed the first 2 linux partitions, filling their place with a new linx system. I then tried to burn a 1.7Gb iso file to my USB stick. However, it wrote the contents to that old hard drive.

I don't know if the original swap partition was bigger than the contents of the burned iso file.

I connected the drive to my Vista 32bit netbook via a usb port. The Disk Management software listed it as 'not initialzed'. Right-clicking it I tried to initialize it but it says the drive's not ready.

A:How to get a sata hard drive connected to a usb port?

Did you use a SATA to USB adapter for the connection?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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Popped in my old sata hard drive into my new machine as a 2nd drive so i could have access to all my old data/music/video etc but its showing in disc management as NTFS Healthy (At Risk).

At risk? Oh yes and to the left it says 'contains errors'.
Now I'm worried. What to do about this, and whats the implications, is it likely to lose data or crash my system or something? (its not got the operating system on it).
 

A:2nd sata hard drive connected but says healthy (at risk!)

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