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New hard drive! Can't find device drivers!

Q: New hard drive! Can't find device drivers!

Put new hard drive in. Windows 98 can't find device driver for Compaq installed devices. Any info would be helpful.


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Preferred Solution: New hard drive! Can't find device drivers!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I'm getting a new system, and I want to wipe out Windows 7 and install Windows XP on my old system. I have not actually done anything yet--Windows 7 is still installed--but I'm trying to understand what I need to do.

I don't have a floppy drive, so I want to try the nLite slipstream procedure.

Unfortunately I've looked everywhere I can think of, and I have not found the SATA drivers. My motherboard is an MSI X-58 Pro-E (MS-7522)3.0, and my hard drive is a Western Digital Raptor 300GB 10,000 RPM Model No.: WD3000GLFS. I've looked at the MSI site, the Western Digital site, and the CyberPower site. I've looked in my Windows 7 installation disk. I've made numerous searches on the Internet....I just can't find those drivers, or the .inf file(s).

My PC manufacturer did not send me any floppy disk or CD having drivers for either my motherboard or my hard drive. I have submitted an email to Western Digital customer support, but today is Saturday, and I do not expect a reply before Monday.

Where can I find those drivers? (and the .inf file(s)).

A:I canNOT find the drivers and the .inf file(s) for my hard drive.

Welcome to SevenForums

You should be able to find the driver you need at the manufacurers site under chipset drivers.

Their is no specific driver needed for your hard drive.

Once you have iinstalled you chipset drivers you can install the XP as usual, just insert the disc format and install.


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I need to know if anyone can help me find Canon "mf drivers" in my laptop. I am trying to re-install Canon MF3240 printer. It's telling me "an older version of mf drivers exists in this computer. uninstall the older version of mf drivers, and then try to install again." There is no canon folder on my machine anymore. I can not follow the --all programs-canon-mf drivers instruction anymore! Need to manually find it. Please help!

A:How to find and manually delete "mf drivers" from my hard drive?

When such happens with printers...it's often because a process left behind by the uninstall effort...still relates to removed hardware.
I'd take a look, using a Speccy snapshot.
Please follow the directions at Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .

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Hi, i have a WDC WD10EADS-22M2B0 Hard Drive and i need the driver for it because i am going to install windows 7 on it but it is not showing up in the windows 7 setup.
Can someone please give me the link to the driver downloads. i have searched for hours but i cant find them anywhere.

A:Cannot Find Drivers For WDC WD10EADS-22M2B0 Hard Drive

No HD Drive drivers are needed to install Windows 7.

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Hi there,

I have an HP Pavilion DV7 2185dx laptop running a freshly installed windows 7 upgrade from windows Vista. Ever since the upgrade my CPU is constantly running at 98-100% all the time meaning I cannot do anything on my PC. After researching a bit online it could possibly be the driver errors I see in device manager?

In device manager I see that I have some drivers missing and all attempts to update these have failed and i've seen other users here post the missing drivers and be directed to the fixes.

Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 1


Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 3


Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 6, device 0, function 4


Device type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: on Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919

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A:Base System Device drivers error - unable to find drivers

Have you downloaded the Windows 7 drivers from the HP site.
Link: Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv7-2185dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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System Information
Time of this report: 6/1/2015, 14:29:42
       Machine name: ANDI
   Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
       System Model: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT PC
               BIOS: Default System BIOS
          Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4028MB RAM
          Page File: 1489MB used, 3945MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode
DxDiag Notes
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.
DirectX Debug Levels
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A:trying to find drivers for this device pls help

Hi pchacker100 They drivers you are looking for are below. Simply download them and install them, then restart your computer.http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=4065890&swItemId=vc_98876_1&swEnvOid=4058If you cannot install them, let me know, I'll post the workaround.

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I have looked everywhere and I cannot find a driver for a device called "Video Controller" on my Toshiba Satellite A55-S106. If anyone can help, that would be great. Thanks.

A:Cannot find any drivers for my Video Controller device.

Any history to this? Reformat? Problem?

Drivers for your laptop are here: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...BV_EngineID=ccchaddgeejmmhmcgfkceghdgngdgnn.0

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When I view the volume settings, it says "No Audio Device", and when I view the "Device Manager", under "Sound, Video And Game Controllers" it reads as follows:

Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Standard Game Port
Video Codecs

When I go to 'Run' and type in "DXDIAG", and clicked on the Sound Tab at the top.. it read 'No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.'

How do I find out which sound drivers to install? I have already tried Realtek AC97 Audio and when it installed.. it finished halfway and a message popped up and said "Uninstalling audio drivers".

I removed and re-installed Realtek AC'97 Sound Drivers. Well, it refuses to install the "driver" file actualy, that's the main problem here.

My PC is really messed up, I deleted a bunch on notepads because it was taking up my hard drive and I needed to install a game. But that didn't work out great :| Now my computer is missing Search Companion, System Restore, and Regedit ! HELP! How do I get those back?

I went on to crucial.com to do a scan to find out my mobo it's called:
MSI (Micro Star) MS-6566E (845E Max) Motherboard

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU, 2.40GHz
Memory: 512MB of RAM
7.85GB Hard Drive :O

Thanks in advance~ !

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I have a customer's Satellite L305D S5895 laptop. This was shipped to me by the customer who tried to install Windows XP Pro, Vista and none would install. He said he tried all installation CDs he had and finally gave up on it and shipped it to me.

When I got it the partition were deleted so I tried to install Win 7 and when I do doing a custom install I get an error saying the hard drive can't be formatted on disk 0 or it will give an error that no hard drives were found.

I reset the bios to default and no matter what I do it won't format or find the harddrive. I was going to upgrade the bios but the only way I found to upgrade the bios is after windows is installed. There is no way to make changes to the bios for settings that would have to do with the hard drive. This has a Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive.

When installing Win 7 I get the normal windows, "windows is starting", "Select Language", "Select System", "Type of install", "Custom Install", "Delete partitions", "New Partitions", "Format", then the error message "Windows cannot format a partition on disk 0. Error: 0x80070057"

This happens regardless what system I try to install. I've tried two different versions of XP, one of Vista and 3 Win 7 and each time a different install CD.

System Specs
AMD Turion (TM) 64 x 2 Mobile CPU
CPU Speed 2.00 GHz
Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive
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A:Solved: win 7 can't find hard drive or can't format hard drive on clean install

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hi .
i have a Compaq nx 7400 .
i was hahving a lot of problems with the computer so i decided to put a new hard drive in and reinstall XP .
well i have the new hard drive in and started up the machine and changed the bott options to run from the dvd and all went fine until i should press the ENTER ( return ) button to install XP now . as soon as i did that the next window said no hard drive found . this was also happening on the old hard drive that was in the machine .

im stuck and i dont know what else to try . anyone had this problem before .?

Thanks for any help .
very strange .

A:Solved: new hard drive xp , new install, doesnt find hard drive

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I just installed a brand new Western Digital Hard Drive 160 gig. I partitioned it with FDISK, then formated, then did a clean install of windows XP. Everything was fine until after i finished the installation, and i tried to connect my old maxtor 20 gig so i could transfer some files over, and the computer stopped reading both hard drives. When i start it up, the computer can't boot from either drive. I've tried disconnecting each of the drives and only booting with one connected, with no luck. I also tried changing the gray strip, I can't remember what its official name is, but that didnt help either. When I go into BIOS and let it auto detect my drives, It wont recognize either of the drives.

A:New hard drive installed sucessfully, now my computer cant find any hard drive

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I have an old Western Digital drive that came with Dell Inspiron One 2305 and replaced it after 5 years. There are some files I need from it now and I'm trying to connect via usb to sata. The WD volume does not show up. I got to device manager and found it listed in in unknown devices and it needs a driver to install. Where do I go to find the driver. Western digital site basically said that I need to go to the manufactures webstie (dell) for the driver but once im on dell i see nothing that hints at a Western Digital Driver. Here is the Wester Digital info from there site
Here is Dell Website of the model I use drivers section[/B]

Dell Inspiron One 2305 Drivers Download for Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista


I think I found it, would it in fact be this driver . It is listed on the availale drivers for the model I have after entering my express service code. I assume it is but would feel better if someone could confirm this to be true.

Western Digital WD2500AALX/WD3200AALX/WD5000AALX/WD10EALX 3.5 7200 RPM SATA3.0 Firmware UpdateView details
R313263.exe | Hard-Drive (1 MB)

A:WD SES Device USB Device driver not found from old internal hard drive

could installing that drivers mess up my computer. I'm using another similar Hard drive.

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Hi all,

I have an old hard drive for my pc that I would like to use as a backup device. Since it is not in my machine (and I don't want to put it back in), I am looking for a device that allows me to connect it via usb to use to backup my work.

I am sure I have seen these a while ago and they cost around £10-15, though I can't remember what they are called or what they look like, so I'm not sure what to be looking for.

Can anyone help?



A:Device that let's me connect an old hard drive to use as backup device?

external usb enclosure

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...n=external usb enclosure&bop=And&Order=RATING

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i got new notebook HP dv6670ej.
i have vista on it and problems with it, i tried to format and
install windows XP but in the begin after the computer loads the files,
it shows me error: setup did not find any hard disk drivers installed in your computer.
i searched for ways to fix it, one way is to disable SATA in bios, but i dont have the option in there. other way is to make a windows installation with nLite,
but i have no idea what drivers i need for it and where to download them.
maybe there is another easier way?
can someone help me please?

A:Setup did not find any hard disk drivers

in most of the links you gave i saw that i need a floopy drive that i dont have.
and i still cannot understand what drivers i need and where to get them from.

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Hi there
for nearly every Sony Vaio model use the ASIAN Site -- they've even got hard to find stuff like the drivers for the Dual Sony MMC SDHC card reader.

Original Drivers and Applications for VPCEH/EJ Series (Windows 7 64-Bit) : Download : Sony Asia Pacific

(Other models too -- I was just chasing down stuff for a model I've been using).

Forget about those VILE sites that sucker you in to "Free Driver Search" -- and when they find something you have to PAY to access the relevant area (We call this stuff "Sneakerware" and it's becoming more and more prevalent - they say FREE DOWNLOAD-- but that's all that's free is the Download !!!!!)

Don't use DriverMax or sites like those any more. All this stuff is FREEWARE anyway.


A:Hard to find Sony VAIO drivers try HERE

Good find jimbo +1

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When i first got my computer the drive worked fine, but since the first time i opened it, It stopped working. Anyway I found the problem (the cable had been damaged) and now the computer can see it but cant find any drivers for it.

Under drive properties it says the drivers are not installed code 28

I dont know the manufacturer of it either, the properties just say standard CD-ROM Drive

A:Cant Find Drivers for My CD-ROM Drive

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first of all my dell 1501 torched the hard drive(overheated) 99% of all the data lost. sent it to the shop and had a new one installed and reloaded with vista again(bundle) . now my external HD MAXTOR III mini wont work. i get the cant locate driver window. I have been to the seagate site for the drivers and software. it unzips and is in a folder but when i connect the drive and reboot i get the same thing. o go thru all the windows to search and locate the drivers. the drive is recognizes in the device manager. i have uninstalled it . the drive worked on this machine before and still does on my other identical dell

A:external drive cant find drivers

try putting it to another usb, do you have all drivers for usb and so installed?

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My PC currently can't read disks for whatever reason, the only disk it read was the windows 7 installation disk. The disk drive is incredibly stubborn and won't update properly. Can't find the updates or something, then say it has the best drivers already installed despite it's telling me there's an error with my disk drive and it won't work.Can somebody provide me the link for the proper driver or some sort of fix?I think the dvd drive is called, HL-DT-ST- DVDRRW GSA-H30L ATA deviceScreenshot. The dvd drive doesn't even display on the computer tab, no matter what I put in it.Screenshot

A:Need drivers disk drive, can't find them anywhere

sounds like your dvd drive is failing go to your local computer store or walmart and purchase another one they are fairly cheap

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I use two hard drives, a smaller one that runs XP and a larger one for primarily storage. I replaced the storage drive...this had been the "first" drive and was labeled c: while the one running XP was labeled d:

I installed the new drive and rebooted. In the process, the volume labels flipped: the primary drive became c: and the storage drive becoming d:

This has thrown Windows into a world of confusion and all previously installed programs show up as uninstalled. They are still there in "program files" but many of them refuse to open, reporting not being able to find .dll files which I can search for and find on the computer.

Is this a registry issue? Is there a way to reconcile it without installing all this software again?

Thanks for any help.

A:Can't find drivers since putting in new drive...

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Hi there,

I have had a problem with a bsod on my acer 5942g laptop screen reads UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME now i changed the sata mode to IDE and then popped in a windows 7 repair disc i am now in system recovery options but my os isn't listed in the window. It says if my os isn't listed i have to load the Load drivers then install drivers for the hard disk but i have no idea what i am looking for or where to even begin looking. can anyone help?

A:where to find hard disk drivers for the acer 5942g using repair disc?

Switch back to AHCI and download the SATA AHCI driver here: Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5942G

Save it on a USB flash drive or blank disc and install it when asked.

You also need to upload your mini-dump files so that our BSOD experts can check it out for you.

Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums

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Hello, My Hard Drive has failed, I have purchased another one however I am having trouble getting a copy of window's 7 to re-install.  Does someone know what to do?  When I go to windows site it says my product key it says "The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options" can't find a download on the HP site...can't seem to find live chat anymore either? Help!

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When i try to install Vista Ultimate onto my friend's computer... it says "Device drivers not found" when you would usually select the hard drive for partitioning and formatting. Instead nothing is shown in the box and it just has an option to "load drivers" "rescan" or "quit" and i can't figure out what to do?!

He has a Compaq Presario SR5152NX Desktop PC
The hard drive is a Seagate barracuda

i can't for the life of me figure this out!

A:Solved: No hard disk device drivers found VISTA INSTALLATION!

Have you tried loading the drivers?


Direct download: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL19595/pv-51761-1/sp35033.exe

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My computer completely locked up while playing a game and I had to do a hard reboot. Now I continuously get the error:

"Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

The only thing I can manage to pull up is the CMOS Setup Utility. Looking through the menu I found the Boot sequence menu; however, the only device listed is cd/dvd and I read that hard drive should be listed.

Any ideas on a possible problem?

I am thinking that my hard drive might be shot because I am almost positive it is not due to loose cables. On the other hand I was thinking that it could possibly be due to a virus because I had found a Trojan earlier with my virus scanner.

Appreciate any feedback I can get.

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Hi, I was advised by a Dell technician a while ago that it is recommended to download the latest device drivers from the Dell Support site to a USB stick before doing a clean installation of Windows 8.1.
1. Should I download the drivers to my hard drive (c: drive) and then copy and paste them over to the USB flash drive. Or is it OK to download them directly onto the USB flash drive?
2. When I install the drivers is it OK to select the drivers on the USB drive and install them directly from the USB stick? I don't know if you have to copy them over to a folder on the Computers hard disc (C: drive ) first and then install them from there?
 Ive never done this before and Im unfamiliar with USB flash drives. If I select the device drivers on the USB stick will it correctly install to the C:drive (hard drive) or will it attempt to install to the USB flash drive?
Im sorry if this seems like a dumb question

A:How to download device drivers to a USB flash drive

The fastest way to download drivers is to your computer.  You can copy them to a flash drive or other accessible storage device.  Flash drives are normally much slower than HDDs or SSDs.
You can run them from the external storage or copy them back to the new install and run from there.
Or you could just wait until the new install has finished and then download and install.  The exception might be network drivers if your Ethernet/Wi-Fi might not be able to pick up a usable driver from Windows.

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I just purchased a new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, it has a TS-L633C DVD-RW drive.

I updated the DVD drive firmware to a version available on Dell's website (original D300, current DW10).

Now every time Vista starts, the "found New Hardware" wizard opens and attempts to install drivers for the DVD drive (which it doesn't find).

The drive functions perfectly, it appears in "Computer", and I am certain there are no drivers that need to be updated.

How do I get Vista to stop nagging me to update the drivers ?


A:updated DVD drive firmware, now Vista cannot find drivers

Are you sure that's the correct firmware for that drive? Check the maker's tool here: SAMSUNG ODD SERVICE

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I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?

I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?


I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?



A:How do I make a copy of my drivers onto a slave drive, when upgrading hard drive?

Yes sourceforge is safe.

That is where I get many programs myself.


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I was in Device Manager regarding another issue I'm having with my Laptop, and I noticed the warning mark at !Slimtype DVDRW SSM-8515s ATA Drive.

To establish the cause of the problem, I ran System Health Report, which came back with the following disturbing information;

Back at Device Manager, at Properties - I collected the following information on the problem;

Which also advises that Windows cannot load the Driver here;

Needless to say, but I did try to update the driver from within Windows, and typically the system reports back that the Driver is the best on offer - corrupted but OK? Rubbish. The same happened when I did a check for Solutions....of course there isn't a solution to this, other than following an uninstall of the corrupted, and reinstall of new, clean Drivers.

I've had a look around on the Web and found an outfit called 'Driver Updater' here , but I'm a bit wary about some of their claims.

In essence, I'm uncertain about how I would best carry out a repair or replacement of the corrupt Driver[s]. Is there a process I need to follow to carry out an uninstall of the corrupt Driver, and then follow up that with the fresh installation of a new Driver package??

And how do I go about determining the best source to provide me with the right Driver package, to exactly mirror the previously uncorrupted version?

A:Laptop CD-ROM Drive - Device Drivers Marked as Corrupt.

Hello there!

Please read through the entire thing first!

I think that Windows possible does have a driver, but not later than the current version. Make a System Restore point, and then uninstall the corrupted driver using Device Manager. Properties > Driver tab > Uninstall.

Now run a new search through device manager, and this time I imagine that a new driver will appear.

I would not trust that website. I recently decided to try out one of the free ones (ie freeware, not trialware) and one that seemed not very pushy. Here are my results (quoted from what I wrote to another member)

A couple of days ago, I saw you asked about one of these driver updater things. I knew of one freeware one, not trialware, and decided to give it a go. I ran it, and it picked up four things needed to be updated. They seemed correct, and the user interface was so nice that it inspired confidence. However, I decided not to update my SATA RAID controller with it, I was not that confident! Three updates to download. My network card driver came to a compresses 170mb. WHAT! That is bigger than my graphics card driver, with all of the AVIO bits and everything. Cancel! The next was 5 mb. Setup epically failed, several times. Give up! Next was sound card. Setup succeeded, but for some reason, I no longer have any sound, and no driver at all! Emergency Dell website visit! Quite glad I did not try the SATA RAID controller! I honestly have no idea what wou... Read more

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i just reformated my computer last night. and now i cant get my other hard drivve up were i saved everything. can anyone give me a suggestion on how to get it running again

A:cant find my 2nd hard drive

foghorn28 said:

i just reformated my computer last night. and now i cant get my other hard drivve up were i saved everything. can anyone give me a suggestion on how to get it running againClick to expand...

might sound silly but try 'add new hardware'from control panel!

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I am trying to setup Windows XP on a Gateway Notebook MT6840.
After pressing Enter to start with Windoes setup, it gives the message :
"Set up did not find any hard drives installed in your computer".

This computer has Windows Vista pre-installed. I defined a new partition there, and that is where I want to install XP. Also , it has a SATA driver.
It only has CD Drive, no floppy Drive.

I know that during the setup, and before getting the message , you can press F6 to load SCSI/RAID controllers, i do not know if I have to press it, and then F2 for recovery. However, this computer only has CD Drive, no floppy Drive.

Any suggestion to fix this problem?



A:XP Set up did not find any hard drive

use a usb stick for the floppy driver install
do a google search on how to install xp after vista

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I was wondering if someone on here could help me. I was trying to find out my hard drive speed as it is the lowest score on my setup. I downloaded a small speed checker program and ran it. It was set to read mode and was writing a log file. I then switched it to write test and got a message saying the it would destroy data, I assumed it meant the log file and clicked ok.

All seemed well until suddenly the computer restarted. It then could not find the systems files. I checked the bios and found that it was trying to boot to "apti drive", whatever that is, and so I changed it back to my hard drive. Still it wouldn't fire up.

I have been looking through the forums and have put in the win 7 disk and tried to repair it, also bootrec, bootsect/ mbr, nothing works.

I downloaded an updated bios file which seems to have loaded ok.

I am showing a hard drive in setup and everything looks fine. When I am in cmd prompt and try to change to C drive, it doesn't recognise it. In cmd the drive is showing as X, all I can get is my cd drive which has changed to D.

It is as if my hard drive has vanished. I am assuming that the program wiped my start up files, but I can't understand why I cannot reinstall them. I also tried to reinstall win7, but it can't find a drive to install to. I am getting a bit desparate now please help.

It looks like my hard drive has just vanished.

A:Cannot find hard drive

What was the name of the software?

It sounds as if it has wiped the drive.....use this to check if the disk/partitions still exist or have data on them:

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Its a full version of xp, its my old computer. (i havent found any info on the laptop yet) and im not totally for sure if i want to wipe everything yet.

since i dont have any of the original disks it will be very hard to do. (i would think anyways)

what do ya think?

Intel Pentium processor 447 mhz, 128 mb ram

microsoft windows xp, home ed, version 2 service pak 3

didnt know if you needed this or not.

A:how to find what is on my hard drive?

Perhaps you could explain precisely WHY you might want to wipe your hard-drive, especially if you cannot (apparently) reinstall the Operating System?For a discussion about how to find out what files are on your hard drive, this thread seems important:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/221865/how-to-find-out/Regards,John

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You can see my specs above...

I need help buying a new hard drive. All I need to know is what kind of HD my PC takes.
I plan to look inside the case in a bit. Is there any way I can tell by looking? What do you think I'll need? Thanks.

A:How can I find out what hard drive my PC needs?

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I just reinstalled win 7 home premium edition onto my cpu and now i cant find my secondary hard drive. It shows up in my bios but not on my computer screen. NO I do not want to format this hard drive it has all my backed up files!!! Can anyone help me?
A little more info:
Before i redid my cpu the hard drive was a secondary that i had used bitlocker on to keep it password protected. I know my password but i do not see my hard drive and i NEED to get into this hard drive.

A:Cant find Hard drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carry out following please:
Run disk management:
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.

Make a snapshot:
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save

Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

thanks, karl

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I downloaded a game from download.com. Installed it. Clicked the icon to start the game and "poof" I get the "your computer is shutting down to protect itself" blue screen.

I tried to repair windows but it tells me it doesn't appear I have *any* hard drives, which is making me wonder if it's a virus or maybe hardware... I can't even reformat with a new install of windows because of the same issue.

However I ran some diagnostics from those scary DOS-looking screens you get to from the boot/setup commands, and it says there's a drive there.

(I cant get to windows through safe mode or last config either)

Any ideas/suggestions?

A:PC cant find hard drive.

congratulations. You downloaded a virus/trojan.

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every time i start up my computer, it goes fine, takes a little less than a minute, and everythings fine, then i get to the login section and it says "There is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive /Device/Harddisk1/DR3." Then it takes a awhile to get to the desktop, then everything takes forever to do. Im pretty sure that its the hard drive, and it crashed, but i dont know. and yes it is in there and all connected. i have an emachines t6524. please tell me how i can fix it...

A:Cannot find hard drive, PLEASE HELP!!!

How did your HDD crashed?

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I have an extra storage drive on my system. To avoid erasing anything during a reformatt of drive c, I unplugged it. Reformatted C and then plugged it back in again. Now it's not showing up. I checked the connections and robooted several times but nothing so far. Not sure what I should do now.

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I have a hard drive failure on my computer.  I know it is a 500gb 5400rpm.  What I dont know is if it is a sata drive or not. Any help would be appreciated it. I did a system test and got the following failure id on the Hard Drive Short DST Check. Failure ID: 0K6CGF-7JK8GX-XD7WLJ-60U203 Product# CND51076HJProduct Name- 15-r052nr

A:Need to find out which hard drive to get

>  I know it is a 500gb 5400rpm.  What I dont know is if it is a SATA drive or not. Disk-drives using the "old" interface (Parallel ATA) had a maximum capacity of 500 GB, but that was a long time ago.Given that your computer is running Windows 8, it came with a SATA drive.Look for a 7200 RPM disk-drive, instead of a 5400 RPM disk-drive.Or, if you don't use all 500 GB, think about buying a 240 GB SSD ("solid-state-disk"), for much faster I/O. Example: $80 US for: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-ultra-ii-240gb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive-for-laptops-black...  

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I recently was getting files put on my hd from a mac (for which it had to be reformatted) and when i connected it up to my (vista) laptop it does not autorun, nor can i find it in my computer. The only evidence of it being there at all is the safely remove hardware icon on the bottom right panel. please help.

A:Cannot find hard drive

hi and welcome first where is the drive what did you reformat

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I am installing a new hard drive on my pesario r3000 notebook intel computer. It is an ata drive and when I go to install windows the hard drive is not found. It says hit f3 to exit installation. I think I installed it correctly, so why can't it recognize the new hard drive. The hard drive is a hitachi travelstar 2.5

Not sure how to check the bios exactly but I did look and it seems that didn't recognize the drive either. This is the only drive I'm installing and I have installed one on my desktop but this laptop has me confused. Thanks if anyone can help.

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Hello everyone,

just now I tried to boot my pc when he "told" me he couldn't find the requested boot device. I checked my BIOS settings: the hard drive was selected as my primary boot device, as normal. When I had a look at the "devices" tab, I saw a list of the available SATA's. SATA 2 was my CD-ROM drive but SATA 1 wasn't recognized.

In short: my BIOS settings don't seem to be wrong but the computer just can't find the hard disk. I haven't made any hardware changes recently.

As always, any help would be appreciated.


A:pc can't find hard drive

Does your computer recognize the hard drive in the popup boot menu? Usually F11 or F12 during POST.

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I have installed a third hard drive. It is a WD160GB internal hard drive on an Adaptec Ultra ATA 1233 Card. It does not show up in “My Computer” or “Computer Management”. It does however show up in “Device Manager” as WDC WD16 00JB-00GVAO SCSI DISK DEVICE.
If I relocate the drive or card to a different location (I have 3 spare PCI slots) “found new hardware” will come up and I can access the drive until I reboot, then it goes away again.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

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My PSU went bang I replaced it and now my computer hangs on starting
If I try and reload windows 2000 it says it can,t find a hard disk
If I try and load XP get blue screen error and say windows is shutting down
If I go into the bios again there doesn’t appear to be a hard disk
Tried the hD on another computer … same problem
Can I do anything to make the computer see the HD or is the drive kaput?
Many thanks
Mark UK

A:Cant find Hard Drive!

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My PC locks up on boot. When starting, It says cannot find bootable drive or harddrive has failed. If I get into the bios and set the defaults and save and let it run, it will boot into Windows. However this happens every boot and it is really annoying. I have also seen where you want to do something and it may say drive is locked. This is a new harddrive  (1)TB to replace the old drive that was doing the same thing. I have also updated the BIOS to the latest with no issues. however I can't fix this. Hope someone has a solution. Thanks -Peter 

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I have a Compaq Presario S4020WM and 40 Gigs is no longer enough for me, after 4 years. I'm wanting something bigger. Compaq said it must be 5400, but I think the computer may accept 7200 RPM. They also recommend 120 GB, but I think I can have more than that. Can I? I looked at WalMart and Newegg, but can not decide on one. I'm planning to be a DJ for a radio station, so I need at least 100 Gigs, but I would like to have 200 Gigs or more. I just want to make sure I get a hard drive that will work for my computer.

Plus, do I need to increase the wattage of the power supply? The limit is 200W, so I am not sure.



A:Help me find a hard drive, please.

I have never had any problems replacing 5400 RPM drives with 7200 RPM driver. They are just a little bit faster. I had a 5 year old HP with 866MHz processor and 40GB IDE HD. I bought a 7200 RPM, 300 GB, 16 MB cache HD and put it in there just fine. Windows read the entire 300GB on one partition. I don't see why a big 7200 RPM IDE drive wouldn't work for you either. HD space is actually quite cheap now days, you should be able to find the storage space you're looking for at around $100. Here are my 2 personal favorite sites to shop PC parts, because of the nice price comparison:


I think you need an IDE drive (or EIDE), not SATA (Serial ATA)

I think this is your computer:

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