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Solved: sata segate 300gb with x64 pro NOT SHOWING

Q: Solved: sata segate 300gb with x64 pro NOT SHOWING

Installed older Sata Segate 300GB with Windows XP Pro x64

I installed x64 XP pro on it like 2 years back, my current HD is full, I just bought a new Power Supply with Sata hookup and realized i could hook up the Hard drive off my old machine. Id like to use it as my primary device, but would still like to be able to access the OS on this hard drive.

The HD is connected, data and power, I can access the drive (G via Explorer, but pressing f8 during start up does not show x64 xp under OS options.

If i can get 64 bit windows running is it possible that i can get a full 2 gigs of ram working on my machine? instead of the 1.5 im currently only able to use?

Preferred Solution: Solved: sata segate 300gb with x64 pro NOT SHOWING

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A: Solved: sata segate 300gb with x64 pro NOT SHOWING

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Hi Everybody.
I have a big problem i have been having since yesterday. My external Hard Disk is not showing up in My Computer. I have some important files in that drive that cannot be erased because my computer had a clean install yesterday. Can I please have an answer before 9pm tonight? I Dont want my hard drive's content deleted!
Bryce (AKA: The Computer Geek)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7860 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 412792 MB; E: Total - 476836 MB, Free - 476692 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Not Updated

A:Solved: Segate Backup Plus Harddrive not showing up in My Computer

Reply someone please!

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AMD Athlon 3400+ CPU
ASRock K8Upgrade-760GX Motherboard
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB SATA hard drive model 6V300F0

I am trying to install WinXP Pro with SP2 on a new 300GB SATA drive.

Windows setup does not recognize the hard drive and the installation fails.

I used the motherboard CD to create a driver diskette that is supposed to allow Windows to recognize the SATA hard drive. I tried installing XP again. It fails at the same step with the same error.

No where on Maxtor's or ASRock's websites can I find a solution.

H-E-L-P-!!!!! PLEASE!!

A:Solved: Can't install XP on Maxtor SATA 300GB??

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I re-nstall windows 8.1 on a desktop the back up drive is not showing up now. It had virus on t download drivers for seagate that should have worked nothing. Prmary drvie is ok ... the backup seagate drive not showing up. any help grateful. Thanks Juan

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The problem may be the USB controller itself, go to Device Manager and make sure all of your devices are installed including the USB controller and the Chipset Drivers, realistically any external USB drive will work as long as the local USB controller works.

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First of all I want to say it's a real pleasure to be around so may nerd's & geek's like myself. I hope one of you XP Pro's can help me out with a problem I have. I while ago I built my 1st computer, as you all know most fist time builder tend to buy all top of the line s***t Like myself . I guess that was my first mistake anyways I bought a Seagate 300Gb SATA HD.I went to install it , no problem there piece of cake so I boot the computer load windows xp pro I was ready to load a bunch of games and music when I went to go look under "My Computer" I saw that the computer only recognized 160gb almost half of what I put into it. Till this day I have not been able to see the rest of the HD thats why I'm here maybe someone out there can explain why I'm getting robed for 140gb?

A:XP not recognizing 300gb SATA HD

Welcome to TSG............

Sounds like the Bios on your motherboard is not up to snuff and it does not want to recognize the Hard drive or the drivers for the hard drive were not installed. I would check with the manufacturer of the hard drive and see if I could determine the correct version of Bios for the Bios manufacturer and go from there.

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Just bought the MAXTOR SATA 300GB HDD w/16MB cache [6B300S0] and my BIOS will not detect it @ all!

MOBO: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe

I am already running [without any problems] a MAXTOR SATA 120GB hdd [6Y120M0] connected on SATA1 socket.

Attempt #1:Tried to plug in the 300GB drive to the SATA2 socket [as a 2nd drive].
Result #1: BIOS does not detect ANY drive, not even the original 120GB drive.

Attempt #2: Tried to plug in the 300GB drive on its' own instead of the 120GB drive to SATA1 socket.
Result #2: Could not even enter BIOS setup, PC froze after memory count.

Furthermore, I even held the drive in my hand with only the power cable hooked up to it, fired up the machine and felt it spinning, so I doubt it's a power issue. Tested the SATA data cable with the original drive and works fine.

I also updated the BIOS to the latest version to no avail.

MAXTOR told me to try their POWERMAX software on the drive, I don't know how it will detect it but will give it a go.

Open to suggestions.


A:MAXTOR SATA 300GB HD not recognized by BIOS...

I've had to use the powermax software to install maxtor drives before.

Also, you may want to make sure that the primary device on the sata channel is set to auto in the bios. If it has previous, or no drive detection information it may not autodetect.

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I purchased a White Label, Mediamax HD on Ebay. Here is the link:


Its now showing up in my system. What can I do to find it?

A:Solved: Mediamax, White Label Sata 2 hd not showing up

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Just bought a maxter 300 gb usb high speed 16mb cache.

It would work when i pluged it in..So i formated it. and it works fine now.

But i noticed it says it is on 279.47 gb in free space after formating.
Is this normal? over 20 gb lost seems high to me.

My 160 gb USB 2.0 xternial is 152.66 gb.

I formated like my other USB hD and my 2 internial ones both 120 GB, they have 111.78 in them.

Layout Partition Type Basic File system NTFS

Thanks for info about this

A:Solved: USB 2.0 300GB Externial HD problem

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Hi all, hope everyone is doing good?

Basically, I have a custom built pc back in the UK which I will be taking apart, as Im selling up everything I have back in the UK. (Moved to Finland last year from UK).

I want to keep my internal 300GB HDD from my custom built PC, and know I can do this, and also know what case I'm going for too, although it will be powered independently, with its own psu rather than USB powered.

Now my question is to you kind people, is, what exactly do I have to do before I can dismantle my custom built PC, and start using the 300GB HDD as an external HDD with my laptop.?

Im sure its not as simple as it sounds.? Just unplug, and fit to external case/housing(which comes with leads etc), and then use with laptop.?

Do I need to install anything on this drive so that everything stored on it can be accessible?

Also, not sure whats installed on there all together right now, although theres loads of photos, and files I need for work etc. My concerns are that some, if not all of the files used from the OS from my custom built pc are in there, which I do not need.

I will of course power up the pc to double check all files etc prior to dismantling, I just need some advice on what is the right way in going about this? The last thing I want to do is remove the 300GB HDD, then then bring it to Finland, and not being able to access anything due to some problems which could of been prevented back in the UK.

Any help, advice, or tips would be greatly appre... Read more

A:Solved: Using internal 300GB HDD as an external HDD for my laptop.?

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My desk top use to see the external HD just fine but all of a sudden it wont anymore. other USB devices work fine but not the HD. my laptop seed my external. I did remove my 300GB drive from an enclosure and put it in another new ultra enclosure because the old enclosure was damaged. i did remove the primary jumper setting that was on it before. is that the reason ? should i put the drive back to master?

A:Solved: Laptop sees my External 300gb drive Desktop won't

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Hi, I have been looking through my computer for hours now and I just can't seem to find out what is taking up my hard drive space! I have a Gateway Laptop and the specs are:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel(R) Core(TM)
i7-2670QM CPU @
2.20GHz 2.20GHz
8.00GB (7.85 GB usable)
64-bit Operating System
1TB Hard drive.
Now, my concern is that I have 414GB free of 916GB but can't find where the data is hidden. I have gone through extensive steps to try and figure this out. I have used Disk Cleanup, Disk Defrag(both windows provided), I have used Spybot Search and Destroy, Avast, Malwarebytes to scan my PC for any viruses of the sort, all were cleared up, I used Auslogics Diskdefrag and CCleaner to clean up anything that the others have missed. I have also used WinDirStat to give me a list of folders and programs that are on my computer. The Math doesn't add up though, it currently says that I have a total of 151.5GB of used date on my entire hard drive. Last time I checked 916-151.5 didn't equal 414. In all reality I should have roughly 764GB of free space. I deleted everything in my downloads folder, I emptied my recycle bin and I still can't find where these files are. Another thing I found odd was say I download a movie for example, and the file size is maybe 700MB, for some reason, after that download, 700MB turned into 7GB give or take. It's quite frustrating. My computer has only been doing this for the past couple of days. Can't type much more. ... Read more

A:Solved: Why am I missing roughly 300GB of hard drive space on my Laptop?

Control Panel (large or small icons) - System - System protection - System Protection tab - is Protection On for the "C drive"? If so click on Configure and see how much space is consumed by that.

Try Tree Size Free (may be better than WinDirStat).

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Just installed new motherboard, two hard drives (SATA). After installing Windows 7 I can only see one of the hard drive. I think they both show up on the startup stuff. What's happening? Gigabyte Motherboard, Award bios. I have two old hard drives (IDE) that I can see. One IDE header. 5 SATA headers.

A:Only one of two SATA drives showing in 7

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I have a sata harddrive in my pc and bought another one today plugged it in the spare sata connection slot and when i turn the pc on it loads up fine goto my computer and it isnt there, now i dont know if i need to have it set so there needs to be a jumper in it, theres no jumper indicator on the hdd itself so i tried it in them all and its not showing up still. Ive went to disk management and it isnt showing up there either.

Its a SAMSUNG hard drive the model number is HD320KJ SERIAL ATA 3GB/S

any help would be apreciated with this issue

thanks you

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I installed a M2.SATA drive in my ProBook 430 G2 as boot device. I wanted to install a normal harddisk also as a data drive, but the HDD does not show up. When I connect the HDD to another computer it is working fine. The SATA-connector in the ProBook is also working because before there was only there a HDD as boot device installed.What may be wrong?

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ive recently reformatted my computer which is running off a 40gb IDE drive and i have a second 80gb SATA. the sata drive wont show up in my computer. i dl'ed the sata raid drivers and still nothing. this has happened before but i cant seem to remember how i fixed the problem. i have an ECS pm800 m2 mobo w\ bios drivers v1.2e and i see the second hd in the bios. it has recently been formatted as well. thanks.

A:Sata hd not showing up in winxp

i got it by going into comp management and re partioning it. thanks tho

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Hello, I am wondering why my sata drive wont show up in windows 7, its has xp installed on it but I pulled it out of one machine and put it into my pc with w7 installed and nothing???

asus p5p800 mobo

A:Sata drive not showing up

Does it show up in the BIOS setup ?

How about Computer Management Disk Management

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..on wink2k install.

I have heard that windows cant format a partition over 130ish Gigs. how do I avoid wasting the remaining 30Gigs of HDD space?

It is going to be the only drive on the system.

the motherboard is Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 and Harddrive is WDCaviar 160GB SATA 8MB cache 7200.

really would like help on this 1 please

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Firstly, I changed all my settings in my bios to AHCI and my Jmicron controller 363 to AHCI + IDE. Now, my DVD drive won't show up in my device manager and there are multiple controllers under IDE ATA/ATAPI that weren't there before. Any ideas on how I can get the DVD drive to work under SATA and fix the multiple channels under the IDE ATA controllers?

Thanks. The pic is below.

A:SATA DVD not showing / Something wrong here?

Follow the steps in this article to toubleshoot.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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Hi all,

This is my first post so please be gentle.

I ran the Windows update on close last night and today my system will not re-boot, my bios cannot see my SATA2 HDD.

I have tried repair in windows but no good as HDD is not there.

I have tried swapping the SATA sockets etc but they all say none detected.

I tried MOBO jumper reset with battery out.

The HDD is spinning so the power is working.

Please help I am lost

A:SATA HDD not showing after update

Originally Posted by mouthrax

Hi all,

This is my first post so please be gentle.

I ran the Windows update on close last night and today my system will not re-boot, my bios cannot see my SATA2 HDD.

I have tried repair in windows but no good as HDD is not there.

I have tried swapping the SATA sockets etc but they all say none detected.

I tried MOBO jumper reset with battery out.

The HDD is spinning so the power is working.

Please help I am lost

Hi mouthrax

Make sure that you do not have RAID selected in the BIOS it should be set to IDE

I hope this helps


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I have just bought a second hand PC .
It has sata connections on the Motherboard but when i installed a sata hard drive its not showing.
And i cannot find any setting in the bios that says sata its says ide.
Please HELP
Kind regards

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I have an older asrock dual sata board, bought a hard 250gb barracuda drive, installed it. It shows up in the bios as working, shows up on post as enabled, but does not show up in windows 7. I read around and also tried to assign a drive number to it, but it does not show up there either.

I have tried running it in IDE mode and still get nothing. but I tested the drive in an xp system and it works fine. On one restart after installing the drive it said it needed ULi SATA/RAID Controller (M1689/M1695) driver. I got them, but they wouldn't install, but then I ran them in vista mode, however they didn't fix the issue. Anyone have anything else I can try?

A:Sata drive not showing up in win7

Try right click on computer, manage, disk management and enable the drive.

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I have 2 drives connected to my computer, an IDE and a SATA. They both work fine from within Windows but I was just wondering why only the IDE drive shows up in the BIOS?

A:SATA drive not showing in BIOS

Check jumpers on the unit, drivers, or maybe (hopefully not) may be defective?

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Hello all,

After quite a bit of searching, I'd be immensely grateful for any advice on the following external HD problem.

After a bump to my Western Digital Elements 3TB external drive (from above - it wasn't dropped), it is no longer recognised in Explorer. I've tried the usual Disk Management trick and it's not showing there either.

The symptom is that once the adapter lead is plugged into the back of the HD, it makes the usual quiet upward whirring sound as if it's about to spin up, but does nothing after that (there's usually a small "rumbling" noise following drive spin-up where they're reading the data, but there's none on this drive). The power light then blinks indefinitely with no sign of life in Explorer/Disk Management.

After looking at the costly option of data recovery (295 UK price), I started seeing a few tech sites that suggest removing the SATA drive from it's enclosure and either using a SATA Reading Dock, or going one step further and finding a replacement Western Digital PCB chipboard (ensuring the batch code/serial on the WD drive matches the PCB being used) and swapping this over to retrieve the data.

I'm not interested in fixing up my drive for continuous use (to be honest, I no longer trust the WD drive even though the impact was my fault), but would very much like to retrieve the data. My entire music collection (including my former CD collection) is on there, and besides the fact that... Read more

A:External HD not showing. Will a SATA dock help?

I'm guessing you forgot to make that all important backup of your data?

The dock will only help IF the damage is to the enclosure, either the USB port or the converter electronics, this is a possibility. Swapping the circuit board will ONLY help IF the drive's electronics are damaged, this is unlikely. If the damage is to the platters inside the drive then neither one of those will help, this is also very possible since the drive was physically bumped.

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Hi,  I have a Lenovo P51 with 2 x 512GB NVMe M.2 SSDs and 1 x 1TB SATA HDD. I have configured the NVMe drive in a RAID 0 configuration and installed Windows. For some reason I cannot get the 1TB drive to show up int Windows, or even in the BIOS. Is there any trick to getting this working, is this a configuration issue or is it possible my SATA drive is just dead!? Thank you in advance. Jonathan.

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Hi,  I have a Lenovo P51 with 2 x 512GB NVMe M.2 SSDs and 1 x 1TB SATA HDD. I have configured the NVMe drive in a RAID 0 configuration and installed Windows. For some reason I cannot get the 1TB drive to show up int Windows, or even in the BIOS. Is there any trick to getting this working, is this a configuration issue or is it possible my SATA drive is just dead!? Thank you in advance. Jonathan.

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Just built a new PC with an ASUS X99 Deluxe Mother board. I have installed a new SSD drive and two SATA drives from my old computer, along with one new SATA 2G HD. I plan to migrate data from the old drives to the new one. All the drives show up in the BIOS but when I boot to the OS the new drive and one of the old ones does not show up in Windows. I have installed all the ASUS drivers in windows, and I am now wondering if the OEM version of Windows 8.1 that I purchased has a limitation of how may drives it will support. Can someone please clarify?

A:SATA Drive Not Showing in Windows 8.1

I just checked the Device Manager, and it turns out that Windows does register the drives, however I still cannot see them in Windows Explorer, puzzling, any one have any suggestions?

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Bought a LG Blu-ray internal sata rewriter. Installed it and windows 7 found it first time. So far so good.
Put windows into sleep mode and when I woke it up the sata drive was missing.
The drive was not only missing, but the tray failed to manually open and the activity light did not illuminate.
Drive totally dead. Check all power and sata cables all ok.
Done a full reboot and drive came back ok

This only happens when the machine is put into sleep mode. Sata drivers all up to date and all cables 100%.
Turn the machine fully off or restart and everything works ok each time. Use sleep mode and it fails when you bring the m/c to life.

Has anyone had a similar problem and how can it be put right? I use ( well I did ) the sleep mode quite a lot and this has become a bit of a pain.



A:Blu-ray sata drive not showing up in explorer.

Hello barnowl. Welcome to the forum.

Is the new optical drive plugged into one of the main SATA connectors (the Intel SATA ports 1-6) or is it plugged into a different SATA port?

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I have a seagate 1tb drive that has been nothing but issues. I have RMA'ed this drive once before as it crashed. Now it has again and it wont let me reformat. It's not under warranty as I have a RMA drive. Any help would be nice. I have never ran anything other than microsoft security essentials and recently got AVG antivirus just to be sure im safe. I dont go to any odd sites really as this is a gaming computer and I dont want to browse the internet with it. Thanks for all the help!

A:Segate 1tb

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O.K. so here's the deal: I recently purchased said drive from amazon and hooked it up properly and used two different cables and it just doesn't show up in hardware manger, nothing.

I then hunted down some driver files and they said drive not detected.

It opens and closes, but nothing else. I'm officially out of tricks over here. If anyone can make any suggestions as to how this can be resolved please make contact, i'd be most grateful.

Have a great day (or night)

A:Samsung (SH-224DB) DVD Re-Writer SATA 24x not showing up on XP!

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hi my new sata hard drive is showing as a scsi in win7
and it seems to be running slow and making alot of accessing data noises
how can i fix this back to sata

A:new sata hard drive showing as scsi in win 7 help

With some hard disk controllers it is normal for it to show up as a SCSI disk - particularly if the disk controller is running in AHCI mode, which is preferrable since it allows features such as NCQ. One thing you may want to check is: locate the drive itself under "Disk Drives" in device manager and go into the properties. Select the "Policies" tab and view what is set. For better performance you will want it set to "Better Performance" with both of the boxes checked. Though if you lose power you may run into minor file corruption issues - I personally have not had issues with this. If you disable those check-boxes performance can decrease significantly.
-David Betournay

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Any one has a fix for this only sata 0-,01-02 are showing up

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Hi guys
My laptop is not displaying my Sara drive in the my computer screen. I have had this issue before with an IDE drive, a strange issue where my external drive only appears in the list when I unplug it and then when I plug it in, it disappears.

With this drive, I get the message the device can perform faster in a USB 2 port (something my prehistoric laptop doesn't have,) then I get the message that the device is ready to use.

If I go into device manager it does appear as a USB Mass Storage Device and I've tried updating driver, rollback, uninstall and everything else I can think which all seem to work ok until I go into my computer and it isn't there.

Any ideas? Thanks

A:Sata drive not showing on My Computer screen

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New member here, In the process of completing and setting up a new build. As recommended installed windows 7 prof on Samsung 830 256gb SSD with no problems. During installation was only hard drive hooked up.

Now I am trying to install a Seagate 320gb sata drive to use as a storage drive. The new drive shows up in the motherboard bios but I cannot figure out how to get to get the drive accessable in Windows.

This is a new drive that has never been used nor has it ever been formated. I am lost as to what I need to do to get the drive to a point that I can access and format it so I can impliment it into the system.

Windows installed smoothly on the SSD and all is working fine with the exception of my internet which after a call to my service provider it was determined that my router was to old to properly work with the new system and a new router is enroute at this point.

Can someone walk me through the correct procedure to get this drive online? Thanks in advance

A:New sata secondary hardrive not showing up in Windows

In DIsk Management you'll see it on the drive map and may need to initialize it. Rightclick on the panel at left to see if Initialize Disk is available - if so select it.

If it's already listed in Disk Mgmt, you may need to only add a drive letter: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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I reinstalled my Windows Xp Professional yesterday with Service Pack 1a.
However, my HDD still has the 137GB limit and I've tried everything! Does someone here know how to fix this problem?

A:HELP!!!Windows Xp Sp1a 320gb Sata HDD only showing 137GB!

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Hello, first post. I've gotten some good advice on this and the Seven/Eight forums; time to attempt to return the favor.

I have had this issue since installing Win10 (x64), either as upgrade or after a fresh install.

Easy fix:
Device Manager: Simply select the partitions listed under Portable Devices and disable them. They will not show up anywhere else.
Downside: I like to open my Device Manager and not see any problematic devices. (OCD on my part.)

Easy but hard-to-find fix:
No amount of deleting the partitions listed in Device Manager under Portable Devices did the trick, and messing with the registry only led to restoring my backup and trying again. Downloading the Windows Driver Kit just to get devcon.exe and attempt to eliminate devices this way was also a dead end.

I finally came across a setting in Group Policy that seems to do the trick, while looking there in desperation:
run gpedit.mscnavigate to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Enhanced Storage Accesssenable the "Do not allow non-Enhanced Storage removable devices" policyopen Device Manageruninstall all the partitions listed under Portable Devicesrebootrepeat steps in gpedit to reset the policy to Not Configured.Bob is now thine uncle.
Just in case:
When doing the above, I used another supposed workaround from the net, which I mention, but doubt played a role. I uninstalled all of my USB hubs (without uninstalling drivers) before rebooting. To be precise, once the mouse ... Read more

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I've been reading about issues with people having problems with their SSD's not being reconized by Windows 7 Ultimate...but my WD 600gig STAT III Raptor is listed as a SCSI as well. I assume the problem is with my Marvell Driver.

I bought this 60gig OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III drive for a Boot drive and had a pain installing drivers for it on a clean install of windows. I plugged it, and my WD Raptor both into the 2 SATA III ports that I have on my ASUS Rampage III MB. I set the Drives to ACHI not IDE. Tried to install Windows, had to force windows to accept the Marvell Drivers...but finally got it installed.

Now Im stuck with the OCZ SSD and the Raptor both at SCSI speeds...not able to get them reconized my Windows 7 Ult as SATA drives.

Should I try uninstalling the Marvell and JBMicron drivers and let Windows try and install drivers that will work? Funny thing is, I know that windows is reconizing the SSD as a SSD because of the Disk Defrag has been disabled on it...and was able to get some info off the drive via Intels SSD toolbox....OCZ's tool box wont reconize it unless you use Windows drivers. I had to install the Marvell Drivers to install Windows, Windows wouldn't reconize either drive plugged into the SATA III ports.

Anyway, if anyone could help out I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried bout everything, even tried the reg. fix via the Windows Helper with no luck.

Thanks in advance.

A:SSD + WD Raptor SATA Drives Showing up as SCSI Win 7 Ultimate

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Vertex3, Agility3, Solid3 and Synapse caching drive support and discussion forum

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Hey guys, hoping you can help, i have tried everything...
I have a ASUS CM5570 desktop, this originally had a 640GB SATA drive that crashed. I replaced the drive with an identical one, couldnt get the machine to see it, in other words woulds boot to it, so I tried a different drive, a 120GB SATA drive, I was able to load an image on it and it works fine.....Still cant get the SATA drive to show up, EXCEPT if I connect it via USB...just to try, I got another 640GB SATA drive and had the same result. Any ideas? I am actually repairing this for a friend....Thanks for your help!!

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A:SATA Drive Not Showing Up / asus cm5570 Desktop

What OS?
Can you see this drive in the BIOS?

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Hi guys,
I'm hoping you can help
On Friday I purchased an Intel NUC DN2820FYKH. Installed the correct RAM and HDD and installed windows 8.1 through USB. The system installed the OS and booted normally. However, when I shutdown the mini-pc and later turned it back on, it would not recognise the SATA drive.
I assumed something must have gone wrong so I removed it, formatted it in another machine and repeated the process. Eventually I re-installed windows 8. To check, I shut down the computer immediately, and the same problem occurred.
The initial startup screen (showing F2 for setup) hangs when the drive is plugged in but the bios still shows nothing, I tried mounting the drive in an external caddy and connecting it by USB and the computer was able to see it again.
On Friday I updated to the latest BIOS (fy0039). I rolled the BIOS back to (fy0015) and tried every update since then without luck.
I don't think its a hardware fault as a format fixed it until I booted into windows. Before I booted into windows I was having a bit of trouble finding the right installer and the drive was showing up fine. It seems that it's only once I've booted into windows that the drive vanishes on shutdown.

I am using a trial copy of 8.1 Enterprise from MS website.
Please note I have also posted this question on the Intel forums (https://communities.intel.com/message/254820#254820) but in the past have had quicker and more relevant help from this forum.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Ma... Read more

A:Intel NUC DN2820 SATA Drive not showing in BIOS

Is BIOS set to legacy or UEFI and are you formatting as MBR or GPT? Is strange it won't appear in BIOS though, could be a hardware problem.

Try deleting all partitions and start over.

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I have a Seagate Barracuda 640G HD. It does not spin up. I believe the motor might be shot. Has anyone ever taken one of these apart, and made it work again. While there is nothing life changing on the HD, there is a lot of stuff I would like to have. Thanks.

A:Segate Barracuda HD inop

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I have a gateway m-6881 laptop w/ vista home prem sp1.(bought 9/2008)
I should have got the vista ultimate machine.
( a real hassle cloning my drives with seagate and west digital every week)-I have the seagate program

if you have a seagate product and you get the error it does not see a segate product at that prompt just...

hold alt and T and O then release ( workaround from segate tech support ) they call it a technical overide

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I have some crappy HD performance (normal priority I/O taking > 300MS ) and my machine is using generic disk drivers.m I was hoping that was a quick fix.

Anyone know the source of Vista 64 drivers for a:

SATA drives being on the IDE bus always disturbed me.


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Hi folks,

I upgraded one of my internal SATA HDDs to a 1TB version today. It is a second drive which I use for data while the first HDD contains the Windows 7 OS.

The drive was recognized by the PC on reboot but doesn't show up in My Computer. I can view the drive under the Disk management portion of Computer Management. It shows up as Unallocated. I'm a little confused as to the next step to make the hard drive visible in my computer and allow me to use the space.

I cannot seem to find a menu to allow me to format the drive. When I right click on the drive in Disk management I can see "New Simple volume" available to me. Should I go ahead and create a new simple volume or do something different?

Any help to get this sorted is appreciated.

A:newly installed 2nd internal SATA HDD showing up as unallocated space

Quote: Originally Posted by sannesley

Hi folks,

I upgraded one of my internal SATA HDDs to a 1TB version today. It is a second drive which I use for data while the first HDD contains the Windows 7 OS.

The drive was recognized by the PC on reboot but doesn't show up in My Computer. I can view the drive under the Disk management portion of Computer Management. It shows up as Unallocated. I'm a little confused as to the next step to make the hard drive visible in my computer and allow me to use the space.

I cannot seem to find a menu to allow me to format the drive. When I right click on the drive in Disk management I can see "New Simple volume" available to me. Should I go ahead and create a new simple volume or do something different?

Any help to get this sorted is appreciated.

Welcome Sannesley to the windows 7 forums.

Yes, you are correct, in Disk Management, it asks for you to create a new simple volumn, say yes and the you will have the option to create partition(s). Select which you want and then it will create a drive for youR partition(s), you can break it down into more than one drive if you wish. But each must be formatted before it can show up in My Computer as a drive letter. Some suggest that you at least make it two drives of 500gigs each. Won't make it any faster but might be less confusion for some..


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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

5) I tried to find it in bios but I didn't seem to find... Read more

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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I am running windows me.... When i plug in my Segate expansion portable drive, explorer doesn't show it, but I know that my computer knows it's plugged in because when i click on the eject hardware button at the bottom of the monitor, it shows up in the unplug menu. Can anyone give me some kind of idea if i am missing a file or something, or how i can get explorer to recognize this portable drive?



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I have installed a new hard drive on to my computer. It's an SATA drive and yes it shows up in the bios, and when I am installing windows. However it wont boot after I've installed windows. The only way it works is if I have an IDE drive installed. Thats unacceptable. The seagate website is useless. I installed the motherboard drivers and it still wont boot with the ide drive. I am at my wits end and am ready to throw the drive out the window. Pls help.


A:Segate ST3160812AS Wont boot on its own

Lol, sorry to hear about your problems. Make sure that your SATA is in your boot sequence (in bios). This way it detects your sata drive as a bootable device. If you already have it set up this way, check for any BIOS Updates from the MOBO manufacturer. Make sure to backup your bios before you flash your bios though.

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I recently used a USB hard drive of 1 TB,i used to access this drive since last 1 year, and suddenly I tried to access it later at home I encountered a problem. I'm unable to read anything on the USB Hard disk, as my computer now doesn’t recognize the device .
When attempting to print an error message appears as follows:

'One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognise it'. I've looked into the port location and it indicates that 'no drivers are installed for this device'. The device is enabled and I've performed the Toubleshoot without any success.

I have checked the cables and all connections appear OK.

I've looked through the Device Manager and checked the USB Controllers. For the 'unknown device' I proceeded through Properties into the Driver section which indicates 'No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device'.

I have checked each USB Root port and noted that 'This device is still not working '. The same applies for each USB Open Host Controller - 'This device is Not working at all'
Please help me


A:Segate Hard drive not recognized

Typical sign of a failed/faulty HDD.

You can verify by testing the drive on another computer.

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