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Sata drive not showing on My Computer screen

Q: Sata drive not showing on My Computer screen

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

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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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..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
 

A:160 Gig SATA Drive only showing up as 130 Gig

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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
Dan

A:Sata drive not showing up

Does it show up in the BIOS setup ?

How about Computer Management Disk Management

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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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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.

Thanks

barnowl

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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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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Hi,

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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Hi
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
Adamakajohn
 

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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 plugged a new SATA drive into my computer and my BIOS sees it and it shows up in windows xp device manager but it doesnt show up in my computer. How can I fix this (I restarted my computer 10 times).

EDIT>>>>>>>***OH I lied, it's not showing up in device manager.****<<<<<<<
 

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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
thanks

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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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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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!!

[email protected]
 

A:SATA Drive Not Showing Up / asus cm5570 Desktop

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

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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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 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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Dell Dimension 8400 (about 3-4 years old). Stock SATA 160gb hard drive crashed (got the blue screen, all the codes, etc.) Took it to a computer place, they also said the HD crashed. I have bought a replacement 250gb SATA HD - attached the two inputs to the back (one thin and ling, one thin and short) and all I get on boot up is a couple of chirps and the screen says "Drive 1 (and 2 and 3) Not Found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" and repeats for drives two and three. The drive is warm, it's being accessed (it's humming), but I've also tried a third 160gb drive, same thing. I even replaced the original drive back in and the same thing - not even the blue screen and error codes any more.

Went to F2 set up, set to auto detect, all (SATA) drives sets to 'on.'

I'm computer literate, but not a techy or anything.

Totally lost now. Please help.

emsguy4you at aol dot com
 

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Hello to the fighters of the good fight ,

I have recently managed a fresh install of xp on a single 80gb sata drive and all was weel for a while however 2 days in and my machine had a hang which resulted in a necessary power off . On reboot i couldnt get onto the xp os, and tried safe mode where it was hanging on mup.sys and would not go any further. So i tried booting from xp cd and used fixboot which worked and booted me into windows. However during tha time there was another hang inside windows which needed another reboot and this time every time i booted up i was getting the blue screen of death giving nme the ntfs.sys error

***stop 0x00000024 (0x001902FA), (0xF89ADB70, 0XF89AD870, 0xF814B83D)

***ntfs.sys - address F814b3d base at f813a000, datestamp 3d6de5c1

this time every time i tried to use xp to boot and recover i could not get into it as it would kick up the blue screen after asking if i wanted to repair existing or install xp.

I have managed and install xp on a small ide drive and am currently trying to slave the sata drive so i can get the contents from it. However every time i connect the sata drive with the ide drive set to master and making sure i boot from that xp install i get the blue screen error again.

Also if i connect the drive once booted up inside windows it reboots

Is this a terminal HD error or simply a recoverable windows error ?

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A:ntfs.sys blue screen on sata drive

I had the same problem, I do not know what caused it or why it happened, and it took me almost 5 days to finally get it working again.

Although probably not the easiest way to fix my computer, or the simplest, what I did was

1. Downloaded Knoppix (a Live CD version of Linux) from www.knoppix.de
2. Backed up all my work from Knoppix. Knoppix supports reading of NTFS filesystems, but will not write.
3. Once I had my backup, I opened shell in Knoppix
4. My hard drive had the name of HDE1. hde represented the drive and 1 the partition. I used the shell and typed:
su (turns you into super-user)
fdisk /dev/hde

once fdisk was running on my hard drive I used delete (d) on the partition. I then used x for expert and the w command (write to disk) This dleted my bad partition on reboot and allowed me to reinstall windows.

-Tekhead teenager

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I am adding a second SATA drive to my computer. I have an ASUS A8N32-SLI deluxe MB. I plugged the second drive into the SATA3 port, and booted the computer. I went into the BIOS, and I saw the primary drive was listed as IDE Master 3, and the new second drive as IDE Master 5. I made sure the boot order was set correctly.

After saving/exiting, windows proceeded to boot, until I got the following blue screen:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you have seen this stop screen error, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

The BIOS in the system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor of visit http://www.hardware-update.com for an updated BIOS. If you are unable to obtain an updated BIOS or the last BIOS supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode set up. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers.The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation.

Technical information: 0x000000A5 (0x00000002, 0x8A997348, 0xE1021A70, 0x8A9BB410)

as best as I can tell, my BIOS version is 1009, dated 12/14/05

I shut down the computer, removed the SATA cable, and then booted successfully.
 

A:Windows Blue Screen after adding second SATA drive

Can you get a little more technical about the system your using. We see your MB make but what's your OS on it?
 

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Hi:
Every time Win. 7 started, two USB drives, so called, .... 'thumb/flash-drives' showing up in the middle of screen asking whether I want to take action.
One is HP and other is Cosair.

I want to disable them since most of time, there is nothing for me to save, nor look at saved files on those USB/thumb drives.

How to disable 'thumb/flash-drives' showing up in the middle of screen upon opening up win.7?

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:How to disable USB/flash-drive showing up in the middle of the screen?

Unfortunately there is no way to exclude just thumb drives from the autoplay feature of Windows. You simply make sure neither of the two thumb drives are plugged in before Windows starts.

Otherwise, if that's not acceptable to you, you will have to disable autoplay for every type of storage media:

Control Panel >> Autoplay

UNTICK "Use Autoplay for all media and devices"

Note: Please update your profile - it still shows Windows XP as your OS. Thanks.

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I think my computer's had a stroke or something

We went away for the day, turned off the computer as normal but this time turned the wall plug off after too, and when we got back I tried to turn the computer on without the wall plug on, forgot that I'd turned it off so I turned it back on and pressed the button on the computer again. It turned on but the fan made a louder noise than usual for a moment, then I got a black screen with writing on it, if I remember, something like this:

(something about the processor)
SATA 0: (can't remember what it said here)
SATA 1: (hard drive)
SATA 2: (hard drive)
SATA 3: None

diskette drive 0 seek failure

I'm sorry the above is so unhelpful but I hit f1 and I can actually use the computer, which I'm doing now (to post this and to back up files) so once the file backup is done I will try a reboot and update this with the proper info. When I logged on, I noticed a few strange things... There is now a Floppy Disk Drive A: (we don't even have a floppy disk slot) the time is wrong with the date back to 1st Jan 2007, it says that a lot of programs in the start menu are new (highlighted yellow) and Firefox tells me every webpage I go onto is insecure (even google) so I'm using another browser I had already installed. These things probably aren't connected, but I thought I'd mention them anyway seeing as I have no idea about these things. The computer's time has been changing on the odd occasion ... Read more

A:Black screen diskette drive 0 seek failure... SATA 0, 1, 2, 3 etc

This is caused by the CMOS battery on the motherboard being dead, and everytime you restart your computer or turning it off, you lose the settings in bios. Corrective action, replace the battery. It is a silver coin shaped battery about the size of a quarter. it should be a CR2032 battery and they can be purchased for about $3 at Walmart, or about $5 at Radio Shack. Or if you have a local Computer Shop in your area they wuld have them, most major stores that would sell Electronics should have them.
 

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I went to install some software on my mother's computer and popped the CD in and went to MY COMPUTER to open the CD drive (since it didn't auto load) and the drive didn't even show up. Next I go into the device manager and viewed the drives and it wasn't there either! Now, she says she didn't do anything and I really don't think she's capable of disabling the drive through the device manager herself (no offense Mom). So I figured maybe a restart and plug and play would see it and want to re-install it and/or it's drivers but no luck there either. It's a H-P computer so would I have to re-install the CD Drive and if so how? It's te drive that came with the computer so it wasn't something I installed. Any ideas? The help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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not sure if my cd/dvd drive is ok not seen in my computer carnt see in device manager either
any suggestions please

A:cd/dvd drive not showing in my computer

press Windows key and R
Type regedit, and then click OK.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click Lower Filters.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

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Please could anyone help?

Since refreshing win 8 my DVD drive doesn't appear in 'computer' and doesn't boot from the win 8 disk. The green light on the drive flickers and you can hear the drive reading the disk.

Thanks for any help

A:dvd drive not showing in 'computer'

Appears to be a common problem. Try this as it worked for me:

You may experience that DVD drive is not recognized in Windows 8 - Microsoft Reduce Customer Effort Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Ta
Steve

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Hey, when I put a DVD/CD into my drive it won't show up in my computer, but I can still use it. I put The Sims 3 in the drive, it does not show up in My Computer but I can still play the game with no problems. I'm currently putting a blank disc in so I can save some files to it, and I need to access the DVD via My Computer but the Drive is not appearing. I went into Device Manager and in the DVD/CD-Rom drives section it shows a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark next to the drive icon.

I have Windows Vista 32-bit OS
 

A:DVD drive not showing in My Computer

I searched for driver updates and it says all drivers are upto date...
 

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as soon as i insert a pen drive the computer enters a processing state and doesnt come out. the system tray icon shows "installing drivers" then "drivers installed".. if i click on that icon it shows safely remove hardware now clicking on safely remove hardware nothing happens.clicking on my computer the my computer window appears but removable drive does not appear as a result i cannot access my pen drive.The system then hangs up completely and stops responding and sometimes even greys out!!
plz help!!

A:pen drive not showing up in my computer!!

my pendrive is not showup in my computer but it installed properly.

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Hi Everybody !

i have a problem with my laptop having Windows Xp OS. when i connect the USB pen Drive to the laptop, it is detected but not showing in My Computer. And i can access it manually through Disk Management.Also after assigning a Letter for USB Drive it is not showing in My Computer. Could anybody please help me?

Thanks in advance.

Regards:

Kvijay

A:USB drive is not showing in My Computer

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Originally Posted by kvijay


Hi Everybody !

i have a problem with my laptop having Windows Xp OS. when i connect the USB pen Drive to the laptop, it is detected but not showing in My Computer. And i am getting access it manually through Disk Management.Also after assigning a Letter for USB Drive it is not showing in My Computer. Could anybody please help me?

Thanks in advance.

Regards:

Kvijay

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I have a Seagate 1 terabyte external hdd and windows 10 cant see it.. even when I go to C: drive
and display all drives its not showing. its installed drivers but still cant find it....

major help on this would be good.

does anyone else have this problem at any stage ?

A:usb drive not showing on computer

Hi, forgive the obvious questions:
1. does any other device work on your USB ports?
2. is the drive receiving power when connected - e.g. an LED on or sound?
3. can you swap the USB lead, and if so, have you tried it?
4. does the drive work on any other PC?

(I use external drives - no problem).

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I am curious. I don't remember this happening before. In my computer Drive D is shown even though there is noting in Drive D. Is this normal? I thought you had to put something in in order to see the drive in my computer. Do you think there is something wrong with Drive D now?
 

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I have a Seagate 1 terabyte external hdd and windows 10 cant see it.. even when I go to C: drive
and display all drives its not showing. its installed drivers but still cant find it....

major help on this would be good.

does anyone else have this problem at any stage ?

A:usb drive not showing on computer

Hi, forgive the obvious questions:
1. does any other device work on your USB ports?
2. is the drive receiving power when connected - e.g. an LED on or sound?
3. can you swap the USB lead, and if so, have you tried it?
4. does the drive work on any other PC?

(I use external drives - no problem).

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I have 2 DVD RW drives E: and F: When I click on computer/open everything on my computer as far as hard drives and dvd drives show up except dvd rw drive F:

I also go to computer and choose manage and F: does not show up in Disk Managemnt.

How can I correct this to get my F: DVD RW drive to show.

I might add that when I put a disc in F: the disc will open and work but still does not show on computer.

Tom

A:DVD Drive F Not showing on computer

hello..
when you login to the BIOS..is it appear at there??
make sure that's your jumper is right.

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Hi there

I have a TDK 16GB usb pen drive that shows in Device Manager when inserted but not in Computer. It does sometimes appear but very rarely. I have updated all driver via Device manager an they are fine.

Hope somebody can help as I shelled out ?24 for it.

Thanks in advance

A:TDK USB pen drive not showing in Computer

Does it work properly even though it doesn't show up? Every thing that I've seen so far on this device, is that it's an actual usb thumb drive and not a pen drive.

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Hello everybody

I'm new to Windows 7 (Ultimate) and like to have a machine that runs nice and fast with no unessential items running in the background. Last night I did a bit of tweaking (mostly in gpedit.msc) and went a step too far, but I'm not sure which step I need to undo and haven't been able to find a solution in a 4 hour google session.

When I click on My Computer, the cupboard is bare. I have a 500gb drive partitioned into C:\ and D:\ and a DVD drive E:\. The right pane is empty, and when I plug in a USB drive it doesn't show either. When I click on libraries, I can manually enter C:\ or D:\ in the address bar but it's a bit inconvenient. I usually use Total Commander rather than Windows explorer, but it's been difficult to set up my downloads location etc as they don't appear in the available options. In device manager the disk is showing.

Self inflicted, I know, but I would be very grateful if anyone could come up with a (probably simple and I'm just missing it) solution.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:Drive not showing in My Computer

Have you considered a System Restore to a time prior to your tweaking?

It isn't foolproof, but not far from it in my experience.

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My LG optical drive opens and closes fine, but can't seem to recognize any CD in the tray. I tried to use the "run" program to manually make it spin but it comes up with the message "F:\ is unavailable". I tried the drive with both a music CD and Microsoft Office 2010 CD (because windows 10 uninstalled it apparently)

Any help would be appreciated :D

A:CD drive not showing up in my computer

Have you tried installing the latest driver for your CD ROM? It may not be using the correct Windows 10 driver.

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So I want to take my Maxtor SATA drive from my old computer (It was a slave drive on the old computer) and move it to my new computer (as a secondary drive). It's showing up in Device Manager, but it doesn't show up on My Computer or Computer Management. The only way it seems I can get it to work is if I partition the drive, but I have data on there that I need. I've tried Maxblaster 3 and that only seems to want to partition the drive.

It's a Maxtor 6L300SO.
 

A:Moving SATA drive from old computer to new

It would help if you posted your exact system specs.

Next post a screenshot of both device mgr AND disk management.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX150 (I know it was obsolete a decade ago) It uses IDE. I have a SATA hard drive from another computer with a large amount of important files on it. I also have a device that plugs into the IDE Port on the motherboard and a red sata cable can be attached to the end and then attached to my SATA Hard drive. But I can't get the computer to boot from the SATA Drive or just let me get the files with explorer. What can I do to get those files and back them up until I get a better pc?
 

A:SATA Drive into a IDE based computer?

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Here's the deal: I threw away my old computer, but kept the Windows 7 SATA drive. I bought a new computer with Windows 8, and plugged my Windows 7 drive into the next SATA slot hoping to be able to setup a dual boot mode. Of course, nothing is ever that easy.

I can access the Win 7 drive through the file explorer as if it was an external HD, but it is not bootable. The disk manager lists the Win 7 drive as an "active, primary partition".

What do I need to do to be able to make my Windows 7 disk bootable? I can only assume it has something to do with the UEFI, but I'm not sure.

Thanks.

A:Cannot boot from Win 7 SATA drive on a Win 8 computer

Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

What type of license of Windows 7 x64 do you have?

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when my display is off (screensaver on) or if my computer is in sleep mode, I hit a key on my keyboard and it comes to life. but when I use my mouse, it does not. I've tried several mice, but nothing.

any setting for that?

A:computer waking/screen showing

Hello Jim,

You might double check using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to see if the mouse has the Allow this device to wake the computer box checked in it's "Power Management" tab.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a clients HP desktop that I am trying to fix. It is probably 6-7 years old and is running XP. I turn on the PC and it makes all the noises of starting, but nothing shows on the monitor. The lady said there was a bad storm and then after that the computer did not work. My guess is there is some hardware failure. The fans in the computer seem to be working. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this issue. Thanks
 

A:Computer powering on, but nothing showing on the screen

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Recently my computer started acting up and shutting down randomly while under high load. Now it won't even boot into the bios and I'm left with a blank screen. On my motherboard I'm getting an error 62 (Installation of PCH runtime services) and when I tried using a new graphics card, I would get an A6 error (Detection of SCSI devices). Anyone know what's going on and how I can fix these errors? I am under the assumption right now that I fried my gpu but before I just go and buy a new one I'd like to be sure my problem is not solvable without new parts.

Part list
i7-6770k
MSI R9-290x lightning
Gigabyte z170
16gb ddr4
2tb hard drive
nzxt case
 

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i have been having some trouble with my system it is getting much better. i had a hard drive that just all of a sudden was not in bios any more. i have used software from wd to fix the bios problem. now i have another. my slave drive shows up in bios and it shows up in the system info under disks it show up under ide it shows up under drive it dose not show up. is there a way for me to assign it a drive letter so its show up in my computer. i have a lot of stuff on it and would like not to loose it. i am running m.e. thanks for any help
 

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i installed a new western digital 160gb SATA hard drive and i have another SATA hard drive that has windows on that i was using before

the hard drive will show up in the device manager but will not show up under my computer

both hard drives are show up on the boot screen

im still goin to use the old one to boot windows off of but i needed the new one for more space

thanx in advance for any help
 

A:Hard Drive Not Showing up in my computer

It sounds like you haven't formatted your new disk yet. Right click on My Computer and choose Manage. Then browse to your disks and find the unformatted disk and format it as NTFS or FAT32, should be all better.
 

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hard drive 1 keeps coming up on my comouter showing error

A:hard drive 1 keeps showing on my computer

@3Tulips Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Telling us "showing error" is not really saying anything useful. We need to know the details, beginning with the specific error message you are seeing. And, what are you doing on the PC when this message shows?We can proceed when you provide the information.Thanks

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I have a Sandisk Ultra 32 GB flash drive which won't show up in my computer. When I plug it into the USB port the computer makes a sound as normal to acknowledge that the device has been plugged in but it doesn't show up. What I think used to happen was that the computer made a sound, the light flashed for a few seconds and then the computer made a second sound and the drive showed up in my computer. The light on the drive is flashing on and off all the time. I went into control panel, administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management but again the flash drive does not show up under removable drives. I then went into control panel, device management and opened up disc drives. When I do this my Sandisk Ultra USB device shows up. there is no red x or yellow exclamation mark beside it. So I right clicked on the drive and choose uninstall. The drive disappears. I then went to the top, right clicked and selected scan for hardware changes. The drive now reappears. If I right click and choose properties it states this device is working properly!

I have opened the device and removed the innards in order to check the four connections of the USB connector to the circuit board but there are no breaks and everything appears to be normal. If this was an empty flash drive I'd simply throw it in the bin however it isn't empty. My mother has Alzheimer's and is now in a home. When clearing out her house I came upon thousands of old photographs which I have been scann... Read more

A:Flash drive not showing up in My Computer.

With the drive plugged in, does it show up in the "Safely Remove Hardware" list? (icon in lower right notification area).
If it does, click on that to remove it, then unplug it from the PC and reboot. After Windows starts, connect it and see if Windows recognizes and allows you to display the contents.

If not, go to the Device Manager, uninstall the drive, then disconnect it from the PC. Reboot the PC and after Windows starts plug it in and Windows should detect it as new hardware and install it and it should work. Doing the uninstall and then scan for new hardware is iffy - sometimes it works but usually you wind up with the same problem.

One of these two suggestion usually work.

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