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Q: seagate recognized but not recognized.

So i have a seagate 1tb external HDD, and it's been plugged into my desktop computer, with network sharing turned on, but our wifi is password protected, so i don't know if that has that much to do with it.
anywhos, my computer likes to restart and sometimes not start back up on occasion, and the last time it did this, my hard drive wouldn't be recognized. I went through troubleshooting on the seagate website, and in the device manager, the HDD is there. upon unplugging, it doesn't show up, so the DM is correct. But when i go to "My Computer" (XP home edition), nothing is showing up. Any ideas/suggestions?

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A: seagate recognized but not recognized.

note- it does spin up when i plug it in and everything.

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My Seagate 1Tb hard drive has connected to my girlfriends pc and is recognised in 'devices and printers' and also in 'disk management', however I am unable to view it in 'my computer'. I have tried to rename it but the computer says the operation failed due to the disk management console not being up to date. I have restarted the computer and the disk manager but both have failed. The Seagate hard drive work perfectly fine on other computers but I can't work out why it doesn't on hers.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks kris

A:Seagate HD not recognized in my computer

What OS? Can you manually enter the drive letter in the address bar? (Get the letter from disk manager)

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I gotta Seagate USB 2.0 500 GB Expansion drive. Its been working just fine on my computer up until a couple days ago. For some reason the latest windows 7 update must have messed up the formatting of it, now its not being recognized on my laptop at all. Shows up as a local disk...very frustrating. I've tried almost everything I could think of. I've tried assigning a partition letter in disk management, uninstalling the software, trying it on different computers, system restore...nothing. I don't wanna result in having to reformat it and lose what I got. Could somebody please help me???

A:Seagate HDD not being recognized by my computer

You may try to scan and check your hard drive for possible errors using Seagate's Seatools for Windows.

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My External HD won't show up in My Computer anymore.

It does not show in device manager or disk manager to even assign a letter path to it

I've Tried these steps and still no luck
- restarting computer
- refreshing content of my computer
- un plug and re plug
- device manager settings
- disk manager settings

in my device manager i see this under Disk Drives:
ST3320620AS ATA Device (working properly)

Disk manager errors -

Base System Device PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_028A1028&REV_12\4&B4D00C5&0&32F0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
PCI Simple Communications Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E24&SUBSYS_028A1028&REV_03\3&11583659&0&18 The drivers for this device are not installed.

Don't think either of these are it.
Can it just be dead? the green lights show its on and i believe is working

A:External Seagate HD won't be recognized

The green lights don't mean anything more than 5 volts is being supplied to the drive, but the drive can still be bad or corrupted... You must back up important data to non-volatile media like CD, DVD or Blu-Ray discs, and not rely on mechanical devices like hard disk drives or even solid state media

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My computer does not recognize my Seagate external hard drive. What can I do? If you need anymore info let me know. Thanks in advance.

I've checked their website and tried to follow their diagnostic device, but it didn't help.

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I pulled two Seagate hard drives out of my older PC's (32-bit) and would like to be able to read them on my new PC. However, I cannot get my new PC (64-bit) to recognize them. It recognizes a Maxtor and another Seagate just fine, but not these two in question. They are as follows... Seagate, Barracuda 7200.8, 200 GB, 7200 RPM, both are model #ST3200826A. What's crazy is, I see that my PC recognizes them in "Computer Management/Disk Management" for a while, then it disappears. It doesn't give me the chance of assigning a drive letter to them. When I open up Disk Management, I don't see these hard drives. BTW, I am using an "adapter", in other words... the hard drive is laying in front of me and I can plug/unplug it as needed for testing. These are IDE, not SATA hard drives. I have changed the jumpers on the hard drives from, initially "master" to "slave" then to "cable select" without any luck. Please advise.

A:Seagate HD's not recognized by Windows Explorer on new PC...

I've generally had poor results using adapters -- which I'm forced to do these days since my newer motherboard-based PCs don't have IDE drive cable sockets anymore. I often have to connect, unconnect, reconnect several times before I see the drive actually being recognized.

Also, some drives work better in this setup if there are no jumpers set. You should try that to see if it makes any difference.

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I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500gb, with the dreaded 0LBA problem.

I used Victoria from HDDGURU and it recognized it. Unfortunately ALL documentation is in Russian and even when i translated it through Systran i really couldnt make any sence

What i want is a way to take the data from this drive and copy it to another... I couldnt care less about the hardware, i can RMA it anytime i want....

Is there an Disk Director program that bypasses BIOS detection procedures?

Thanks in advance,

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When attempting to back up files to my new external drive, the drive was not recognized by my computer. After reading other threads, I was able to assign a drive letter via disk management and run a backup. My question is, do I need to go thru this exercise EVERY time I plug in the external drive via the USB? Is there a way to make the drive map permanent? I had to do this again today to see the external drive with a drive letter via Start menu /Computer

A:Seagate 2TB external drive not recognized

When you buy a brand new drive from the shelf, there is no partition or partition letter on the drive. That you have to assign once and it will be good for the life of the drive (unless you change it later).

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I have 3 Seagate external hard drives of various sizes, plus one Iomega 300GB HDD all of which have been working perfectly for a long time. All are passed through a D-Link USB hub to my laptop.

Recently I had to clear out the space they're sitting on, so I unplugged all the drives and laptop and put everything in a box on a shelf for about a week before putting everything back together.

When everything was plugged back in, none of the Seagates were recognized by the laptop, but the Iomega is still working fine, recognized and is accessible. Also, any of my flash drives I plug into the hub is recognized and works OK.

Neither Device Manager nor Disk Manager show the Seagates, but they do show the Iomega.
I've tried most of the suggestions I've found on the Internet including new drivers, unplugging the power cord, bypassing the hub, etc.
I plugged one of them into my office HP laptop and it doesn't recognize the Seagate either.

So, my thoughts are that the hub is fine, the laptop's fine, there's just something wrong with the Seagates, yet it's odd that they all failed at the same time because I stored them away for a while.

Anyone have any suggestions?

For the Seagate HDD's, model number I have is ST3200823A, which is 200GB, ST3250623A, 250GB, and a 350GB(?), all "Push Button", USB 2.0.
Laptop is an eMachines M5405, Windows XP SP2, AMD 1.6GHz, 704MB RAM.

A:Seagate external drives not recognized

When you plug in the Seagates (one by one), put them up to your ear and make sure they are spinning up properly. If you here any clicking then it might be the drive. Also, hold the drive horizontally in your hands and move it in a circular motion. If you feel a cyntripical force, then the platters are spinning. Seagate has been know to have faulty external drives. Let us know what you find out.

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It works on my other PC which is also windows 7 but does not work on my alienware laptop...

Reformatted to FAT32 from NTFS but still the same...

It recognizes my other fat32 usb stick...

Uninstalled driver and tried re-installed but device manager cannot find drivers through windows update or by searching c:\windows...

Does not show up in disk management at all...

When I connect it makes the device not recognized sound...

A:Seagate Portable 500GB Not Recognized

Before doing the below, try other USB ports on laptop.

- remove Seagate from PC
- restart
- run DriveCleanup as admin - Drive Tools for Windows
- restart
- plug in Seagate try to install

If that fails try deleting USB upper/lower filters: How to Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry Values

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(I have a windows 7 x64) I'm trying to boot from a usb and I followed an online video to make my goflex booteable. I basically fudged up but i managed to format it back to the original NTFS format with absolutely no files on it. When I go to Windows->Computer the drive isnt there! I went to Computer->(right click) manage and went to the disk management section and the drive is there! but i can't add any files to it from there . any help? Also, when i plug in the drive, i hear the usual sound when i plug any usb in, then i can choose to safely eject my seagate goflex! but i can't open the drive to put files in it!

A:Solved: seagate goflex external hdd not recognized

nevermind! I just had to add a drive letter to be able to access it! for anyone interested, computer(right click) manage ->disk management. click on the disk (then right click) add drive letter

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My Seagate Expansion drive is not being recognized on my laptop or any other computer that I have tried to put it on. It worked for a while

It is fairly new and I have about 500gb on it so far and I don't want to lose any of my data because most of it is my university files.

I don't know why this is happening and I also can't even change the drive letter, I really don't know much about computers but this forum seems to help people, hope someone can help me Please.
Thank you.

A:Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive is not being recognized on my laptop

Hi furstyear, Welcome to SevenFoeums.( I missed it. )

Please go through this troubleshooter and check whether it helps. Seagate Technology

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Can not view my external usb hard drive. I have another usb drive installed without issue. The invisible drive appears to be "dead". Check with Voltage Meter and the power supply for the drive is working. Is there any way to recover the data? Luckily I have the data backed up on another drive.

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Does the drive show up in computer management? Go to start>Computer>(Right click)>Manage?

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Hello, I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go external drive that I have used frequently in the past to backup and store data. My laptop (Win7) is not recognizing it when I plug it in now. I have been through Disk Management and Device Management, but haven't figured out what's wrong yet. The computer does make a small sound both when I plug in the USB cable and when I remove it, but I cannot find any access to the drive. I may have removed some files that the Seagate drive came with inadvertently when removing some data. I've been to Seagate's support site, and was able to install the "Seagate Manager", which also now does not recognize that a Seagate drive is plugged in. Any ideas on how to get this drive to come up?

A:Seagate FreeAgent Go external drive not recognized

Did you fully check in the bottom-right panel of Disk Management to see if a ribbon for the external drive is shown there ? (it will have no letter and no model name and may also be labelled as "Raw").

Check again and if it's there, right-click it and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths".
Then click "New", choose a letter and click 'OK'.

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ok...first thanks in advance for your attention to this. I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite P305 connect to Seagate Go Flex thru USB port - the drive is recognized on another lap top so it works - the port on this computer recognized a portable usb so it works along with an OLDER seagate external - when I pull up the computer panel the Seagate is not showing up under disk management but IS showing up under other devices. I have spent hours and hours on this - someone at Toshiba said something about changing Bios settings but I am very gun shy on doing that especially since I use this computer for my job and if I mess it up I am out....if you get me....so what the heck?? I have searched A MILLION forums and been on with both Toshiba and Seagate for hours - hats off to anyone that knows a simple solution to this - thanks

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Hi everyone,

I have a Seagate ST320430A 20.4 GB ultra ata drive that will spin up but is not being recognized in either of two systems. The drive came out of a pc that was dying and I just rebuilt. I thought I had copied all the files I needed off of this drive. But now have figured out that of all the things for me to forget.... I didn't get the outlook.pst file. UGGG!!!

I've called a couple of local computer shops. The conscensus is that if it spins up but isn't recognized then the controller card on the drive is probably bad. If that is the case I'm being told that there's no hope.

1. Is it true that there's no hope if the controller card is bad?

2. What are the chances of me taking this apart and replacing the controller card from an identical drive?

3. I think I've set all the jumpers correctly for the drive. I can't remember if jumpers will prevent it from being recognized in the bios. I think I've tried all of the options though...


A:Solved: Seagate drive not recognized in bios

yes when the controller card on a hard drive goes dead then its usually comes to a dead end, personally i have never tried to rip it open and try to replace the controller card, something you could try and do if you wanted to try it, but wouldnt get your hopes up. as far as the jumpers go it doesnt matter where you put it on the hard drive it would show up in the system somewhere you would just have some conflicts going on that would let you know that you need to redo your settings on your drives.

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Hi. I'm running XP, SP2. Windows was installed on a 160g Maxtor drive, and I also had a 300g Seagate drive (ST3300620A). I had Norton System Works (2007) with Antivirus and GoBack running. I wanted to run a full system virus scan, so I ran Live Update. After Live Update finished, it advised me to restart the machine. I attempted to restart the machine, and it seemed to hang up, so I hit the "interrupt" button. After that, Windows would not start, not even in safe mode. I reinstalled Windows, and everything seems to run normal, but the Seagate drive does not show up in "My Computer" and I cannot access it in a command window. The device manager sees it and says it is working properly. How can I regain access to it?

A:[SOLVED] Seagate 300g drive not recognized

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Can you see it in Disk Management?

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I bought a Seagate Freeagent 250g external hard drive about 4 years ago and have not any problems with it since. Recently however, after an especially rough moving trip, my computer no longer recognizes the external drive. The power light on the external drive does not turn on either. Everything else I plug in works, so I know it cannot be the computer. I have tried using different cables, trying it on other people's computers and nothing works. In fact, whenever I plug in the external drive, the entire computer slows down significantly and then gets notically faster when I disconnect the sick external drive. Do these descriptions of the problem sound like anything anyone out there has ever come across? Please forward some info if you can. I would really hate to lose all the sentimental files I have in there. Thank you.

A:Seagate Freeagent external drive not recognized.

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Hi everyone,

I bought a 350 GB External Seagate Back-up and used for about 7 months. Now I cannot access it even though the computer recognize it. I check in the "command" and I was told that it is a RAW. I tried many recover softwares but none of them have fixed it. I tried to a IDE/SATA connection but failed too. Now what should I do? It almost 5 months without using it, please anyone can help?


A:External Seagate Back is recognized but cannot be opened!

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? Make sure to maximize the window and adjust the columns/rows to show as much relevant info as possible.

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My Seagate 500Gb external drive is no longer recognized, its an unknown device-how to replace the small circuit board inside the external hard drives casing, which connects the psu and 27 pin (sata?) cable to the hdd? I think the board is the cause for the device not being recognized. The drive has stopped functioning, although it whirrs and its light comes on every single time I connect it to the pc. The drive and its content do not show..in devices I have an unrecognized device, and many usb devices that shouldnt be there. I found out that moving the usb cable gently at the hdd connectors end has helped show the drives content in the past, but now its not working or showing anything at all, so I think the circuit board inside the casing (that connects the hdd to the usb and power supply) may have been the problem from the start. The drive connects with a standard psu and 27 pin connector, which I think is sata.

My external hdd looks like it has a smaller version of the connection within the blue circle here (this is what the circuit board connects to), but everything else in this shot is missing (since this pic is from an internal I found off the net, not my external):

As seagate are unlikely to send me a new replacement circuit board for the external so that the hdd might function once more, I am wondering if its possible to make the hdd work on any desktop as an internal hdd? I know I can get 27 pin to usb cables, but that still leaves me needing to provide power to... Read more

A:Seagate Maxtor external drive 'not recognized'-how to use as internal hdd?

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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My Seagate 1tb external hd is not recognized by the usb 3 ports,  the usb 2 port works fine.  Had the same problem with the same drive on my ASUS q302la and was advised by ASUS to disable legacy usb support in the bios and that worked, but there is no similar bios switch in the Starwars bios.

A:Seagate external hard drive not recognized by usb 3 port.

Hello @jerryemery, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I read your post about the USB port issue, and wanted to assist you! Try reviewing the following resource, and let me know if it helps:USB 3.0 External Hard Drive not recognized in Windows 8.1/10(Not an HP supported Web site). Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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The Seagate Backup Plus 4TB has all the files I recovered after I got hacked in July. I had made a backup of my primary SATA drive onto a WD Passport Ultra before doing a format of the hacked/infected drive. That WD Passport failed so I had to buy a new exteral drive to recover files to.
Recovery went well, but my desktop PSU died 2 days ago, so I've been using my laptop to organize the recovered files on the Seagate. All has been going well but late yesterday evening, after a restart - Seagate was not there anymore. I tried moving the power plug to two other places, no help. The laptop has 3 USB ports, and I tried plugging into all 3 - no go. It's not seen by Windows explorer, Dir Opus, Disk Manager, nowhere.
A while back on my Desktop PC I had to go into disk Manager and assign drive letters after I partitioned the Seagate. But now it's now even showing up there.
I remember a time when there was a place where you could go and tell Windows what drive letters could be used. Well the laptop has gotten all the way up to drive I by using flash drives and two esternal drives. That's the highest the drive letters have been on the laptop, so I'm hoping Windows just needs to be told that this drive exists.
I've had some rotten luck with hard drives, motherboards, PSUs, I could go on and on. But if this Seagate (2 months old) has failed, after me getting to the point where all I had left to do is organize the data...........
I swear I won't touch another computer!! I can only ho... Read more

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I have a SeaGate external drive and for some reason my computer will not recognize it. It makes the noise that it knows something has been plugged in, but I never get the icon in the tray and I never get a drive letter. I've tried plugging it into another computer and it works fine there. That computer recognized it and all of my files are still on the drive. I can plug an iPod in and it recognizes that just fine. Can someone please help me??

A:Solved: SeaGate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

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I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external hard drive that works fine on my previous Windows XP computer (I know, very old) but is not recognized at all on my less-than-a-year old Toshiba laptop (S55-C5274) running Windows 10. I have been through support with Seagate, Microsoft, and Toshiba, with each of them point the finger at the other with no resolution. According to Seagate, the drive is compatible with Windows 10 and should work.
Unlike other users' problems I've read, my Windows 10 PC does not recognize the external hard drive anywhere - no sound recognizing something is there when plugging in, nothing in This PC/My Computer, and nothing shows in Disk Management or Device Manager. So unlike many others, I am unable to just do a partitioning to assign a letter via Disk Management - the computer doesn't even recognize it's there. The Seagate drive, however, does light up when plugged into the Windows 10 computer, and as I mentioned, still works perfectly on the Windows XP machine, where it is accessible via My Computer.
I have tested every USB port on the Windows 10 machine, and all work fine with other drives and peripherals, so it's not a hardware issue. Also, I have moved all my data from the Seagate drive onto a 2nd external drive, so losing data is not an issue. I even reformatted the Seagate drive (NTFS) via the Windows XP machine, but that did not change anything. Also, I have never used the Seagate software to manage the drive (which is not compatible with Wi... Read more

A:2TB Seagate drive not recognized Windows 10 (no Disk Management)

my first suggestion to you is the test that our disk drive in another PC and see if it recognizes it

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I cloned the 80GB original hard drive to a new Seagate 500GB hard drive using Macrium Reflect.  When I installed the new drive in the drive bay it would not boot up, giving the message that no hard drive is detected.  Went into setup and changed ATA mode to AHCI - no help, drive still not recognized.
I removed the new drive and replaced the old 80GB, it boots normally.  
What am I missing here?  Any suggestions?

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The drive was running fine for about 15 mins but since my laptop was on battery and i had steeped away i did not realize that the battery ran out . post that since i have connected it back the laptop does not read the drive. I have tried checking it with my desktop and 2 other laptops but the result is the same. also tried changing the USB Cable but this also has not worked. it does not show up in my disk management tab or under my "my Computer". Please advise.

A:External Hard Drive seagate (freeagent Desk) stopped being recognized

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.

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I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL

I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!


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I have a PC which is having a lot of trouble recognizing a USB data acquisition device. Starting from a situation where the PC *does* recognize the device, here is the basic pattern:

1. PC shows device in Device Manager under "Data Acquisition Devices".

2. If the PC is power-cycled via the power plug itself, the device is no longer recognized under Device Manager ("Unknown Device").

3. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Turn Off, same results as above, no longer recognized.

4. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Restart, no problems, device recognized.

When the device is not recognized, unplugging and replugging the USB cable makes no difference to the situation. In order to correct the issue, I disable and then enable via Device Manager (which also involves a restart).

This pattern is extremely repeatable.

I am working with WinXP SP2, Pentium, 2.8 GHz, 504 MB RAM.

This PC was returned from a customer site - the PC and USB device are used in a machine my company manufactures. Apparently this issue just started happening one day. We want not only to correct the issue, but in fact to understand the root cause and ensure it will not happen again in the future.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

A:USB Device Recognized / Not Recognized based on shut-down method

You could try reinstalling the usb drivers.
JohnWill has fix that is worth a try

Johnwill's solution

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

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I have an 8GB sd card i used while traveling and upon trying to get the pictures from it the computer does not recognize the card at all, no prompts, nothing. I have tried it in multiple pcs and macs and no response. My Cannon Rebel XS camera says no images found. However, when I plug it into my brother's Cannon PowerShot it actually recognizes and shows all pictures on the card. Does anyone have any reason why this is happening and how I can recover the pictures? I am not willing to just format to make the card work again, I must have these pictures.

A:SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

Have you tried leaving the card in the camera and attaching to the computer to d/l the pictures that way. I have an Olympus camera and the pictures will d/l fine with the card left in the camera.

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Hello all. It has been a while since I've needed help but my run of luck has hit an ugly downturn. Moved my computer three weeks ago and had not plugged it all back together till last night. All these years I had used it without a password to log in but a few months back a tech friend expressed horror at this so I started using one. Last night no matter what I did it wouldn't let me log in, saying incorrect password. Today as I messed around again I went through the steps of asking it to reset password (even though I didn't have disc for reset) and realized it does not seem to be recognizing my internal drive. If one of my externals are on they come up but if I turn off externals I get a bubble that says 'No Drive. This feature requires removable media etc.' My drive seems to be running and the Windows logos do appear during boot. My keyboard seems to be functioning to type password, but when I hit F8 while rebooting I get no reaction, so cannot boot to safe mode, just goes right back to log in page. I have had mold/moisture issues in this new house but have had a dehumidifier running since just a few days after computer arrived here. However I do see some evidence of mold or dust in the case, not a lot but some. Not sure what the root of this problem is but I am trying hard not to panic. Any ideas?

A:Internal drive not recognized/password not recognized

Your tech. friend may have mis-understood when you need a password.
If you are at home and only you and you trusted family have access to you computer, there is no need whatsoever for a logon password.
The only time I have ever needed one is when I was using my own laptop on clients site when I was contracting and I would leave it on the desk over lunch.

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I recently added two sticks of new RAM to my computer, but when I turned it on again I got the two-beep "RAM Not Detected" signal. I removed the new RAM, but I still got the two-beep signal after turning it on. I've removed the old RAM, sprayed the area with duster, put the old RAM back and still have the same problem.

What to do? Thanks.

A:Solved: New RAM not recognized - removed it now the old RAM isn't recognized

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Hello everyone..
Yesterday my laptop pushed a new Win 10 update, and all went fine, or at least I think so.
But today I see that my Sony WALKMAN - which I used with no problem until now, can't be recognized anymore.

Basically it just shows as (E or Usb Drive E: but when I click it it says "Please insert a disk into E:/" like there is nothing there.

Now the interesting part is.. if I go to Device Manager I see it and clicking on properties etc t says it's working fine.

But if I go to Disk Management, the Drive shows as 14 gb of unallocated space and it's greyed out.

However, if I put it on my brother's laptop, it works perfectly and it can be opened, music moved into it etc - it shows as Healthy - Primary Partition in Disk Management. So it doesn't seem broken...

It's the same on each of the 4 usb ports btw. But, other usb devices (2 phones, 1 tablet) don't have any issue and are detected.

What could have caused this? I tried the basic Disable/Enable in Device Manager and also Uninstall Driver.. It doesn't do anything, it appears back when I replug it in.

No change in Safe Mode and no change after sfc /scannow

If anyone has any idea I'd be happy to try anything to fix this..


A:USB device not recognized on my laptop but recognized in other pcs/lap

This problem is being reported by many forum members with many different USB devices. It seems that Windows 10 Anniversary is having problems properly recognizing certain USB drives and devices. So far, no one has come up with a clear fix for this issue but it sounds like it is clearly related to the Anniversary update. For the record, I did a clean install and have not had any issues but most of the people reporting this problem make reference to updating to Anniversary.

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I have an old PC (Compaq Presario Desktop 7470 ) that i purchased from a yard sale. I removed the old HD and replaced it with a quantum 30gb at Lct 20 HD that had Windows ME OS on it. I booted the pc and it booted fine except windows booted up in 16 bit color. I shut down and booted again. same thing. i shut down a third time and checked BIOS settings, then set them to default. Now BIOS doesn't recognize the HD or the CD-ROM drive. I have checked all connection, reset BIOS, removed the CMOS battery, I literally have tried everything I can think of to get things going on this old PC, but I am at the end of my rope. I will say that scandisk will recognize the HD and says it is OK. I have also taken the HD out and hooked it up to another PC and it boots up Windows ME just fine. I have also tried every jumper setting on the HD and Cd-rom to no avail and the only drive that shows up in BIOS is the 3.5 floppy drive which will boot up a Windows ME Boot Disk. I don't have a problem installing a fresh OS but want and need the PC to recognize the drives before i can do that correct?
I am ready to pull my hair out!! Can anyone please help me?!!!?

A:HD recognized by scandisk but HD not recognized by BIOS

probably the booting sequence is wrong due to the fact that you told the BIOS to load the preferred defaults. If you have a standard BIOS:

*go to advanced BIOS settings.... your going to see a big list of options .

<< check this picture for visual example>>
*take a look at the first , second and third boot device and change them to:

1- HDD - 0
2- HDD - 1
3- HDD - 2

Alternate them accordingly.

**probably the reason why your pc booted up at 16 bit the first time , may be
because you haven't installed the drivers for your video card yet.

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My laptop does not recgonize DVD+/-RW. It recognizes all other media except rewriteable DVD.

Following are my specs
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic
Laptop Brand and Make: Sony Vaio N Series (VGN-N37GH/B)
DVD Drive: Sony DVD RW AW-G540A ATA Device
DVD Media Brand (which I tried): Sony DVD-RW

What I've tried:
1)Reached out to Sony support and they suggested removal of upper filter and lower filter as per Microsoft KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060)
2)Uninstalling Roxio and Nero
3)Reinstalling Nero

I am attaching output of Nero Info, Error during the burn process, screenshot of Nero Info Tool and screenshot of Nero Express Essentials.

Not sure what is wrong where and sony support as usual is not helpful...
Please heeeellllllppppp......

A:Rewriteable DVD not recognized - All other media recognized

Your DVD player may not be re-writeable. Check your specs. Some players are read only and some are read/write. At least this will help you to the next step in determining a solution.

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An external hard drive works perfectly fine via USB 2, but USB 3.0 won't recognize the drive. It ignores it entireley. It won't even appear in the list of hard disks in Disk Manager, @Active or EaseUS Partition Manager.A driver issue? A h/w issue?  Creating a partition on the external drive, creating and formatting a logical drive did NOT solve this problem with a brand-new drive designed to work via USB 3.0.Any ideas?

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I have an older Dell machine that I plan to use as a backup server for my family. It has 2 SATA HDDs, 1 IDE DVD drive, 1 IDE HDD

The SATA drives are recognized in BIOS. The IDE-DVD and IDE-HDD are not. Interestingly, when looking at the folder structure in Windows Explorer, all the devices appear. When looking at "Device Manager", all the devices appear. Everything actually functions when windows boots up. Trouble is, when powering on, the boot -screen tells me the Disk-3 and Disk-4 are missing. Then waits for me to press F1 to continue, or F2 to enter BIOS. If if press F1, windows fires up, and all works.
Trouble is, I want to schedule this to wake up on its own, run back ups, then shut off. I am learning how to do that, that is not the problem. Problem would be for the auto-turn-on, to be stuck in the BIOS screen waiting for someone to do something. That's a no-go for my intended purpose.

I have dillignetly gone through the "Master/Slave" configuration of the IDE drives. The IDE-DVD drive is Master, with a jumper, and on the end/black connector of the ribbon cable. The IDE-HDD is Slave (no jumper) and is attached to the middle/grey connector.

I have gone into Control Panel and eventually get into "Disk Manager". Here I see something that is perhaps the clue but I do not know how to rectify. The following is listed (and/or shown in the graphic panel of Disk Mgr):
>Disk 0, "Bright Blue", drive-name, Layout=Partition,... Read more

A:2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

You need to go into the Bios. The DVD cannot be Master. It has to be set as a Slave, if connected to the same PATA cable as the IDE, which would be set as Master. You could try the two on Cable Select. But you may run into problems, because of having also the two SATA units.

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Device manager shows that the device is working correctly, however when a disc is inserted into the drive, it spins and lights up like it is reading a cd, but then autorun does not start. I tried to run autorun manually, but that didn't work either. I checked in my computer, and there is no files listed on the cd, even though I know there are, (they show up on other computers). I tested with a couple other known good discs, even the recovery disc, and still no files show up??? I have no idea where to start.


A:Cds Not Recognized

They do go bad. It sounds like the lens is dirty or damaged. You can try purchasing one of those cleaning disk usually sold in store by the CD section. There's a little brush molded into the disk that spins against the lens

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Hello everyone,

I just got the Dark Knight DVD and slapped it in the DVD drive to play it. It did not auto-run, and clicking play in windows explorer yielded this message

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set associations control panel."

Obviously my default programs got screwed up somehow, but i dont know what the extension is for a DVD, and im not sure how this even happened. Please help!

A:DVD is not recognized!

Oh, just as an added note, I checked the .VOB extension, and it was assigned to windows photo gallery, I chaned it to windows media player, but it didnt make a difference.

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I'm trying to help a friend with her Compaque Presario 2266 computer. The ram is upgraded to 256 with two RAM chips that have been checked and double checked to make sure they are the correct ones. The computer runs fine except it only recognizes the amount of RAM that I took out. Strange! I've rebooted, reopened and checked everything twice. Went to the Compaque (HP) site and spent hours with no results. Can anyone help?
Compaque Presario 266
Pent II 30 MHZ
Windows 98
64 mb to two 128 mb

A:RAM not recognized

I presume you have tested the RAM modules one-at-a-time in the system in all slots to see if there's a problem with a slot, right? Do that with both modules.

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My D: drive is a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR 110D drive. My computer( XP SP3 Media Center) only recognizes it as a CD-ROM. Properties do not show record. I can record with it using Nero or other third party software programs. I have used a USB DVD-RW that is also only recognized as CD-ROM.I can also record on this with third party programs. I have another computer with XP SP3 Home that recognized the USB DVD-RW as record. Why does XP Home recognize the DVD-RW drive but XP Media Center does not? I have all of the updates for both computers.


A:DVD-RW recognized as CD-ROM

Hi JN -Can you list the make and model (if known) of your computer .Also have you read any paperwork etc. from the CD / DVD player to see if it is meant to be a Recorder or just a player ?Next , are you trying to 'over-ride' a built in unit, or is this the only CD / DVD player on your system ?Note that DVD -"RW" simply means "Re-Write" and nothing to do with Recording. It may have just been the Disc that was in the unit at the time.Place a CD + or - R in the drive and see if you can record to that CD.Thank You -Check the link below for full details on your Pioneer unithttp://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/archive/DVR-110D/index.html

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I have a HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N cd dvd drive and the CD works but the DVD is not recognized. It use to work perfectly until I had to reformat my drive and reinstall windows xp. I have a Gateway 7510 GX. Any help to resolve this problem would be much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+, x86 Family 15 Model 36 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 91738 MB, Free - 74342 MB; D: Total - 3648 MB, Free - 1105 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:DVD not recognized

Sounds like a faulty drive.

Uninstall the drive in Device Manager and reboot. Aside from that, if one (ie: CD or DVD) is working, the drivers are installed and working properly. The drive is simply faulty.

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Hi I'm Dee & I'm a computer doodoo. My computer can recognize & play a CD but not a DVD even though everything SEEMS to be fine. Dah! What now?

A:DVD not recognized

Hi, Dee.

May I ask the make (manufacturer) and the model of the machine in question?

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I have an old HDD I wish to put in my even older computer: Samsung model VA34324A 4.32GB, Cyl:14896 Heads: 9, Sectors: 63.

First of all, the old computer is known to be good and boots perfectly with its old HDD and Win98se.

The computer will not recognise the Samsung. I have:

1) Attempted to boot with a known good W98se boot floppy. This was sucessful but attempting to run FDISK indicated no fixed disc present.

2) Attempted to boot with a known good HDD diagnostic utility floppy. The utility loadsd then during the primary master detection, stops responding

3) Entered the BIOS and manually set the HDD information given above.

4) Reinstalled the original HDD and sucessfully booted.

6) The faulty HDD allows the computer to boot as far as the BIOS setup screen, then stops. There is a "blink" code from the HDD's LED and the one on the front of the computer. The code is: long-short-short-short.

7) The HDD winds up when the computer is powered up; it is quite loud. It then winds down to silence and the boot fails.

8) The jumper, IDE cable and power cable are installed correctly.

I suspect that this HDD is dead. Nothing I do will get it to be recognised.

Is it dead? Is there any other options?

A:HDD Not Recognized

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA7VRXP, I may have updated (flashed) the BIOS once, too long ago to remember really. RAM is PC-2700 and is made by NCP.

I had 512 mb before (PC-2700), bought two sticks of 1 gig each, inserted them, the BIOS did not correctly show the amount of RAM, it said something funny like 64 mb. In WinXP I could read I have 1.5 gb. So I thought, a faulty slot maybe? Took the 512mb out, Windows show 1 gb. Took one of the 1 gb sticks out - Windows says 512 mb. So, 1 gb sticks work as 512 mb.

Any suggestions? I looked in BIOS setup and I don't think it says anything like 'enable more than 512mb per slot'.

A:1 Gb RAM recognized as 512 Mb -??

According to my reading of the manual,you can't have 2.5gb of memory.It looks to me that dimm 3 only works if you have 3x1gb sticks.If you've got the manual,have a look,or you can download it from the website.Put the two 1gb sticks in slots 1&2 and see if it gets recognised as 2gb.

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