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Solved: CORE CnM 1TB Hard Drive Not Recognised On Windows 7, Please Help!

Q: Solved: CORE CnM 1TB Hard Drive Not Recognised On Windows 7, Please Help!

I have plugged in my CORE hard drive, the blue light comes on. I then insert the USB cable into my USB port in my laptop.... nothing. No "windows has detected a new device", no recognition in 'my computer', just nothing at all.

Apparently this is a very common issue, but I still have not found any solutions.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

Sarah x

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A: Solved: CORE CnM 1TB Hard Drive Not Recognised On Windows 7, Please Help!

are we talking about a external harddrive ???

restart the computer with drive plugged in and then
enter Bios to see if it is listed in Bios.
is this drive brand new out of the box????

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I erased all data on a spare internal hard drive to use for backup, but Acronis wont recognise it. My Computer just says disk empty. What do I need to do to make it usable. I am using Windows 7. Any help will be appreciated.

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Recently my computer has been running very slow. I haven't recently downloaded or installed anything, it was just all of a sudden.
I ran AVG and disk defragmenter but it did not help. I have 2 hard drives. C drive which has the operating system installed on it and D drive that has all my files (music, photos, video).
Whenever I tried to open D drive it took almost a minute for it to open and it was the same for every folder on the drive.
This was happening for the last 3 or 4 days and then just before I tried to open D drive and got the error telling me that the drive wasn't formatted and asked me if i wanted to format it. I clicked no as I didn't want to lose my files by formatting and restarted the pc and now it's not showing at all in 'my computer'.
I checked the device manager and disk management and it's not showing up on that either
How can I get my computer to recognise the drive again without losing my files?
Computer is running Windows

Just got a error message saying,
Windows - Corrupt File
Exception processing message.

After some more research, I think my hard drive has died. If so, is there any way I can recover files off a dead hard drive?

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Hi, so I bought a new 1TB samsung sata hard drive today for a slave drive. i installed it fine and it shows up in the bios and device manager fine. however, it doesnt show up in my computer or disc defrag.
im running windows 7 and i just recently upgraded to it, thus i dont really want to have to format again.
anyone know what i should do?

A:Solved: Hard Drive not being recognised?

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I have 2 hard drives in my pc. Drive C has the operating system install on it and Drive D has my personal files on it. I disconnected Drive D as I think it's about to die but when I disconnect it and then turn the pc back on, Drive C is not being recognised.
I checked the bios settings and it wasn't coming up in that either. So now I have reconnected D drive and it's recognising them again.
How can I disconnect D drive without it affecting C drive with the OP installed on it?

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I have a western digital external hard drive that I use for day to day work.

I recently put it into a laptop PC to copy the contents of a hard drive, it appears that something 'went wrong' in the process and I now cannot access the hard drive.

When I plug it in, I get the standard 'power surge on USB hub' and the light on the front of the hard drive (suggesting that it is still working).

My thought was to re-format the drive, although I am unsure of how to go about this when I cannot access it, or does anyone have any ideas how I could revert the error?

Any advice/solutions would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Solved: WD external hard-drive not recognised.

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I am running Windows Vista When I connect my PI-210 USB remote hard drive the following happens :-
I can feel the drive spinning, the green light flashes, that's it. It is not recognised by my computer.
If I go to device Manager - the drive is recognised, working properly, drivers up to date.
If I go to disk Management - the drive is recognised as Disk6 Basic 298 GB unallocated , online.
If I open "My Computer" and then withdraw the USB drive connection it flashes up momentarily Drive K.

Any advice please as to how I can get this device to work.

A:[SOLVED] PI-210 USB remote Hard Drive not recognised


the drive is recognised as Disk6 Basic 298 GB unallocated

The drives file system listed as Unallocated Space in Disk Managment means that the HDD has lost it's Table of Contents. This may be caused by failure of the USB Controller inside the Enclosure.
Remove the HDD from the USB Enclosure, attach the drive either Internally to a desktop computer or using a USB Adapter or another USB enclosure with a power adapter.
You can try to recover you files using the free Test Disk Program, I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. You will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.

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Hi everyone,

this seems to be a common theme, but the threads I have read don`t seem to match my problem exactly or don`t end up resolved ??

My portable hdd was working fine in both laptops (one NEC/vista, one NEC netbook/windows 7) I loaded a movie into the portable hdd to transfer from one laptop to the other as the other one is connected through the tv. It seemed to accept the file fine, but when I tried to load it into the other pc it didn`t recognise the hard drive. It doesn`t recognise it in the original pc either and there is no sign of it when I use disc manager.

The hard drive lights up ok, feels like the disc is spinning (small vibration feeling) the usb connections seem fine. Its a serial ata type and usb 2.0 but no identifying mark for a manufacturer.

I used it for backing up my desk top files, I`m not too worried about the files on the portable drive as the desk top originals are still ok. ( at least I hope so as the computer is being shipped from the uk to Japan as I type) Things are complicated as the laptops have Japanese versions of windows but I have friends who can help me read the Japanese. Anyone have any good ideas as I have no idea where to start because I can`t see anything.

Many thanks in advance, Rumi

A:Solved: yet another external hard drive not recognised

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I borrowed my friends external hard drive. I was working fine on my PC. Now however when I plug it in I can not access it.
When I plug it into the USB the icon on bottom right of screen with green arrow, shows I have the device plugged in, but My Computer does not show the hard drive.
I plugged the hard drive into my work laptop and same thing happens.
My PC recognises other USB devices such as ipod and USB stick.
The hard drive is Western Digital.
I am on Windows XP.
I am unsure what has happened. I did one day accidentally knock it out of the USB port one day but I believe this problem existed before this.
Can you please help me as this drive has back up data on it from my friends work so I don't want to lose it.

Thank you!

A:Solved: USB External hard drive - now not recognised anywhere

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I have bought a brand new 500gb Seagate Barracuda Hard drive and a New Icy box enclosure for it. After putting it together and plugging it in to the computer, It displays a message saying device not recognised by the computer and that it may have malfunctioned (but it is new). I guessed i would need to partition and format it so i went to disk management but it is not listed!??? It is also not in my computer however it is in device management but has a yellow explanation mark. which reads (unknown device) and the description reads Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43). Please help!!!

A:Solved: External Hard drive not recognised by computer!

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I noticed that my PC suddenly took a long time to boot up and close down. After some testing I found that if my external HD was plugged in that was the cause. I thought it might be an indexing delay so didn't worry as all I needed to do was plug the HD in when needed it and make sure I "Safely" unplugged it before shutting down. But now I can't get access to it at all. I hear the usual bleep when I plug it in and it appears in the task bar "Can I safely remove etc" but it doesn't appear in Disk Management or Explorer. I fear the HD has died although I can detect the normal very slight murmer of the drive when it is switched on. I did find the disk using a command prompt but can't remember how I got there! Is there any way I can save the data on it? I have tried all the usual tests like a different USB port (not a hub) and a different Windows 7 machine but to no avail.

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My 500Gb Sumodisk USB hard disk is not recognised by my 2 Windows machines. Devide manager states the Drivers are not installed.

When i connect the hard disk to another laptop running XP it sees the drive and works perfectly.

The disk manager states XP is using the USBSTOR.SYS and USBSTOR.INF (is this correct or is UBSTOR ?) and can these located in Windows 7 and used as the device drivers ?

A:Sumodisk USB hard drive not recognised Windows 7

The generic Microsoft drivers for all external hard drives are built in to all versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 7, therefore your installation of Windows 7 may be faulty with some drivers having been missed out for some reason.

Try running the System File Checker:

Start >> Run
Type sfc /scannow
Click 'OK'

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Hi all,

I have recently had a second hard drive, a 80GB Seagate ATA to be specific, installed into my home PC. The primary hard drive is a 200GB Western Digital ATA hard drive.

I had a technician help me install the second hdd, and we made sure to configure all the jumper leads and settings ok etc. In BIOS it recognizes the hard drives, I have had Linux installed onto the second hard drive.. so I know all the cables are set correctly.

The thing is, when I boot into Windows XP, I cannot see the secondary hdd when I open "My Computer"... is there anyway I can "see it" and retrieve data? When I boot into Linux I can see my primary hdd which is in NTFS and has WXP on it just fine.

I'm not sure if the issue of not being able to see the second hdd whilst in WXP is because the second one is in a Linux format or not, I suppose if it is the case and there is no way around it this thread will be easily answered...

A:Slave hard-drive not recognised by Windows XP!

Windows is not going to "see" a linux file system. Windows supports ie can see fat16, fat32, and ntfs.

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This is my first attempt of using this site or a forum.

Please could you help with the following problem.

I installed my new Maxtor Hard Drive, it's recognized by the BOIS and device manager but not showing anywhere else ie my computer or even disk manager. I've tried every from booting up using a partition software which sees the full disk 230gb (250gb) but won't allow me to partition anything other than 40gb at a time.
Device manager says it's working correctly, my old smaller Hard Drive used to work fine on this slot and still does if i put it back in.

I'm currently running on XP sp2 with an AMD chip. The maxtor hard drive which i'm having problems with is my second hard drive i've got xp running from my master HD and the second one i've tried every jumper setting going and finally left it without a jumper on same as my old second HD.

Any suggestions ??

A:Solved: Hard Drive not recognised by My computer but showing in BOIS

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Hi there,

I've recently just bought a USB2.0 HDD External Enclosure for a notebook hard drive. I think I installed the drive correctly - the pins fit well and I placed it in the actual case. However, when I plug the USB into my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5741 laptop, it just makes a funny noise for around thirty seconds and the computer does not bat an eyelid. The laptop just seems to act as a power source and doesn't recognise any drive being inserted. I tried it on a second, Windows Vista laptop and same result.

Is it likely the enclosure/drive is the problem or have I not set it up correctly?

Any help would be appreciated.


A:External Hard-drive not recognised on Windows 7 or Vista

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Thanks for any help in advance..

I own a WD MyBook 4TB hard drive, which I've used on Windows for the past 2 years. I got a macbook last week and hooked the drive into it, some error message came up so I figured it wouldn't work, however when I went to plug it back into my windows machine I got the "USB device not recognised" message, the laptop is windows 8. I then tried it on my fathers windows xp computer and it seemed to think it was a completely new hard drive..

I've done some googling on it but I just wanted to ask here incase I went formatting it by mistake or anything..any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.


A:External USB hard drive not recognised on Windows after plugging it into a Mac

Sounds like you made some procedural error, allowing the Mac to alter the partition - - bad choice.

Using Windows tools, examine the partition on that drive - - should show up as
somelabel (dl): size HTFS
Healthy (other qualifiers)​
Try Control Panel ->Admin Tools->Computer Mgmt->Disk Mgmt

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I'm new here, so please don't shout at me if I say something stupid.

Anyway, here's my problem:

I have a Maxtor 500GB stand alone hard drive which I originally bought for a Vista laptop, but have also been using it on my new Win7 laptop.

It has been absolutely fine for the 6 months that I've been on Win7, but today Windows Update decided that I needed 27 (count 'em!) updates to be installed an run - mostly for MS Office.

Anyway, the updates all installed and I restarted upon request, but since then my Maxtor hard drive has not been recognised.

A USB Unknown Device error appears, it doesn't list the drive in My Computer, and only appears in Device Manager as Unknown Device.

Any ideas of how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated, as I have a large number of important documents on that drive which I need to access relatively urgently.

many thanks


A:External Hard Drive Not Recognised Following Windows Update

Is it connected via USB or eSata?

In the meantime, try right clicking on My Computer, Manage, Device Manager, then right click on the top-most entry and select "Scan for Hardware Changes".

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Okay so I recently installed Windows 7 on my dad's old Dell Dimension 5000. Install went fine was using it for a few hours with no issues whatsoever. I put a game on to download from Steam, went downstairs for a few hours and when I came back the screen was off and the power button was pulsing, like it was in standby mode. So I hit enter and the computer tries to reboot but when it gets past the Dell splash screen I get a black screen with:

"Error auto-sensing secondary hard disk drive0
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

I hit F1 and I got:

"NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Restarting just brings me back to the same error and the same chain of events. I've been into the setup utility, set everything back to defaults and I still get the same error. Under the boot sequence section it reads:

1. Onbaord or USB Floppy Drive
2. Onboard SATA Hard Drive (not present)
3. Onboard IDE Hard Drive (not present)
4. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive

So for whatever reason my computer is no longer recognising my hard drive (only one in there, 160gb). From reading around it sounds like I may need to replace the drive completely but I wanted to know if there are any options to try and fix it without resorting to that. I'm not bothered about getting my data off there as I had just backed everything up and it was literally a fresh install of Windows 7. Much obliged.

Update: It's now just saying "No boot device ... Read more

A:Solved: Hard Drive error on Dell Dimension 5000 (HDD not recognised any more)

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I'm trying to put an old hard drive into my PC as a slave but i can't find it in disk management. It is installed via IDE and BIOS recognises it as a hard drive but i can't find it when i login to my PC.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: hard drive recognised in BIOS but doesn't show in Disk Management

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I have a CnM CORE usb powered external hard drive which is currently being a bit of a problem.

I hadn't used it in a while so earlier today went to try and update and backup some files.

If plug it in I get a blue light on the physical drive. Under "computer" I see the drive when I connect it for a fraction of a second, the device being plugged in sound plays, but then the drive disappears.

The drive itself doesn't seem to have anyway of opening it either. Usually I would be able to feel it vibrate, but not any more so I assume it is dead, although it does get warm? If so, is there any way for me to recover the data or something?

If you would like any more information, just give me a shout.

Thanks very much for your time!

A:Solved: CnM CORE Usb External Hard Drive Problem.

I'd break the enclosure apart, remove the actual hard drive, and connect it internally to your PC and see if you can access it.

The exact model of the drive would help, not sure if this one is similar: http://gadgetcat.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/100-gb-core-by-cnm-portable-hdd-review/

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I have a HP Envy 4 Ultrabook and I want to install Windows 8 from scratch, I put the installation files on a flash drive from a DVD of Win 8 I had, but when I go to install it, it says the "We couldn't find any drives". I have tried using DiskPart within the CMD as well, but it only finds my flash drive when I run list disk. Also, my drives are completely formatted, and I accidentally wiped the recovery partition. I tried with a USB of Win 8 Pro, and it was fine, showing all of my drives correctly, but that version is linked to another PC, so I can't install it. Also, I booted into a Linux Mint live CD and tried to install it, it sees my hard drive correctly, but the Windows install does not, I can't figure this out, never encountered it before. Is Linux my only option at this point?

A:Windows 8 Core installation won't recognize my Hard Drive

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
How Do I Order or Download System Recovery Software? - YouTube

How to Make Recovery DVD
Creating System Recovery Discs in Windows 8 for HP Computers - YouTube
Creating a Recovery Image on Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 8) | HP? Support

Using Recovery.
Performing an HP System Recovery on an HP Notebook with Windows 8 - YouTube
Performing an HP System Recovery on an HP Desktop PC with Windows 8 - YouTube

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I had been using my Hitachi 320g external HD for 2yrs.It had not problem until yesterday I transfering some files from my Drive C to Hitachi HD when the computer hang.I unpluged the external HD and restart PC.When I pluged in the external HD again it was recognised as interrnal HD.I've problem accessing the files.The PC detected it was FAT32 since my system was NTFS and asked me to reformat my external HD.I tried connect to other PC but no different.

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OS: Windows 8 Pro 64bit
intel i5 2500k 3.6Ghz
GPU: GTX 570 Gainward
OS SSD: intel 520 120GB
HDD: Samsung F3 1tb
Optical Drive: LG BH10LS38
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 4x2 (8GB)

Hi Tech Guys,
I recently installed Windows 8 Pro running a clean install removing Windows 7 Ultimate from my PC.
On my previous OS my LG BH10LS38 Blu Ray drive was working fine.
But now I have installed windows 8 I can no longer play DVDs, Blu Rays or any discs at all.
I have checked device manager and it does not display in the list nor is there a exclamation mark showing device errors.
I have checked my Bios and it appears the settings for Sata CD/Drive were set to Auto but then i changed it to Auto.
Same issue still remains. And when I open my Blu Ray drive it then closes again by it self, as if someone would of pressed the eject to close the drive.
So I tried inserting a disc to see whether it would play, I have had no response from the PC. It does not autoplay or prompt for new hardware.
I read other forums saying to try installing the windows media center pack, I used my free code and I have had no success.
I'm pretty stumped I hope someone can help me thanks

A:Solved: Optical Drive not Being Recognised in Windows 8 Pro

Sorry you have waited a little while for a reply
I have taken the motherboard spec from your computer spec as you do not list it in your post

presuming it is correct

and please do check - have you installed the recent drivers for the Intel Rapid Storage driver tech and THE HOTFIX for the same
Also some people have had success by disabling the intel management engine.

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ive been hleping a friend out a couple of days now with his pc cos it screwed up.
the day his comp screwed he rang the company for his pc, the told him to go on the setup and the HD was not recognised, so they told him to do something to delete somethin go the HD but couldn't, so the person on the phone told him to put the restore disk in and redo windows and that worked fine.

So today i installed the broadband modem for him and the PC worked fine. Then i downloaded and installed Norton Anti-virus and internet security wich worked fine. Then i updated it and restarted it like it said, Then it just wouldn't load up, i looked on the setup screen and the HD wasn't recognised.

Any ideas why its not working ?

Thx for the help

A:Hard drive not recognised

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Afraid I need your help again!!!!
I have just bought a new HDD to replace my failing one.
I have an IDE/SATA to USB adaptor which I plugged in to clone my drive but neither my laptop or my desktop are recognising the drive. Does it need powering? I thought the SATA cable did this - could I have bought myself a dodgy drive? - or am I just not doing something I should?

A:New Hard Drive not recognised

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hi everyone i was installing windows xp today on my dell mini 9 and i then decided i didnt want to continue so i stupidly switched the power off. Now the bios recognises the hard dive but xp says there is nothing there, no free space, nothing... and gparted dosn't see it either but the bios still does...
Help!!! Please

A:hard drive not recognised

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i have been trying to format an old external hard drive that was previously used on my Macbook laptop, i have run disk utility in OSX and formatted it as MS DOS - when i plugged the HD into my PC it said intalling drivers and successfully installed them and it said device ready to use - but i cant find the HD anywhere??? i use windows 64bit HP.

A:HArd Drive not recognised

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management with old external hard drive?

Screenshot tools.
A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
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Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

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my hard drive had a red light. I bought a new USB cable and red light went back to blue one but although hard drive appears in computer it is showing as empty. None of my shortcuts for files stored in it are working and it looks like everything has gone.please help

A:hard drive not recognised

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Hi guys, Ive seen variants of this question during my searching but have been unable to find an exact solution.
I have Windows XP running from an 80gb SATA drive into my msi 865pe neo3 mobo. I have been trying for the last few hours to get an 80gb ide hard drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200.7) to register with windows to no avail. My BIOS sees it plain as day but when I get to windows it simply doesn't exist. I have tried various BIOS settings and all jumper configurations. It won't appear on the Disk Management Utility for formatting either.

Any suggestions would be incredibly welcome!

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I bought a new hard drive for my computer, i am using windows xp, i connected it all up, and the computer is not recognising it, my primary hard drive is almost full and i really need this hard drive to work.

A:New hard drive not recognised

you can make sure that the drivers you have are compatible.

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Am hoping someone can offer a simple solution here!

I have just had to reformat both my hard drives and reinstall windows on the primary/master drive. I have a program from Maxtor to wipe the second drive, which I ran overnight last night.

The computer boots up fine, and a little message came up in the corner of the desktop saying 'new hardware found, hard drive' but its not showing up in my computer.

I have checked the cables and the switches, all are in the right place, am not sure what else it can be - all help appreciated!


A:Hard drive not recognised?

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Hi, i just purchased a new seagate SATA2 500 gig hard drive, with the intention of cloning my primary disk due to: 'pri master hard disk smart status bad'

I currently have 3 IDE drives and when i connect up the new drive it is not recognised, and showing up as a CD-Rom drive

Does anyone know how i can fix this or of any common problems between IDE and SATA2

any help will be greatly appreciated


A:new hard drive not recognised

Check in Disk Management of the Administrative Tools -> Computer Management in the control panel. See if you see your drive in there. Brand new drives don't have a partition set up on them yet, so Windows can't read/write to them, you'll have to create a partition first, which can be done in disk management.

Are you sure its showing up as a cd drive? I've never heard of that.

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O/S: XP Pro SP2
Hard Drive: 80 Gb

I have problem with my PC. 3 days ago my pc was runnig perfect and smoothly but yesterday when i tried to open it, didn't work.

It dont come to the place where you login! Doesn't even show the welcome screen.

I tried to connect the hard disk as a usb to another pc. It loads up, installs it as a device, shows it in device manager as a usb device but doesnt show anything on My Computer.

I need to get some files in the hard disk but dont know how!

Can anyone help me? Please!!

Waiting for your replies!!


A:My hard drive is not recognised

I tried to connect the hard disk as a usb to another pcClick to expand...

Do this instead

Open the working computer up (side cover off, and power off too!)
Unplug the CD/DVD Drive data cable
Plug the faulty HardDrive into the data cable, and also plug in one of the molex power cables (you can use the CD/DVD Drive's power cable too)

Make sure the HardDrive won't hit anything and short it
Turn on
Once Windows finds the new Drive, then check My Computer

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I purchased a 20 gig Fujitsu h drive in a sale, hooked it up to my old p2 computer, it does recognise it at start up but not in win explorer. It is probably wiped clean, but it is spinning. I have tried setting all drives to auto in set up, different jummper configs on drives, but nothing happens. I have tried a known good drive but still it wont see it. If the computer wont see it how can I format it. I have a feeling the drive is ok and something else is wrong> Interested to hear you views on this one. regards Dotry

A:hard drive not recognised

I assume you are adding it as a 2nd Hard Drive to a computer. Make sure its hooked to the secondary IDE Cable connector, and the cable connector is inserted well enough into the back of the hard drive. Make the 2nd hard drive a slave, you can do that by changing the jumper on the back of that HD.

When all this is done, boot up your comp with a boot disk, run the FDISK command and create a new partition so you can begin using the hard drive

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Hi there,

anyone know why xp cant see my other hard drive with win98 on it. It picked it up when I went to add hardware and said the hard drive was installed and ready to use but there was no sight of the hard drive it just detected when I looked under MyComputer. Only the Local Disk ? is being displayed. How can I get XP to recognize this drive?



A:Hard Drive Not Recognised By Xp

What is shown on the disk management utility?
type diskmgmt.msc into the run box > click OK > to open the utility.

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XP, SP1.
I installed a second HD, (IDE), as extra space for files. It is set up correctly as a slave to the main HD and appears in BIOS and on-screen at start-up. Acronis also sees it. However it appears nowhere in Windows, not Device Manager, not Disk Management, not Add hardware, you name it, it's not there.

I formatted it with Acronis as logical, assuming the computer sees the two drives as one. That's one possible clanger. Can you suggest anything else? This ought be so simple.

By the by, I looked at the Hitachi site and mine doesn't appear on their list of HDs - I've asked them how to find it. There was no driver with the HD and they say drivers are no longer needed for XP.

A:second hard drive not recognised

How did you format a drive that the OS can't see?
You may have better luck with Cable Select.
What's the computer specs (Make, Model, Mobo, etc.)?

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Good Afternoon,

I have a 20GB SV2044D samsung hard drive which i previuosly have had problems installing into a computer. At work we also have an HP Brio 400Mhz with sufficient ram and a 4GB hard drive, which we want to add a new hard drive to, we bought a 160GB IDE Hitachi SKU 873541 hard drive and want to replace the 4GB with this 160GB, problem is that in both cases they are not recognised.

In the case of the works 160GB, this a virgin drive - never been installed before, the brio appears to recognse the drive in the device manager and on boot up, in the bios it is recognised and for some reason only is listed as just over 8GB in size !.

But in My Computer - it is not shown, is there a way of getting the pc to recognise it, we are attempting to create an image of the 4GB and transfer it to the 160GB and then use this as the Master using GHOST, intentionally retiring the 4GB.

In the case of the SV, it did originally work, but now does not seem to want to work with any pc, is there a way of also getting this to work?

If there is a quick way of resolving these, i would be very greatful.

Best regards

A:Hard drive not being recognised

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Current PC = 20GB HD with Win98SE

I have just added a new hard drive (Excelstor 60GB 7200 ATA100) which I want to install Win XP onto it, but cannot get it to be the C: drive, it always comes out as F:

Steps taken so far:
1. Set jumpers on new drive as master
2. Set jumpers on old drive as slave
3. Using the existing cable for the old drive, connected the new drive to the end of the cable and the old drive (which was at the end of the cable) now to be in the middle.
3. Booted from floppy
4. at the A: prompt, could only see C: and this was the old drive.
5. Set BIOS to allow boot from CD
6. Re-booted, with WinXP disk in CD drive.
7. WinXP started to install - but it saw C: as the old drive and allowed me to create a partition on the new drive, which it named F:
8. After WinXP installed OK, re-set BIOS not boot from CD.
8. Re-boot and PC loads WinXP with no apparent problems - except that it is all F: drive.

What have I done wrong? I want WinXP to be on the new drive as C: and use the old drive as a different letter.

Help / suggestions please

Many thanks

A:New hard drive not recognised as C:

I have had the same probs in the past with Win XP and usually have to resort to disconnecting the old drive, loading XP on the new drive....which is now the c: drive.....and then reconnect the old drive which will now be your F; drive. Its not a very glamorous fix I know, but it works.
I have a zip drive on my machine which it sometimes calls the c: drive if I need to reload XP and my hard drive as the F: drive. Yet if I redo the installation, the second time it will correctly call my hard drive the C: drive......go figure...cos I can't.
Someone on here may have a better fix.

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Hi all, new member here and am very emotional lol!!

I recently had to reinstall windows on my pc, and had to swop the drives over as it wouldn't install windows over the original c: disk.

I got windows installed fine onto the master disk and all works well until I try to plug in my second drive (which has all the original windows files on it and needs formatting). It then tells me there is a system disk error, or it just wont boot up at all.

I've checked all my cables, power leads and the master/slave switches on both drives and all seems fine there.

In the advances cmos it has the following listings -

first master - none (won't auto detect either)
first slave - samsung (this is what windows is now installed on, and should be set as master)
second master - dvd-rw
second slave - cd-rom drive

am at a loss as to what else I can do now, any advice is appreciated, thanks!

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A:External Hard Drive Not Recognised

fletcher89 wrote:The drive isn't faulty, worked perfectly on my old Toshiba, and lights up when plugged into my Lenovo, but when I go to the 'This PC' section it's nowhere to be seen.Have you plugged in and switched on the separate power supply for the external hard drive?  The external drive may require more power than can be supplied by your Lenovo via the USB connection.  If this is the case, the LED will light on the hard drive, but there will be insufficient power to spin the disk or handle read/write requests correctly. The old Toshiba may have provided more power via USB than the new Lenovo can. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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A:Hard drive not being recognised by explorer

Does the drive show up in Disk Management? Press [Winkey][R], type in diskmgmt.msc and press [Enter]. If you see it there, you can now use it to partition, format and assign a drive letter. Once you've done this it should show up in Windows Explorer ([Winkey][E]).

Note: If the drive already has stuff on it that you do not want destroyed, do NOT re-partition or (re)format anything. Simply right-click the partition and assign a drive letter to it so that Windows Explorer can access it.

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A:Hard Drive Unreadable but recognised

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My Versa NEC E2000 notebook has had several problems under warranty since purchased under lease 2.5yrs ago - it's had 3 hard drives and 1 motherboard replaced under warranty. NEC advised a global replacement program for the battery.
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Wishing for a computer angel.

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