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hard drive problem

  1. #1


    thi Guest

    hard drive problem

    im haven a problem with my second hard drive the problem is it dont show up
    on vista. i had window min, both drive was working fine. i format both drive
    only one work but the other dont any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    thi Guest

    Re: hard drive problem

    i was running on windows Millennium and both hard drive was working
    fine...yeah i checked, its not in BIOS. I did almost everything but then when
    i tryed it in another computer the drive work fine but the outer computer is
    running on windows xp. I format the drive in ms dos.... D: format

    "Malke" wrote:

    > thi wrote:

    > > im haven a problem with my second hard drive the problem is it dont show up
    > > on vista. i had window min, both drive was working fine. i format both drive
    > > only one work but the other dont any suggestions?
    >
    > I don't know what "window min" means, but:
    >
    > 1. Check if the drive shows in the BIOS.
    >
    > Accessing the BIOS
    > http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
    > http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm
    > http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000235.htm
    >
    > 2. If it doesn't show, check your jumpering (assuming an IDE drive).
    > Find jumpering details for the drive on the drive mftr.'s tech support
    > website. Also check your cabling.
    >
    > 3. How did you format the drive? Does it show up in Disk Management
    > (Administrative Tools in Control Panel)?
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
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    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

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  3. #3


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    Re: hard drive problem

    Is it an IDE or SATA drive?

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  4. #4


    Malke Guest

    Re: hard drive problem

    thi wrote:

    > i was running on windows Millennium and both hard drive was working
    > fine...yeah i checked, its not in BIOS. I did almost everything but then when
    > i tryed it in another computer the drive work fine but the outer computer is
    > running on windows xp. I format the drive in ms dos.... D: format
    If the drive works in another computer, then you know the drive is still
    good. Therefore the problem must lie in the way you've installed it in
    the upgraded computer. As I said, check jumpering - on *both* drives
    since some drives require a different jumpering for Master-with-slave
    than they do for just Master/Single. Also you might try a different IDE
    cable, making sure it is 80-pin and not the old 40-pin.

    Other than that, you might consider having someone knowledgeable take a
    look since it will be rather difficult to diagnose what you are doing
    wrong without actually seeing the computer.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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  5. #5


    thi Guest

    Re: hard drive problem

    thanks for the input!!! i will sure do that this weekend

    "Malke" wrote:

    > thi wrote:

    > > i was running on windows Millennium and both hard drive was working
    > > fine...yeah i checked, its not in BIOS. I did almost everything but then when
    > > i tryed it in another computer the drive work fine but the outer computer is
    > > running on windows xp. I format the drive in ms dos.... D: format
    >
    > If the drive works in another computer, then you know the drive is still
    > good. Therefore the problem must lie in the way you've installed it in
    > the upgraded computer. As I said, check jumpering - on *both* drives
    > since some drives require a different jumpering for Master-with-slave
    > than they do for just Master/Single. Also you might try a different IDE
    > cable, making sure it is 80-pin and not the old 40-pin.
    >
    > Other than that, you might consider having someone knowledgeable take a
    > look since it will be rather difficult to diagnose what you are doing
    > wrong without actually seeing the computer.
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

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