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Hard drive wont show up in my computer

Messages
75
Location
England
#1
Hi

My second hard drive wont show up in "my computer" and im not sure why, i need to format it i think but i dont know how to because i cant see it in my computer.

The hard disk is working propperly as i see in device manage, only it wont show up in my computer.

Could anyone advise me on how to get it to show up?

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phemon 8650 2.3ghz X3
    Motherboard
    Nvidia nForce 720a
    Memory
    8GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" HP w2216v
    Screen Resolution
    1680 - 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 500gb - Seagate 500gb - Western Digital 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master 600w
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    3x 120mm 1x 90mm 1x 80mm Fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Explorer Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    24mbit

mpcrsc562

Westside Connected
Vista Pro
Messages
278
Location
Long Beach
#2
start > administrative tools > computer management > disk management.

if it shows up there, then you may need to establish a partition on the disk. right click, new partition.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Garage PC
    CPU
    Intel Pentium E3300 @ 2.5GHz
    Motherboard
    BioStar G41-M7
    Memory
    A-Data PC2-6400 (2 X 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Diamond Radeon HD 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Mx705 (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    1152x864
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Hitachi - System Drive /
    100 GB Maxtor - Diagnostic Application /
    PSU
    LOGISYS PS480E12 480W
    Case
    Generic Barebones Case
    Cooling
    Stock Intel HSF
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Generic PS/2
    Internet Speed
    10 d / 1 u

mansrm81

Vista Guru
Messages
1,884
Location
Rockford, IL
#3
Also if it doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it assign one where mpcrsc562 said to go.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Compaq Presario/SR5113WM
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1.9Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N68-LA
    Memory
    PNY Optima Memory DDR2 2GB 2x1 kit
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY Nvidia 8400 GS 256MB
    Sound Card
    On board RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X163W LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3G (3.0Gb/sec)
    7200 rpm
    Western Digital 160 GB IDE
    PSU
    Dynex 400w
    Case
    Nothin Special
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech LX7
    Keyboard
    Standard 102 key with volume and sleep buttons
    Internet Speed
    Comcrap 10mb cable
    Other Info
    Insignia 2.1 speakers, wireless Xbox 360 controller w/plug n play charger, Belkin wireless G + mimo usb network adapter.
Messages
75
Location
England
#4
The problem is it wont show up in disk management, although it will in device manager aswell as in the bios.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phemon 8650 2.3ghz X3
    Motherboard
    Nvidia nForce 720a
    Memory
    8GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" HP w2216v
    Screen Resolution
    1680 - 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 500gb - Seagate 500gb - Western Digital 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master 600w
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    3x 120mm 1x 90mm 1x 80mm Fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Explorer Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    24mbit

pooch

Old Dog
Vista Guru
Messages
1,046
Location
Germany
#5
The problem is it wont show up in disk management, although it will in device manager aswell as in the bios.
Hi fields,

Do you mean it won't or it doesn't?

When it shows up in bios do you get a smart message?

Have you checked the connection between the Drive and the Board? (That it is connected properly)

Have you tried using another connection on the Board? Maybe swap connections if you have no more free

Pooch
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Phenom II x4 Black Edition 940-Arctic-Cooling Freezer Xtreme
    Motherboard
    Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe
    Memory
    8 gig Samsung PC800 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia 9600gt
    Sound Card
    AD1988b
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" TFT-MONITOR WIDESCREEN mit VGA/DVI 17" Video7 TFT
    Screen Resolution
    1680 : 1050 1280 : 1024
    Hard Drives
    Drive #1 - SAMSUNG HD252HJ (250 GB)
    Drive #2 - Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 (1000 GB)
    Drive #3 - SAMSUNG HD250HJ (250 GB)
    Drive #4 - SAMSUNG HD103UJ (1000 GB) External eSATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750W
    Case
    Enermax Chakra
    Cooling
    2x 120mm Front and Back 1x 250mm Side
    Mouse
    Easy Line Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard
    Internet Speed
    16000
    Other Info
    I have also used Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu Linux
    And all other Windows from 95 to date except ME
Messages
75
Location
England
#6
Its shown up in there before, but it doesnt anymore and im not sure why, the connections are all fine so i need to format it somehow.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phemon 8650 2.3ghz X3
    Motherboard
    Nvidia nForce 720a
    Memory
    8GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" HP w2216v
    Screen Resolution
    1680 - 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 500gb - Seagate 500gb - Western Digital 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master 600w
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    3x 120mm 1x 90mm 1x 80mm Fans
    Mouse
    Microsoft Explorer Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    24mbit
Messages
218
Location
Sydney, Australia
#7
Dont do that, firstly are you using IDE or SATA or SSD for your HDD's, if its the good old IDE you have to setup the Master and Slave jumpers, if its SATA you should try allowing it to be connected in the BIOS, try disconnecting and reconnecting, and allowing the computer to boot from it in the CMOS. if its a new SSD, you might need to get some firmware to activate it properly (these new SDD's have bugs - Intel just had to do a total recall to install firmware for theirs)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Core2Quad Q9550 @ 2.83Ghz O.C'd to 3.86Ghz
    Motherboard
    XFX Nvidia 790i Ultra SLI
    Memory
    4x2GB Corsair DDR3@ 1333Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia GTX 280
    Sound Card
    Creative PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 24in 1920x1080, Viewsonic 22in 1680x1050
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 + 1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsungx2 750GB SATA II 32MB SATA Hard Drive RAID 0 array
    PSU
    Antec 850Watt
    Case
    Cooler Master Cosmo S 1100 Extended ATX No PSU Aluminium Blk
    Cooling
    7x 120mm Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G7, Logitech G9
    Keyboard
    Logitech Dinovo Edge, Logitech Dinovo Mini
    Internet Speed
    24Mbit p/s

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