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HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

Q: HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.

A: HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo


So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.







Quote:
I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?


You can use Macrium ( free) to create the image.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/pa...2270j1060538j7
Be careful when downloading to always click "custom" and decline any of the crap it wants to add - i.e. changing search engines, home page, etc.

Make a boot cd( instructions on main page) and also after creating the image, do a Verify.

I do this by clicking Restore and browsing for the created image and you will see a link to Verify.

Put the image on a different internal hdd and if you have an external hdd, put one there as well.

Do an image backup periodically, (I do it once a week or after any major changes).

This will prevent loss of your files if you have a virus,corruption, etc.

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The problem is pretty much sum'd up in the title. I have a 1TB Western Digital Blue Caviar sata HDD hooked up to the motherboard. A while back, when I went to go boot up the PC, the HDD busy light just stayed solid, and windows 7 took a lot longer than usual to load. When it does, I can't use the hard drive. I have tried to rescan for it in disk management and exhausted all most all the fixes I can find in threads on the net.

I know it's not a totally dead disk, because a couple times the C: drive (boot drive) automatically ran CHKDSK, it seemed to repair 1 or 2 small files, a file structure, or something, and then the D drive would return for a couple days before the problem returned.

I replaced the Sata cable with a new one, it started working again, but only for a few days. I'm kind of baffled on this one. Usually I figure these things out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day.
AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-DS3P - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series -
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

A:2nd HDD (1TB) is recognized in bios, not in Win 7 disk management

Are C and D both partitions on this single WD Blue?

Or do you have 2 distinct drives?

Not sure what you've tried, but have you run any Western Digital drive diagnostic utilities?

Have you connected the problem drive to several different motherboard ports?

Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.

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So i have been browsing for a few hours now trying to get this issue fixed but I have had no luck!

I have a Seagate 320gb external hardrive. I have had it for a few months now and has worked great every single time I used it. Now suddenly it is no longer recognized. (Windows 7)

I have tried doing a few things which i found throughout other topics but ran into a few problems.

The HD is not shown in My Computer nor does it show in Disk Management.
So I try it on a Vista machine and same results. It is not recognized anywhere not even in Device Manager.

I can hear the HD spin and the green light does turn on however it used to flash consistently and now just flashes once and then remains lit.

If anyone can give me some insight it would be much appreciated.
 

A:External HD not being recognized, not even in Disk Management

The external drive is bad...
 

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I recently got a virus on my computer. It was so bad that I couldnt even do a system restore. Everytime I would try it would crash before the computer even fully loaded. So I tried all kinds of stuff. I removed my hdd and put it back in. I booted in safe mode and did a system restore to about a week ago. Now when i try to re install windows it says no drives detected. and to load drivers? i tried loading the drivers from the dell website and still it doesnt work. I can use my computer and the c drive shows up in windows explorer. But it wont show up in disk management. and when i try to install windows its not recognized. please reply asap.

service tag: J871XJ1

Inspiron 1545
 

A:HDD not recognized in disk management! reply please.

What windows version do you have - the service tag shows as Vista

I can use my computer and the c drive shows up in windows explorer. But it wont show up in disk management. and when i try to install windows its not recognized. please reply asap.
Click to expand...

the drives in Disk Manager are usually shown as physical drives - so you will see the drives as
0,1, 2 etc
and then in the graphic next to the drive number - you will see the drive letter assiggned C D etc

Post an screen shot image here
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.Click to expand...

Installing windows - what CD are you using - is this a Dell recovery CD or a retail/oem cd - you have sata and need the drivers for windows to install - which are available from drivers using your service tag
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...=-1&impid=-1&os=WLH&osl=en&ServiceTag=J871XJ1
 

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Hi guys,

I've been using a 300GB Internal Laptop HD in my desktop for about a year (laptop screen got crushed, so just built a desktop with the HD). Just bought an SSD. Installed today with a fresh install of Windows 8.

I can't get Windows to recognize the old HD. I loaded BIOS, it is recognized there. I booted the old drive and the new SSD is recognized when I do that (on Windows 7). However, the SSD Windows 8 won't show the laptop drive -- not showing in Disk Management.

Any ideas?

I have a P8P67 motherboard, the drives are Intel SSDSA2M16O626N (SSD) and an Hitachi HTS545O32B9A300 (Laptop).
 

A:Solved: Secondary HD not recognized under Disk Management

Does the drive show up in Device Manager under Disk Drives? Are there any errors or unknown devices in Device Manager?

Also, you need to post the exact details of your computer especially the motherboard.

The missing hard drive could be connected to a SATA controller that Windows 8 has not installed drivers for and requires manually installation of those drivers.
 

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I just received my new Seagate ST3400832A internal hdd in the mail today and i got everything set up correctly. It says its there in my BIOS and in Device Manager, but when I go to follow the last instructions, nothing shows up in Disk Management. Not even my C drive.



My C drive shows up in MY Computer so I don't know whats wrong with it...

Any help would be much appreciated! I talked to Seagate customer service and he said it was an OS problem...

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: New Internal HDD not recognized in Disk Management

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Hi ,

I have a bare IDE HD that I would like to access but my Windows XP machine recognizes it only in Device Manager but not in Disk Management.

I have the bare IDE HD hooked up to my windows XP machine via a USB adapter.

any ideas how i can get my computer to recognize the disk so that i can browse its contents?
 

A:IDE HD recognized by Device Manager but not by Disk Management

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I have a Simple Tech Pininfarina 320 GB external hard drive that is no longer recognized by two different PCs, even under disk management. When plugged into the USB, the PCs do try to install the driver, but fails. It is recognized under Devices and Printers as Unspecified and with the information Model-Simple Drive, Category - Unknown, and Status-Software is installing for this drive. The troubleshooter searches for a driver, but does not find one. Basically I get the information that "There is a problem wiht the driver for USB Mass Storage Device. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem." But I cannot find a driver for this hard drive.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:External hard drive not recognized in Disk Management

The system is telling you that there is a problem with a USB driver, check in the Device Manager for any yellow warnings. Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers you will see a driver for USB Mass Storage Devices, right click and uninstall it then reboot, Windows should reinstall it, or go to the motherboard's manufacturer's site and download and install the latest chipset drivers..

There are two other possibilities, the hard drive has failed or the circuitry in the enclosure has develpoed a fault.

Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and (if you have access to one) hook it up to the internal connections of a dektop PC. Or, purchase a USB Hard Drive Adapter (about ?10) from a computer store or eBay and then plug it into the USB connection on any computer and see if you can then access the drive.
 

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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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So I was trying to put a Win 7 installation onto a partition of an external hard drive using WinToFlash (WTF), but after WTF unable to lock down the specific partition I backed out of it by forcing log out, but now I can only see one of the many partitions on the hard drive. How do I find the other ones?

A:Disk not recognized in Disk Management

Have you tried rebooting yet?

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I've been having this problem for a few months now. I recently built my own computer, having been on a lap top for a couple of years, and found my old external hard drive. I plugged it in to the new computer, and it said something about needing to be formatted, which I promptly did due to nothing of importance being on it. I went to sleep, and woke up to see that it couldn't be formatted.

This is where my issue begins. It no longer appears in Computer, or Disk Management. Disk Management won't even load if I have the drive plugged in. There seems to be no way at all to format the drive, since Computer, and Disk Management both don't load when the drive is plugged in. Any help?
 

A:External Hard Drive is Not Recognized in Computer or Disk Management

I have a similar problem. I have an old external hard drive and it wont showed up or open under my computer or disk management. I tried to open it under disk management but there is no way to be found. The files F, G, H, etc are empty. I really appreciate an extra help here since I am not a computer expert. Thank you!!!!
 

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I have two hard disks, one Seagate 120 GB one and another Maxtor d540x-4d
5400 rpm 40 GB UATA/100 drive. My problem is that the maxtor drive used to
work fine, but recently, it is recognized by BIOS and Device Manager in
Windows, but it is not shown by either the logical disk manager in disk
management or My computer. What is the problem? Any remedies? THanking you
 

A:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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i've purchased a new ssd for extra storage, but it does not show up after plugging it in, currently running os on a different ssd.
 

A:new ssd shows in bios but not disk management

In order to help you, you need to post a LOT more info; exact system specs, exact drive you are having problems accessing, if your board has more than one sata controller, what controller you are using for the drive, etc, etc.
Post a screenshot of disk management.
 

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Hello everyone.


I know some of you have seen this issue before and I'd like to get your input on this; I and some others have been working on this in this thread linked below.

Don't Know Why








  
Quote: Originally Posted by First Install


Another new / clean install is connected to the #1 SATA port of the mobo and set as the first boot device and it was the only HDD connected for the clean install.

Originally the "Movies" HDD was Disk 2 after the others were reconnected but that changed also at a later time.


Edit: I just posted more in the second post down.

This time all the HDD were connected for the clean install, the "Disk #" changes at random intervals and is sometime different from one look at disk management / diskpart to another, it's completely screwy.

This first set of snips is the way it should be and is the way it is some of the time, the second set is from just a few minutes later, sometime the "Storage" HDD is Disk 0 and sometime the "Movies" HDD is disk 0, the C: should be Disk 0 the first snip is the BIOS listing.

Any ideas, anybody?

A:Diskpart / Disk Management vs the BIOS

Here see what I mean, I just now got these.

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Interesting. Not a problem cuz everything works fine.

But... in disk management... my boot drive (PNY 240gb SSD) is listed as in disk 1, with my data drive (Seagate 480gb SSD) listed as disk 0


While my BIOS says the PNY is connected to SATA 1, and the Seagate to SATA 2

should i be concerned? Can it be fixed? Does it need to be?

A:Disk Management vs Bios SATA drives

You do not need to be concerned.
By convention, all SATA ports are treated equally by the System. There will be no performance improvement based upon which port the drive is connected to (that applies to the standard chipset ports - any add on controller ports are a different story).

BIOS recognizes disks by which SATA port they are connected to, Windows identifies DISKS by an identifier code kept in the registry. Once a disk gets identified as Disk 0 it will remain Disk 0 until something changes.

IF you are OCD (like me) you can try this:
Shut down the computer, and switch off the power supply.
Disconnect the larger Seagate drive (SATA2 in BIOS, DIsk 0 in Windows)
Switch the power supply back on, and restart the computer. Enter Windows and check Disk Management to see if the PNY SSD is now Disk 0.
Shut down and reconnect the Seagate. Restart and see if it stays that way.
Let us know!

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Hi all,

I'm having a problem with a 3TB Western Digital Red drive.

It does not show up in My Computer, Disk Management or Device Manager or diskpart >> list volume.
Also a no show in the Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics tool and CrystalDiskInfo.

It does show up in BIOS (See screenshot) and also in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool (See screenshot)
In both places it is showing as 0GB though.


What I've tried:
Unplugged all other drives except the C Drive and the 3TB WD, same result as above.
Unplugged all other drives except the 3TB WD and launched the installation CD for both Windows 7 and XP to see if either would recognise it. Neither did.

I'm out of ideas (I did see a few things online I didn't try, like uninstall the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers from the Device Manager, since I don't really know what that means I didn't)

A:3TB WD not showing in My Computer, Disk Management but does in BIOS

Try this.....
I have a 3 TB drive. Windows 7 Ultimate won't format more than 2 - Microsoft Community

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Hi there,

So I am here because I am having some hard drive problems. Firstly for my Primary drive i am still running my old 250gb Hard drive (with windows already installed on this drive). Secondly, for my slave drive i have a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Hard drive that wont display in my bios or in disk management. The 1TB drive seems to spin up fine etc. but i just can get it to display so i was just wondering if someone here could help me get this to work so i can format this new disk. Also i must add that my motherboard is an ASUS p8z68-v-pro board.

Thanks in advance

A:second Hardrive not showing in bios/disk management

check the connections--make sure that the drive is connected to one of the BLUE sata3 ports (there should be 4) and NOT to the GRAY sata6 ports (should be 2 ports)

it is also possible that you 'might' need to update your BIOS (but this could be a bit extreme) or firmware--see:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

and

http://support.asus.com/Search/KDeta...A07951198D&t=2

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I just bought a new 160 WD HDD and installed it into my computer. It was foung in BIOS ok yet its name was blank.. but when i go to look for it in disk management or device manager i cannot find it anywhere. I have switched the SATA port it is plugged into on the motherboard but this hasnt helped at all. Any suggestions??
 

A:second hdd found in bios but not in Device manager or disk management

Likely a faulty HDD. If the drive was working properly, it would be properly recognized and identified by the BIOS. If the BIOS can't see it properly there is a fault.

Test in a different PC to verify.
 

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OK. I have created an SSD RAID 0 in my ASUS BIOS.
DO I have to do the RAID again in Windows 7 "Disk Management"?
Has it already been Striped by the BIOS or do I have to format it as Striped?

I'm using it it for my Boot Disk.
2 x Samsung 256GB 850 Pro: Extended to 512GB.
I also have a PCI 6GB SATA controller, but I am doing the RAID on the motherboard. ASUS P8z77.

A:Setting up SSD Raid 0 (zero) on BIOS - Formatting in Disk Management?

No, Windows Disk Management will see those 2 SSDs as 1.
Have the SATA RAID pre-install drivers ready (on a USB stick) from motherboard support page for Windows installation.

Possibly this one - Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver Software V11.0.0.1032 for Windows XP/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver for Windows XP/7 32bit & 64bit. https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8...Desk_Download/

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Hello Everyone,

Over the last couple days, I built a new PC and installed windows 8.1. Initially I had some issues installing windows, so I unplugged all my drives except the SSD and DVD. I installed windows to my SSD.

Everything works great!

Now I started adding my drives back in 1 at a time. When I plugged my 2nd SSD in, it showed up in BIOS, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. So I booted back into the install CD, it showed up in the disk manager there. Since this was also a blank SSD, I partitioned and formated the drive from the install CD, then exited the installer and booted back to my windows drive.

I have 2 SSD drives working great!

Now to add my 2TB HDD... Same issue, it shows up in BIOS and the install disc, but not in Disk Management or Device Manager. This drive does not have a boot partition on it, however, it does have two existing data partitions. They were made from my previous windows 7 system and the option to delete these partitions is grayed out in the install disc menu. I also have some data that I would like to keep on it. I have a USB dock that I can use to read the contents of the disk just fine. Everything is there and in working order.

Can anyone help me out here? What is different about Windows 8.1 that is preventing my hard drives from showing up in windows proper? I am reading things about UEFI online, but nothing seems to fit my exact scenario. I will try and post some screen shots when I get back at it.

System:
Mobo- Asroc... Read more

A:2nd hard drive shows in BIOS but not Disk Management

Check if your sata drivers are the latest here : ASRock > Fatal1ty Z87 Killer

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Gentlemen, thanks for your help.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

A:Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Windows 7 Disk Management

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Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place. It should be here in Hardware.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

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I currently have 2 SATA hard disks connected, then 1IDE hard disk on blue IDE slot and 2 IDE cdroms on the other IDE slot. I also have two other external drives each connected to a USB port.

The problem is that the IDE hard disk is not being recognised in BIOS, when I try to switch some settings in the BIOS IDE configuration I have managed to get it recognised but then the cdroms are not recognised, how can I get them all recognised?

Another problem I have is with the external drives. If I switch them on before the computer boots up the POST will hang, so I have to leave them off until the POST ends and switch them on while windows loads so they get recognised by windows with all their sharing settings intact. Is there a way to eliminate this annoying problem?

Thanks
 

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Hi all,

I know this is similar to at least one recent thread, but different enough to post.
I am upgrading my sister's machine from a 3.2Gb WD Caviar to a 40Gb Seagate U Series 5 drive, ST348023 from memory, ATA100.
The machine is running a K62 266, not sure of the Mobo, but obviously supports the AMD chip.
From what I have been able to glean from the Seagate site, this drive should be backwards compatible with any IDE connector, but when I stick it in, with the BIOS set to auto-detect all drives, the machine halts trying to detect the Seagate drive, although it will let me Ctrl-Alt-Del and also press Del to get into CMOS setup.
I have tried it as Primary Master, and as Primary Slave, both with the other HD on the same cable, and without it in at all.
Seagate's disk tools are able to detect that it is there, even when not setup in the BIOS. Seagate's disk wizard, which is an excellent tool for installing a new drive, told me that all I had to do was set BIOS settings to auto for that drive, and all would be rosy. It looks at what drive you have, what BIOS you have, and gives you instructions to suit. The documentation tells me that if the BIOS supports LBA and Large disk types, then all should be fine - it does.

Can anyone give me any ideas on what's going on? I have installed quite a number of hard drives in the past, but never come across anything like this.

Rich
 

A:Hard Disk not being auto-recognized by BIOS

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BIOS does not recognize the FDD. Have tried 4 different drives and different cables, no go. Could the mainboard be the culprit?

Any words of wisdom?

Appreciate your help.

 

A:Floppy Disk Drive not recognized in BIOS?

This one takes the cake. Was waiting for it to auto-detect!!! Christmas is also coming.

The old brain is fried, been looking at this thing too long.

 

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I have a brand new Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 motherboad which seems to be unable to recognize my two SATA hard disks. I have ensured that the power connectors and SATA cables are snug, and have tried each pair of the six SATA slots on the motherboard. I also don't hear either hard disk powering up upon boot.

This board is a replacement for my older motherboard, which died rather suddenly. Both hard disks were connected to the old motherboard at the time of its failure, which leads me to wonder if the disks are damaged beyond repair. Do motherboard failures generally affect connected hard disks? Or is my new motherboard defective?

Specs:
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e
Motherboard = Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 (BIOS version 8.00.14)
RAM = 2 x 2 GB GSkill DDR2-6400
HDD1 = Seagate Barracuda (160 GB)
HDD2 = Western Digital Caviar (80 GB)
 

A:SATA hard disk not recognized in BIOS

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Yesterday while watching movie on my PC it appeared as black on the screen and stopped working. After restarting the PC it was not responding as the BIOS was unable to recognize the hard disk. It creates an unusual sound while BIOS searches drives.

1. I tried by bootting the PC using another hard disk but this HD does not appear in the windows.
2. I also tried to boot using Ubuntu live CD but failed to find my HD on it.

As it is not recognized by BIOS, I cann't use data recovery software to recover the data. I'm badly in need of all data in it.

Please someone help me in this regard to recover the data.


Brand: SAMSUNG
Model: HD252HJ
Capacity : 250 GB
Interface : Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps
Buffer memory : 16MB
 

A:My Samsung Hard Disk is not being recognized by BIOS

Try the freezer trick. Place your hard drive in zip lock freezer bag to protect it from moisture and freeze it overnight (or a few hours at least). Quickly hook up the frozen hard drive and try to boot from it. If it works, be prepared to copy your important data as soon as possible before the hard drive warms up too much. This is not a permanent fix but it may work long enough to save your data.
 

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Hi All,

I have an issue with the internal SATA HDD in my Pavilion dm4t laptop (PR #: XQ131AAR). The drive is working, when connecting via external USB enclosure is recognized by the PC, can read/write data, format partitions etc? When plugged in as internal HDD of the laptop, BIOS does not recognize it. When booting from Windows Installation Disk, the drive (and its partitions) are recognized, but I get the following message when trying to select a partition to proceed with Windows install:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer?s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk?s controller is enabled in the computer?s BIOS menu.

Used external USB enclosure again, connected to a working PC and using TestDisk, I deleted the partition table (by zero writing it several times), then created a new MBR. When connecting back as internal drive, it is now recognized by BIOS and in the Windows installation screen, I can actually select a partition on the drive to install Windows on; the installation actually runs, but as soon as I get to the point of having to restart the PC during the installation process, upon restart the drive is not recognized anymore?

When I remove it, and repeat the same steps with TestDisk, it once again works, can start Windows installation, but it fails upon restart.

I have already read numerous forums on the topic, have tried various drive utilities. I also saw in one of the forums a suggestion to enable AHC... Read more

A:Windows cannot be installed to this disk... HDD not recognized in BIOS

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failu... Read 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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hello
couple of weeks ago my NAS drive stop working, i try to SSH it but did not work, so i use the Diagnostics tool from WD to check whether its ok or not but the HDD pass all the test. then finally i decided to take the HDD out of the enclosure and attached
it to Desktop running win 7 Pro. the BIOS detect the drive as 0.0GB, when i check it in Disk management it showed as unknown and not initialized. i tried to initialized it but keep getting I/O error. then i used DISKPART tried to use clean all command and
getting same I/O error. 
is there a way to recover data and make use of HDD or is it fried HDD now.

please help thanks.

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Hello all,

After reading a lot of stuff and attempting fixes on my own (on three computers), I'm looking for help.

My external HDD Spire circa 2006 will not show up in Explorer; here's what I've done so far:

opened disk mgmt to partition it...not showing up in disk management
opened device mgmt ....shows up
disabled and re-enabled...no luck
uninstalled and reinstalled....no luck
updated driver .... "latest driver updated"

changed ports
changed computers (older version of windows)
restarted computers

on the third computer it shows as "working properly", but still does not show up in explorer. So...

opened CMD prompt
disk utility
list volume .... not showing up in list volume (as far as I can tell)

Does anyone have ideas? I'm not sure how I can fix any potential partition problems if it doesn't show up in disk management. I'm not sure if it's "working properly" why it won't show up in explorer.

I appreciate your help.

Elizabeth
 

A:External HDD recognized in device mgmt not disk nor BIOS ...

Part of it has likely failed, hard drives fail all the time and externals fail even more often.

First try another USB cable. If that doesn't work take the unit apart and remove the actual hard drive. You can install the drive into another enclosure to see if it's the enclosure has failed. You could also install it internally in a desktop PC and see if it works instead of another enclosure. Being that old it might be either a newer SATA interface or it could be the older PATA interface with pins; if PATA you'll need an older computer to connect it to as new computers don't have PATA connectors anymore. I wouldn't buy another enclosure for it if there is not important data on it that you must recover, being that old it's simply not worth it to just get the drive working.
 

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Recently I decided to upgrade my hard disk storage space so I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA hard disk drive. Upon installing the drive I entered the Bios and went into "Intergrated Peripherals" section and set the BIOS to recognize P-ATA + S-ATA drives. When I reboot the new Maxtor drive shows up in Windows Explorer and functions normally. Also in Windows Explorer, my CD/DVD drive appears. However when I put a cd in the drive and click on the drive in Explorer I get the message to "Insert a disc into drive F:". The drive will not read the disc. When I went into Device Manager the CD/DVD drive shows up and says that it is functioning properly. Strange.....
So, I rebooted and reset the BIOS to the setup defaults (ie. P-ATA Drive Only) and when the computer boots up now the CD/DVD drive functions normally but the Maxtor drive is now not recognized. I understandObviously the Maxtor drive is not recognized because the BIOS is set for P-ATA drive only, but why when the BIOS is set for P-ATA + S-ATA is the CD/DVD drive not recognized?

My computer specs are as follows:

Processsor: Intel Pentium4 3.2C GHz (478pin/FSB800)
Motherboard: MSI i865G ATX
Bios: AMI Bios
RAM: DDR SDRAM 1GB (512MB x 2 / PC3200)
Video:nVidia GeForce FX5700 128MB AGP
Sound: CREATIVE SoundBlaster Audigy2ZS Platinum Pro
Hard Disk1:160GB Ultra ATA HDD (7200rpm)
Hard Disk2:Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA
OS: Windows XP PRo
 

A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated
 

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I have a compaq CQ60 104TU laptop, my previous harddrive crashed and i has an external 500GB hardrive lying around. So, I opened it up and took the Harddrive out and inserted into my laptop.

When I am trying to load windows into it I get the error

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu

The Hard disk has no data, and i don't have a CD-Rom, have made my USB bootable manually using DISKPART (this method of installation has worked for me before)

I have a InsydeH2O Setup Utility
Inside the BIOS the options available to me are:-

**Main**
->System Time
->System Date
->Diagonistic Log

**Security**
->Administrator Password <clear>
->Power-On Password <clear>

**Diagonistics**
->Primary Hard Disk Self Test
->Memory Test

**System Configuration**
->language <English>
->Processor C6 states <Enabled>
->Fan always on <enabled>
->Boot Options->

**Exit**

**No other options other than this are available to me in the bios**
Note:- In the BIOS Reverting back to Defaults did not work. I have already tried that

Please could you help me repair my laptop.

A:New Hard disk recognized by Windows7 but not by BIOS, install failed

8+ hrs and lots of viewers, but no answers...

giving it a bump here

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Hello,

A newbie here that just completed a first-time new Win7 PC build. Successful installation of Win7 Pro on WD 600GB 10000 system drive. Went back and installed 4 additional HDD. (2) WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM and (2) WD Caviar 7200 500GB HDD from XP system that were used for storage.

BIOS sees all HDDs, but are not viewable in Disk Management.

System Specs:
Antec Nine Hundred
ASUS P6X58D-E MOBO
Intel Core i7-980 3.33ghz
24GB (3 x 4gb) Corsair XMS3 1600mhz RAM
PNY Quadro 4000 2GB VC
Corsair 850TX 850W PSU
1 WD 600GB SATA HDD for OS
2X WD 500gb SATA HDs (previously used on WinXP system for storage)
2X WD 1T SATA HDs
1 Pioneer Blue Ray Burner SATA BDR

BIOS SATA Order:
SATA1=WD 600GB
SATA2=WD 1T
SATA3=WD 1T
SATA4=WD 500GB (previously used as storage on XP system)
SATA5= Pioneer BDR
SATA6= WD 500GB (previously used as storage on XP system)

SATA configuration is enhanced. BIOS is 0701. Marvel 9128 Controller [IDE Mode] PCI/PnP is set to [NO] which was the default setting. The grey SATA1-6G headers are not in use.

Device Manager lists all drives.
However, only three are visible in Disk Management. Missing (1) WD 500GB (previously used on WinXP system) and (1) new WD 1T.

What am I missing here?

Thanks in advance.

A:HDDs Show in BIOS, But Do Not Show in Disk Management

Are you sure that its not just at the bottom (of Disk Management) and not formatted yet?

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well its blowing my mind...
im not able to do any thing in computer management-disk management page
my account is an administrator but format, extend and delete volume optiones are grayed (disabled) even when i want to shrink a drive ( not the one with the Vista installed on) i recive an error saying you are not allowed and access is denied .
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Farzad/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]i dont understand whats the problem... can anyone of you folks help me?
there two pics attached below one is the error it self and the other one is the disk management snapshot.
thanks before answering

A:computer management-disk management problem

Hi farad4me

Windows is using this drive for page filing, DO NOT DELETE.

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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!

Gala

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Boot drive (OS drive): Western Digital 160GB (WDC WD1600JS-00NBC1), clean install of Windows 7 from DVD, nothing else on the drive. Data drive: Western Digital 640GB (WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0), NTFS-formatted, lots of data from a Windows XP machine. BIOS shows that both are there and connected. Device Manager shows that both are there and working properly. Western Digital LifeGuard diagnostics show that both are there and working properly. 'Computer' section shows only the boot drive. Disk Management shows only the boot drive. DISKPART shows both disks:   Disk ###  Status   Size      Free    Dyn  Gpt   Disk 0       Invalid  596 GB  0 B       *    Disk 1       Online   149 GB  0 B When installing Windows 7, it saw both drives and gave me a choice of which drive to install on. I've swapped drives, swapped cables, no change. I tried having only the data drive connected and running Windows setup again - it did not see the data drive. Tried it on another Windows 7 machine with completely different hardware.  Same problem. How do I make my data drive usable?  I am completely baffled. Thanks, Drew DISKPART Detailed Information DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> detail disk WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 ATA Device Disk ID: 2777C72D Type   : ATA Status : Invalid Path   : 1 Target : 1 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1401)#ATA(C01T01L00) Current Read-only State : No Read-only  : No Boot Disk  :... Read more

A:My data drive not in Disk Management, listed as an Invalid Dynamic disk in DISKPART?

If you are OK with data loss on disk 0 you can do the following,
 
diskpart> sel dis 0
diskpart> clean
diskpart> conv dyn
 
This would reactivate your disk.
Invalid occurs due to many reasons like on spanned volume,
suppose few sectors have gone bad. So you are going to lose that data and as such disk becomes invalid.
 
Regards
Satish

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I've had my Acer Aspire 5310 laptop for a few months now with Windows Vista. I have an 80GB hard drive, partitioned into two drives as default.

Until now I've never noticed that the numbers didn't add up. I know when you buy and 80GB hard drive, it should actually show up as less due to bits and bytes and what not (80GB=74GB roughly) but I found something fishy in Disk Management. There is a drive showing up with no letter assigned to it which is nearly 10GB in size and after doing the math it accounts for the 10GB i lack after adding my two 32GB hard drives together.

So I have 2 x 32GB drives plus this weird drive which is 10.

I have attached the screenshot of disk management.

If anyone knows what is going on here I would very much appreciate it!

Cheers, Darren (newbie)

A:Problem with Vista Disk Management/Being robbed of hard disk space!

has this just recently appeared? This is a longshot, but if you have Kaspersky lap installed then that could be the problem. It autologs roughly 10 gigs of data without your permission, it is easy to get rid of, but annoying none the less.
However this doesn't seem to likely as what seems to have happened here is that you have accidently split one of your hard drives into two. Either that or a program like deamon tools has created a virtual drive. Do you use either deamon tools or alcohol 120?

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I've a full system backup and 139 GBs of free disk space, but Disk Management won't allow me to create a new partition to restore the image because I don't have any unallocated disk space. Is my backup image useless?
 

A:No unallocated disk space in Disk Management and can't create new partition.

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
 

A:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

Regards,
-Alex
 

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Hi

Question before I proceed please :

Have 2 hard drives (SSDs).

Drive 1 : OS Win 8.1 for general web, office and junk running
Drive 2 : OS Win 8.1 for tweaked hobby work; Audio recording etc

Whilst I wish to not physically disconnect the drives on each boot. I would like to have the alternative drive hidden and not impacted when the other drive is running for the OS.

Boot up from Drive 1 this currently shows as Drive C: and the secondary drive with the OS installed as D:
Boot up from Drive 2 this currently shows as Drive C: and the secondary drive with the OS installed as D:

End aim

Boot up from Drive 1 this currently shows as Drive C: and the secondary drive with the OS installed not running or showing on the system and vice versa.

Is the online offline function what I need to use or is this going to put the drive offline for the system as a whole.

Thanks for your help.

A:Disk Management - Online/Offline function/Dual Disk OS

You can go to Disk management and remove the drive letter for "D".

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I am facing problem of unable to shrink c drive in my windows 7 home premium.I have read everyone writing in about not to change the hard disk to dynamic type,but after partitioning one time using disk management now all my partitions are dynamic type & I still have 288gb left in c drive.
I need help.

A:hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

Read this tutorial on how to covert back from Dynamic. Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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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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Unable to start Disk Management. I tried the following without success:

- Check file integrity
- Repair with DISM
- Start the Virtual Disk Service and Volume SHadoy Copy manually and set them to Automatic and Manual (it starts, but Disk Management cannot connect to it)
- Disable Firewall and Antivirus
- Verified that my system is malware free
- Tried opening it in Safe Mode

I'd appreciate any suggestions, thanks

A:Disk Management could not start Virtual Disk Service (VDS)

You might try going to the Services panel (services.msc) and looking at the properties for the Virtual Disk service. Open the Dependencies tab and check that those three services are also running or can be started.

Have you done anything with the utility lately like mount a .vhd or .xvhd file? Is there anything which might be corrupted and causes problems for the Utility with it tries to scan the drives?

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I have a internal 3.5" HDD WD Black 2 TB and try to hook it up in the PC but it doesnt not appear anymore in My Computer. It was working few weeks ago. When opening Disk Management it says the disk is not initialized and it didnt state how many GB available on the hard disk (unallocated). Disk Management tried to initialized the hard disk and it pops out the following errors:
1. Virtual Disk Manager: Incorrect Function
and
2. Virtual Disk Manager: The device is not ready.

I have also tried using a powered USB cable and also connected in directly to the MoBo via SATA but the problem still persist.

I also ran disk part and it shows Disk 3 and Disk 4 as both online but both having size of 0 B

Below is the screen shot of Disk Management. When i right click on the HDD, there are four functions: Initialize Disk, Offline, Properties and Help however the the Initialize Disk function is greyed out.



I have Partition Wizard 9.1 and the attached picture below is the screenshot of the main GUI. It shows bad disk on the particular hard disk
Click image for larger version.



I tried running Partition Recovery Wizard on the mentioned HDD and it shows a partition of only 512 Bytes but none of my files are visible (no preview)



I just need to retrieve the files in the Hard disk as it contains important files and pictures that havent been backed up. Any help and suggestions are welcomed! Thanks

A:disk not initialized in Disk Management. Device Not Ready.

I submitted this post in tenforums and sevenforums on an old thread. Its better to start a new one. THis is the reply from jumanji from the sevenforums thread. I will continue posting replies on this thread instead
disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated








  
Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji


I am still trying to understand your system.

Please furnish the following Information.

1. You have a Windows 10 System. Is it a custom-built one? Built by you?

2.In the Windows Disk Management I see three drives.Disk 0, Disk 1 and Disk 2. All three Internal?

3. You are now trying to plug-in /connect two drives. But both of these cannot be accessed. Right?

Now the crucial question. 4. Where were these drives before? Please give the history of both drives. Both drives data drives? What happened to the system from which they came?

I may not be able to deal with the drives connected to Windows 10 - for I don't know how it will treat alien drives. As I see it both drives are bad ( In Windows 10).

I do understand that you have a SATA to USB adapter. Can you just take one drive - mark it as No 1 --, connect it to a Windows 7 system and post the screenshots of Windows Disk Management and PW screenshot? Always post full screenshots with all information seen and not truncated/cut screenshots.

Mark the other drive as Drive 2, unplug drive No.1 , plug in drive No2 and again repeat the screenshots. We shall not mix driv... Read more

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I have a internal 3.5" HDD WD Black 2 TB and try to hook it up in the PC but it doesnt not appear anymore in My Computer. It was working few weeks ago. When opening Disk Management it says the disk is not initialized and it didnt state how many GB available on the hard disk (unallocated). Disk Management tried to initialized the hard disk and it pops out the following errors:
1. Virtual Disk Manager: Incorrect Function
and
2. Virtual Disk Manager: The device is not ready.

I have also tried using a powered USB cable and also connected in directly to the MoBo via SATA but the problem still persist.

I also ran disk part and it shows Disk 3 and Disk 4 as both online but both having size of 0 B

Below is the screen shot of Disk Management. When i right click on the HDD, there are four functions: Initialize Disk, Offline, Properties and Help however the the Initialize Disk function is greyed out.

I have Partition Wizard 9.1 and the attached picture below is the screenshot of the main GUI. It shows bad disk on the particular hard disk
I tried running Partition Recovery Wizard on the mentioned HDD and it shows a partition of only 512 Bytes but none of my files are visible (no preview)

I just need to retrieve the files in the Hard disk as it contains important files and pictures that havent been backed up. Any help and suggestions are welcomed! Thanks

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Hi to all seven forums.
I bought a new 1tb hard disk, and I connected it to my pc as slave, and when I creating the partition in windows seven disk management and right click to creates new partition, it had four option.
1. simple volume
2. spanned volume
3. stripped volume
4. mirrored volume.
plz tell me quickly which option will I click for creating partition..
I want this partitions..
C: 30gb
D:30gb
and the remaining space is equally divided to 3 partition..
plz hurry guys..
I m waiting and stick on this..

A:Need quick help about new hard disk partition on win 7 disk management

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.
 

A:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.
 

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Hi, I was going to try dual booting Windows 8 on my laptop following a guide I found, and it said to go onto disk manager and shrink a volume to create another volume. The guide after the shrink only had two disks, and I had 5 disks (A recovery disk, HP tools and a blank one, along with my C disk, and the newly made one, named Windows 8 which I have now gotten rid of), after creating the other volume, it said about converting to a dynamic disk, I thought this was normal and clicked okay. After this I researched into dynamic and basic disks and found that only basic disks can contain a volume which is "active", where the BIOS boots Windows from, but because I converted the basic disk to a dynamic, the volume labelled active now doesn't display that it is active. (The guide's disk still said basic)
So now I am worried that my laptop won't boot, so I keep putting it into sleep mode (open and closing it) because this doesn't require BIOS. Please tell me whether it is safe to turn off my computer and turn it back on, I can't afford it not to work.

Here is a picture of my current and only disk on my laptop:



One more thing, I'm sure that the one which said active before was the one with no name on the left.

Thanks for reading :-)
Twiglets

A:Disk management converted only disk to dynamic, will it boot?

From what I've read, the only major difference with dynamic disc's is that it's more flexible, in that it allows you more options in manipulating the disc itself. See link. You are fine with either setup.

Basic Storage Versus Dynamic Storage in Windows XP

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A couple of years ago I uploaded Ubuntu and experimented with using it as an operating system for my VAIO laptop. In order to do this I partitioned my hardrive and for a while ran a dual boot system. I didn't take to Ubuntu and decided to stick with Vista, so I deleted it and attempted to delete the temporary partition on my hardrive with no luck.

I have sat on this problem for years, occasionally trying to solve it to no avail. Now my main C drive is nearly full, only 5.59 GB of free space and I need to access this unused partition space and the 9.31 GB of potential it contains. But still I cannot delete this partition, it should be sooo easy, but my system is not operating as text book.

I am in Disk Management, in Computer Management folder.

It is a basic type partition, simple layout that says Healthy(EISA Configuration). But when I right click the mouse over the partition I want to delete, the only icon that pops up says 'Help', it doesn't give me the option to 'delete, shrink or expand volume'

Now I have tried lots of suggestions from the help section, but can't seem to solve why my computer will not allow me to access the necessary options icon to delete this partition.

Can anyone out there help, or has anyone experienced similar challenges?

A:Attempting to delete disk partition in disk management

I suggest that you follow this tutorial carefully. partitioning - How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space? - Ask Ubuntu

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i have a C: drive containing operating system,having memory 220.27GB.148.82 GB of this memory is free(not in use).
i tried for partition of my disk.i entersd as an administrater.then i go to the computer management where i click on the disk management.
there i found disk 0 containing four partitions :
(1)118MB healthy(EISA configuration)
(2)RECOVERY (D:) 10.00GB NTFS Healthy(primary partition)
(3)OS (C:) 220.27GB NTFS Healthy(system,boot,active,primary partition)
(4)2.50GB Healthy (primary partition)
now i right click on the OS(C:) and choose shrink volume.it shows available size of shrink space 37807 in MB.now i enter 25600 amount of space to shrink in MB.
now it shows a unallocated partition of 25 GB space.
now i right click on this unallocated partition and click on the New Simple Volume..now a new simple volume wizard is opened..i click on the next..then using the maximum simple volume 25599 MB again click on the next.now by assigning the drive letter again click on the next.now i choose FORMATE THIS VOLUME with settings as:
1. file system NTFS
2. allocation unit size DEFAULT
3. volume lable NEW
and then i click on the next..finally i click on finish for completing the new simple volume wizard.
THEN A ERROR MESSAGE WAS DISPLAYED:
you can not create a new volume in this allocated space because the disk already contain the maximum number of partitions.
what should i have to do to create further partitions...can i delete existing partitions.if yes then which part... Read more

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I'm trying to get my drives ready to move to a new computer i want to build. I have a 4.45 TB dynamic span spread over 5 drives. From what I've read what I should do first is go into Disk Management and right click one of the disks and click "Remove Disk." I've tried, but everything except "Offline" "Properties" and "Help" is greyed out. Can't remove the drive. What should I do?

A:Disk management, remove disk greyed out.

Moving or deleting the spanned volumes in Disk Management will loose all data.
If Disk Management does not work for you try using a 3rd party utility like Partition Wizard. How to Move/Resize Dynamic Volume | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial

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Is it still possible to bring a disk offline using Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) in Windows 8 the same way it was possible in Windows 7 or is using Diskpart.exe the only way?

A:Disk Management: how to bring a disk offline?

The same as in Windows 7.

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I ran Computer Management>Disk Management to see the data on all my disk drives. Although all the drives are shown, when looking down the left column I noticed that the number Disk 7 was missing. In other words:
o
o
o
Disk 5 - Removable (Flash Drive)
Disk 6 - Basic (External Drive)
Disk 8 - Basic (External Drive)
o
o
o

So Disk 7 was missing in the listing. I've never experienced that before and was wondering what it meant and whether it indicated a problem.

Any suggestion/advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance........

A:Disk Number Missing in Disk Management

Have you removed an external drive recently? Should there be a disk 7 or was there one recently. The system may not have reset the numbers yet.
Have you tried rebooting?

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Hi All

I am try to create a new volume from a free space disk which was earlier have ubuntu installed in it.

I delete the partition and then right click on it and select "New Simple Volume".
I select drive "G" and select format as NTFS.
When I click on finish, it give me error "Not enough disk space to perform this operation".

I am attaching the screen shot.

Can some one help me in this regard?

Thanks
Bargi

A:Not Able to Format free disk using Disk Management

Thanks Jim.

So what's the sol.?
How can I create a new non-primary partition?

I want to use this partition. please guide.

Thanks
Bargi

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After adding two new SATA hard drives in my computer, I noticed that Disk Management lists SATA Drive C (which contains Win 7) as Disk 2. The other two drives are listed as Disk 0 and Disk 1.

Since I connected SATA Drive C in SATA port 1, I was expecting to see it listed as Disk 0. SATA drives D and E are connected to SATA port 2 and 3 but are listed before the one connected in SATA port 1. Weird!

And since the computer seems to work fine, I'm wondering if the disk numbers listed in Disk Management matter at all? Please let me know if this is normal or if I should change something.

Thanks!

A:Disk numbers in Disk Management matters?

I had the same issue, physically by connecting sata cables disk 1 for XP, disk 2 for Data and disk 3 for Win 7. When initially booting into XP system and going to computer/properties/manage/disk mgr, it showed XP on 0, data on 1 and Win7 on 2. Booting into Win7 and doing the same, the disks were listed as the same, i.e. XP = Win7 = actual physical cable layout. However, on a number of occassions booting into Win7, the drives can be in any order. Machine works and boots OK, guess they are using virtual drives. BTW W7 seems a million times faster than XP Mike

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I ran Computer Management>Disk Management to see the data on all my disk drives. Although all the drives are shown, when looking down the left column I noticed that the number Disk 7 was missing. In other words:
o
o
o
Disk 5 - Removable (Flash Drive)
Disk 6 - Basic (External Drive)
Disk 8 - Basic (External Drive)
o
o
o

So Disk 7 was missing in the listing. I've never experienced that before and was wondering what it meant and whether it indicated a problem.

Any suggestion/advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance........

A:Disk Number Missing in Disk Management

Have you removed an external drive recently? Should there be a disk 7 or was there one recently. The system may not have reset the numbers yet.
Have you tried rebooting?

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my hard drives are working properly but they are not displayed in the disk management.
so what can i do for it?
and my computer icon on the destop was deleted by mistake so from where i can get back my computer icon also i deleted the icon from the recycle bin..

A:hard disk not displayed in disk management

Hi chinu89,

As far as the icons go, the following tutorial covers the procedure to restore both the icons you mentioned: Desktop Icons.

Do your drives show up in Windows Explorer?

Please attach a screenshot of Disk Management so we can see what it looks like as things currently exist. It will be easier than asking a dozen questions about what is or isn't there. We can then proceed from there.

Also, please update and run a full AV scan with your security software. Also, download, install, update, and run a full scan with Malwarebytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org/. This type of problem can be caused by malware - so let's rule that out.

I hope this helps.

Thanks and good luck!

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I just cloned my OS HD to a new Crucial M4 128Gb & it is working just fine.

I later noticed a failed disk - that is about the same size as the new M4. Screenshot is attached.

Do I dare delete this failed phantom disk? Please - no guesses!

A:Disk Management shows failed disk?

OK - I went ahead & deleted it. No ill effects.

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Hello, thanks for reading and any help you may be able to offer.

I have a Western Digital external hard drive. Model WD5000C032 500GB. It's an older device that was working just fine on my Mac (I don't know what OS it was running and do not have access to it any longer). I have brought this HD with me and am now trying to use it on my Windows 8.1 lap top. When I plug it in, the device is not assigned a letter. I can search for it in disk management, but it is uninitialized. I have right clicked on the drive to initialize, and receive an error message "the specific disk is not convertible because the size is less than the minimum size required for GPT disks." I searched online and found a thread on sevenforums that suggested downloading and using Partition Wizard. I downloaded the program and opened the wizard, but it does not see my hard drive. The screen shot will display as far as I've gotten.

I am completely at a loss. I am NOT computer savvy and all of this is a little over my head. I'm hoping someone will be able to help.

A:Unable to initialize disk in Disk Management

I have tried basic troubleshooting (rebooting computer, unplugging device from wall outlet, unplugging device from USB, switching USB ports). At first I thought it was a problem with the driver, but the properties states that the driver is compatible and up to date. I do not want to lose any data that is on the drive if possible (lots of photos, music, etc.). Thanks again.

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i just go a 3tb drive and it shows the right size in my startup screens and everything but when i get in windows to partition it is only 746GB i have tried switching it from MBR over to GPT and from basic to dynamic but still no change any 1 have any ideas

A:i cant get disk management show right disk space

It needs to by GPT to see all 3 TB.

How did you do this switching back and forth from MBR to GPT??

Stay away from dynamic disks at all costs. Just say no if they are ever offered.

What is this disk's purpose? Data only? OS? Data and OS?

Do you want just a single partition on it?

What motherboard make, model, and BIOS do you have?

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Hello
This is my first post in this Tech Support Forum,
When i go to Disk Management i am unable to see any disk partitions in that area only i can see the dvd Rom drive no hard disk and its partitions.
I can access the hard disk from explorer, go to any drive it dosent seams any problem there i can able to do whatever i like to there is no issue.
The only problem is that i am unable to locate my hard drive from Disk Management.
Hope I can able to do justice to the question, as i not a very good at computers so bear with me
thanks for any help regarding this issue
thank you for urs help and suggestions

A:Not able to see hard disk partitions in Disk Management

Please attach a screen shot of Disk Management so we can see what your seeing.

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Hello.My OS is Win XP Home (OEM version).My problem is that whenever i try to run Administrative Tools --> Computer Management --> Disk Management,a small window will pop-up reading, "The RPC server is unavailable".And in the Computer Management window, the status bar would indicate,"Unable to connect to Logical Disk Manager service".But when i run services.msc, both Logical Disk Manager and Logical Disk Manager Administrative Serviceare on automatic and have been started.Disk Defragmenter also does not seem to be functioning,for i have countlessly clicked on the Analyze and Defragment buttons without anything happening.I'm very puzzled as to why i can't run these system tools. I've heard about the benefits of partitioning and defragmenting the hard drive so i would really liketo have a go at it.Help please!

A:Disk Defragmenter And Disk Management Won't Run

Couple of thoughtsFirst you need to be logged on as an administrator to do some of these things. If your individual account is not administrator, then in xp home you need to boot up in safe mode.To do this hit f8 during boot up and you should have an option of logging on as administrator. Default password is no password.Try defragging then. Also here is information on partitioning in windows xp http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309000

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Hi there. Since I bought my new mouse and illuminated keyboard, when I use the PC a lot, they have spontaneously been stoping for a period of time and then they work fine. I didn't have this problem before because I had a ps2 keyboard. Now I have USB mouse and keyboard and this happens. I do believe there is a problem with the power management. A friend of mine has the same motherboard and he incurs the same problem. I have a Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V and here is a printscreen of my bios with the power management tab.
What settings should I change?
 

A:Bios power management

Hi,

I think you'd be able to adjust that power management settings in Windows under

Control Panel>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings>Change Advanced Power Settings>USB Settings
Or in Device Manager>USB Root Hub Properties>Power Management Tab

 

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Hello Everyone!,Im running a asus x540la laptop with AMI bios and i want to make my laptop boot in the morning but i have bo powermanagement option in bios What should i do ?

A:Power management bios

I haven't seen the option to power on a machine at a certain time on any sort of modern machine.  Is it really that slow to boot that you need it to turn on automatically?  If so you should probably address that issue.  Also, a machine that new will use next to no power when it's in standby so that may also be an option if you need to get it up and running quickly.

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Wanted to get to the bios of my wife's win 7 pc. Restarted, and used the delete button as I have done on previous occasions - HOWEVER - no boot messages, and computer went through to desktop without going into bios. (pausing to ask for password of course)

Tried several times, and on one occasion was confronted by a screen message titled boot manager (with the option to press F8 to access memory diagnostic.

Is there a blatantly obvious fix for this? / something I have missed OR can I remove cmos battery to get back to start-up basics?
In all other respects, the PC operates as it should.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Using 'DEL' gets me to boot management NOT bios !!!!!

Hello Purgatory,

What is the manufacture of your computer? When you first start your computer, it should flash-up at the very beginning which F keys get you to which option.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton

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When trying to view my disks in Computer Management>Disk Management, I get "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" for several minutes, then "Loading disk configuration information" nearly forever. After about 20 minutes, some information appears, but I can't scroll the window to see all the data.

Also - I'm now having trouble creating and re-naming new folders in Win Explorer. It "feels" like it's related. Has something else got control of my drives? Any suggestions welcome.

A:Disk Management hangs at "Loading disk configuration information"

Same issue except no problem with renaming folders.

Following services are running:

Virtual Disk set to Manual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Plug and Play

Logged in as administrator account. Drives check out OK with manufacturers diagnostic tools.

Running MMC and adding the Snap-in for Disk Management(Local) does not fix the issue. I'm guessing there's a problematic registry setting for a drive that use to exist or is now having an issue. Anyone have any other suggestions?

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Good day! I have a problem with my computer. It keeps on hanging on the bootscreen part so I tried to boot in safemode. when i check the device manager to see if there's something that affects for my computer slowing, I noticed that there's a yellow icon on "microsoft system management" and did a research on that until I get in this site. I found out that my problem is different from the others. here's the hijackthis log of my computer:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:20:15 PM, on 11/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2011\TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\updatesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDockPlus2\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDockPlus2\ObjectDockTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2011\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jim Davis\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jim Davis\Local Settings\Application Data\Goo... Read more

A:microsoft system management bios

We can't help with HJT logs here. This is the wrong forum. Regardless of your Windows version, HJT logs must be posted here: http://forums.techguy.org/54-virus-other-malware-removal/
 

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I recently acquired a Dell Studio XPS 435 desktop with Vista Ultimate as the OS. My plan is to upgrade to Windows 7 in the next couple of months or so. Therefore I won't need the Vista recovery partition on the hard drive. I am trying to eliminate it and add to the C: drive partition. Looking at my drive 0 in disk management I have from Right to left a C: partition 683Gb NTFS with the usual Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition). Directly to the left is the Recovery or D: drive which is 15Gb NTFS marked Healthy (Primary Partition) and finally to the left is the last partition of 71Mb marked Healthy (EISA Configuration). No idea what that is. Right clicking in the Recovery partition gives several options including: format, shrink volume, extend volume, delete volume, mark volume as active, change drive letter and paths, as well as help.

My question is how to remove the recovery partition and then extend the C: partition. My first thought is to format the recovery partition, delete the volume and then right click the C: drive partition and extend it but I really need some advice so I don't screw up the whole disk. For instance I have no idea what if anything hapens to the drive letters.I think maybe what I am calling partitions are really volumes so you can see I am over my head here. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Bob

A:Help with disk management

Hello Bob, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you have not already, then I would recommend that you create a set of recovery discs from your partition for the "Vista Recovery Disc" and "Applications and Driver Disc". This way you can reinstall Vista on your computer if you ever decided to later. Once you delete the recovery paritions, you will not be able to without these discs.

Dell - Support


The easiest way to do this is to wait until you are doing a clean install of Windows 7. During the install of Windows 7, you can select and delete all partitions on the drive to have only one large C: drive partition again. Steps 7 and 8 in the tutorial below is the part during the installation that you would do this at.

Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have four Sata 3 ports and two Sata 6 ports on my motherboard. I plugged my SSD in one of the Sata 6 ports, one HDD in the other Sata 6 port, and my other HDD in a Sata 3 port when I first got my PC in the summer. In Disk Managment my SSD is showing as Disk 2. I didn't worry about it because everything is working fine. Today I had some time on my hands and went in and reversed the two cables in the Sata 6 ports. I looked in Disk Managment and nothing changed. My SSD still shows as Disk 2 and the other HDD shows the same Disk as if nothing had switched. Shouldn't something have been different?

A:Disk Management

Bigmck, Disk Management usually does not get it right. I don't worry too much about it. As long as you know they are in the correct ports, it is OK. Disk management uses it's own ordering system having not much to do with ports. Maybe someone smarter than me will come along and tell us both how it determines which is which port. I have no clue except that it is usually not right.

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I just installed Win Vista Ultimate 32-bit on my daughters computer,it has a 500 GB drive.When I installed the OS it only recognized the drive as 32 GB.I thought no problem we can just expand the partition later.Now I cannot get it to see the actual size of the disk in the disk management console.What do you do with that?I checked all the standard solutions,I have a huge book Windows Vista Bible.Not one source has said they have a solution to get Vista to recognize drives actual size.
Anyone know what to do?I am willing to start over and reinstall,but maybe we need ome sort of slip stream install,I don't know.
 

A:disk management

when you format/partitioned the drive in the original set up - did you enable
the large disk support.? LDS
 

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Hey People, I have an interesting problem that shouldn't be too hard for you guys.
I have three external hard-disks connected through a USB-HUB with my WinXP computer.
Never had any problems whatsoever.

The other day (that is, today) one of the disks didn't show up in 'My Computer'.
So I did a right-click on my-computer-->manage-->disk management, like we all would do if a disk doesn't show up.
The bar was there but it sayd 'Unallocated' or something like that if I recall.
Basicly, it didn't have a drive letter assigned to it... wich is pretty weird.

Through some magic (that I don't quite remember), I got a drive letter assigned to it.
It shows up in 'My Computer', so problem solved is what I thought. Not even close.

When I double click the drive (It used to be labelled 'K1', now it's called 'Local Disk') it doesn't open it, coming up with an error msgbox: "Y;\ is not accessible \nParameter incorrect". On other PC's it says the drive needs to be formatted.

I really DON'T want to format the drive, since it has our movie project on there that we worked on the last 6 months.

Any options on how to solve this deal?
Please explain very simple, since I'm blond, probably stupid, and not into FAT231245 codenames of whatever... ;-)

THANKS A MILLION!!!

-Efraim
 

A:Uh-Oh... (XP Disk Management)

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I have several external hard drives that I take from one windows 7 64 bit computer to other windows 7 64 bit computers. This is a graphics company. The hard drives hold large gigabytes of film data thus the need to constantly move data from the hard drive to specific computers.

In every instance I have to perform this ritual:
Open control panel> storage disk >management >chose the disk number >change drive letter and path >
Add

Most folks who don't know this routine will be prompted to Format hard drive. If folks knew that the drive needed the hard drive add misery could be avoided.

Thus several times a day I need to add a drive letter path because somehow the letter disappears.

Is there a method to lock in a drive letter? Just curious.
Thanks!

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I have several external hard drives that I take from one windows 7 64 bit computer to other windows 7 64 bit computers. This is a graphics company. The hard drives hold large gigabytes of film data thus the need to constantly move data from the hard drive to specific computers.

In every instance I have to perform this ritual:
Open control panel> storage disk >management >chose the disk number >change drive letter and path >
Add

Most folks who don't know this routine will be prompted to Format hard drive. If folks knew that the drive needed the hard drive add misery could be avoided.

Thus several times a day I need to add a drive letter path because somehow the letter disappears.

Is there a method to lock in a drive letter? Just curious.
Thanks!

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Dell Dimension 4600. No problems. Installed 2nd Hard Drive Maxtor 120gb. On bootup drive found and drivers installed. No drive letter in My Computer. Device manager shows hd installed. BIOS shows hd installed. Does not appear in disk management. Any ideas?
 

A:2nd HD not in disk management

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This is more of a GENERAL issue rather then a windows 7 one, but what ever ..

So lets get started on my problem, i have 2 disk drives, C:/ and D:/

C:/ is perfectly fine, D on the other hand i installed linux on , and i set it so linux would use the WHOLE D drive for memory. Then i wanted to delete it, so i did and now when i go to

My computer (right click it ) -> Manage -> disk Management

Then i deleted the linux partition, so ATM , i have my C , which is fine, D which is what was left of what linux didnt use (3gb), originally was 70 now its 3 cause linux took it. Then a nother
partition which is labeled, "Free Space" which has 63 gb. My question is , how do i make it so my D Drive uses all 68 gb again.

Thanks
 

A:Disk Management..

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Hi. Hi have a lenovo z470 with three partitions, (1) local disk (C) - approx. 500+Gb, (D): - approx. 30 GB, and (3) microsoft office click to run protected (Q). My HDD has a capacity of 640 GB. I tried to shrink my drive c to 120+ gb, and succeeded. So now i have 464.03 gb of free space. Iwanted to extend my drive D get all the remaining free space, so i backed up the contents of drive d, and deleted the volume using disk management. The 30 gb was now labeled free space, but without thinking, I deleted this free space, instead of extending the 464 gb free space I previously created. How do I get it back? I badly need your help. I already tried several partition recovery tools, but they don't work, or I don't know how to make them work. I'm missing about 30 gb of free space, and when i run disk management again, it says that disk 0 only has a capacity of 596.17 gb. Thanks in advance.

A:disk management help

Hello jay1623, welcome to Seven Forums!

From what you say the "Free Space" was part of an Extended partition and not compatible with a Primary partition, what I'm sure the other paratitions are; using Windows disk management to create a fourth partition it will be an Extended partition by default.



   Information

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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I just purchased a new XPS DELL computer with windows 8.1 on it. it has local disk (c with 108GB with 5.24 GB free and Local Disk (I with 1.81 TB with 1.7TB free.

It appears that everything that is put on the computer is only going to the C: drive

Don't know a lot about computers, how can I get some of the stuff off of the C: drive and everything else to th I: drive?
 

A:Disk Management

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I using XP pro C drive 4gigs and F drive 9gigs on a 13gig HD. I want to combine the c and F drive to give me more disk space on the c drive. Or how do I get everything to down load to the F drive and use my c drive just for the operating system . Please help. Thanks
 

A:Disk management

In "My Computer" ... Right click on the F drive and choose to create a shortcut.
This will place a shortcut to the F drive on your desktop.
Now you can copy (move) your Data to the F drive .. or choose to download it there.

Combining the partitions will require software ....
sure you wouldn't rather install a bigger HD instead ??
 

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This is my first post ... so please be gentle with me!!

System is dual boot to Vista home premium and Windows 7 pro.

Vista is on E: and Windows 7 is on C:, and both work fine.

Problem is that I want to use N: for backup (this previously had Vista installed on it) but can't because it is a system disk.

Question is, how do I make C: the system disk so that I can use N: for backup?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Disk management

Why would you not include the Disk Mgmt drive map so we can see where these partitions actually are? Please maximize the window and include everything so we can answer you best.

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My Asus Notebook came with the HD partitioned into OS (C) 75 gb and data (D) 208gb. I have just about filled C partition. I don't need it to be partition. I have tried shrinking D drive using the disk management tool. But the shrink volume does not go to C but to something called free volume. When i open my computer I cannot see the shrinked GB. I just want an unpartioned HD.

How can I do this?

Thanks

A:Disk management

Try this util, it should help you extend the C partition: News

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Start - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management.

The Disk Management is no longer showing the disks - all it has is a blank screen with a message at the base - Connecting to Virtual Disk Service. Going to Services shows this set to manual and started. Can anyone help with this. Also a few days ago when hooking up an external drive the PC no longer automatically recognised the drive and it was necessary to allocate a drive letter via Disk Management but this facility is no longer available. Everything was working fine until then so any input/help appreciated.

Win7 64bit, 8gb ram, SSD128gb and HD500gb.

A:Disk Management

Do the disks show up in Device Manager and in the BIOS?

I think I'd be inclined to run the system file checker making sure you've backed everything up first.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't find anything try a full anti-virus scan in Safe Mode.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

When you get things up and running you might want to change the external drive's drive letter to one higher up the alphabet so as to avoid any conflict with the existing drives.

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Can someone tell me if this looks right with the boot drive C being disk 3
thxs

A:disk management

It would be better to swap C to Disk0 so any future Startup Repair won't derail the System Boot files to a preceding partition which is accidentally marked Active. Remember to set it first to boot if you do.

Either way you need to mark H Inactive - only the System drive should be marked Active: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

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Not sure if this is the right section (I'm obviously new), I looked at all the subs and I thought this was the most appropriate one.

So anyways, here's my inquiry.

I tried to figure this out by myself but I guess it's above me. I reinstalled windows a bit ago and for some reason it moved 115G over to my D: drive which I didn't want and I'm trying to figure out how to move it back to my C: drive. I moved the extra space in disk management and it's now unallocated, but I can't extend or merge my D: drive. Also, I reinstall windows again this morning. I dislike how windows 7 saves the old data and I was wondering if I could somehow bypass all that and actually start anew when I do reinstall windows.
 

A:Help: Disk Management

With just one reading I couldn't really understand what you are describing and for what help you are asking. And I am not going to try to read those fly specs again. Could you tell us your current situation and what it is that you want to do? (But, don't bother doing that for my sake if you are going to use a non-default font.)
 

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I'm trying to change my external hard drive from 'NTFS' to 'FAT32'.

I was following a guide on WikiHow, and the guide told me to delete the external hard drive's partition, and then recreate the partition for my external hard drive.

I deleted my external hard drive's partition, and I'm trying to recreate the partition, but I cannot find out how to do so. When I deleted my external hard drive's partition, it disappeared, so there's I cannot easily recreate a partition. Can someone help me, please?

Thanks

Additional InformationMy external hard drive is a 'My Passport Essential'; it holds 500GB of space.
My external hard drive was listed as a 'G' drive on my computer.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

A:Disk Management - Need Help, Please

Have a looky over here pal

data-partition

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hey guy i just tryed to use disk management to hide a drive that has a back up off all my data on it and i keep geting this error from it but i have not changed anything from last night when it was working ok

A:help with disk management

Hello F17ZY,

In Services, double check the services listed below to make sure that they set this way:Plug and Play - Started - Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Started - Automatic
Virtual Disk - Manual
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there any way to retrieve volumes, or files, from unallocated partitions? I deleted the wrong partition, and it was sent to an unallocated partition. Need help!!!! :
 

A:Disk management gone bad

Uh, Oh.

Chances are that the files are still there. But getting them back may be a problem.

Try booting from this floppy (Run the program to create the floppy) and running "pr.exe" at the prompt. Try the option to scan the drive for partitions. See if it can recover anything.

http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/APR.exe

Recovery software will need a defined partition before it can even search. But do as little as possible to that drive to avoid erasing anything. In other words, try one thing at a time and then use this program to see what it can recover before trying something else since each step is capable of permanently erasing the files.

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm

If all else fails, use Disk Management to create a new partition in the exact same place as the old one. Format it, but be sure to do a "Quick" format if the option is available to avoid erasing any surviving files. Then try the PCI recovery utility again.

Here is another file recovery program that you can try. See if either will scan without a format first, but I think a format will be necessary. With this program (Restoration), click "Others" and "Scan All Clusters".

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html
 

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a new hard drive (Seagate 1 TB) from system image. My old hard drive was a 500 GB but was partitioned into C: 304.82 and D: 148.33. When I look in disk management, I see 465.76 GB and 6 MB of unallocated space. How do I make it all one drive again or should I keep partitions. The drive was partitioned when I bought the PC from an individual, but that drive has failed now. It is now installed on the new hard drive. Please help.
I hope I didn't confuse you with my post.

Thank you
Fay

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The rest of your space probably stayed unallocated in Disk Management, post a screenshot of it as described in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

You should be able to extend to the free space to the right of current partition, still post that screenshot so we can guide you accurately.

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Hi All,
I am havein Vista Home Premium instaled on mu laptop.
there are three partition on my Hard disk
C: 31 GB
D: 5 Gb (Recovery disk)
E : 75 GB
I wan to format my system and want to merge C:\ drive and E:\ drive as single drive. I have recovery disk with me.
I dont bother if data is lost on either drive. I just want to reinsitall every thing and create single drive.
Please help

A:Disk Management

Originally Posted by sachien


Hi All,
I am havein Vista Home Premium instaled on mu laptop.
there are three partition on my Hard disk
C: 31 GB
D: 5 Gb (Recovery disk)
E : 75 GB
I wan to format my system and want to merge C:\ drive and E:\ drive as single drive. I have recovery disk with me.
I dont bother if data is lost on either drive. I just want to reinsitall every thing and create single drive.
Please help



Sachien, IMO it's not a good idea at all. Instead, you should move your data folders like Desktop, Documents, Downloads, pictures, etc., to drive E, so that if in the future, you need to reinstall the OS and format your primary partition, you do not have to worry about the data. Check this out: Move Documents,Desktop,Videos,Pictures,Downloads to new location in Vista | Windows Reference

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In Windows XP Pro, is there a way to get a set of Dynamic Disks that have been spanned into a single volume to un-span and revert to being Basic Disks again without losing all the data on the disks?

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Hi Sarge,

Long time no see and glad you are still around and kicking. Anyway, the only way that I know you can do that is to move the total disk to a temp file on your hard disk, then copy or burn a CD with the files that you want on each disk. Don't think there is any automatic way to revert them back without this process.

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Hi,I am having this error message on my hp dc7800.2210 - parameters frame errorme bios extension module execution has haltedupdate bios or management engine firmware if problem persists.2206 - end of post heci failuresystem halted. power cycle the system to reboot. now how can i update bios from usb

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