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Hard Drive not showing

By Jonnym
Nov 6, 2006
  1. I just plugged in another Hard drive to my PC... yes I set it as a slave and the main one as master and all that jazz.

    When I Turned my comp on I got all the windows is installing your hardware meassages but I went into My computer and its not there. Only the Master is there.

    I found it in the Bios at start up and it is set as master and I found it in device manager and it is "working properly".

    I also tried adding new hardware and i just got the message at the end saying your horware is working correctly....


    Any Ideas people?
     
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Change the jumper on the slave to CS or take the jumper out completey and reboot
     
  3. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    The are no jumpers on the back of the secondary HDD and i have restarted about 5 times
     
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Then thats your issue you need a jumper. This terminates the signal in the controller
     
  5. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    It's not the problem

    The computer noes its there i can see it in device manager its just not showing in my computer
     
  6. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Try changing the folder options to default
     
  7. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    how do you do that?

    i had a different hard drive in last nite and that showed up just fine by the way
     
  8. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    odd.

    Go to any folder, tools, folder options and then either reset to default or unhide hidden folders
     
  9. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    ok done that and still nothing!!

    this is really annoying me now
     
  10. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Its annoying me too and its not my system. give me a minute, let me check something
     
  11. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    What kind of drive is it? Who makes it?
     
  12. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Its a 40gig seagate barracuda 7200.7
     
  13. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

  14. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Run: 06/11/2006 20:13:08

    Primary IDE Channel : ST340014A
    Model: ST340014A
    Serial Number: 5JVXYN8S
    Capacity: 40.02 GB
    Test result: Self-test routine completed without error.


    ill try the 20 minute test now ao ill post that in a bit but i dont think itll achieve anything becase so far everything i have done says the drive is ok
     
  15. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    What does the jumper settings on the HDD say? I still think you need the jumper installed
     
  16. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    ::::


    all it has is 2 diagrams on with the jumper on the far left pins and it says master on off and then the next diagram says cable select and that on the second set of pins from the left
     
  17. Jonnym

    Jonnym TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    yep just as i thought

    Run: 06/11/2006 20:36:51

    Primary IDE Channel : ST340014A
    Model: ST340014A
    Serial Number: 5JVXYN8S
    Capacity: 40.02 GB
    Test result: Self-test routine completed without error.


    that was teh 20 minute test
     
  18. kathe

    kathe TS Rookie

    Enter Disk Managerment, right click the partitions which on the new HD and choose "Change drive letter and paths".
     
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