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Hardrive shows on bios, but not on OS

By mad-skillz
Mar 6, 2008
  1. I have a 80gb Maxtor diamondMax 20 STM3802110A hard drive. It partitioned into 2, and it was working fine until the one partition got slow and now the hard drive shows in the BIOS, But not on xp. I tried installing linux opensuse on it but it doesnt work. Help me please !!!!!!! Im desperate
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well at least BIOS (cmos) sees it.

    I believe your best approach would be to download your Hard Drive diagnostic tool, to test for any errors.
    Please click here-->http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    Can you see the drive in Disk Management?

    Start>Run>diskmgmt.msc>Ok

    *Edit*

    Kimsland is a cheater, TechSpot's servers give him priority when multiple people try to post a message at the same time as him ;).
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Not true, I'm just quicker and you don't want to admit it :)
     
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    Haha, pure fallacy :D.
     
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