Hard disk problem

By harry houdini ยท 8 replies
Jul 3, 2004
  1. hi,

    i was recently disconnecting disused network connections via a group selection when i accidently also disconnected my additional hard disk which contains all my music, movies, simpsons episodes etc....

    i attempted to re-enable the hard disk through control panel > administrative tools > computer management > disk management but the option to enable the disk was greyed out.

    I know the hard disk is still being detected because it is still present in the devices list.

    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. STK

    STK TS Rookie Posts: 102

    can you see files that are on it?
  3. harry houdini

    harry houdini TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope, can't get any access to it.

    eg. when i click on my computer, the drive isn't there

    tried system restore but it can't restore mistakes like this :(
  4. STK

    STK TS Rookie Posts: 102

    there has to be some way to do it, someone will read this post and know how to do it.

    good luck, STK
  5. harry houdini

    harry houdini TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hope so... i've lost internet connection too cos i moved house so have to keep trekking to uni to try to solve the prob!
  6. STK

    STK TS Rookie Posts: 102

    you might have to reinstall windows, then it would detect the drive again, but there has to be an easier way.
    once again, good luck
  7. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Reseat the cables to the drive, if the drive is listed in Device MAnager, try removing it from there and allow it to redetect.
  8. STK

    STK TS Rookie Posts: 102

    is it internal or external? cause my CD WR is not responding and isnt detected, so i plan on opening my case soon and making sure it is connected. if it is external try disconnecting and reconnecting.
  9. WonderWanker

    WonderWanker TS Rookie


    Try doing an IDE/HDD detection in your bios then save and exit
    XP has a way of detecting even when the bios is unaware that it exists
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