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

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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
 

Nodsu

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You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 
Physical device itself not present

well, i would format the drive after creating a part. but the physical drive itself is not shown by windows disk manager. (it only shows my other Seagate hard drive and my LIteon CDRW)
 
Doesn't detect secondary hard drive

My computer doesn't detect my secondary hard drive and doesn't can't acess it in my computer, device manager, or the control panal. What do i do?

Please some one help me. I really need this Hard Drive!!!
 

patio

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Kanak said:
well, i would format the drive after creating a part. but the physical drive itself is not shown by windows disk manager. (it only shows my other Seagate hard drive and my LIteon CDRW)

Travel to bootdisk and grab a WinME boot disk. Extract to a floppy; set BIOS to boot from A: ; re-boot and you can FDisk and format the drive from there.
When you re-boot into Windows the drive will now be visible and you can change it as you see fit, i. e. convert to NTFS, partition or whatever.

patio :cool:
 
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