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

By Kanak ยท 5 replies
Feb 26, 2005
  1. 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
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,836   +6

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

    Kanak TS Rookie Topic Starter

    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)
  4. Bovine629

    Bovine629 TS Rookie

    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!!!
  5. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    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:
  6. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

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