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and bring it to the Pros... Any ideas? In the new Computer Management window expand "Storage" if necessary and click on Disk Management. I am going to try and install Windows on this drive, but I fear it may be gubbed :( Report NickNYC 15Posts Saturday February 14, 2009Registration date February 17, 2009 Last his comment is here

Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Community Member List Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Tutorials Advanced Search Forum Vista Newsgroup Archive Vista Newsgroups Vista hardware & devices BIOS After all, I did see the driver load during startup, but could not find the drive in my computer. Foo!Ideas?- John rand_79Sep 5, 2009, 1:03 AM try the drive in another computer.also try disconnecting all the drives (note which was plugged in where)and just try the new drive.. PaperdocFeb 24, 2010, 8:30 PM Kendrac, it is pretty rare that a drive can show up in BIOS and NOT in Disk Management. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-32218-2nd-sata-hard-drive-not-shown-on-my-computer

Second Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management

A Quick Format will do the job in 5 to 15 minutes. I have the latest RAID drivers from Toshiba which was updated after I installed Vista. A Full Format will do a Quick Format, then go though every sector of the drive and test it, marking off any faulty ones (very rare) so they won't be used. Vista General Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On

  1. RIGHT-click on it and, from the menu, choose to Partition the drive.
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  3. A Full Format will do a Quick Format, then go though every sector of the drive and test it, marking off any faulty ones (very rare) so they won't be used.
  4. Each of these represents one Partition on the HDD.
  5. I see http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccgadeegdkjkdecgfkceghdgngdgmm.0&all_docs=true as your drivers available online.
  6. PaperdocFeb 2, 2010, 1:37 AM Deca, let's see if we can help.
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  8. The lower one, which SCROLLS, also shows you other devices Windows does not yet understand.
  9. Helpful +11 Report Sandancer Jan 10, 2009 at 03:12 PM Ecxellent peice of advice, I just bought a 1TB Hitachi HDD, and googles for an asnwer on how to make it
  10. If the computer is using IDE/ATA hard drives instead of SATA hard drives, the computer will not be able to see the second hard drive if both devices are using Master

Or, is this unit to be for data only?6. This was done approximately two years ago and, until now, there have been no further problems. The lower one, which SCROLLS, also shows you other devices Windows does not yet understand. Internal Hard Drive Not Showing Up solved Hdd not detected in bios, disk management detects it but shows it as not initialized, recovery software reports it has 0mb Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the

Register now Not a member yet? 2nd Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 10 RIGHT-click on it and, from the menu, choose to Partition the drive. If either cable is loose or faulty, the computer will be unable to see the drive. Choose the NTFS File System option.

Does the machine work? Installing Second Sata Hard Drive Without Raid At that point I was able to figure out that the raid controller was woring correctly and set up a mirrored array by turning on the controller on those ports and I was able to "Stumble" on the solution:Click on the start button; right click on "computer" (which is in the right panel of the pop-up.) Click on manage. If you do, when you are finished come back here and find the remainder shown as "Unallocated Space".

2nd Hard Drive Not Showing Up Windows 10

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!Thanks,[email protected] 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Many Thanks this worked for me by andyb1468 · 9 years ago In reply to Format a second https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5b6bd2d6-b4b1-487a-b0a5-ddd69dde43c4/bios-and-vista-not-recognizing-2nd-hard-drive?forum=itprovistahardware Please select the optimum RAID level by referring to the table below: RAID Level RAID Level 0 with 2 drives The total size of the two units. Second Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management I spent about six hours on this silly thing before I found this bit of advice. Second Hard Drive Not Showing Windows 7 All I did was upgrade from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to installing Windows Vista.

Report David in Alabama- Feb 14, 2009 at 07:06 AM Spot on, Thanks Report jit- Feb 14, 2009 at 08:13 AM i will to thx you for your advice it was this content Report camster› naturalspeed - Jan 4, 2009 at 09:25 PM due you rock, that was perfect advice and well said, thanks! The hard drive that has a bootable partition must be made to be first in the list, Save bios settings.- or - you must change which data header the drive that Lucky I found you with-in 5 minutes or I would still be spending all night try to find the answer on the net.. Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Bios

Happened after my computer froze and now the system now takes a longer than usual pause between windows load screen and the welcome screen. Access Disk Management by pressing "Windows-R," typing "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes), and then pressing "Enter." The Disk Management tool shows all connected, functioning hard drives regardless of formatting on the Disk keep sharing... weblink How old is it?

The drives were visible in my raid control software and in the safely remove hardware icon in the tray, but still not in disk management. Internal Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management Full Format takes many hours!When you are done, exit out of Disk Management, reboot and your newly prepared hard drive should show up in My Computer as an empty unit ready No, create an account now.

they will erase the data on it while thinking they are fixing it.

But I can't because Windows doesn't see it!!! Click Start, RIGHT-click My Computer in the window, then click on Manage from the menu. All I did was upgrade from Windows XP Service > Pack 3 to installing Windows Vista. How To Allocate A Hard Drive Win XP does not have built-in drivers for "native Sata" or AHCI devices.

reconnected it via SATA and same story. If you do, when you are finished come back here and find the remainder shown as "Unallocated Space". It's not listed in the Disk Management tool, nor in Device Manager or the system info -- even Seagate's SeaTools does not see the drive.I have switched cables with one of http://w3concepts.net/hard-drive/bios-doesn-t-recognize-sata-drive-but-it-boots-from-it.php http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=602〈=en Hope this helps some.

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Friday, June 13, 2008 9:15 AM Reply | your advise rally helping many.best of luck for your future Report pete_thorn- Mar 25, 2009 at 04:19 AM Hi, sorry for bothering you but I have a similar but slightly different Then you click on more actions in the side Actions panel and run a wizard that lets you assign a drive letter and format the drive (which takes a long time). Then check if you can see second hard drive.

If the troublesome HDD is not showing up here, it has a major hardware problem because the BIOS cannot communicate with it at all. After doing further trouble shooting, it did turn out that the SATA cable between the HDD and the motherboard was the problem. You'll have a choice of how big it should be and most likely want to use all the drive in one volume. (You can use only part of the space. I plugged it into my computer I checked my BIOS it was there, I went onto my computer and It was split into 2 different drives (It was previously used), So

IF you believe your HDD should be replaced under warranty, the manufacturer probably will want that info before agreeing to do that. I've read the many threads on second SATA hard drives but no one mentions that their BIOS does not recognize the drive as well as Vista.How do I fix this problem?? No problem.After I installed Vista the second drive is not showing and I can't format it from disk management services because it is not shown. Give it any letter not already in use.

Until this driver is installed, Windows cannot access the RAID array.