I have my "ExcelStor Technology J840" on as a slave drive (Disk 1) on my computer. The master, where I have my Windows2000 OS, is a Sumsang SPO411C. Recently I removed the ExcelStor and put in another drive for a short while to copy some stuff from there, and then I put back the ExcelStor.
My problem is after the switch I can no longer see the ExcelStor Technology J840 in Windows Explorer nor can I run any programs installed on it. I have checked the BIOS and Device Manager and they all detect it. I have scanned for problems in the Add/Remove Hardware (Control Panel) and it says the drive is working properly.
However when I run Partition Magic it tells me that I used a different drive geometry to create the partition and advises me not to tamper with the HDD using Partition Magic, where it appears as "BAD".
How can I get my ExcelStor Technology J840 to work again, without formatting.
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Re: Can't See HDD in Windows Explorer
Afraid Excelstors hard drive repair tool requires the drive to get wiped to fix the errors not like seagate or western digitals, only thing worth trying is put in a windows xp disc and boot off the disc, Press R on the first screen to do a repair in like dos mode.
it will take you into a black screen with a dos prompt, type this in
CHKDSK C: /R
then press enter
it will take about 30min-1hr but has a good chance of getting the drive to read..
once complete take out xp disc and restart pc
all the best
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For your specific operating system, assuming that Windows is running, locate Admistrative Tools -> Disk management. You should see Disk 0 or Disk 1 with your Excelstor 80GB drive: if you do not have a partition, create one or more partition, assign drive letter(s) and then format using the context menu. If you do not see the drive in the Disk Management screen, then your Bios has not been setup properly or your drive is not connected properly. Hope it helps.
I assume these are IDE drives since SATA doesn't require jumper settings. . .You will need to set the primary drive jumper to master[ma] & the secondary drive jumper to slave[sl]. Some systems require dual hdd systems to have both set to the cable select[cs] jumper. Check your motherboard or system manufacturer manual to see which setup your system requires. If you lost the manual most manufacturers have it availablr on their website under the support link. Hope this helps.
Installing Windows XP on a SATA hard drive is not a straight-forward task as Windows XP does not recognize the SATA drive. In order to install operating systems such as Windows XP on SATA drives, the latest SATA drivers are required.Download SATA drivers for the motherboard from the website and integrate them with the XP installation CD using software such as nLite. SATA drivers can also be installed as third party drivers; you will be prompted during the installation process. Without proper SATA drivers, installing Windows XP on a SATA hard drive is not possible as SATA mode would have to be disabled in the BIOS to continue with the installation.
Installing Windows XP on a Serial ATA hard drive is not an easy task, because the system does not recognize SATA drivers at startup. Windows XP Pro SP2 fares a little better with SATA drivers, but here is what can be done in cases where the driver is not recognized.
right click on the 'My Computer' icon, go to 'Manage', then click on 'Disk Management', and see if you need to either format the drive, assign a drive letter, or if it's recognized correctly. Most of the time, you'll find the drive in here just needs to be formatted, or it needs to be assigned a specific drive letter.