Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer doesn't recognize internal drive installing vista

After full slow erase of hard drive,NOT QUICK ERASE! I tried to reinstall vista, and when it ask's where to install, It shows the drive as drive 0 with 0 size and it won't install. could someone with knowledge please help? Thanks.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

  • Expert
  • 137 Answers

Drive 0 means that it is the first (or only) drive plugged in. You should use a partition manager to format the hard drive to give it a partition. After you have a partition made (NTFS format) it should show up!

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: maxtor diamondmax plus 9 6y080l0

IDE AND SATA CONTROLLER PROBLEMS ON MAXTOR DRIVES.UNINSTALL CONTROLLERS AND REBOOT,DO NOT PLUG IDE DRIVE IN.THEN REBOOT AGAIN PLUG IDE DRIVE AND LOOK IN DEVICE MANAGER IF DRIVE IS RECOCNIZED CORRECTLY.(ASUS BOARD) OR INTEL CHIPSET PROBLEMS.

Posted on May 20, 2008

Witchunter
  • 98 Answers

SOURCE: windows does not see full size of new Hard drive

Is your disk correctly partitioned?

  1. Right-click My Computer.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. Click Disk Management.
Find your newly installed disk and see if there is any unpartitioned space on it. If there is, just create a new partition, or delete the previous one so you can create the partition which will consume full size of the disk.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • 192 Answers

SOURCE: Western Digital hard drive

If this is an external hard drive, what has happened is the USB interface has actually malfunctioned. I had a similar problem with a Seagate one.

If your computer is SATA capable with your present hard drive, what you have to do is actually remove the casing of the external hard drive until you come to the physical drive. It is a SATA hard drive. I removed the casing off mine because the USB interface all of a sudden died.

When I did this and plugged it into my computer, it recognized it immediately and had all of my files there. As long as none of the folders were encrypted, this goes on without a hitch.

Just take your time in removing the casing and you will be fine.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: External hard drive isn't recognized!

Yes. Really try plugging with different USB cables in different USB ports. That helped for me.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

  • 343 Answers

SOURCE: have brought a new external

If you are using a usb hub disconnect it completely and try connecting your Western Digital directly to a usb port on your laptop. If that doesn't work try booting into safe mode and see if it shows up then. If it works in safe mode a recent update to your virus program or another program could be blocking it. Hope I was of some help , Thanks for using FixYa

Posted on May 12, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

4 Answers

How do I erase hard drive


Right click the drive in Windows Explorer and choose Format
(Don't choose quick format)

Jan 15, 2017 | Hard Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Windows\system32\drivers\viamraid.sys missing


If you have a windows install disk, then download active kill disk.

You need to erase the hard drive the right way, you don\'t format from NTFS to NTFS to erase a HDD.

Here is a free eraser, but you need to burn it to a **** and boot to it so it runs in DOS.
http://how-to-erase-hard-drive.com/downloadfree.htm

You can also go to Western digital and use the tools for HDD to erase.
Once the HDD is erased, your clear CMOS, reset the setting in the BIOS such as boot order, you should be able to reinstall windows and install all the correct drivers.

Apr 14, 2013 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

1 Answer

Acer Aspire one 722 windows 7 netbook. "Check cable connection" and "no bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key" are two common things appearing. The computer recognized hardrive, hardr


Hello, it looks like somehow the master boot record was erased from the hard drive, maybe viral? You mentioned the hard drive was recognized in the bios correct? If you need data from the hard drive the easiest way would be to pull the hard drive out and use an external hard drive enclosure to remove the data before you erase everything from the hard drive. If you dont need anything thing you can proceed to do a new install of Windows 7. Turn the computer on then hold alt and the f10 key to perform a factory recovery. This will erase everything and reinstall Windows 7. If this doesnt work then you will need a new hard drive and a bootable usb drive with Windows 7 on it. Hope this helps.

Feb 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to completely erase the hd


A hard drive is the brain of a computer. However, over time, that brain can become overworked and overly saturated with old software and outdated information. It becomes clogged and needs a fresh start. By erasing a hard drive, you can give your PC that fresh new beginning. With a few steps you can erase your hard drive manually, without the aid of expensive software.

Make sure your data is protected before you proceed. Whatever you do not save will be lost once you erase the drive. Use a CD or jumpdrive to save your information. Boot with a system disk. Before you continue to erase the hard drive, use the system to create a system disk. Use a 3-1/2 inch floppy disk and format it with the command "format a: /s"; this will create a bootable disk that contains system commands. Place it in the drive of your system and turn it off, then back on. Reformat the hard drive. Once you've booted with the system disk, type "format c: /s"; this will reformat the hard disk, virtually destroying the old hard drive you used to know. Depending on the of the drive, the formatting may take a fairly long time. Once the formatting is over, use the command "fdisk" to create partitions (which are logical sections for your hard drive's storage). Given the newer hard drives and operating systems of today, you can fdisk the drive and use all of the space. or if you dont have a floppy drive Download a disk wiping utility, such as Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) or KillDisk. DBAN is an open-source product, while KillDisk is available as a free, closed-source download. http://www.dban.org/ http://www.killdisk.com/ Once you download the file, save it to your computer somewhere easy to remember. Insert a blank CD into your computer and use a CD writing program to burn the hard disk wipe utility to the blank CD. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, there is a built-in utility that will perform this task. Back up the data on your computer that you want to save, if necessary. Insert the CD that you created into the computer that is attached to the hard drive you wish to erase. Power on the computer and choose the setup option to boot from the CD. Once you have booted from the CD, you will enter into the hard disk wipe utility. Depending on which utility you chose to use, this screen will vary, but the choice you want to select is to erase or wipe a disk drive. Choose the hard disk that you wish to wipe and confirm that you wish to permanently erase the data on it. Before confirming this, you may wish to physically double check and ensure that you are erasing the correct drive. Once you start the erasing process, it cannot be halted, paused or reversed. You will have to wait for anywhere from a few hours to even a few days for the process to complete, depending on how large your hard drive is.
or you could just reinstall another operating system this will automatically delete the old wrong one you installed.



Hope this helps.

Jan 02, 2013 | Western Digital WD Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT...

1 Answer

Mac G5, what is pin set up. my computer doesn't see my new hard disq WD1002FAEX


If it is not seeing it then you will need to format it properly for Mac's most hard Drives are pre-formatted for PC's.
You also need to make sure the SATA cable is plugged into the right place on the board.
SATA Hard Drives do not need a pin out. Only IDE drive's have that function.

If this is an addon drive then


Open the system drive, usually titled "Macintosh HD." Open Applications, then Utilities and double click the "Disk Utility" program to open it. A window will open giving a list of all the drives currently mounted on the computer.
  • Select the disk that needs to be formatted on the left. It is not possible to format the startup disk unless the system has booted from the Install Disk. It is important to note that formatting the startup disk will permanently erase the data stored on the disk. If you are planning on erasing the startup disk, back up all important files and applications.
  • Click on the "Erase" tab to the right of the list of drives. The window will now display the options for erasing the hard drive and formatting it to work on the Macintosh computer.
  • Select the Volume Format from the pop-up list. In most cases it's best to leave it at "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as this is the default. This setting is the best option for running Mac OS X. If there are other requirements for the disk, then select the format that best suits your needs. If you have questions about the formats, refer to the Apple user's manual.
  • Name the hard drive. Type a name for the disk in the field where it asks for the name. This name will always appear when the disk is mounted on a Macintosh computer.
  • Click the erase button. A window will open asking to verify the erase procedure. Click the erase button in this window to start the process of erasing the disk. Once the process is complete, the drive will appear with the name it was given on the left side of the window with the list of drives and on the desktop of the Macintosh computer.


  • I got these instructions off ehow.com

    Jul 02, 2011 | Western Digital WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX...

    3 Answers

    RM Z91FR laptop I want to remove the windows "Vista Ultimate" operating system and go back to XP Vista has slowed the machine drastically and filled the HD. I also want to instal a larger HD...


    try to format all your drive by deleting your partition..insert your xp cd room boot with cd room press enter, press f8 press esc, press d, press l, then press c and enter

    May 06, 2011 | ASUS Computers & Internet

    1 Answer

    How do I erase my hard drive on a IBM T30 and reload the operating system and drivers.


    Get an install disk for the operating system you wish to install (Make sure your computer is able to handle that operating system first), then put the disk in and boot to the disk. If your computer is not set up to boot to disk first then you will have to go into the BIOS, usually F2 of F12 on boot (whatever says press to enter setup), then change the boot settings from there.

    Once you are inside the installer for that Operating System, it will give you an option to erase the hard drive you are wanting to install the operating system on, and restart new. Just so you are aware, this will reformat and ERASE EVERYTHING on that hard drive, so make sure that you have anything you want saved backed up somewhere else.

    Once that is done, continue installing the operating system and then your hard drive will be erased, and the operating system will be reinstalled.

    If you were just looking to erase a hard drive, then you can go to my computer, then right-click the hard drive you want to erase, then click format. THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING!

    Hope this helps!

    Mar 23, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

    5 Answers

    It claims to be full. How do I empty it and start over?


    It depends on your operating system but is similar for most windows versions.
    For windows 7/vista
    Click Start Click computer right click the flash drive and click format check quick format and then click start
    Note: this will erase everything on the drive.

    Mar 05, 2011 | Dane-Elec DaneElec 2GB USB Drive Red Hard...

    1 Answer

    Laptop blue screens when trying to reinstall vista


    The problem might be with the bad sectors on a hard drive. You should run Scan Disk on a partition where you were trying to install Windows Vista.

    Jan 16, 2009 | Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook

    1 Answer

    Got a question for you...


    The windows XP pro cd has the tools you need
    DO NOT FLASH THE BIOS
    DO NOT ERASE THE HARD DRIVE
    sometimes when the hard drives are erased and they are SATA the bios won't recognize a RAW SATA drive.
    1. enter the setup utility and configure the BIOS Boot order to boot from CD/DVD
    2. insert Win XPPRO CD
    3. apply settings and save and exit
    4. reboots automatically
    5. press any key when prompted
    6. select the install
    7. select the primary partition you want and delete that partition.
    8. confirm you want to delete it,
    9. quick format to ntfs.
    10. once formated the loading of the OS is auto

    Apr 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Computers & Internet Logo

    Related Topics:

    50 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Computers & Internet Experts

    Doctor PC
    Doctor PC

    Level 3 Expert

    7733 Answers

    kakima

    Level 3 Expert

    102366 Answers

    David Payne
    David Payne

    Level 3 Expert

    14161 Answers

    Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...