Hard disk spins and light on but does not show up on computer
I tryed puting hard disk ( Seagate Momentus 5400.2 60 GB ) from last computer windows xp into Sumvision 2.5'' EnclosureWXT-E 844. When usb plugged into HP PAVILLION 6000 with windows vista, red light comes on enclosure & disk spins but drive does show up in ''Computer'' .
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Have you checked the maximum capacity and harddrive specification that your laptop could handle? You might be using a harddrive specs that exceeded the maximum. However, try to check if it is properly seated first before trying to use lower specs of harddrive.
what happen is this once you see such again change the Operating CD you are using and get another XP CD to try it again it might be the fault of the CD but if it persist then find a system that you will us it to format your harddisk and load the operating CD then later you change it back and ready for use
When you created a partition on the new hard drive, did you make the partition active?
A partition that has not been activated can be formatted and Windows installed, disk check etc. but will not boot up.
You can make the partition by booting up in DOS with either a floppy disk or a boot CD and run the DOS command "fdisk" and navigate to Set the partition active.
If you know the brand of hard drive you can download their setup and recover homepage Ive done it many times. If its a seagate go to seagate.com look for software or support and so on. let me know if this was what you needed . good luck dc.
try disk checking utility and check for Temp files try cleaning them or Google CCCleaner download it its free and try to find the files that are taking space delete them , other wise go to control panel in system see how much system restore has reserved on hard disk for itself try redusing the percentage , Defragment ur hard disk using Xp disk checking utility lemme know abt it
Here at my shop I have run into this exact same problem on several P3 Compaq's and a few Toshiba's. I found that some of these machines, not all, but some, will not accept the 5400RPM drive, but will take the 4200RPM drive just fine. It's just weird because some that do are the exact same model, and I'm not real sure why it won't accept them. I've looked into it and the best that I can surmise is that 5400 is too fast for the reading system in the bios, or it's a power issue. Go with a 4200RPM drive and you shouldn't have any problem. You won't be able to tell any difference in the machine's performance between the two RPM speeds.