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Only one drive showing out of two

M2N68-LA duel harddrives only one working after pc crash had to reinstall new vista not the hp one as it wouldnt load computer only reading one drive now i changed the leads round and there working fine so problems not there vista telling me all hardware is working any ideas

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  • karmaxxxx Apr 21, 2009

    thanxs @ dickcanfixit hope this post helps anybody with a hp pavillion computer with duel barracudda drives after a firmware update from hp to stop the barracuda drives hanging models (st3500620as) machine crashed killing even the recovery options hp installed on the bios or even microsoft recovery options failed to initialise had to do a clean install wiping out both drives using webroot disc erase load vista back in to machine at first machine was reading disc as a 32bit not 64 bit so had to erase everything again and start over which was strange to say the least as i only have a 64bit disc came backup as 64bit but only one harddrive showing machine saw disc array but would let me use it was hidden i sorted this by right clicking computer then clicking manage then clicking disc management clicked on the effected disc renamed then formatted the disc and hey presto alls back up and running hps stance hmm ive asked them for the discs to restore original factory setting as it was not any fault of mine only theres as of substandard eqiupment they used awaiting response there customer care team didnt really have a clue or didnt read my email properly will advise if hp respond in kind thanks for all your help karmaxxxx

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    If you truly have "duel" hard drives, one has killed the other. It must have been a duel to the death. Better hope your remaining drive is not injured too badly.

    If you mean you're running two hard drives (dual) then make sure one drive is set to master and the other to slave if you have them on the same cable. If they are on different cables you need to make sure one device on each cable is master and the other device on the same cable is slave. Does the BIOS recognize both drives? If not, one drive is probably damaged beyond repair. It may be possible to recover the data from it but it won't be cheap.


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Hi the cable ribbon is color coded. the blue should be connected to motherboard and the gray is a slave and the black is master. Check if you have this connected properly. If you got a Cable ribbon not color coded. The cable ribbon from motherboard connector about a 12 inches long from middle slave connector and 6 inches to the master connector. If this is not connected properly and HDD is not assign slave and master most likely the OS can not detect the HDD. The other way to check is to access your bios setup if the slave and master HDD is detect. Your PC have a capability of plug and play if you connect the hardware right and load the driver. Hope this info will help you to solve the problem.

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