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Hitachi xl1000 beeping & scratching does not show e drive

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SOURCE: My Hitachi XL1000 is not showing up in my


If the drive is not showing up there could be a couple of issues with that. The first thing to check is to make sure you just do not need to assign a drive letter to the drive. The links below will help you do this.

How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7

How to change your drive letter in Windows XP

Note if you are asked to intialize the drive and the drive is not new do not do this as you will lose your data on the drive. One of 2 things happened is the master boot record (MBR) got corrupted or the drive is failing. If you have data on the drive I would recommend that you run a recovery program to recover the data.

Another thing to check if you are installing the drive for the first time is to verify in the BIOS that the SATA port that you are trying to us is enabled. There is a chance that it is disabled in the BIOS. Just the other day I was working on an old OEM computer where the secondard SATA port was disabled.

Hope this helps out. Let me know if you have any more problems or questions.


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SOURCE: my hitachi 1tb xl1000 drive

It means that there is no operating system installed on your hard drive and so it will not work until you add one. Buy a windows xp disk or an operating system that you wish to use and put the disk in the cd/dvd rom. Reboot the pc to get it to pick up on the disk in the drive and then follow the prompts to install an operating system.

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right-click on the 'my computer'-icon on your desktop and choose manage from the menu. on the left side of the subsequent window, click on device manager and try to find your hitachi xl1000. when found, select it and delete it. afterwards, reboot your computer and let windows deal with installing it as a new device.

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Did anyone respond to you with a solution? I'm having the same problem with mine. If you did have your problem solved can you share with me?

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Try another cable or try it on another computer. If you need more help, please call HitachiGST Tech Support M-F 8AM to 6PM PST at 1.888.426.5214 and a technician will be happy to help you.

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Use Partition Magic to convert your partition.
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you need to set permission for the drive...

right click on device drive and goto sharing and give permission to edit the contents in the drive....

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