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Toshiba qosmio g15 hard drive #2 not showing up on explore

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  • bobbyt55 Jul 01, 2009

    it is an actual seperate built in hard drive. The Toshiba qosmio G15 (or F15 exact equivilant) has 2 interior hard drives. a 60 Gig primary (C drive) and a 40 Gig secondary (D drive). I suddenly have no D drive or secondary drive. I have switched them in thier respective sockets and computer will not boot. Boot string in bios is set to boot in order of C, D, CR RoM drive, floppy. Placing the questionable "D" drive in an external USB case and plugging it in to several different computers yields the same result. NOTHING shows up.

    Bobby, T

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    Is the hard drive #2 a 2nd partition on the laptop's hard drive? OR is it an external USB hard drive?

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First ensure the drive is seen in the BIOS, if not seen there, it will not be seen in Windows.
If detected and Identified in BIOS, then see if the drive is seen as Drive 1 in Disk Management. CONTROL PANEL, ADMIN TOOLS, COMPUTER MANAGEMENT, DISK MANAGEMENT. If it is listed in Disk Management but not assigned a drive letter, then right click the Disk 1 and INITIALIZE the Drive, then format it (Note: any data on the drive will be lost when initializing a drive)

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I believe with Toshiba they normally would give you a recovery disk and then a drivers and utilities disk as well. If you don't have both then I would suggest installing windows xp and then go to this page:http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=835452&rpn=PQG10U&modelFilter=G15-AV501&selCategory=3&selFamily=804517Click on the downloads button and from there choose your operating system and you can download the drivers from that page.You'll know which drivers you'll need by going into the device manager and seeing what has a yellow question mark next to it.If you need more help with this let me know and I'll help you more.

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