Slave Drive not recog in my computer but it is disk management with no drive letter
I recentlt purchased a 80G hard drive which i tried to use as a slave in a Gateway desktop (the computer Os was upgraded to XP from Millenium a number of years ago w/o any issues) everytime i tried to format the 80G i received an error message 98% thru formatting stating that formatting was incomplete- after speaking with a Gateway Tech- he suggested i change the 80G to the Master and the factory installed HD (20G) as the slave. I changed the jumpers for the new configuration and installed the OS to the 80G- I can now see both drives in BIOS and in Disk Management but not in my computer. In Disk Management The 20G disk1 does not show a drive letter associated with it. When I right click on the blue bar I only get a delete partion option on the drop-down menu. I have data that i don'w want to lose on the 20- can you please advise as to how i can get the computer top recog the slave- Thanks in advance
Re: Slave Drive not recog in my computer but it is disk...
A quick thing to try Is
remove the 80gb from ide cable and power plug and set the 20gb back as master.
boot into windows from 20gb 1 time ,
then shut down hook the 20gb as a slave and the 80 back up as master
Allow windows to find new hardware , "watch closely down by clock ". It will tell you when windows has finished and will say you might need to reboot before new hardware will work properly
After rebooting Both should show inside My computer
Good Luck I hope this helps
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Check connectors. Check if you installed hard disk correctly (master / slave option on the disk itself). Check BIOS if the drive is recognized. Start computer up with a valid system on a disk. Start up a disk Partition Manager. Assign a drive letter to your new drive. If necessary create partitions and format as NTFS or FAT32.
from what I can tell, this is a sata hdd, sata requires no master/slave settings, just plug it in and boot your machine. It should show up straight away, if it doesn't then right click on my computer and select manage, in the next window that appears select disk management. From there you should be able to see your hdd in the lower of the two panes, check to see if it has been assigned a drive letter, if not then right click on the drive and select change drive letter or path. You will then get another box, click change or add and select a letter from the drop down box, ok everything and check in "My Computer" your drive should show now
If it is a "brand-new" drive, it needs to be "one-time" prepared for usage:
Right-mouse click My Computer
Expand the Storage branch
Click Disk Management
Click Disk Management (local)
Click on the "unformatted" drive to create a partition, and to assign a drive-letter.
Hi sky Try installing 1 of the drives as slave,or cable select if you're familiar with that method,and then start it up. Right click on the "My Computer" icon,then pick 'Manage",then down toward the bottom "Disk Management". When your list of drives comes up,make sure that the new addition has a letter assigned to it.You need to choose the drive on the bottom listings,not at the top.Rt click on it,choose "change drive letter and paths..." then pick a letter to assign. That might do it,let me know. Good or bad,please rate my post? Bob
On XP computer install your seagate barracuda 400g. start the computer. when xp is already boot right click My Computer then select manage. When Computer Management dialog box appear click disk management. Look for the drive that is unallocated and format the drive and follow the instructions.
Is it formatted ? Does it have a drive letter associated to it? If not then either format it (right click on My computer -> click Manage -> click Disk Management. Now right click the drive if it is showing there and either create partitions and/or format it if it not already formatted.
If it's already formatted, and you just need to assign a drive letter, then in Disk Management, right click the drive and click Change Drive Letter and Paths and assign an unused drive letter, say Z.
Close Computer Management and open My Computer. The new drive should show up now.
if you are not getting any broken noise from the hard disk its not ded so ushut down the computer first then connect the hard disk to the power and then connect the hard disk to your system in the usb 2 port then connect the start the system if still dosent detect go to manage by right clicking on the my computer icon the go to disk management check your hard disk shows ther if shows forign just right click on the forigen and say import forigen hard disk if shows the drive helthy and dosent show up on my computer then just right click on the helthy place and say change drive letters and choose one of the letters and should show up on the my computer if still dosent see at all then change the usb cable....
if still dosent work remove hard drive from the external case and put it directly to your computer for this u need a sata cable and a sata power if it detects and work this way your data is safe but you casing of the external hard drive has probs ...
have you partitioned and formated it ? unless you do that to the drive it will not show up with a drive letter in windows. go into control panel, administrive tools, computer management, disk management - there you should see all your drives and you can partiton, format, assign or reassign drive letters to them. hope this solves your problem.
is the drive set on slave or master or cable select if this is the case then chane jumper setting toi master if booting with it on secondary ide but if on first ide then slave and if you have got files on these drives move them off then goto disk manager and delet partition then create new partion and sormat drive then set active in manager properties now reboot machine then open my computer to find the new drive hey presto working hdd