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I Can Not See My [D:] drive when I click Start / Computer.
All new custom built PC with Windows Vista Ultimate installed on [C:] ...first - with just the C: drive and the CD?DVD burner - player showing as [D:]. Both working as expected.
Then (afterwards), I installed a second Hard Drive to be my [D:] drive, and then my CD/DVD should become [E:] ...Right?__________
Any way, I have checked BOIS by pressing the F2 key at boot. In BIOS - System Setup / Advanced [Drive Configuraion] ....it ''IS'' reconized.
SATA Port 0 WDC WD5000AAKS (500.1 GB) ....(drive C: windows Vista installed.)
SATA Port 1 ATAPI iHAS42 (CD/DVD)
SATA Port 2 WDC WD5000AAKA (500.1 GB)
SATA Port 3 ...(Not Used)
SATA Port 4 ...(Not Used)
In [Device Manager] both drives are listed. Upon clicking on both drive(s) [General Tab] does say - ''This device is working properly.''
The [Volume] Tab in Device Manger shows - Status: ''Online.''
After seaching - clicking update driver, I get the message...
''The best driver software for your device is already installed.''
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Can someone please tell me why I can't see my second Hard Drive [D:] ?_____
I have heard that this is an issue with Vista, where a drive letter icon can disappear after certain Utility Maintainance.
Did you just open the hard drive and install it out of the box? If that is what you did, then the computer its self will see the hardware but vista or any other operating system for that matter wont read it without a partition hence no drive letter....download a partition program like easius partition manager or partition commander and create your partition and windows will be able to see the drive. Once windows see's the drive then you have to format it! Once its formatted then your up and running. I hope this helps, comment back and let me know...thanks
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
When you put in the new drive you need to format it before it can be used. Western Digital (the company that made your hard drives) provides a cd which you can use to format the drive..if I remember correctly it is called Data Lifeguard Tools. You will need to (install and then) run this program.
Click the 'Set up hard drive' button and continue as required.
Typically (unless you specifically change drive assignments - which I would highly advise against doing), once your DVD drive has been assigned as Drive D it will stay Drive D and your new hard drive will then be Drive E (and so on and so forth depending on how you partition it).
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
That is a issue u need to take it back
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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Start up a computer with
Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Insert the SD card into an external memory
card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a
SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card
and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.
Go to the computer
view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of
the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP
click "My Computer"
Right click on the
SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for
the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting
Select the type of
formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are
several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added
choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved
meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if
desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the
"Start" button. When the SD card format is
complete Windows will provide a notification.
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