Question about Maxtor Hard Drive

2 Answers

2nd hard drive

When i look in my computer my second hard drive isnt there

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 206 Answers

You Simply could have what is known as a partitioned hard drive and this will show up as two in My Computer, one is usaly the backup oporating system installed by the manufacture and the other ( C drive ) is the main drive, but they are both on one drive

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 13,433 Answers

1. Make sure all cables are connected, does your bios detect the drive on startup?
2. Is the drive formated and set active?

to check if your windows sees the drive and is it active go to your desktop and right click on my computer -> manage -> Disk management.

You should see something like the picture below:
Your first disk will be Disk0 and 2nd disk will be Disk1 If you cant see Disk1 then the drive is faulty OR not connected properly make sure the drive is working with cables attached.
Listen if the drive spins. If it doesnt then something is wrong.

If you can see the drive there then you might not have made any partitions onto it. You can make new paritions to the disk right there, right click on your disk1(your 2nd hdd) and create a new partition. If that is not available initialize the disk with rightlick and blablaa .. I hope this solves it. :-)

2nd hard drive - 066d357.jpg

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Add a second hard drive to p6520f computer


if this were mine and I have done this too in the past.. is get a laptop/notebook hard drive which are considerably smaller .. look for an extra SATA connector from within your towers (located inside of course.. ) buy some Velcro and pretty much mount it where ever you want thus saving the aggravation about space issues

Jan 08, 2014 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Pavilion p6520f PC Desktop

1 Answer

I have a Dell Demension 3000... I have a hard drive in it that has XP as the OS... I am trying to install a second hard drive as a slave and I want to install Windows 7 on that hard drive. I wiped the 2nd...


yes it will show device is working properly

did you change jumper setting of your hard drive if not see the label top of you hard drive and change jumper to slave

Sep 11, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

1 Answer

IBM T30 Start-up HD options


Why do you what to boot up from the 2nd hard drive?
If you want to boot up with a different operating system from a 2nd drive, I suggest you set up a dual boot system with the other operating system on the 2nd drive.
When you boot up you will be given a menu and you can choose which operating system you want. There is a time delay and if you don't choose a system it will default to the first operating system on the list.

May 20, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

2 Answers

Computer did not bootup after adding 2nd harddrive


Did you connect the drive to cable spot closest to the motherboard on the primary IDE channel? is it formatted? Did you try the drive on the Second IDE channel? Can your system support a 160 GIG drive?(if not try partitioning the drive.). Is the power and data cable connected properly?(the red line on the data cable should be closest to the power plug on the drive.)

Apr 11, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS530G (PCVRS530GFS) PC...

1 Answer

Use second hard drive


The Windows operaring system is on your 1st drive (ie C drive) and if you change it to a slave drive the computer won't work.
You need to set the jumper on the 2nd hard drive as a slave drive and leave the original drive as the master drive expecially if the 2nd drive is on the same IDE controller and cable as the 1st. hard drive.
It doesn't matter if the 2nd drive is set to master or slave if it is on the 2nd controller.
When you boot up you should see both hard drives and can copy files from one drive to another.

Apr 08, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2681

1 Answer

Disk management does not see working hard drive


Are the Hard drives setup as master & slave ? (plastic jumper on Hard drive at cable)..... is the Hard drives connected on separate ide cables... if they are ide drives ?

Mar 30, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I have a 600gd external Hard drive. I says its connected to the computer and its working, the light is on and everything and i can also hear it. But my computer isnt able to read it


have you formatted the drive yet?  If this is the first time you are using it, you have to format it.  If not, shut down the computer, unplug the USB and power cable from the hard drive...wait 2 minutes.  Plug the usb into the hard drive and the computer...then plug in the power cord to the hard drive.  Wait 30-45 seconds and then start your computer.  Hopefully that should fix your issues.

Feb 28, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

Pc does not power on with hard drive plugged in


When you plug in the 2nd hard drive as a single drive does the drive spin up and the computer goes through the Power on self test (POST)?
If you cannot hear the drive spin up and the computer doesn't boot up then most likely the hard drive is faulty.

Feb 26, 2009 | HP Pavillion ZV6000 Athlon 64 3500+ 15.4in...

1 Answer

Screen dies when booting up


TRY PLUGGING IN EXTERNAL MONITOR, THIS IS IF YOU HAVE A LABTOP AND I THINK NOT.

HOW ABOUT REMOVING THE OLD DRIVE AND PUTING IT ON THE NEW COMPUTER AS 2ND DRIVER OR SLAVE DRIVE, SOME COMPUTER CABLES OFFER SELLECT CABLE THE C DRIVE WOULD BE 0 AND 2ND DRIVE WOULD BE 1, IF YOU DONT HAVE SELECT CABLE THAN EACH DRIVE HAS TO BE SET UP YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE MFG WEB SITE LOOK UP JUMPER SETTINGS, THE FIRST DRIVE WILL BE THE MASTER AND THE SECOND ONE WILL BE THE SLAVE, NOW IF YOUR CD ROM IS ON WITH THE HD THAN YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE 2ND CABLE FOR THE CDROM TOPUT ON THE 2ND SET OF PINS MARKED 2ND HD OPTION AND YOU HARD DRIVERS MASTER AND SLAVE GO ON
BANK 0 IF IT SAYS 0, IF IT SAY1 THAN PUT IT ON 1.

REBOOT AND THE COMPUTER WILL START AND PUT YOU INTO THE CMOS AND YOU WILL ADD THE HARD DRIVE BY GOING TO 2ND HD PUTTING CYCL, HDS, SECT, YES LBA
2ND CABLE YOU SELECT CD OR DVD
F10 AND YES
REBOOT
EVERYTHING SHOULD WORK FINE.

IF YOU DONT FILL CONFERTIBLE DOING THIS TYPE OF INSTALLATION THAN HAVE YOUR COMPUTER PROGRAMER FRIEND DO IT FOR YOU OR COMPUTER TECHN WILL WORK TOO.

ROD

Jan 20, 2009 | Nvidia Riva TNT2 16 MB Graphic Card

1 Answer

WD not turning


First enable the hard drive in bios if you havent already .Then if you have windows xp click right on my computer and select manage,it opens up computer mangement, then go to the tab called storage and on the sub menu of storage click disk management . You should see you 2nd/other hard drive (labelled disk 1 at the bottom if it is the second hard drive) make sure its your 2nd HDD ( Look at capacity in properties by clicking right on it) .Click right on the 2nd hard drive and select format press ok when the new window comes up and its finished.

Nov 15, 2007 | Western Digital Caviar SE16 (WD5000AAKS)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maxtor Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

94 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maxtor Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Rick Arnold

Level 2 Expert

63 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

Are you a Maxtor Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...