Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

On buying & installing your external HDD, at a point in testing it was disconnected & when stared again I keep getting drop-down saying "No drive connected" and I cannot proceed. Am using Windows XP as OS

Posted by on

  • Andrew Maxey
    Andrew Maxey May 11, 2010

    What is the make and model of the drive?



    Also, where is this "drop-down" box you are referring to? Is it part of Windows, or a different piece of software?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 326 Answers

Check Ur connections. Is there a power light on HDD, is it on?
if no, check HDD power supply.
does the XP let U get far enough to see it at the CP system-hardware-device?
If yes, is it there?
If no, then check cable, USB port and if still nothing, take to tech and check HDD.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gateway all in one touch screen went all black one long and two short beeps.what happened


Ok first turn the power off at the wall & disconnect the power cable, now open your computer. Once open if you do not have an ani-static strap simply touch the case to discharge any static and keep your hand there. Whilst you have one hand on the case with the other hand gently press down on the ram & any add-on cards to ensure they are seated fully, secondly again whilst still holding the case with 1 hand make sure that all other connectors such as power, hdd, etc & all connections to the motherboard are fully seated. Then after you have done all this plug you power cable back in and re-connect the power cable to mains & try restarting your computer if it starts as normal then it was one of the components had creeped up with the cycling up & down of the pc this is a normal thing due to expansion & contraction of the metals etc that make the components up inside your pc. If this hasn't helped then turn it off at the wall again & disconnect power cable from the wall & computer then you can take out all add-on cards & add the power back to the system & start up your pc if it doesn't start then it is the hdd has either failed or become corrupted & will either need to be recovered professionally or repaired or replaced it is cheaper to replace a hdd than to have it repaired. Yet if you computer starts then shut down add 1 add-on card back to the system & start up if it starts with that add-on card continue to add the add-on cards back in until it fails that's if it a case of an add-on card failing. If it is an add-on card that has failed simply purchase a new add-on card & install remember to remove the old add-on card prior to adding a new 1 unless it is the exact same add-on card to avoid conflicts.

Oct 14, 2014 | Gateway PC Desktops

1 Answer

K:\ is not accessible the request could not be completed because of an I/O device error


The HDD may be bad, Has it been dropped, jarred, etc.? Remove the HDD and test.

Feb 14, 2013 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

1 Answer

My 160gb hdd failed so i cudnt start my pc,for pretty big amount of $ specialist was able to save&backup my data from the failed hdd to a new 160 gb hdd.then i bought 320 gb hd which i filled up pretty...


no it didtn kill the fan NEVER UNPLUG A HARD DRIVE WHILE THE COMPUTER IS ON. YOU CAN. AS IT SOUNDS PERM DAMAGE THE DRIVE.look at the fan. follow the power cord make sure its plugged in right it may have just gotten loose if its in right you may just need to replace it there like 5 bucks. hope this solves your issue let me know

Mar 19, 2011 | ASUS PC Desktops

2 Answers

Adding a second hard drive.


Are we talking about external HDD?, If Yes, It is called as the HDD Enclosure, you can buy it in any computer shops out there..If we are talking about internal HDD, I believe there's already a slot inside the CPU where you can just screw-in the new HDD.

Feb 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

A trojan got installed, unable to delete it tried ti wipe the disk and install xp pro but it keeps coming up with a check disk error


Hi, I understand that's a big problem for you. I'll suggest you to remove your HDD & place it in another PC (or in an external HDD casing) having a very good updated Anti-virus such as kaspersky/Mcafee etc & have your disk scanned.
After removal of trojan, go to my computer/select your HDD/properties/tools & perform checkdisk & here you can also check for bad sectors.
Am sure by using this method, you can easily trick the trojan as it doesn't sit in the other system. I have tried it a couple of times & it worked fine!
Well it'll be ok, keep cool.
Waiting for your vote to help us help you!

Feb 16, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Format WD laptop hard drive in Emachine laptop


Normally when u restore, formatting is being done at a certain step. Therefore no need to worry as the OS is included in the recovery. However if it's exactly how u r stating, therefore buy an external 2.5" HDD casing,insert ur HDD in it, plug it to the USB of any computer or laptop & get it formatted.

Feb 07, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

When i turn my computer on a blue screen appears saying.... windows has not been succesfully stared up due to unmounable boot volume it then says ive to delete some hardrive/ software or something and to...


You need to backup ASAP. I use a knoppix boot cd with an external hard drive to do this. Boot CD and copy as much as you need, if not everything from your hdd to your external. remember to look closely at drives since the will not have drive letter like dos. Once you've backed everything up, restore the OS. Most dells have a restore cd. if you dont have that, you have to use a regulaar windows cd to reinstall windows. the dell one is easier since you get all the drivers and extra software.next install good anti-virus and update definitions. then copy everything you need back from external hdd. remove extra startup stuff and enjoy the fast new system while it lasts.

Oct 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

IBM NetVista M41 PC Desktop Os Install Impossible


You probably need an OEM version of XP...not that IBM version. If you buy an OEM version, you can use it many computers. A real XP disc will partition, format, and delete partitions on any functioning Hard drive. Don't buy a recovery disc, please. That just sounds WRONG.

A cheaper solution might be a new Hard Drive...but I don't trust your IBM version of XP.

Apr 07, 2009 | IBM NetVista PC Desktop

1 Answer

Laptop help


yes, may be the hard drive... so goahead and run a test on hard drive....

try going to bios setup.... from the main menu in bios... highlight the hard drive... maybe displayed in first drive, or second drive...push Enter... and from the list select an option smart self test...
There would be two test's one is smart self test and smart extented self test... first select the smart self test... it would go up to 5 min... if it is pass go to second test...ie., smart extended test...it would go upto an hour.

If first test fails... no need to run the second...directly replace the hdd... but if pass go to second.. and check the hard drive..

As you said you are using UBUNTU.... try install it again.. if hdd both test pass..

Aug 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

My seagate Free Agent external harddrive fell on ground yesterday. I unplugged it from the computer and try to use it again but it doesn't even show on the computer. The PC doesn't show the name of the...


Hard drives can make a little noise when you shake it gently, but to hear clicking sounds when it's running is not a good sign. I dropped a brand new 120 gig hdd for a customers lap top right outside the store. It made noise when I shook it "carefully" but nothing installed. NOTHING..... Tested it. It was dead. Since you say it's an external see if all inside is connected tightly.

Jul 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...