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Hard disk not being detected

I am using samsung HD 160 GB, past few days i my hard disk is not being detected by my computer, changed the cable data as well as power cable still no response , checked for any physical damage not found any,
it is still under waranty period please let me know what to do

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External hard drives are plug-and-play devices used to store music, video and data files. Once the drive is connected, the computer checks its systems for the appropriate drivers, loads them, and the external drive is ready to use.


If the computer does not recognize the external drive, plug it into another computer to ensure the drive is not corrupted.

If the drive is good, a few simple steps should help re-enable the drive for use.


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Disconnect the power cord from any extension cords or power strip, then re-seat the power cord into the hard drive.


Connect the cord directly into an outlet and power up the drive.

If the drive is powered and still not working, check the data cable.


Power down the hard drive and disconnect the data cable from the computer.

Wait 30 seconds to one minute.


Reconnect the data cable and power up the drive.

If the drive is not detected, power down the hard drive and connect the cable to a different port.

Power up the drive.

If the drive is detected but not working, check for a missing driver.


Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."

Enter your administrator password if requested.

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Right-click the yellow exclamation point and install the missing driver. Close the Device Manager.

If the drive is detected but not working check to ensure it has an assigned drive letter.


Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer. Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.


Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage." Enter your administrator password if requested.

Click on "Disk Management," right-click the external hard drive, click "change drive letter and path," and click "Add."


Assign a drive letter.

Avoid using A, B or C (C is usually assigned to the computer's internal hard drive). Click "OK" close the window.


If the drive is detected but not working, check whether the drive is in sleep mode.

Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer.


Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.

Click the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."

Enter your administrator password if requested.


Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Universal Serial Bus Controllers."

Double-click the first instance of "USB Root Hub" or "Root Hub."

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Continue checking each instance until the hard drive is located.


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NEED JUMPER SETTINGS FOR MASTER HARD DRIVE


Set The Jumper Setting On Your Hard Disk Drive

The hard disk drive will be detected as 32 GB if the jumper is set to the 32 GB clip pin setting. The common jumper settings for Samsung hard disk drives are listed below. Please check the label on your hard disk drive for the correct jumper setting.

Important: Use the alternate jumper setting listed below under General Pin Setting. After changing the jumper, partition and format your hard disk drive.

Configuring your Hard Disk Drive (Master, Slave, or Cable Select) - Setting the Jumper

If this is the only HDD in your computer, set the pin setting to Master.
If this is the second HDD in your computer, set the pin setting to Slave.
If this is the second HDD in your computer, and the first drive is set to Cable Select, set the pin setting to Cable Select.
If you are replacing the HDD in your computer, set the jumper setting to match that of the drive you are replacing.

Cable Select:

This setting is the default setting for PATA/IDE hard disk drives. With the Cable Select jumper setting, the BIOS determines whether a hard disk drive is Set as Master or Set as Slave by it's position on the UDMA cable.
If the hard disk drive jumper is set to Cable Select and is connected to the black connector on the end of the UDMA cable, it is recognized as Set as Master for that PATA controller.
If the hard disk drive jumper is set to Cable Select and is connected to the grey connector on the middle of the UDMA cable, it is recognized as Set as Slave for that PATA controller.

Note: When using Cable Select, your system must meet the following conditions:
Your systems host controller must support Cable Select.
Your hard drives must support Cable Select.
Your cable must support Cable Select.

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Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable with a hard disk drive Set as Slave, jumper one hard disk drive to Set as Master, and the other to Set as Slave.
Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable and the Cable Select setting is not recognized.

Set as Slave:

Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable with a hard disk drive Set as Master, jumper one hard disk drive to Set as Master, and the other to Set as Slave.
Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable and the Cable Select setting is not recognized.

32 GB Clip Pin Setting:

Use this on computers manufactured before November 1998 when either you start up your computer and see the message, "Hard disk drive controller failure", or your system stops responding during the boot process after installing a new drive. This occurs when the hard disk drive is too large for the BIOS to support.

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