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Re: hard disk drive not detected
Firstly check your cable connections, then log onto your bios setup menu during startup and check whether the Hard drive is detected by your bios, if it is then you can try to format the harddrive using the ntfs system (use the long formatt) if you are using windows xp or later if using any earlier os then formatt with the FAT32 system.
If your HDD is not detected by the bios then try to download bios updates for your motherboard and install thed in windows. is this does not work then its time to get a new HDD. thanks
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there was wrong in the set up of jumper in your 80gb hdd. Look closely to the 80gb harddrive, in between the ide cable terminal and the power supply connector you will see 8pin terminals paired together and a jumper use to short the paired terminals. It is most likely that the jumper was configure to detect your hdd as master. If the ide cable you use for the 80gb hdd was also use for the
dvd/cdrom drive then it will conflict with it if both jumper setting
was set to master. See the description of jumper settings in the sticker of the hdd. Position the jumper to slave.
Reboot your system again and see if the 80gb finally appear in your system. When system boot upon detection of hdd, the primary master should be 250gb while your primary/secondary slave will be read your 80gb hard disk.
i have a Hitachi external USB hard disk 320 GB it was working fine at may laptop but when i tried using it with the computer ; the windows cannot detect the USB Drive . i tried it with 2 computer . but its still the same .pleas help i badly need my files
Yes it is possible to data recover from this hard disk to using "active partetion recover v2.0 or above" software. This software should be registered and also bootable disk. It will be possible to data recover, if it will be detect in dos mode.
Insert the bootable disk into CD-Rom and choose boot from the cd rom and now check your disk is detected or not, if detected follow the instruction and your all data could be recover with your complete partions.
What the message mean is that Windows can not read/understand the filing system (something like the Table of Contents in a book) and therefore do not which and where are your files in the 80Gb.
A few things you can try:
1. Run Windows Scandisdk on the Hitachi 80Gb;
2. Run any third party disk check/utility such Norton Disk Doctor.
Alternately, you can use a file recovery software (such as GetDataBack) to recover/copy all your important files from the 80Gb and transfer them to another mass storage device. Thereafter, you can re-partition and re-format the said Hitachi to start new/fresh/clean.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turnes up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.