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My computer XP does not recognise seagate db35.3 series 250 gigabyte hdd

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  • idast Aug 19, 2008

    Hdd spins at starting and is connected with ide cable, as master on secondary ide. Bios can see it but windows explorer will not.

  • idast Aug 19, 2008

    Thanks but no go. I have tested the cables on another hdd and they were good, and cmos detected the different drives - but windows explorer will not show the Seagate.

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Hi,

If the BIOS/CMOS can auto detect the Seagate 250Gb but Windows can not, then it is very possible that the partition of the said HD is lost. It may be necessary to re-partition. If there are important files, you may want to use a file recovery utility before re-partitioning.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Try to right click on any place on your desktop screen, then click New Shortcut and type in F: then try using that drive letter and check if you can access that new hard drive..

Hope that helps.........

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First if u want to be assure that ur drive is detectabe by windows put it in the place of another drive that alrady working like a cd rom or dvd rom players okay

if the computer regngnize it in the place of another player be assure to format it with FAT 32

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Go to my computer
right click properties
hardware
device manager
?dvd
scan for hardware changes

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Try to go on the cmos and configure the IDE's that inserted. like your hard disk it should shows your dvd player device connected from your computer. if not, check the wires connection to the device like sata or ide and the connection power for the device. hope that helps sir!


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Make sure disk is correct commected and spins at starting.

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