I am trying to attach external portable hard disk of 250 GB to my Athlon AMD PC. It shows the Hard disk in my compiter but when i try to copy any file from external disk it shows error related to BIOS upgrade i guess. Kindly let me know if any solution.
Thanks for your suggestions. I am able to get the complete information of my system by running BIOS scan. I am pasting the same below. Kindly have a look and let me know how can i upgrade BIOS. My motherboard is KM133, rest of the info is mentioned below
Computer name: VOLVRINE
Your Ticket #: 35WHKKZ
BIOS Type: AMI
BIOS Date: October 17th 2001
BIOS ID: 62-1017-001199-00101111-071595-VIA_K7-GA7ZMMH1
BIOS OEM: 7ZMMH F5 - 062710
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 129
SuperIO: VIA 686 rev 64 at pci 7
Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Maximum Memory: UnknownMB
Installed Memory: 128MB
Memory Config: Slot1:0 Slot2:128
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external hard drive likely has no partitions so Windows has no drive to mount.
Follow these steps to create and format a partition for your external
1. Press Win+R to open the Run command. 2. Type "Control" into the dialog box. 3. Double-click Administrative Tools. 4. Double-click Computer Management. 5. Select Disk Management under Storage. 6. Find the 250 GB External Hard drive in the right pane. 7. Right click on the drive and select "Create new partition". 8. After the partition is created you will need to format the partition. 9.
Format the partition as NTFS unless you plan on booting off the hard
drive, in which case format the partition as FAT32. You can also create
multiple partitions if you want. 10. Enter My Computer and you will now see your external hdd.
Right-mouse click My Computer
Expand the Storage branch
Click Disk Management
Click Disk Management (local)
Click to create a partition on the drive, and to assign a drive-letter.
please check if the files are hidden. just go to the explorer -> tools -> folder option -> view tab -> then on the Advance Settings click the Show Hidden Files and Folders. then try to navigate your external hard drive.
you should be able to connect the external hard drive to your laptop and the drive should show up under my computer. Then just drag and drop or cut and paste any files you want to move to the external hard drive.
u can try some hit and trial...
1 - keep ur USB HD off and switch on the PC then switch on the power on USB HD
2 - try another USB port
3 - try another USB cable connector
4 - check ur Device manager/usb root hub settings/power setting, uncheck the box that says" alow computer to switch off power....in Power Mgt tab
Hi, at bootup go into the bios settings and make sure you have enabled the drive, some bios settings need to have any drive over 160Gb enabled. Do an auto detect and see how that works. Regards mistyman