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no hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by monkeydogg, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. monkeydogg

    monkeydogg Techie7 New Member

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    I just reinstalled windows to get a fresh start because i was running slow. After installing my F drive witch is my second hard drive will not show up. If i go to device manager it show that it is there but still can't see it in my computer. I uninstalled the drive and reinstalled and still the same problem. Can anyone help?
  2. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    Is there any data on it?

    In general the behavior you describe is the result of the drive not being formatted.

    Format it thru Disk Management and then it should show under My Computer.
  3. monkeydogg

    monkeydogg Techie7 New Member

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    there is data on it i put all songs and other programs on the before reinstall of windows. I'm trying not to reformat the drive. In disk managment it show everything about the drive but there is no volume letter and i do not have the option to put one on it.
  4. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    Has the drive been initialized? Does Disk Management see it as HEALTHY.

  5. monkeydogg

    monkeydogg Techie7 New Member

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    it does show that it is healthy it even says it is active. :confused:
  6. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

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    So you have powered off; removed the drive connection; powered back on; powered off again; replaced the drive connection: with no difference?

    Was this drive working OK prior to the re-install?

    Just as a test you might try jumpering it as Master and placing it on the Secondary Channel. (Temporarily using the DVD/CD connection).

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