Second SATA hard drive not detected by Bios and Device Manager
Original title: second SATA hard drive
Hard drive not detected by the Bios and the device under Vista Home Premiun Manager
Because the hard drive is not detected in the BIOS also, it may be due to a hard drive configuration that should be changed or a rider. If you need to get in touch with a Local tech-store for assistance.
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Hard drive shows in the Bios and Device Manager but not in disk management.
I recently had a hard drive fail because of the excessive heat in the computer case (he also took a memory too). When I plug the drive as a secondary drive in any computer it will appear in the Bios and the Manager of devices, but not in disk management, nor can it be considered be as ZAR and Spinrite disk utility.
The disc spins up and down when turned on and seems to work. Just trying to recover data from the disk, so I can put it on a new drive.
If its not shown in disk management I would use this bootable HD to the utility check disk (probably all riders is set correctly?)
SATA hard drive: NOT DETECTED
I am facing this problem for a few days. For a month I bought my Alienware 15.
I boot it and all of a sudden I see the D-drive is missing. I get a notification that the SATA hard drive has been deleted. What can I do to fix this?
Please answer as soon as possible
I would like to try out the hard disk and place again.
Right after video on how to perform these steps.
Check if there is anything loose.
Satellite Pro A60 - HARD drive not detected by BIOS
I received a Pro (PSA65E) Satellite A60 for free... because it has a bug! But I want to fix it and use it.
Problem is that the HARD drive is not recognized by the BIOS. Strange enough, it is possible to format during the initial phase of an installation of the OS from scratch (I tried with Win XP and Win 2000), but facilities do not proceed any further because it won't start HD. If I try to install a time shild, he can't find some data already present in the HD and gives warnongs... which means that it is also possible to write to the disk.
The BIOS screen shows: no drive.
CD-ROM drive is OK, shown as secondary.
I also look in the forums to nothing does not.
Actions taken so far:
* flashed the BIOS, now at version 1.90
* Replaced the original HD (Toshiba, 40 GB) known to be good, by another more small (Toshiba, 30 GB)
* Tried to remove the drive CD and checked BIOS recognizes, it has been removed and recognized it even when delivered. The same manoeuvre with the HD does not change the BIOS screen: he says still 'no drive '.
* Tried with the BACK of Partition Magic version: it says "no disk found. Same thing with the backup came with the PC disks.
Tried other stuff found in Fora them: remove all the power sorce, let the PC for a few minutes... open and checked for visible problems in the area of the disc HARD and so on.
Any suggestion would be appreciated!
Have you used the default settings for the BIOS settings?
CD-ROM drive detected in BIOS and Device Manager but not Explorer or lag when you click
The last time I tried to use my CD player, it worked very well. I recently got a game perfect state (checked on other computers, so it's good), and I can't install it because of the CD player.
Already, it is detected by the BIOS and in Device Manager it's all updated with all its drivers and no yellow triangles.
The rare opportunity that explore (thus, libraries in my case but nevertheless explorer.exe) fact feel the drive, I click on it and explore lagging until I opened the player and then I get the message "no disc in the drive (bah, I just opened the thing after you moved for hours)" I went to explore running for some time and eventually he listed things that were ready to write on a disk, not to read.
Most of the time traveller feeling even the reader, even though Device Manager and BIOS a. Mr. Fix - It does not work either. They just keep running with nothing doesn't.
On a side note, autorun does not start or when I put in the drive, so windows does not read the disc. The drive works perfectly as I see the LED flashes very quickly and spins the disc.
Hello Izy - H,
The CD/DVD drive may disappear if it has installed third-party filters. I suggest that you try the methods below to resolve this issue.
You can follow the link below and run the Fix - it who will automatically diagnose and repair problems with your CD or DVD drive when trying to read or burn media:
You can also try to remove the filters manually:
a. Click Start and then click all programs.
b. click Accessories and then click Run.
c. type regedit, and then click OK, if you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or click on allow.
d. in the navigation pane, search for, and then click the following registry subkey:
e. in the right pane, click UpperFilters.
Note: You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You don't have to delete this entry. Click UpperFilters. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you may still have to delete the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step h.
f. in the Edit menu, click on delete.
g. When prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
h. in the right pane, click LowerFilters.
Note: If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you further. Go to the section "Next steps" to learn how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
i. in the Edit menu, and click on delete.
j. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
k. exit from the registry editor.
a. restart the computer.
Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756 ) how to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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HARD drive not detected in the BIOS on Satellite A215
I could use to solve this problem: bought this laptop computer without a disk of the auction. Installed again 2.5 inches HDD SATA 250 GB, which was not detected in BIOS and also not detected when using a MS Vista installation disc. When trying to install Vista, get a message no drive seen HARD and demand for pilots.
I flashed the BIOS with version (2.0) of lates without problem through the CD drive, but still no detection of HARD drive.
The drive partitioned and formatted NTFS without problem by using another computer and USB SATA adapter using the command line method. Just for additional verification, I went on the new HARD drive to an extra 2.5 "SATA HDD used for backups, but that the HARD drive has also not been detected.
It is not a "compatibility" option in CMOS to select SATA or Auto, etc..
There is not a second HDD, so this isn't a question of slave/primary. There are no jumpers on the new HARD drive.
Set the CMOS settings 'by default' does not solve the problem.
The SATA connectors on the HARD drive and laptop computer are in perfect condition.
Also, the drive is not detected on the laptop connected via USB to SATA Adapter, but of course there is no OS installed to support this connection.
In any case, I just can't come up with any more ideas to try.
Any suggestions would be really appreciated!
The BIOS should recognize the HARD disk even if the SATA mode would be compatible or AHCI. This should not affect the recognition of the HARD drive.
You said that you have tested the condition of the HARD drive and it's ok, so I guess that it s no disc HARD question.
Hmm, you could try to format the HARD drive once more and then connect the portable computer HARD drive.
Another idea: Remove/Disconnect the CD/DVD drive and then connect the HARD drive to the SATA connector.
If it does not, then I recommend to test another HARD drive, otherwise if the new HARD drive would not work, then a SATA controller may be defective.
second hard drive not detected
second hard drive not detected in my computer
1. do external hard drive or internal?
2. you receive messages or error codes?
3. you remember recent changes to the computer?
You can try to start the hardware fixit and check if it helps:
Hope this information is useful.
HP m9340f, install a second SATA hard drive
Hello! I tried to install a second SATA hard drive in my m9340f without success. It is a 2 TB SATA drive, it should be compatible, but on the power of the system will not even to the last POST. No message screen or the BIOS errors. When I disconnect and remove the new drive, the system is back to normal.
Anyone have any success installing disks second in this model of HP? This is the first record additional SATA hard I never put in a system, then am I missing a step?
Thank you all for the quick responses!
I was able to fix this by taking two actions:
(1) I applied an update for my BIOS.
(2) I went to a reader from different manufacturers. A Hitachi 2 TB drive did not work, but a Western Digital works perfectly on the first attempt. It was with the same cable and connection of motherboard that has not worked for Hitachi.
Please mark this as resolved issue.
External hard drive not detected in Windows 7.
G ' Day,.
I have a 1 TB external hard drive. It is recognized by my new computer, but not by the 8 year old. I use Windows 7 and is updated daily. Please could someone tell me what I should do to get the old computer to recognize the H E drive please. The hard drive is a WD and almost new.
Perry has soon
Thanks for posting your query on the Microsoft Community.
According to the description, I understand that your external hard drive is not recognized by your computer.
This could happen due to some system conflicts.
I need some information.
- What is the make and model of your computer / external hard drive?
- You get no matter what error code or error message?
Try the methods.
Method 1: Run the hardware and devices Troubleshooter
Open the hardware and devices Troubleshooter
Step 1: I suggest you check in Device Manager if the external drive is listed there.
- Connect external hard drive to the computer.
- To open Device Manager, type devmgmt.msc in the start search box and press ENTER.
- Check to see if the external hard drive is listed.
- In Device Manager, expand the hard drive listed in the list of devices.
- If the hard disk is listed, are doing a right click on it > click Properties.
- In general, look under device status for the message. After back if there is no error message.
Step 2: Check if the external drive is detected in disk management.
If the hard drive recognized in disk management and if there is no drive letter assigned, I suggest that you right-click on the drive and assign a drive letter and check to see if it helps:
I hope this helps. Please let us know the results. We will be happy to help you further.
Equium U400-145 - HARD drive not detected during XP installation
I am trying to install XP on a new HDD on my Equim U400-145.
However, during the installation of XP it says that the installation program "found no hard drives installed on your computer.
The HARD drive is seen in BIOS and I checked in another system, and it works fine.
Anyone can shed some light?
Before installing Windows XP, you need the Intel Storage Manager. All other drivers and tools, you need only after installation.
I think that you should only read hundreds of discussions here in the forum and check this Toshiba of the area of the FAQ document:
When I plug in an external hard drive usb, it is recognized in Device Manager, but not in Solution Explorer.
When I plug in an external hard drive usb, it is recognized in Device Manager, but not in Solution Explorer. I use windows 7 on a laptop Pavilion dv7-6b77dx.
Thank you. I followed your instructions and it worked. I am amazed by these forums. No matter what a person has problems, there is someone out there who has the knowledge and the willingness to share with the less informed. Thanks again for you information.
Pavilion 15-p080ca hard drive not detected in Win8, 03F1 0021 03F0 Bios errors, impossible to recover
I bought a new laptop from Windows 8 15-p080ca tigerdirect.ca Pavilion and he received a couple of days.
The computer restarts randomly when working on it, I remember reading an IO error message in a popup windows.
Since then, he constantly reboot, tries to load windows, fails and restarts until the auto repair is involved.
Journal of the system BIOS has to many warnings and error: 03F0, 03F1, 0021. I had about 3 times a hard drive not found error on POST.
I can't repair the installation either by partition recovery or recovery discs, I get "the disc is locked error" or "auto repair could not fix your pc.
Also Manager of recovery can not find the recovery partition.
On the command prompt diskpart list disk; "There is no fixed disk to show.
However, the live cd Ubuntu and xp Mini are able to see all the partitions, view files and read them, a quick HDtune read test indicates no disk error.
The computer is able to read disk hard since I am able to get on the recovery and windows tries to load until I get "your pc ran into a problem that he couldn't handle and must be restarted.
HP PC Hardware diagnostic SMART test, short DST returns warning. Diagnostic test of smart HP returned message 'no hard drive installed' only once.
Whatever it is that the base Windows 8, if the recovery disc, original media is not able to see the hard drive.
I tried to boot the recovery disc, the recovery partition with each combination of Legacy support and secure start to recover partitions without success because the hard drive is not detected (from diskpart list disk command). The recovery DVDs, I get an error 0xefffff08. I also tried to remove the thought of recovery partition that he might want to move things faster.
Well, after many hours of research and testing, I think I tried everything I could do and would need support for additional testing or replacement of the defective material.
Thank you very much in advance for your help,.
Contacted HP Support, laptop, go to the repair center. Probably the location of the hard drive to the motherboard as they said.
Hard drive not detected once, but now?
I am Zak, a bit of techno when it comes to playing with the software, or re-Assembly of computers and whatnot. Unfortunately, I have no idea about other things.
Some quick history on my laptop: the fan was made terrible noises in recent weeks. Initially, I thought it was little dust, so I got a few duster. A lot of dust came out, so that can only be good, but the noise came back after a few days. After some research, I thought that the other logical explanation was probably the hard drive goes bad. I hesitate to send back to HP because I use it for all my college work and it would really put me back weeks to have it not.
So, a few days ago I booted my computer laptop at a "drive not detected" - or very similar - message. There were a few options for f1 - f4, they were information system and 3 different tests (I think). I ran the tests, all of them came back fine, noting that there are no operating system installed, or a hard drive to boot from. I rebooted because I didn't quite start and wanted to see if there were other options. It turns out that he has started well. I restarted once more and again once it did it very well.
Then, I coded around, back up all my data, gather warranty information, installation of the HP Support Assistant, etc. I ran all the tests help Wizard and there is no problems found. Since I just got the laptop hibernation when I stop using it, and I have not met any unusual problems. All this sounds great, but my warranty expires December 7 this year. It is safe for me to assume that the "drive not detected" error was just one missed? I read a lot of discussions and FAQS on him and it's not something that happens once and goes. However, I never had to use a warranty so not sure quite how the process works, and as I said, he sent everywhere would put me in my work.
In order to be a full post, I have a HP G62 - 367DX laptop, running on Windows 7 64-bit OS, and as far as I know there no change was made between error and my prior boot. If there is any other information I can give you, let me know.
See you soon, thank you for all help and good day
The wizard tests are not as comprehensive or reliable as the drive hard test in the BIOS... tap F10 as you power up, go and find the hard drive test. Run the long form test and see what it says. It is not uncommon that the hard drive start as intermittent and get progressively more frequent problems. If your drive passes the test of long form, only enough safely, you can assume that it was a unique gremlin, but it's still a really good idea to back up. I like the idea of online backup services and I will quote Carbonite only because it is well known and not as an endorsement. There are several more and year external drive is a good idea.
You can't put off forever; restarting You'll have to deal with the issue at some point.
External SSD hard drive not detected by Airport Extreme/Time Capsule
Hello everyone, I have the following problem:
-J' bought a 1 TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO internal media.
-He is locked in a case of badges and used as an external hard drive
-J' have an Airport Extreme (5th generation)
-J' have a Time Capsule (4th Gen)
-My MBP detects the SSD external hard drive when it is connected to the USB port and works fine
-I connect the external SSD hard drive to the USB port on both TCapsule and AExtreme, but the HD is not detected directly (USD and with powered hub of USD)
-HD was formatted as OS x journaled Extended
-J' tried smb and cifs via 'connect to server', but does not work.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Unfortuantely, Apple did not update the firmware on the USB key (it is still 2.0) port on their routers for a number of years. As a result, new USB 3.0 drives may or may not work with airports.
Yes, we know that USB 3.0 is supposed to be backward compatible with USB 2.0 in theory, but theory does not always work in practice.
If your drive is formatted as Mac OS extended (journaled)... also called HFS +... .and you have tried the drive with and without a USB hub powered and the reader will not be displayed with you check using the AirPort Utility disks tab... then you have one of a number of readers who do not work with routers from the airport.
I just checked a new LaCie USB 3.0 drive I have here. It works perfectly with a Mac, but it appears not at all when I connect it to the USB port or a powered new AirPort Extreme or new Time Capsule directly, or by using a USB hub.
External hard drive not detected with the error: "You must format the disk in the J: drive until you can use it."
I have an external hard drive to work perfectly. I'm back from vacation, and it does not appear under "My Computer". It appears under "Devices and printers", however. This is a link to a screencap of Device Manager: http://i.gyazo.com/9e91e1d71ed32c55dba0419e79b499d5.png
The device in question is that of J:, and it says here that he has 100% free space, that worries me, because he had only 50 GB of free space when I used the latter. After that I open the disk management, I get a pop up message saying: "You must format the disk in the J: drive until you can use it."
How can I get my hard drive appears again?
Original title: external hard drive not appearing is not in Windows 7
Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
I imagine the inconvenience that you are experiencing and will certainly help you in the right direction to solve the problem.
According to the error message, I suggest trying the suggestions posted by the NakulShridhar responded on 14 October 2011 and by that alexquiteguy replied on 13 January 2011 in the thread following link and check if it helps.
"You must format the disk in drive J: before you can use it"
[Steps apply to Windows 7]
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