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No Drives In Disk Management?

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#1 Patrick977


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:17 PM

I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2. I just finished installing a couple of new hard drives in my PC< and when I went to Disk Management to try to format them, the only drive that shows up is my CD Drive. No internal drives (of which there are two formatted, two waiting to be formatted), no external drives (there are two USB drives). All but the two unformatted drives show up in Windows Explorer. All drives including the unformatted drives appear in Device Manager, so I know the system is recognizing them. I tried shutting down and unplugging the two new drives and then looking again, and it's the same.

I've recently had a bout with some major viruses and I"m wondering if it's tied to that, but ZoneAlarm gives a clean bill of health. I've tried searching like mad on Google to see similar problems, and while I found a similar entry, it had no solution. It was suggested that it may be something in the registry, but that's like a blind spot in my expertise. I don't know it very well, and don't know what program to turn to for help. I really don't feel like reinstalling the system, but if the alternative is having two drives that I can't use, what choice do I have if I can't find a solution?

Edited by Patrick977, 21 April 2009 - 08:54 PM.

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#2 Patrick977

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

NVM, looks like it was a byproduct of Conficker returning to my computer, and I had to reformat and reinstall.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for letting us know. Be sure to fully wipe the drive first so it doen't return.
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