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#1 audioAl

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:49 AM

Morning, I recently replaced my mainboard and hard drives. The os is on a Seagate 500 gig 7200 rpm and the second drive is a WD 800 gig green 5400 rpm, The computer sees the drive in one system location but not in another? I wish to backup my files on the second drive but am not able to. Anyone have a clue as to why? I may not have wired the HHD correctly as in it is not wired in series?

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:39 AM

Today I'll try and rewire the entire computer the way I believe it should be, I can't believe nobody could respond to this problem?
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:10 AM

I'm not familiar with Vista...but, typically in Windows...if a drive/partition is not detected in My Computer, one of several possibilities exist:

a. The drive has problems.

b. The partition has problems.

c. The drive is not connected properly...this includes jumper settings if drive is PATA.

d. There is a conflict of drive letter assignment by Windows.

To narrow the problem down, first see if the drive is properly detected in the BIOS. Then, see if the drive is properly detected in Disk Management.

No BIOS...drive problem. Will not be detected in My Computer or Disk Management.

If drive is properly detected in BIOS and Disk Management...but no My Computer...possible NTFS problem or failing hard drive or duplication of drive letter assigned partition.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:45 PM

It looks like you need to format that other drive and activate it.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 06:32 AM

Can you elaborate, how to format? Do I go into bios? Thanks for your reply,Alan
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:54 AM

Right click on it in Disk Management Mark Partition as Active then you format it.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:44 AM

Right click on it in Disk Management Mark Partition as Active then you format it.

Thanks, I fiddled around and formatted the 800 gig disk. Now I can backup my entire computer there,Alan
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:39 PM

Right click on it in Disk Management Mark Partition as Active then you format it.

Thanks, I fiddled around and formatted the 800 gig disk. Now I can backup my entire computer there,Alan



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