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Hard Drive Works Properly But Wont Show Up?


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#1 mkrsx06

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 05:24 AM

ok so i have 2 harddrives one for the os and the other for my backup stuff. soo i put ALL my stuff on the second one and then formated and reinstalled windows. the problem is the drive wont show up. its in the device manger and is"working properly, but wont show up on my computer cause it doesnt have a volume label. keep in mind this worked perfect bofore i reinstalled windows.

its in the device manager....
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its working properly......
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but it has no volume label....
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and wont show up in my computer.....

keep in mind this drive worked perfect before i put a fresh copy of windows ON THE MAIN DRIVE©.

so is ther ANY way possible to get this fixed without formating, cause i have alot of IMPORTANT info on there....

Edited by mkrsx06, 23 March 2006 - 05:48 AM.


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#2 turnip

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:14 AM

in the disk management right click on the drive and set a drive letter for it.. then it will show up in My computer and you should be able to access it.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:46 AM

It also looks like you need to install some more drivers as I see some yellow question marks in the device manager.

Good question, btw, and you explained things very well, and the pics sure help too!
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#4 mkrsx06

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:42 PM

i cant change the drive volume, it wont let me...
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:16 PM

Try disconnecting the drive (both power and ide cable) with the computer off.
Then boot the computer.

Then shutdown the computer and reconnect the drive.

It should then show the drive letter Windows assigned to it.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:51 PM

Also check that 'autodetect ' is configured in the BIOS before you re-connect.




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