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Hard Drive Not Recognised By Xp


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#1 Darren De Wilde

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:08 PM

Hi there,

anyone know why xp cant see my other hard drive with win98 on it. It picked it up when I went to add hardware and said the hard drive was installed and ready to use but there was no sight of the hard drive it just detected when I looked under MyComputer. Only the Local Disk is being displayed. How can I get XP to recognize this drive?

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Darren

Edited by Darren De Wilde, 16 December 2006 - 10:08 PM.


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#2 sbrown.uk

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:57 PM

What is shown on the disk management utility?
type diskmgmt.msc into the run box > click OK > to open the utility.

#3 Darren De Wilde

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 02:34 PM

Only local disk C is shown under disk mgmt. at the moment. :-(

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:00 PM

Is the drive correctly jumped and installed?
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:05 PM

The Drive in question must be seriously damaged. I ran WinXP setup and while examining the drive the system stopped responding when attempting to install XP on it. I then ran Active Killdisk to wipe the drive sicne a clean drive may yield more favorable results. There was no progress being made after 20mins. It was a 20GB HDD and on discovering the drive in the computer i had been given to keep, the drive was disconnected both from power and IDE interface. I have trashed the drive and am therefore closing this topic. Thank you for your valued input and time.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:38 AM

I might run a diagnostic from the computer manufacture to confirm that but I suspect you are correct.
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