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hard drives not showing up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by warlord, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. warlord

    warlord Thread Starter

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    ive just reinstalled my win 2000 machine after my main scsi had a head crash.
    ive finally gotten all the main drivers loaded (video sound mobo etc...)
    but for some reason the 2 hard drives that are on my primary ide channel are not showing.
    ive looked in the disk manager and they are both there with thier partitions but they have red X on them

    anyone know why???????

    they have my most valueable data

    ps. they also show up in bios
     
  2. warlord

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    i hate having to bump, but its been a day
     
  3. techkid

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    If you right-click on them, does it provide you an option to enable them? What happens if you do enable them?
     
  4. warlord

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    the only option that shows up in right click is delete
     
  5. warlord

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    okay nevermind i can choose reactivate if i right click it in the bottom window, however it wont activate because it says it cannot find it????
     
  6. valis

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    were you rooting around in the case? You may have knocked a cable loose......something to check, at least, even though I doubt it as they show up in disk manager.
     
  7. valis

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    are these hooked up as master/slave?
     
  8. warlord

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    everything is unchanged since having the computer working last
     
  9. valis

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    what does your device manager show?
     
  10. ozrom1e

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    I was wondering what is the make and model numbers for the hard drives and also have you any error messages for the missing HArd drives?
     
  11. DellTekkie

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    Well warlord it seems to me you only formated one of your drives correct? The reason it may not locate these other drives is because you need to format all the hard drives or if you are using Windows NT 4.0, you must use the Disk Administrator program to prepare the optional second and third hard-disk drive module.
     
  12. valis

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    no, they worked prior to reinstalling the os. Still waiting for an asnwer on the device manager, though.
     
  13. warlord

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    heres 2 pics
     

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    the 2 hard drives in question are on the primary ide channel of the motherboard itself so i cant see what has gone wrong\
     
  15. valis

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    well, the system one is fine, so that's a plus. Have you tried changing the letter path, or where they that far down the tree when it was running?
     
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