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Old 05-10-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Cannot Detect Harddrive Problems

well, heres the run down

just bought a 320gb western d SATA drive.. thats all cool got that baby runnin so i transfered my old 300gb of info onto the new sata drive. deleted all my old scatted partitions re-isntalled windows and installed service pack 2

now i have my sata information again.

ok so i set up partitions using windows cd. on my old harddrives

Maxtor (120gb - 2 partitons 1 windows (10gb) 1 other (110gb))
WDigital (120gb - 1 partiton 1 other (120gb)
WDigital (320gb - 1 partition 1 storage (320gb)

now my 4th harddrive.. i have another Maxtor 190gb drive.. i have created a partition on the rest like normal and i did it on this one aswell

when i booted up windows.. only my 320gb SATA was found. and my windows partiton

i ran Paragon Partition Manager and re did the windows thing.. i got my 120g western digital and my 2nd partition on the maxtor.. so i got them to show

but no matter what i try windows wont detect the 190gb drive but in BIO's it shows up and also in the Partition Manager. so im confused

i have ran the Maxtor and Western Digital Installation Software.. and the Maxtor software didnt detect it either.. i cleared my CMOS in hopes it would work.. but to no avail.


this is my system specs
1gb Generic Ram
AMD 64+ 3200
GeForce 6600GT PCIe 128mb
1x 120gb maxtor hd (ide)
1x 120gb wdigital hd (ide)
1x 190gb maxtor hd (ide)
1x 320gb wdigital hd (sata)
DVD Dual Layer Burner Sony
uGuru AN8 "Fatal1ty" Motherboard
430w Thermaltake Powersupply
Logitec G15 Gaming Keyboard
Razor Copperhead Laser 2000dpi Mouse
Compro TV Tuner Card
D-LINK Gigabyte Ethernet Adapter (NIC)
Realtek Audio .. its like it came with my mobo but its not onboard :P

i hope you can help.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: My Invisable Hardrive

I might be mistaken, but how many partitions did you create? I think Windows can hold 5-7 of them... I had similar.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: My Invisable Hardrive

kk.. ill show

320gb = 1 partition
120gb = 1 partition
120gb = 2 partitions (1x 10gb 1x 110gb)

so 4 partitions atm.. i want one more for the 190gb hd... dont know what to do..
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: My Invisable Hardrive

Is it like completely not detected?

Right click my computer and Select Manage. Click Disk Management. If you see your 190GB drive, you can format it and partition it from there.
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