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Ed103194 September 20, 2012 09:44 PM

HDD Problem
 
Hello fellow forumers hopefully some of you guys can provide some advice to the following issue :thumb:

My friend purchased a corsair force gt as boot drive and a seagate barracuda for data. The seagate drive is factory refurbished and he picked that because it is cheaper than a completely new one. The drive shows up in bios and in device manager however not in the my computer screen and disk management. I have tried left clicking the drive and select scan for hardware change in device manager but no luck.

Apathetik September 21, 2012 08:19 AM

The drive most likely needs to be formatted or partitioned I would guess.

Ed103194 September 21, 2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Apathetik (Post 657115)
The drive most likely needs to be formatted or partitioned I would guess.

Any advice how to do so? I cant access it in disk mangement/my computer :sad:

Apathetik September 21, 2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Ed103194 (Post 657164)
Any advice how to do so? I cant access it in disk mangement/my computer :sad:

Sadly I have never done this while having multiple drives installed and one unformatted, nor know how, so I can't help you out. If thats even what is the problem though to begin with. I am not 100% sure, so I may be wrong about it too, but I would guess thats what it is. :sad:

You could try booting on the HDD and disabling the SSD for the moment, and creating a partition and formatting it with the Windows 7 disk or whatever you have by itself to see if that could work. Then switching back to the primary SSD with the operating system on it, and setting the HDD to the secondary or slave.

Master_Shake_ September 21, 2012 09:40 PM

un plug the ssd, run the windows install cd and see if it icks up the drive...if it does make a new disk and format in the windows installer.

i never read the whole thread... do what the guy above me said :haha:

frontier204 September 22, 2012 05:43 AM

Have you tried the "easy to forget" things such as:
  • COLD restart the computer (e.g. shut down, not reboot or sleep)
  • Check if there's some RAID setting in BIOS that's enabled for no reason
  • Try the drive with a different cable and SATA port (or an external drive enclosure if you have one) EDIT: laziest way to do this is to swap the cables of the SSD and HDD on that same computer and see what happens
Also if Device Manager picks up the drives, you may be able to run SeaTools on the drive to find out what's going on:
SeaTools | Seagate


If the drive fails a SeaTools diagnostic, screenshot the error message and use it as evidence to return the drive.

Ed103194 September 22, 2012 02:36 PM

Thanks for the advice guys, i'll try the above suggestions

Ed103194 September 22, 2012 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Apathetik (Post 657229)
Sadly I have never done this while having multiple drives installed and one unformatted, nor know how, so I can't help you out. If thats even what is the problem though to begin with. I am not 100% sure, so I may be wrong about it too, but I would guess thats what it is. :sad:

You could try booting on the HDD and disabling the SSD for the moment, and creating a partition and formatting it with the Windows 7 disk or whatever you have by itself to see if that could work. Then switching back to the primary SSD with the operating system on it, and setting the HDD to the secondary or slave.

Fixed! thanks :clap:

Apathetik September 23, 2012 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Ed103194 (Post 657328)
Fixed! thanks :clap:

Yay! Glad we could help ^^


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