Re: Slave Hard Drive/External Drives not Recognized in "My Compute



Kansas City Kitty
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
So what did the repair shop do. Do you know? I have this problem as well
except it's with both Windows XP and Windows 2000. What bios are you using
and the versioh? Do you know?

"Peterabb" wrote:

> I gave up and brought it to a repair shop, all is well now, must've been a
> corrupted XP installation because it's working fine.
> Thanks
>
> "Keith" wrote:
>
> >
> > "Peterabb" <Peterabb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:D4FB2CFD-703A-4D69-ADCE-BC2C1E1CBBDA@microsoft.com...
> > > Hi,
> > > My system is as follows: IBM 8307 Netvista Pentium 4, 768MB Ram; 40GB hard
> > > drive
> > > I have tried to install a 120GB hard drive (Western Digital) as a slave
> > > drive, BIOS, device mgr. both recognize the new HD. I went to disk
> > > management
> > > and it is listed there as unallocated, but when i right-click to format or
> > > create partition those options do not seem to be available. I checked that
> > > I
> > > have the latest bios version.
> > > Also, I tried a 20GB Firefly external USB and that is not visible in "my
> > > computer" either, as you would expect when the USB device is connected.
> > > Please help. I have browsed the forum and have seen some similar problems,
> > > most are solved by formatting or partitioning, but the system does not
> > > give
> > > me the option.
> > > Thanks for your time.
> >
> >
> > Do you have an option to initialize? .If so go there.
> >
> >
> >

Thief_
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
It's a BIOS setup issue. My computer used to try to boot off mu external,
USB-connected HDD until I changed the BIOS setup.

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"Kansas City Kitty" <Kansas City Kitty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:CBEC6CB6-1D87-4B8F-9FC6-F41C4D7EF835@microsoft.com...
> So what did the repair shop do. Do you know? I have this problem as well
> except it's with both Windows XP and Windows 2000. What bios are you
using
> and the versioh? Do you know?
>
> "Peterabb" wrote:
>
> > I gave up and brought it to a repair shop, all is well now, must've been
a
> > corrupted XP installation because it's working fine.
> > Thanks
> >
> > "Keith" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "Peterabb" <Peterabb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:D4FB2CFD-703A-4D69-ADCE-BC2C1E1CBBDA@microsoft.com...
> > > > Hi,
> > > > My system is as follows: IBM 8307 Netvista Pentium 4, 768MB Ram;
40GB hard
> > > > drive
> > > > I have tried to install a 120GB hard drive (Western Digital) as a
slave
> > > > drive, BIOS, device mgr. both recognize the new HD. I went to disk
> > > > management
> > > > and it is listed there as unallocated, but when i right-click to
format or
> > > > create partition those options do not seem to be available. I
checked that
> > > > I
> > > > have the latest bios version.
> > > > Also, I tried a 20GB Firefly external USB and that is not visible in
"my
> > > > computer" either, as you would expect when the USB device is
connected.
> > > > Please help. I have browsed the forum and have seen some similar
problems,
> > > > most are solved by formatting or partitioning, but the system does
not
> > > > give
> > > > me the option.
> > > > Thanks for your time.
> > >
> > >
> > > Do you have an option to initialize? .If so go there.
> > >
> > >
> > >

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Do you have SP2 installed?

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Kansas City Kitty" <Kansas City Kitty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:CBEC6CB6-1D87-4B8F-9FC6-F41C4D7EF835@microsoft.com...
> So what did the repair shop do. Do you know? I have this problem as well
> except it's with both Windows XP and Windows 2000. What bios are you
> using
> and the versioh? Do you know?
>
> "Peterabb" wrote:
>
>> I gave up and brought it to a repair shop, all is well now, must've been
>> a
>> corrupted XP installation because it's working fine.
>> Thanks
>>
>> "Keith" wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > "Peterabb" <Peterabb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:D4FB2CFD-703A-4D69-ADCE-BC2C1E1CBBDA@microsoft.com...
>> > > Hi,
>> > > My system is as follows: IBM 8307 Netvista Pentium 4, 768MB Ram; 40GB
>> > > hard
>> > > drive
>> > > I have tried to install a 120GB hard drive (Western Digital) as a
>> > > slave
>> > > drive, BIOS, device mgr. both recognize the new HD. I went to disk
>> > > management
>> > > and it is listed there as unallocated, but when i right-click to
>> > > format or
>> > > create partition those options do not seem to be available. I checked
>> > > that
>> > > I
>> > > have the latest bios version.
>> > > Also, I tried a 20GB Firefly external USB and that is not visible in
>> > > "my
>> > > computer" either, as you would expect when the USB device is
>> > > connected.
>> > > Please help. I have browsed the forum and have seen some similar
>> > > problems,
>> > > most are solved by formatting or partitioning, but the system does
>> > > not
>> > > give
>> > > me the option.
>> > > Thanks for your time.
>> >
>> >
>> > Do you have an option to initialize? .If so go there.
>> >
>> >
>> >

Kansas City Kitty
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
As a matter of fact, it's SP1. Will this make a difference?

Kitty

"Kelly" wrote:

> Do you have SP2 installed?
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
>
> "Kansas City Kitty" <Kansas City Kitty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:CBEC6CB6-1D87-4B8F-9FC6-F41C4D7EF835@microsoft.com...
> > So what did the repair shop do. Do you know? I have this problem as well
> > except it's with both Windows XP and Windows 2000. What bios are you
> > using
> > and the versioh? Do you know?
> >
> > "Peterabb" wrote:
> >
> >> I gave up and brought it to a repair shop, all is well now, must've been
> >> a
> >> corrupted XP installation because it's working fine.
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> "Keith" wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > "Peterabb" <Peterabb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:D4FB2CFD-703A-4D69-ADCE-BC2C1E1CBBDA@microsoft.com...
> >> > > Hi,
> >> > > My system is as follows: IBM 8307 Netvista Pentium 4, 768MB Ram; 40GB
> >> > > hard
> >> > > drive
> >> > > I have tried to install a 120GB hard drive (Western Digital) as a
> >> > > slave
> >> > > drive, BIOS, device mgr. both recognize the new HD. I went to disk
> >> > > management
> >> > > and it is listed there as unallocated, but when i right-click to
> >> > > format or
> >> > > create partition those options do not seem to be available. I checked
> >> > > that
> >> > > I
> >> > > have the latest bios version.
> >> > > Also, I tried a 20GB Firefly external USB and that is not visible in
> >> > > "my
> >> > > computer" either, as you would expect when the USB device is
> >> > > connected.
> >> > > Please help. I have browsed the forum and have seen some similar
> >> > > problems,
> >> > > most are solved by formatting or partitioning, but the system does
> >> > > not
> >> > > give
> >> > > me the option.
> >> > > Thanks for your time.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Do you have an option to initialize? .If so go there.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
>
>
>


Re: Slave Hard Drive/External Drives not Recognized in "My Compute