Re: Hard Drive



Alaskan_taz
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
I am also having the same problem and I know all my drives are good. Exact
same problem. My slave drive and SATA drive don't have a drive letter any
more after wiping my drive and reinstalling Windoes XP. device manager shows
them there and healty but not drive letter associant and the only selection
available is to partiation. I don't waht to los this data.... any help here?

"Glenn Shultz" wrote:

>
> "Anna" <myname@myisp.net> wrote in message
> news:eQrlC7XPFHA.3380@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "Glenn Shultz" <shman@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > news:urhvWcXPFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > >
> > >> "Glenn Shultz" <shman@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > >> news:u1$hHoQPFHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > >> >
> > >> > "Anna" <myname@myisp.net> wrote in message
> > >> > news:Oo8$0lKPFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > >> >>
> > >> >> "Glenn Shultz" <shman@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > >> >> news:eUnePbJPFHA.4064@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > "Anna" <myname@myisp.net> wrote in message
> > >> >> > news:uoiORVJPFHA.1884@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >> >> "Ironman" wrote:
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> > I installed a 2d HD and both drives are listed at Location
> > > 0(0).
> > >> > How
> > >> >> > do
> > >> >> >> >> > I chg
> > >> >> >> >> > the location of the second drive?
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> > "smiling face" wrote:
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >> What do you mean at location 0(0)?
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> "Ironman" <Ironman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> >> news:D79096DD-9FB9-42FE-A7CF-E31B52256D64@microsoft.com...
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> > When you click the drive in "my computer" and go to properties,
> > > both
> > >> >> >> > drives are listed as being in location 0(0)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> ironman:
> > >> >> >> Don't be concerned about the 0(0) designation. It's of no
> > >> >> >> significance.
> > >> >> > What
> > >> >> >> is the problem you're experiencing? Is one of your HDs not being
> > >> >> > recognized
> > >> >> >> in the system?
> > >> >> >> Anna
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Yes - its listed everywhere, device manager lists it as ok.
> Ihave
> > > no
> > >> >> >> idea
> > >> >> > how to access it
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> ironman:
> > >> >> First of all, are you reasonably certain the drive is not
> > >> >> mechanically/electrically defective?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Is the drive new? Have you partitioned/formatted it?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> If it's not defective and you've properly partitioned/formatted it,
> > >> >> are
> > >> > you
> > >> >> sure that it's correctly installed, i.e., its IDE cable is properly
> > >> >> connected and it's jumpered correctly?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Is it shown in Disk Management? And if so, has a drive letter been
> > >> > assigned
> > >> >> to it?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> It would really be helpful if you would provide as much detail as
> you
> > > can
> > >> >> about how you installed this drive.
> > >> >> Anna
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Ironman
> > >> > I'll try to gives you as much info as I can. In Computer Management
> > > under
> > >> > Storage the Disk Management list the two drives as follows: My boot
> > > Drive
> > >> > is listed as Disk O Basic 75 .25 GB On Line; The drive is listed as
> > >> > "DRV
> > >> > 1_VOL 1 (C}listed as Healthy (System). The drive in question is
> listed
> > > as
> > >> > Disk l, Basic 19.25 GB On Line, with no drive letter assigned,
> listed
> > > as
> > >> > Healthy (Active). The first Drive is on a single cable and jumpered
> as
> > >> > Master. The second drive is on the second cable with the CDR as
> slave
> > > and
> > >> > the drive in question jumpered as secondary master.
> > >> > The drive is good I'm certain of that. The only thing is it was not
> > >> > assigned a drive letter.
> > >> >
> > >> > What I was trying to do was transfer the files the the first hard
> drive
> > >> > and
> > >> > format the second using it for storage. But it seems that I can't
> get
> > >> > this
> > >> > done.
> > >> >
> > >> > I appreciate you time and help.
> > >> >
> > >> > Ironman
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Ironman:
> > >> In Disk Management, lower pane, if you right-click on the graphic of
> that
> > >> second drive, you should get an option in the sub-menu that opens
> > > indicating
> > >> "Change Drive Letter and Paths..." and you should be able to assign a
> > > drive
> > >> letter to the drive after choosing that option. Are you able to do
> this?
> > >> Anna
> > >>
> >
> > Ironman responds...
> > No. when I right click this drive that option is not available. The only
> > > options available are "Delete Partition and Help"
> > >
> > > Ironman
> >
> > Ironman:
> > You're absolutely sure you've jumpered the drive correctly as Secondary
> > Master and that its IDE connector is securely fastened, right? If so, and
> > the system is still not assigning a drive letter then try connecting the
> > drive as Primary Slave and see if a drive letter is automatically assigned
> > when it's so connected. If that works, try connecting your CD-ROM (or
> CD-RW)
> > as Secondary Master to see if there's a problem with the system
> recognizing
> > that device. If so, that would tend to indicate a problem with the
> > motherboard's IDE Secondary connector. Rarely a problem, but it does
> happen.
> >
> > I take it this second drive is a fairly old drive, right? And you're
> certain
> > that you've properly configured it, right? The install of this second
> drive
> > is a new install I assume. Where did the drive come from? Were there any
> > problems with it in the previous machine from which it came?
> > Anna
> >
> > I tried every configuration I could but nothing seems to work. the second
> drive isn't that old 2001, I had bought it as a 2d drive on an old 98
> packard bell computer that only had a 300 processor with 3GB HD, this drive
> works fine when I reinstall in old computer as I still have it. It just
> doesn't make sense that the drive is recognized evereware but I just can't
> access it because it won't assign it a letter. Could the problem be that it
> is listed as a partitionl. I ran diskpart but cannot get anywhere.
>
> Thanks for all your help but I think I'll just store it somewhere until I
> upgrade my MB.
>
> Glenn
>
>
>


Re: Hard Drive