Computer not detecting my disk drives.

March 29, 2012 at 20:09:41
Specs: Windows 7
I think I accidentally deleted my disk drives. HELP'
I tried to re-install but it's telling me that no device is detected now. I bought a new IDE cable hoping it was an easy fix. Devices are not there

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#1
March 29, 2012 at 20:28:37
Check in your BIOS to see if the drive(s) are recognized there. If the drive(s) are not recognized there, then either it/they are dead or there is a cable/connector problem, If you replaced the signal cable, try a different power connector to the drive(s).

Please explain how you believe that you "I think I accidentally deleted my disk drives." since Windows cannot delete the drive it is installed on.The method you used may tell us a lot about what might have happened.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
March 30, 2012 at 20:58:40
Thanks for the response...
It looks like it's showing up in BIOS, but not exactly sure. It's not showing up in "my Computer"

I'm not sure I know how to try a different power connector to the drive, can you explain???

Well I'm not exactly sure if I deleted/uninstalled them or not... I was trying to clean up & get rid of a bunch of un-needed crap bogging down my computer & then one day I noticed it was not working. Tried to download drivers & nothing was working. Now I tried to download driver again and got error msg saying "Device not detected"


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#3
March 31, 2012 at 06:10:57
he meant try if you have extra 12 volt power to your hardrive power down computer first unplug 12 volt to hardrive ans if you have a extra plug that one in then trun back on your computer then see if it finds the hardrive.

Davidw


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#4
March 31, 2012 at 21:19:11
There are two connectors to your hard drive, one is your signal/data cable and the other is your power connector from your power supply. If you have a spare unused one of these, switch it out with the spare.
If a drive does not show up in My Computer, look in Disk Manager to see if it shows up there, if it does and does not have a drive letter, try assigning one. If that does not work you may need to repartition and format the drive, BUT YOU WILL LOOSE ANY DATA ON THE DRIVE if you do this.
How does it show up in BIOS and does (and how) it shows up in Disk Manager?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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