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3rd hard drive shows in device manager but..

Q: 3rd hard drive shows in device manager but..

...It initially didn't show up in 'Computer' (or My Computer). Device manager said its working properly.
I put the Vista Disc in (had to get a pirate one from someone because my disc drive won't read the official one all of a sudden) and tried to install Vista on this one as a way of forcing it to show, only to get an error code 0x8007000cl. I then split the new 1.5 tb drive into 98 gb and about 1300 gb via the vista DVD's drive list that comes up, partitioned the 98 gb, and now that smaller one at least shows up under 'Computer' but it still wont allow me to format it.

Any ideas please? Thanks.

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A: 3rd hard drive shows in device manager but..

The fact that your system will not load your disk is worrisome, but I suspect you have a defective drive, or inadequate resources. Tell us more about your computer brand and model, or about the motherboard.
Is this a new SATA drive you are dealing with?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/3rd-hard-drive-shows-in-device-manager-but.139957/
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A:Hard Drive shows in device manager, not My Computer

Did you try accesing the drivers from device manager ? (right click 'open')

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/202735-hard-drive-shows-device-manager-not-my-computer.html
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Is there any way I can recover the data off of it? Should I just take it out of the enclosure and hook it up to a desktop pc?
 

A:External hard drive broken shows up in device manager but not My Computer

It sounds like the drive itself is dead rather than the enclosure. The repetitive 'whirring' noise likely is immediately following the click of death, just the click is pretty quiet on a lot of notebook drives. If yours is a full size (3.5") drive in that enclosure, then perhaps you are right and the click of death isn't occurring.

In either case, its not going to hurt to hook it up internally, because even if it doesn't work you aren't any worse off than you are now.
 

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A:Secondary Hard Drive Disappears in 'Computer' Shows in Device Manager

You seem to need to assign the drive a path. Do this:
1. Open the windows search bar by pressing the windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen
2. Search disk
3. Find the option labeled Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions
4. Select it
5. Find your hidden disk
6. Then assign your disk a path and it should appear in My Computer

Hope I helped!

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A:CD/DVD drive (TSSTcorpCD H552D) doesn't work but shows in device manager

Despite what the Device Manager says the drive could still be bad. In the Device Manager check under IDE ATA/ATAPI controller to see if any of the controllers have changed to PIO mode instead of the faster DMA or UDMA mode.
 

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A:hard drive w/ usb adapter- drive shows in disk manager, not computer

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a maximized screenshot of your full disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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A:hard drive shows in device management, not in explorer

From the way you described it to me it sounds like it's probably going to be an issue with the device you are using to read the IDE drives. What is the brand and model number of it? I'm thinking that the device is either faulty, or like you suspected the drivers for it are poop.

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When / where did you purchase the device?
 

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A:Hard drive not in device manager

hiya,try removing the HDD then replace and try,it could also be a rootkit virus on your machine.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-not-in-device-manager.988277/
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A:Hard drive not visible except only in device manager: Help!

How was this "bad" drive formatted? NTFS or FAT32?
 

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A:Hard drive hidden in disk/device manager

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A:Solved: Installed hard drive not detected in My Computer but seen in Device manager.

Is it partitioned, formatted, have a drive letter?

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

Is the CD-ROM in Device Manager and working properly?
 

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A:200gb hard drive visible in Device manager, not disk management.

take it easy, there's nothing wrong with your computer. the hard drive case needs it's own drivers or you'll have to return it and get a different (and possibly better) one.
 

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A:Solved: BIOS sees additional hard drive,s o does device manager but windows explorer does not

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Device Manager requires the Plug and Play service
>Start, >Control Panel, >Administrative Tools >Services
post back the status of that process - is it running

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A:Device Manager shows no devices

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/device-manager-is-blank/51a16b23-d188-4501-91c0-0a257a643e4b

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Advise how to fix it.
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A:Device Manager shows a yellow ?

Do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1032954-device-manager-shows-yellow.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/device-manager-shows-a-yellow.1032956/
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A:Device Manager shows 8 of the same device

This is the link to get drivers etc. for that board :- http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=499
 

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A:Nothing shows up in Device Manager or Network Connections

0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLEDA kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn?t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade). The problem with this info...is that a "driver issue" can be many things, as many applications...hardware...and XP itself...all employ drivers.So does malware.I suggest doing a search of your system for any .dmp files and then following the procedures outlined at Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/ Any other known system anomalies?Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/257793/nothing-shows-up-in-device-manager-or-network-connections/
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A:Ethernet works but still shows up in the device manager

You say you have installed driver after driver. By any chance have you uninstalled the ethernet adapter and then reinstalled it? Then installed drivers?

Just a thought.

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A:Device Manager Shows wrong info

Go into bios and check your FSB setting.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/device-manager-shows-wrong-info.209089/
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AMD Driver Autodetect
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Hi jord52, Welcome onboard.

Check your Seagate drive with SeaTools for DOS SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use (Option 2 Recommended)

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A:Device manager shows "Unknown Device" on reinstallation of driver

Please fill your system specs to get help efficiently.
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A:Wireless Adapters won't install, plus Device Manager shows empty.

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What's the 7-character "service tag number" of that Dell?

Is that a Dell Latitude D600? If it is, it has both wired and wireless network adapters.

In the Device Manager, what's listed in Network Adapters and Other Devices? Spell them exactly as you see them listed there.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-d600-shows-not-wireless-card-in-device-manager.935967/
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A:I installed audio drivers but device manager shows a yellow triangle o

Please open Device Manager, and then post a screenshot of the Properties for the device with the triangle. I would also suggest ensuring that your audio/sound card is connected properly, or if it's a onboard sound card then it may even be broken.

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Update your System Specifications with Speccy, and then copy this information into your System Specifications: Go to your UserCP, and then select Edit System Spec in the left pane. Copy the information from Speccy into the required fields. These System Specifications will then follow your every post.

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Install and perform full scans with:Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
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A:1tb hard drive shows unallocated & shows error cyclic redundancy error

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Hello I recently purchased a new HP laptop with Vista installed I uninstalled Vista and used my existing copy of XP Professional After From DVD-R Missing Drive Device Manager installing drivers from HP s website all was DVD-R Drive Missing From Device Manager well and the computer was in full working order A few weeks ago I noticed that my DVD burner was not listed in My Computer After further investigation DVD-R Drive Missing From Device Manager I discovered that it was completely gone missing from the Device Manager as well with no exclamation marks or errors to indicate a device error or driver issue The device is not discovered with quot Add new hardware quot Simply put the drive has disappeared from XP I am positive this is a problem with XP as I can boot from the drive fine and the installation of XP on another partition shows the DVD-R Drive Missing From Device Manager drive working fine Furthermore I can repair the bad XP installation with no problems but upon booting back into Windows after the repair the drive is missing I frequently use Virtual CD-ROM drives to mount images that I have ripped I believe this may or may not have contributed to the problem Any suggestions are appreciated as I have spent countless hours surfing the net trying to find a working solution to my problem I will go ahead and point out that I have attempted to remove the LowerFilters and UpperFilters values from the registry section per the SP upgrade bug This has not fixed the problem Thanks in advance for any help and or suggestions nbsp

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Hi Problem started when my PC was locking in hybernate mode Did some research and fixed that by reseating the RAM cards also removed and refitted battery I have now lost my D drive It was replaced with a floppy drive but now that has even gone I have updated BIOS checked connections to DVD drive and M board done the regedit thing however i had no high level only low It also does not list not on drive device manager? missing, D the drive in the device manager or my computer The D drive was working fine before hand I have tried to reinstall the driver by downloading it off the net but when i go to install i get a message quot ATAPI device can not be found quot this is then getting a bit out of my league The Disc drive spins up when you put a disc in but seems the PC is just not recognising the drive is even there LG - GSA - H N I will tripple check the connections again now but if anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated THANKS nbsp

A:D drive missing, not on device manager?

checked connections again and they seem fine ?????
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/d-drive-missing-not-on-device-manager.702570/
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My DVD Drive (Which i used to burn DVDs or CDs or watch them) won't show up in device manager even though it is attached inside my computer.

But sometimes when i restart my computer it either shows up or disappears.

When it shows up it works fine for a while but then disappears.
But when it doesn't show up, it won't show up at all.

I think the DVD name is Matshita DVD RAM but i can't remember what model name was it.

I looked for help elsewhere (Which is online chat) and they said maybe you have to replace it.

So please help!!!
 

A:DVD Drive won't show up on device manager

Sounds like either the drive is dying or the fitting isn't tight to the motherboard. If you use them a lot, they really don't have a long life and Panasonic are amongst the worst IMHO.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-drive-wont-show-up-on-device-manager.943289/
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I have a Garmin GPSmap CSx It communicates fine through the Mapsource software but I'm puzzled about whether I am disconnecting it properly It shows up in Hardware Device Manager Garmin Device not as a in drive Manager, as Garmin device not in the USB ports It does not show up as a USB in Safely Remove Hardware as other USB devices normally would If I Garmin in Device Manager, not as a drive try to assign it a drive letter in computer management I'm not sure what path Garmin in Device Manager, not as a drive will accomplish that I get to sub-folders of the Garmin but nothing shows up to create a path for say drive quot G quot which is available for mass storage devices I have A thru F occupied L is my external hard drive and my travel sticks always come up as M I know some devices want one of the first or drive letters and won't comply when they are unavailable but I really don't understand this well enough to proceed First is disconnecting the unit without doing safely remove hardware going to be harmful If not I guess I'll leave it alone If there is potential for damage I'd like to assign a drive to the Garmin - how do I do that Thanks

A:Garmin in Device Manager, not as a drive

Hi Orkie !

Afaik you can't assign a volume letter to your mobile phone if the file system it uses isn't recognised by XP. I wouldn't try to assign it a volume letter, you could mess your phone completely if some program writes some data at the wrong place.

About the safe removal, if there's nothing in the phone's manual you may try to contact Garmin and ask them about that. But as long as nothing is writing on the GSM when you disconnect it there shouldn't be any problem. It should be ok to remove it once the bundled software is closed.

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Have an LG GGW-H20L installed in a Dell Precision 670 running XP Professional SP3. Was working fine until updated firmware on the drive. A few days later and the drive has disappeared from the device manager. It still shows in the BIOS setup. It's the only optical drive in the computer.

Any thoughts?

A:LG Blu Ray Drive disappeared from Device Manager

Hi welcome to TSF
Power off laptop remove the drive. Power on laptop and power off then put drive back in a power up the laptop

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Right Drive Manager/CD Device Problem Ive got a nasty problem with my CD DVD drive s As you can see in the attachment the drive labelled quot VOBID Instant Drive CD SCSI CdRom Device quot is malfunctioning Now I believe that Device Manager/CD Drive Problem is related to the Pinnacle Studios Instant CD DVD SE software There is no Vista patch with my version of that software so I assume its a conflict with Vista It also started after installing Vista I ve tried disabling and uninstalling this device but upon restart it returns I tried uninstalling the Pinnacle Instant CD DVD software but I got a blue screen half way through uninstall So then I just deleted it manually from my hard-drive and used CCleaner to clean up the registry Still that damn drive will not go away I Device Manager/CD Drive Problem wouldn t mind but whenever I put a DVD CD into my drive and navigate to My Computer it crashes I created a virtual drive using Alcohol mounted a file on it and when I naviagated to My Computer it also crashed The only time Device Manager/CD Drive Problem I can actually go to quot My Computer quot is when ive disabled that device but as soon as I restart it comes back Its really starting to pi me off How the hell can I get rid of it Thanks for reading that rather long story nbsp