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Possible Raid Formation, Second Hard Drive Not Recognized

Q: Possible Raid Formation, Second Hard Drive Not Recognized

I have a Dell Precision T which I just purchased off of Ebay Recognized Possible Hard Formation, Second Not Drive Raid It came with gb of ram and gb hard drives installed In quot my computer quot it shows drive quot c quot but not the second drive This computer supports raid configurations but when I received it it had no operating system installed I installed windows ultimate bit This computer has quad core processors and I have been noticing a Possible Raid Formation, Second Hard Drive Not Recognized slower response time lately which leads me to believe it may be in one of the raid modes even though they are supposed to be faster most of the time Possible Raid Formation, Second Hard Drive Not Recognized I went into the bios and the setting it is on is to automatically detect raid configuration in the drives and if not detected the regular mode I read some information about raid setup and cannot find the software quot Intel Matrix Storage Console quot on the computer to help verify or change settings Could this be an extra program like drivers that are downloaded from the Dell website because they don t normally come with a regular windows install If someone is familiar with configuring raid formations could you please help me determine what my system is set on and how to set it properly I would be satisfied to not have raid active as I don t need that kind of constant backup My work is not that important I can back up important files in other ways nbsp

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A: Possible Raid Formation, Second Hard Drive Not Recognized

What shows up in the Disk Manager vs the Device manager?

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My custom build is now about a year old. Whe n I first set it up, I configured hardware RAID 1 and the fresh windows install worked perfect. Now after a few upgrades the drives are not seen as a RAID anymore but 1 separate drives.

Funny thing is when I mounted on a different OS, the RAID is seen fine and in synch, no issues.

Anybody know how to tackle this one?

A:RAID 1 Recognized as 2 Hard Drives

Originally Posted by joksanxfr


My custom build is now about a year old. Whe n I first set it up, I configured hardware RAID 1 and the fresh windows install worked perfect. Now after a few upgrades the drives are not seen as a RAID anymore but 1 separate drives.

Funny thing is when I mounted on a different OS, the RAID is seen fine and in synch, no issues.


Anybody know how to tackle this one?




Hi there.

Is the RAID driver recognised - with all these W10 updates who knows what happens.

If it's a Hardware RAID card then check BIOS setting at boot. Also there will probably be some sort of RAID boot menu - for example setting up Logical drives / striping etc etc.

If it's software ensure RAID driver is recognized.

The chances are that Windows doesn't recognize the RAID card so that's where I'd start from. Backup though data on the RAID HDD's first because a suggestion would be to unplug the RAID card and re-insert again after a total POWER OFF. If you can put it into a different slot. You want Windows to recognize the hardware.

Before doing these types of updates I'd always image the system - things like Macrium are ideal for that. Then if the update hoses up your system just restore the previous image.

Cheers
jimbo

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Thank you

A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL


I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you


Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!

Gala

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A:installing Windows 7 on a new hard drive; old hard drive is RAID

All your symptoms point towards malware in your old Wodniws OS.
 
There is no reason that you could not use your RAID array as your storage and boot off another drive, seems perfectly logical as there is no need for RAID with a Win OS as Winsxs.sys already exists within. Yes you change the boot order in the BIOS, set the cd drive first, then point the installation at the new disk which will default to C:\ No need to remove the RAID array, which will appear as additional storage. You may need to install drivers to get this to function correctly.
 
You could of course back up your data to another drive and re-install you rOS on your original disks...
 
Up to you.

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A:Primary hard drive boots in laptop but isn't recognized when used as external drive

It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475 having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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A:Ext. hard drive is recognized, but no drive letter assigned in XP Pro

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A:Dell Dimension Hard Drive and CD Drive not recognized

Did you check that the Master/Slave jumpers were set correctly?
Moving a HD to another PC normally does NOT work, unless both PCs are identical in hardware. Put your 'old' HD as a slave in your brother's PC, boot up and see if you can access your old drive. Save whatever you can and burn onto CD/DVD.
Then go buy another PC, anything but Dell or eMachines!
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A:Raid Hard drive

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A:Raid Hard drive

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A:RAID 1 "Degraded" Error, Only One Drive Recognized?

Hi,

Welcome to the forum.

What model dell computer do you have?

To answer your questions.


You will not see 2 drives in Windows just one (which is the RAID) but you should see 2 in the Matrix Manager, now called RST (Rapid Storage Technology) and the Intel RAID BIOS (CTRL +I).

RST does a good job of monitoring the RAID status.


It appears that one of the drives may have failed.
If one has failed, it should be replaced and the RAID 1 will rebuild itself.

By the way, why are you using RAID? It is not a good backup strategy, only for hardware (drive) failure protection.

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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

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A:New hard drive not recognized

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A:USB Hard Drive not recognized

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SomanS


My Western Digital USB hard drive was recently connected to a MAC to transfer some files. When I connected it back to my windows PC, it does not recognize the drive.

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A:Hard Drive is not recognized

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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

Quick question.
Did u had a chance to format the hard drive with the "format c: /s " command?
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A:hard drive not recognized

Hello and welcome to TSG!

If you plug a different drive into the channel and it works ok then yes, I would suspect the drive. Pardon me for mentioning the obvious but: have you checked the drive to ensure that it is jumpered correctly?
 

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A:Hard drive not recognized

The 1st thing to do is figure out what is killing your HDD's. You could try installing the drive as a second drive in another computer or into an External Enclosure to see if the drive it self is readable, and if it is you can copy data off it that way.
 

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A:Hard drive not recognized

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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

Is it detected in the BIOS? Is it detected in Device Manager as a drive? If yes then you likely just need to initialize, partition, format, and assign it a drive letter through Disk Management: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/...n#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7

Also, your power supply should have more than one SATA power cable. What power supply do you have?
I'd use the adapter on the optical drive and give the hard drive the SATA connector from the PSU instead.
 

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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

hi there

well on the motherboard you should have a few sata connectors so why don't you plug the drive(leave the new drive in you don't need to take it out) that you replaced back in(WARNING please unplug the pc from the mains lead pull the cable from the pc and press the on/off button for 5-10 seconds to discharge any power in the machine, and touch a piece of clear metal on the pc case to earth yourself to rid any harmful static before doing any work on your pc) and we will go from there ok. i take it its a internal drive? could you post your machine specs to help with diagnosing problems in the forums please.

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A:2 Hard drive Not Recognized

I am not trying to configure a RAID set up. I just that second hard drive so I can access my old files.
 

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A:Can't get hard drive recognized, help

I guess you are trying to boot from a floppy, but I'm not sure what's happening. If you are using a Win95 boot disk what is happening?
 

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A:Hard drive not recognized

change the cmos battery
try another eide cable
 

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Picture of Disk Management


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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

When a drive/parttition can be seen in the Device Manager and Disk Management, but does not show up in My Computer, most of the time it is only the partition table that is either missing or corrupt.

In such a situation my advice will be to try and fix it with the freeware Test Disk. The program runs in a command window and may be a little daunting to a new user but if one diligently goes through the step by step procedure given in the online documentation, it shouldn't be difficult. Download and documentation: TestDisk - CGSecurity.

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A:hard drive not recognized

Is this a new drive? Did the problem start all of a sudden?

Does the BIOS recognize the drive?

Take another look at the jumper. Some require a jumper only when on a cable with another drive, and some require a different position of the jumper if there is another drive on the same IDE cable. Try removing the jumper altogether.
 

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A:New hard drive not recognized

It may need a Bios update to see larger Harddrives
By the way it's best to start with no partition before installing Windows
And never manually create a partition, just let Windows automatically create a setup one

Here's all info on Dell computers (Drivers\warranty\parts you name it )
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

If you go to the website of the manufacturer of the drive you should be able to download a diagnostic tool to test the drive.

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A:Hard drive not recognized

I would try connecting just the drive your having a problem with by itself as master or slave just to see if it is recognized. Then at least you know the drive didn't die and its just a configuration problem.

Also I think I have seen on some drives there is jumper setting for "master" and another setting for "master w/slave present" You may want to check that on the new drive you installed.
 

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A:USB 3.0 Hard Drive not being recognized

nevermind i fixed it

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A:Hard drive not recognized

Have you tried connecting the hard drive to one of the other Sata ports?
 

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A:Hard drive not recognized

One additional piece of info. the disk is cycling with power and I've tried another sata cable and sata port

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A:IDE hard drive not recognized

I should also add that the two partitions have drive letters of C: and D: (Windows installed on C: ). Also, I'm not dual-booting (as I see that question being asked in other threads).

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A:Hard Drive not recognized

Hi
 
Is the HDD is detected in BIOS ?. Some systems do have an option to disable some boot device by adding to an exclusion list. You should check if the HDD is accidentally moved to the "Excluded from boot order" list.
 
Some system BIOS uses a HDD emulation mode to boot from USB. If that is the case, USB Pen drive may be treated as the first hard disk and hence your HDD may be omitted from the boot list. Remove the USB stick and try to boot. 

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A:hard drive not recognized

Have you installed windows? Did the computer see the full 80gig of the harddrive or did you use an overlay program from WD?
 

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A:Hard Drive not being recognized

you need to create a partition and format it and make sure to mark it as active in disk management

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A:Hard drive not recognized

Is the SATA drive to be the drive that you want Windows to be installed on or is it a secondary drive?

You probably need to install the SATA drivers for the drive to show up or if its a secondary drive you need to repartition/reformat the drive thru Disk Management.

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A:Hard drive not recognized

Hi,

You need to install the SATA drivers during the WIN XP installation from floppy disk or CD.

Press F6 when asked about installing other drivers and have the disk ready.

The XP installation will then install the SATA drivers and continues with th einstallation.

Look on your motherboard manufacturers web site or CD's supplied with motherboard for the drivers.

hth

Ceri
 

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A:hard drive not recognized

Sounds like a bad drive. Does it work on any other computers?

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A:Hard Drive not Recognized

Why not just use Disk Manager and avoid the need for any additional software?
I have yet to see a salvageable disk I couldn't cure with a Linux disk and disk manager.
 

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A:Hard drive not being recognized.

It sounds like the bios is not holding the settings, try changing the battery.
 

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A:Hard Drive not Recognized - Why?

Check that the hard drive shows correctly in the BIOS.
If not, you probably haven't attached/jumpered it correctly.
 

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A:Hard Drive not recognized

Download a bootdisk from here

that will get you to an A:\ prompt for commands.
Probalby wont help much until you get the bios to find your hd.

open up your case, blow the dust out of it and reseat all your HD cables(power and ide) then reboot.
 

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A:hard drive not recognized

see if it is on tv mode. if so switch it.
 

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A:New hard drive not recognized

It might just be an issue with boot priorities in BIOS. Head into BIOS and check the boot order.

Ideally you want it to be the following:

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A:Hard Drive not recognized

Maybe it's your data cable. I mean I had a similar problem before. First I thought it was my hard drive, but after ruling that out, I finally found that I needed a new data cable.

If your system has a spare data cable (like your CD drive, if connected through another cable on your other IDE port) test this one on your hard drive.

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Assign a letter to it manually and it should work.

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A:Hard drive not recognized.

Well...

You could have bad memory and you could have a bad drive. Do you have an optical drive? If yes, boot your notebook up with a "live" version of Ubuntu, Knoppix or similar program.

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A:Hard drive not recognized

I would test the hard drive with a bootable CD version (ie DOS version) of drive makers' diagnostic software. I'm not saying the drive is failing, just that it can't be ruled out without testing it. You can use SeaTools for DOS: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

or Hitachi Drive Fitness Test: http://www.hgst.com/support/index-files/simpletech-legacy-downloads#DFT

In either case the download is an ISO CD-image. Create a CD from this with IMGBurn: http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

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A:Hard drive not recognized

Are you able to see the drive in Computer? Are you able to see the drive in the BIOS, Disk Management? Is it in an enclosure or does it just use a USB adapter/connector.

Try and program like Recuva or GetDataBack to see if those applications can access the drive.

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Hi mfreamon,

I got a similar problem in the past when I wanted to add a 20 Gb hard drive to a computer Pentium II 450 Mhz / MoBo AsusP2B. The mother board didn't recognize hard drive with a size above 8 Gb. I had to flash the BIOS.
 

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A:Hard drive not being recognized

You could try:

Go to Device Manager:

Click Start, then right click My Computer, select Manage. Go to Device Manager, then under Disk Drives, right click the External Hard Drive and go to Properties, go to the Power Management tab, then uncheck the option to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

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Does Windows still work in any shape or form? Can you give details of what happens when you switch on - any fan or drive noises, any lights, any beeps? Anything on the screen ? If so, what does it say - exact wording please.

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Welcome to TechSpot

Your unplugging corrupted the file-system of that HD.
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Then hunt around for various Data-recovery programs. Try and D/L this one from TechSpot's DL-area: http://www.techspot.com/download201.html
 

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A:Hard drive not recognized

Please don't duplicate post.

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A:Hard drive not recognized

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A:hard drive not recognized

Well it certainly sounds like the drive has died.

If it helps, CompUSA is selling a Hitachi 200Gb HDD for $70 after mail-in rebates this week. Better hurry. It ends tomorrow I think.

Now as far as trying to recover data..There is one technique (which sounds really weird but works for some people). Kind of a last resort technique when all else fails and you don't want to spend big money on data recovery.

Put the old HDD in a ziplock bag and stick it in the freezer for a few hours. The cold sometimes helps the HDD work for a little bit of time. You would then take the chilled HDD to a working PC and install it as a slave so you can hopefully copy as much data as possible off it.

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A:Hard drive not recognized

try diconnecting the power from the cd drive and see if bios recognizes just the hard drive. if both device are on the same parellel cable you might have a slave/master conflict.

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A:Hard Drive not recognized

Oh, After I removed the HD, the system runs smoothly like before.
 

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A:Hard Drive Not Recognized

Have you formatted the drive? It will not show up in Windows unless it is formatted as fat32 or ntfs. And if it is brand new it isn't formatted as anything, so you will need to do that. Right click on My computer and choose Manage. Then browse to Disk Management, find the drive and right click on it and choose format.

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