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So I have this 80gb maxtor hard drive that Ive been using to store some things. I helped my friend today reinstall windows and some other things on his hard drive (he has basically the same rig as me, with the exception of the video card) and i had that same 80gb as a slave like i always had it. So i go and plug my other hard drives back in, and then now this 80gb isnt showing up in explorer. My other 250 is, but this 80 isnt.

They both show up in the bios, and windows disk management (administrator tools > computer management) detects the drive and even shows how much space has been used, but it doesnt have a drive letter next to it.

My jumpers are correct as well. My western digital (250gb caviar SE) is set with the jumper in the middle of the 10 pins for it to be the master, and the maxtor (80gb diamond max plus) is set as slave with the jumper 1 row over from the left.

anyone know whats wrong?
post #2 of 18
Check the wiring?
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post #3 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bentrinh
Check the wiring?
ive done that many times, both power and IDE
post #4 of 18
Windows disk management won't let you assign a drive letter either? And I assume it shows an healthy NTFS partition?
    
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Format the drive and reinstall windows?
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post #6 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Windows disk management won't let you assign a drive letter either? And I assume it shows an healthy NTFS partition?
it was fine like, 3-4 hours ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bentrinh
Format the drive and reinstall windows?
ill make that as a last resort, since i dont need this drive that bad, its just a storage drive
post #7 of 18
Try it in your friend's rig... that way you'll know if the hard drive itself is acting up somehow.

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post #8 of 18
go to:

control panel>administrative tools>disk management

from there click storage and look for your hard drive, if its there and it says offline, right click and enable it.

if it still doesnt show up, check your BIOS settings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalkobra
go to:

control panel>administrative tools>disk management

from there click storage and look for your hard drive, if its there and it says offline, right click and enable it.

if it still doesnt show up, check your BIOS settings.
well in my post, i had said that its shown in the bios, and i cant do anything in the disk management either.
post #10 of 18
Try Using The Cable Select Method For Your Ide Set Up...
If It Shows The Drive In The Disk Management Then You Probably Just Need It To Be Formatted...
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